Saturday, July 14, 2012

Creating

If you enjoy seeing where others create, then hop right on over to My Desert Cottage where Karen Valentine is hosting the 4th annual Where Bloggers Create blog hop. I'm up to number 23 on the alphabetical list in her sidebar and there are many, many, many more to go.

I don't have a designated space for crafting. Supplies are kinda all over the place -- in every room -- from shelves to cupboards, drawers, baskets, totes, boxes.  Getting organized is on my to-do list which I haven't quite gotten to yet.
Last Saturday you would have found me crocheting pool side in Bentota, Sri Lanka.
These are the rocks I collected and crocheted while we were there.
Yesterday found me in a bit of a crafting frenzy, starting so many projects, finishing only a few.
I started a cross-stitch border for a towel.
A block design using yarn on large weave aida. 
 Finished a small gift bag.
 Tried out a new granny square pattern found here at Wise Craft.
 And crocheted my first ever border for a towel.
Today I shall be crafting and blog hopping my way through all those creative spaces.

Have a great day!

51 comments:

Mosaic Magpie said...

Your supplies look very organized to me. Glad to see someone else travels with a crochet hook in their pocket!
Deb

Debi Y. said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the day. Have a good one. :)

Mereknits said...

You have been so busy, I am like you my stuff is all over. Lovey projects.
Happy Weekend,
Meredith

LDH said...

Your creative spirit produces such beautiful items! You have many talents and make so many lovely pieces :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

You are one determined lady on creating sweet little crocheted and cross stitched gifts for yourself and others.
Have a great day and sending you love,
Mariette

art by pam said...

Thanks for stopping by! I am like you - I have supplies stored all over the house. I have a little spot for
watercolor supplies and in the living room a small box that carries my papercraft supplies. I have always wanted to learn crochet-your things are very lovely. Have a great day!!!

Perfectly Printed said...

You do lovely crochet and needlepoint work. I am pretty sure I would enjoy having a creative space poolside!

chris

Elna said...

You are doing som many lovely things. I'm trying to crochet african flowers. We will see how it works out. Have a nice time.

Hugs from a rainy Sweden
Elna

Sam I Am...... said...

You have been busy creating and it's all lovely. If that was your craft area in the first picture it looks pretty organized to me and very cozy and "creative" looking. Mine I wouldn't take a picture of as I don't really have one except one cupboard I started organizing for it.
I can't wait to go visit all those others. I love that magazine "Where Women Create". It always has loads of inspiration and organization ideas in it. I'll never forget once, a painter used an empty dishwasher to hold her paints and canvases. The paint brushes went where the utensils were meant to go. Really amazing, talented people out there!

Little Treasures said...

Wow! You've been crafting a lot!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love that towel border!!! So pretty! Hop and we will enjoy!! blessings ~ tanna

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your needle work is lovely! My mom loved counted cross stitch. I buy all the pieces I see at thrift stores because I know the time and love it took to create it! Your crocheted pieces are lovely too! You're one talented girl! I'm now a follower. You have a fascinating blog!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your supplies look so nice there! Love those rocks and new grannies you tried out! Looks like so much fun! I'm the same way things are in several rooms, and I've started projects and have so many I want to do...it's always a never ending list of crafty goodness! lol. Have a happy weekend! xx Holly

Cache-Mire said...

Kuwait! Wow! And I thought it was hot in Florida!! Love your space and your projects. Thanks for sharing! ~ Terri

angeliki said...

Beautiful projects Tammy! Especially the gift bag, ho ho!! I can smell the creativity in the air!
Have a nice day,
Angeliki

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Tammy, Oh I love your space and the treasures you create. I have organizing always on my to do list. Some days, I just close the door. LOL
Love your crocheting and the towel edging is divine. You are one talented lady.
Thank you for stopping by to visit me as well. I enjoyed my time here on your lovely blog.
Have fun and a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Deb S said...

Oh, you're making me want to crochet and travel!! Thanks for sharing

Rebecca said...

How lovely you travel with a crochet hook. So did my momma! LOVE it!

Thank you for sharing with us sweet friend. You inspire us all with your passions and beautiful creations!

xoRebecca

Denise said...

Thank you Tammy for visiting Me and your kind words.I love all your supplies.That one wall is full of great crafty goodies.I agree,a comfy chair near your supplies of fun things to do is best.Denise

Tamatha said...

What could be more fun than crocheting poolside! Love all the goodies in your studio space!
Hugs,
Tammy

La Tea Dah said...

Such beautiful things --- and so dreamy to be able to crochet, poolside, in Sri Lanka! I love the things you are crafting. I envy those who have spaces to craft --- but I think my favorite crafting places are kind of like yours ---- anywhere and everywhere. I keep baskets with my projects in them. I often stitch or crochet while riding in the car, while at the cabin, or in my comfy living room chair while resting from housework. I hope you are having a great week-end!

Victoria said...

Thank you for your kind words on my party post. How wonderful to be crocheting in Sri Lanka!

Victoria from Brushstrokes

Anne said...

What beautiful work you do! Thanks for sharing your space!!

Natacha said...

Hi Tammy,
Thank you for stopping by. We went to Sri Lanka on our honeymoon! We had a tour around the country with a driver and a guide and it was amazing.
I tried soy/rice and almond milk and the kids drink all three of them without a problem. We also have a smoothie every day and I have started to add some "milk" each time. This Soyabella was worth every euro!
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

Createology said...

Tammy you are wonderfully creative and your space looks quite organized to me. I love all your projects...especially the crocheted edging on the towel. Blissful...

Serena Lewis said...

Your creative space looks wonderful....lots of goodies to play with. My creative supplies tend to be here and there too...some in the lounge-room, some at my art desk and more in my bedroom. My sketch supplies can find themselves anywhere in the house.

LOVE all your creative projects, especially the towel border. Well done!

Diane said...

Somehow I missed getting signed up for WBC again for the 2nd year. It's great to see your creative space Tammy. Looks like a place that I could just sit down and start playing. But then again.....you work all over the world, too. Diane

Pam said...

You have busy with many craft projