Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create and Pink Saturday...


I am joining Karen's fabulous "Where Bloggers Create" party, how exciting to see everyones creative spaces!!!



and I am joining Beverly's Pink Saturday.

So here we go..when I was a little girl my best friend had this little playhouse, we had the most fun ever!!!!  And I always dreamed of having a playhouse, well I finally got one and I love it!!! Its a place I can create and share with my children, so they can paint, draw and create anytime they want.  The cottage was built this January and I have been playing ever since...so on with the tour...WARNING...this is long, you may want to get a snack and drink...


the cottage is separated into two work spaces by a half wall...as you walk thru the door this is to your left, we will start there and go around...


this is the storage units I covered with pretty drapes, they store the items I have in my shop and treasures yet to be listed...



                

I love this table with all my favorite colors, I finally have room to sew, I just need to find some more time...

                 

bulletin board for inspiration...

                  

starting to put my fabrics in here...



I love vintage pink Christmas ornaments...



sweet vintage baby dresses...

               

a chalkboard, my daughter loves it...


I love my pink checkered floor, it took along time, but it was worth it...

                 

remember Louise...

                 

my pink dresser to hold all the vintage linens...



some pretties I like, now on the other side of this half wall is where I have some real fun...


a big wrap around counter, I put fabric all around to hide all my boxes and supplies and because its cute...

                 

and I had to make some of these...love them...

                 

this is where I solder...

                                                                            
pretty shells...

                     

more supplies...


vintage trinkets for embellishing...


love this old drawer...



ribbons and laces...


basket of roses...


where I make my faux treats...


where I paint and take pictures of the items for my shop...I used to have an inspiration book where I would cut out pictures and save them, now I just glue them on the wall so I can see them everyday...

a vintage shelf to store all my paints, sooooo much better than bags...


well thats the tour of the inside of my craft cottage, hope you liked it.  Next Saturday I will post the outside and all its pinkness.

109 comments:

  1. Stefanie, this is a WONDERFUL room! I love the way you have your laces displayed and the little blue cupboard in the corner on your counter....you have wonderful crafting goodies and all are at your reach. The table for sewing...it looks like you could have friends over to visit too!
    Thank you for visiting with me today.
    Blessings,
    Diane

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  2. Hi Stephanie,
    What a wonderful magical place to create. It's absolutely darling. No wonder you are always busy, I would be so inspired to create in that lovely little place that I would never leave.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  3. Hi Stefanie :) Wow, you have a wonderful place to create in! Just beautiful! Love all the goodies and sweet treasures to work and create with :) Thank you so much for showing your special place with all of us!

    Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

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  4. Just lovely, what a fun inspirational space-enjoy!

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  5. Stefanie, I have been waiting to see the finished cottage. It is absolutely wonderful! What a dream come true it must be for you. Is it your happy place? You've done a wonderful job of organizing it and decorating the space. Bravo!

    xo
    Claudia

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  6. Oh girly...it's a dream place come true. I could soooo work in there!

    Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your space. I love seeing for myself the passion that lies beneath one's heart.

    Love to you~

    Rebecca

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  7. Oh, Stefanie, your cottage is just fabulous!! I would love to have everything out so I can see it and enjoy it as you do. In my last house I had a craft cottage and I MISS IT!!!

    xxoo

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  8. So thats where all the magic happens, beautiful! oxox, Diane

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  9. wow! i did grab a cold drink and loved every minute of this post!

    what a sweet space and i love all of your separate places for different crafts. great organization ideas everywhere!

    so fun to see where you create!

    xo
    elyse

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  10. Oh! I am so excited to see it all finished! The floor is just great. I know you love all your space to create! I love the stuff and the organizing almost as much as the creating! Tahnks for sharing your space♥
    Hugs, Lisa

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  11. What a lovely, lovely room. I love your colors and that wallpaper is beautiful. A cottage for creating, how perfect is that!
    Karen

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  12. Ooooh Ooooh, I want to come over and play. You have so many pretty things in a very lovely room. What fun I could have spending hours just looking through all the goodies. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  13. What a great space! Yep, definitely appropriate for Pink Sat. too. I admire your wrap around counter space. Too cute and the bottles could easily be from my husband's collection. He'd like your display of them. Love the ribbon rod, the colors and well, just about everything. Thanks for the tour!

    ~ginger

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  14. Hi Stefanie. I get the feeling that you are very organized....right?!! Lovely place...it looks as though there is a carefully thought out spot for everything! I too love the ribbon rod idea, and know just what you mean about lack of time for sewing! XO, Janet

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  15. OH MY GOSH!!!!! Loooove your space, and I love Louise!!! Your pink and white checked floor is to die 4, everything about your space is soooo special. Good job.

    Ginger

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  16. Stephanie,
    I loved watching the progress of your cottage from the very beginning and now to see it in all it's finished glory was so much fun. I absolutely love this space...everything about it. From the checkered floors to the vaulted ceiling!! My favorite area is the wrap-around counter....oh, to have that kind of work space. Now I want a cottage of my own too!
    You did a wonderful job creating a beautiful space to create!
    Jane

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  17. How wonderful is your studio?!??!! I am loving the cabinet for your fabrics and the wall of ribbons OMG oh the fun you must have in there!!!! Everything if beautiful, simply beautiful - I bet you just walk in the studio and inspiration hits! Oh yes, I almost forgot, the faded pink Christmas balls - what a beautiful shade of vintage!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

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  18. Wow!! Just gorgeous!! I love everything! The lace, the pastel table and chairs, the pink checkered floor, Louise, all your pretty bits and bobbles, everything!!!
    Michelle

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  19. OMG! I would add a bed and small refrigerator, because I would never leave!

    Your cottage turned out Amazing! LOVE the way you painted the table and chairs...and I cannot believe the second room with all its counter space. Absolutely beautiful!

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  20. Wow, everything here is gorgeous. It all looks so bright & fresh. I love all your vintage trinkets.

    Have a fabulous week.

    ciao for now,
    Elena :)
    http://epdesigns.com.au/blog

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  21. Oh how beautiful! I found you via Beverly's Pink Saturday. Your blog is lovely! I will add a link to your blog in my sidebar!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  22. What an awesome cottage Stephanie! How lucky to have such a place...love it!

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  23. So lovely place you have to create. So special.

    Hugs
    Charo

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  24. Wow...I want a little cottage just like that! You have done a wonderful job ~ love everything especially the floor! I am sure you have lots of fun creating or just relaxing and enjoying your labor of love ~ thanks for sharing!!

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  25. Ohhhhhhhhh what a beautiful and fantastic job you have done! This should be a photos spread in some magazine!

    Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy...

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  26. Love it all!!!! Especially the row of ribbons dangling! Blessings and thanks!

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  27. Stephaine, Such a delightful room! What beautiful soft colors. I LOVE the floor how sweet & Louise is so cool!
    Have a happy day ~Mary~ :-}

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  28. What a sweet, soft creative space! I adore your checkered floors too and am in love with Louise! So beautiful the way your lace organized and displayed...can just envision sipping tea and having a leisurely morning there! Thanks so much for sharing your studio!

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  29. Beautiful, I love all the pink....how wonderful to be able to create in your own playhouse!!! I just think this is the sweetest room ever!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  30. Stephanie! How long have I been bugging you to see the inside of your wonderful little cottage? Well Girl, it was so worth the wait! Love it all! It's so organized and fresh and clean and BIG! How very fun!
    Thanks for the tour!
    Have a great weekend! Karen

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  31. Stephanie, that is without a doubt one of the cutest spaces I've ever seen. I mean DARLING! I'm glad you shared this with us. It is magazine-worthy.


    Happy Pink Saturday to you...

    XO,

    Sheila

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  32. Hi Stefanie,
    Oh I just love your creative space. So many inspiring spots at every turn. I love it from top to bottom and the floor is a dream. I could spend hours here. You are truly talented and so blessed.
    Thank you for sharing your special space.

    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  33. Wow! I am just in awe of all the spaces out there that folks have dedicated to crafting. NO wonder there is so much fabulous creativity going on. This would inspire anyone. Love it all! Best wishes to you, Tammy

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  34. This is just sooooooooooooo pretty!! I just love it! Love the wallpaper and the flooring. Love the little windup alarm clock (my parents had one like that one). Everything is just so pretty--the pink chest of drawers is great!

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  35. I have been waiting and waiting to see this for months! It looks amazing Stefanie. You must love working in your special space. Louise is mighty divine too!

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  36. The pastel colors make me think of ice cream for some reason. That is a good thing for me, I just love your space and I know it would be amazing to spend time creating there. Thanks for visiting my space. This is great fun!

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  37. I can't decide what my favorite feature is....there are so many! It was great fun getting a glimpse of your studio....I love all of the little details! This has been quite the party....so glad I joined in the fun!

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  38. Oh Stefanie, I love your sweet cottage and how wonderful to now have it all finished.
    I love the pretty wallpaper and the painted floor and all your lovely old cabinets to store things.
    Not to mention all the bling and treasures you have.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work space.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  39. Oh Stefanie,
    The inside of your darling craft cottage is just as adorable as the outside!! The little working areas are amazing and the upper shelves with the pretties...oh my gosh!! Love love the painted sewing area...the colors are fabulous!!
    I can see why you are always a happy little lady!! Thank you for sharing your completed dream!
    Happy Pink Saturday xOxO Nerina

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  40. A creative cottage! wow...how cool is that?

    Such a pretty place and from the looks of your lovely blog you are very inspired there.

    Thanks for sharing..

    Claudia

    http://www.dipityroad.com

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  41. This is an awesome space. I love what you did with the floor and how you have your soldering space set up. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Thank you, Stephanie, for your comments. Your cottage is a dream come true, really! To say I'm jealous would be a huge understatement! Thanks for sharing.

    Kathleen
    http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com

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  43. OMG! I love it Stefanie... it so pink... and sweet... and inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting my space!

    Tania

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  44. What a beautiful work space. I love it. And what a cute floor. I love the pink and white diamond shapes. Very pretty.

    Janet
    Janet's Creative Pillows

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  45. Stephanie,

    You got me with the pink/white floor and the drawer full of bling.

    I adore your gorgeous space with it's pastel colors and vintage lace. It's so big too, you lucky girl.

    Thank you for sharing it's beauty and providing inspiration. I just love it.

    Have a great weekend.

    xo Cathy

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  46. Absolutely fantastic. My favorite is the checkerboard floor, love it. Louise is darling. I like how you have all your little things stashed away in the little drawers.

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  47. Absolutely adorable space Stephanie! I love the floor and the chandelier especially but all of it must be a fantastice space to create!
    thanks for leaving a comment on my blog about my space which is so not like I would like it to be, not enough room for fluff and pretties due way too many art supplies - hmmmmm can one have too many art supplies? LOL
    Hugs,
    Beth
    http://crazy4art4u@blogspot.com

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  48. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!!! I love the jar of star fish, and the wallpaper, the dress dummy, and the pink and white floor tile and and and everything! wow!

    Happy belated Pink Saturday from
    Maggie Mae!
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

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  49. Your floor is the first thing I noticed. I too love it. Great organizing and making everything look so pretty too!! Loved the look

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  50. Hi Stephanie...
    I'll OFFICIALLY green with envy over your little cottage - just for crafting! It's wonderful! I love how organized and beautiful your spaces are. I can see that you'd love to spend time here. Thanks for visiting Brynwood and leaving such a kind comment. I'll be back again, and hope to see you in my corner of the world again, too!
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  51. What a lovely creative space! Love your soldering station and heavenly sewing area!

    Thanks for popping by and saying hi...

    Blessings,

    Sheila

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  52. wow stefanie, where to begin? i love so many things in your studio... the floor, the table and chairs, the dress form, oh gosh i love it all! thanks for stopping by and commenting on my studio.

    hugs,

    shelley

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  53. O. M. G. This room is FABULOUS! I'd never want to come out of there! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creative space with us!

    Creative Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  54. How cute Stephanie! Love the "Mannie" the floor, the ribbon holder,,,very clever! The crepe flowers! What a special little place!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely message! I'll be back too, like Donna said!~

    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Shell

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  55. Stephanie, I could play in here for hours on end. It is a true inspiration to me in setting up my own new studio. I am ever so glad to have come by to see it.
    hugs

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  56. So pretty - love all the trinkets and the bird cages - and am loving the bottle collection. Looks like a Princess creates there! Thanks for sharing!!

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  57. This is a PLAYHOUSE! I love it!

    ~Liz

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  58. What a great shabby chic creative space. I absolutely, adore your painted floor. So many beautiful vintage trinkets. so, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.
    Hugz,
    Zandra

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  59. Hi Stephanie
    Just want to say you did good girl! What a wonderful place to be creative, I love the wrap around counter and all your goodies. Wish I had a soldering station like that! It is all dreamy
    Thanks so much for sharing
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  60. What a terrific studio! So many goodies! I wanted to do the same thing to my floors (the white and pink checkered Diamonds). Maybe sometime in the near future.
    Queen Bee Studio

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  61. I love your space!! Especially that pink and white floor -- wow!!! So lovely. Thanks for sharing your wonderful space!
    Alison

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  62. Stephanie, I LOVE your space. Everything is wonderful!!!!!!! I so love the pink & white checked floor. Alllllll the space you have on the one side is amazing! So many of the things in your studio remind me of mine. Speaking of mine... thank you for being the first one to visit me. I have had my GRANDS all weekend & am just now begining to visit but, it is my goal to go to each site & see each studio. YOURS was a WONDERFUL place to start. I will be back. Thanks for sharing! Hope you'll come back & visit me sometime too. Charlene

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  63. Oh I LOVE your playhouse! And what a fun place to create in. It's just beautiful!!! Love the colors and the long work tables along the perimeter. And that pink and white checkerboard floor is to die for! I'm going back to look through the photos again to make sure I didn't miss anything.
    xo
    jeanne

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  64. Your very own playhouse...how wonderful! I just love your craft cottage; especially the pink checkboard floor:) And I love to collect vintage pink ornaments, too! Thanks for sharing your creative space...it's so lovely:)

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  65. Stefanieeeeee,
    Your little enchanted cottage is precious down to the pink and white floors!!!!
    Can I trade you Sophie for Louise? Maybe you can train Sophie to have good manners like Louise and then we can switch back...how's that? ;)
    No wonder everything you create is so beautiful, you have so much inspiration around you :)

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  66. Stephanie,
    This is a wonderful work space.
    Love all your pretty soft colors, and that ribbon hanger, great idea!! and sooo long!
    Love that you have curtains around your things, but have to say i like just being able to reach over and get something. A curtain would just slow me down. =)

    thanks and blessings

    barbara jean

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  67. Very Nice!!! You're so organized!!:) Love the floor!!

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  68. Love your beautiful creative space and all the amazing vintage finds! And the colors are just yummy!
    Best wishes,
    Chris

    www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

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  69. What a wonderful creative space!

    I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

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  70. Hi Stefanie, Wow! What fun, now I want one outta my little building! I so wanna play in your jewelry box and those hanging ribbons... swoon!
    Bella

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  71. Hi Stefanie,
    What a wonderfully sweet room! I wish I had a room like that to call all my own. :)
    Also, thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway...you are entered twice! :)
    Have a great day!
    ~ Jo

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  72. Oh my goodness. So feminine and beautiful. What a great place to create.
    Peace and health,
    Susan
    http://simplepleasuressimpletreasures.blogspot.com/

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  73. What a WONDERFUL place to create!!! I am crazy about your checked floor!( and just about everything else in your room!!) I also appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a kind comment on my blog today!

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  74. What a gorgeous space! I love the colors and all your vintage storage chests! The floor is awesome. Yes, I know how hard it was to do but like you, I love the result. You asked about my floor - I put a clear marine varnish on it to protect it in case we got water in there. Since it's in the basement, that's a big possibility. I love the sheen to it! I loved visiting your space and will be back often!

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  75. i might just have to keep this for later inspiration when i need a new room {which is now} oh, cottage. :) it is wonderful, except i am a fabric girl and you are going to definitly need something larger than your little armoire to keep it all.

    http://patchworkposse.com/blog

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  76. Your space is ADORABLE! I can tell that you have invested a lot of time and effort. Just love all your vintage furniture pieces and storage items. So many creative ideas...love how you hung the lace pieces. Xo, Sue

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  77. Very pretty, I love the floor and all the soft colors! Lots of room for storing goodies too.

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  78. It's just perfection, Stefanie! :-)

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!
    Anne

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  79. Well I'm drooling about now I need one of those baby spit rags ...How Wonderful Stefanie ...You have done such a beautiful job with your space and It will grown and change over time ..

    You Lucky Girl !!!

    Sara

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  80. Gorgeous space and I adore your dress form. Beautiful!

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  81. Charming! Just charming! Love the little bunny in the window too! Such a wonderful space for creating! Thanks so much for the tour!

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  82. Oh it came out so fabulous! I am amazed at your talent and eye for decorating. Stefanie I applaud you the floor looks amazing! I just can't get over what you've done....

    luvs and glitter
    ~jen

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  83. What a wonderful place to create in! I love all of your little bits and bobs.
    And I think your Louise should 'meet' my Marie-Louise, they would get along great.

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  84. I love your table with the different coloured chairs - so pretty! Thank you for sharing.

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  85. So wonderful to have so much work surface and I love that pink dresser! Thank you for sharing.

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  86. I LOVE your creative cottage...from the wrap around counters, the skirts covering supplies, the use of the printers drawer, the way you display your ribbons, even the curtain on your windows. I tend to like more bright funky colors but I find your space so soothing and calm and so very inspirational.

    And thanks for visiting me in my horse barn :)

    happy day!

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  87. Hi Stephanie - what a beautiful space you have - such a sweet vintage feel. And I love the way you draped the ribbons and lace. The floor is lovely. What fun you must have in there! Cheers from Brussels - Cathy

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  88. Hi Stefanie,
    Your craft cottage turned out wonderful! You did a terrific job! I am so happy for you!

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  89. OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!!!
    Your cottage is fantastically stunning!! I love the colors...pastels!! And I adore your sewing table with those sweet chairs!! And the counters and everything!! I am go green with envy!!
    BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Debbie

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  90. Oh Stefanie! I'm so happy for you! I love how you have your laces and ribbons sort of "dripping" over that rod and I love your floor most of all! ♥

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  91. This is all the most beautiful eye candy I have ever seen! I saw the sign I bought for you for your wee studio and am thrilled it's hanging in your studio. I am so honored!

    Love,
    LuLu♥

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  92. oh - what a pretty place you have here Stefanie - everything is so beautiful and so inspiring.
    ~ Tina

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  93. Wonderful...pink...bright...cheery...adorable...so many words to describe your lovely creative space thanks for sharing.

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  94. oh wow. how do
    you ever leave???
    it's absolutely
    adorable!

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  95. lovely room-love that pink & white floor!

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  96. All of your little trinket drawers are making me SWOON! Love Louise! She is gorgeous. She me of the Leo Kotke song "Louise".
    Thanks for the tour!

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  97. I'm late in getting by to visit but oh how glad I am that I stopped by! I am sooo jealous of your "playhouse"...I want one! And you didn't overlook any details in decorating it...it's just perfect. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me....love your space!

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  98. Honey I adore your shop. How wonderful and pretty everything is inside and out. I could live in it,
    So very nice that you have such a great place to create
    Love
    Maggie

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  99. Stephanie your studio is adorable! It's pretty and girly and I'm sure you and your girls love to be in there! How wonderful that your dream of having your own little playhouse came true! Thank you so much for joining the party and allowing us all to enjoy it too!
    xo,
    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  100. What a pretty pink place to create in. I love how you have two separate areas, one for working and one for relaxing. Darling little play house, thank you for sharing.

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  101. Your cottage is gorgeous, inside and out! I loved having a peek at all your shiny treasures. I'm late getting to everyone's studio, but yours was definitely worth the wait!

    Thanks so much for having me...

    Lynette

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  102. I love your playhouse, what a dream! You have made yourself a wonderful place to create. I could definitely get lost in there with all of your wonderful treasures.

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  103. What a wonderful space. Love all the painted furniture and how it all works together!

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  104. Nicely done. that is definitely a grown up girl's dream playhouse. I love the colors you chose, and the way you hung up the ribbons and lace. It is lovely!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  105. Great cottage studio! I enjoyed visiting. Love the bling and the dressform, the ribbons hanging, and everything else. Thanks for the tour. Connie

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  106. Your space is beautiful and you have so many wonderful things to create with. Now I'm going to look at the outside.

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  107. WHat a lovely studio! I just got around to it and am happy I didn't miss it! karen...

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  108. Looks like your childhood dream did come true! Such a sweet place to create. Love so many things, but I especially enjoyed the chairs of different colors, the checkerboard floor, and all the pretty lace hanging across the rod.

    Your cottage is adorable, and I can see where you get your inspiration. :D

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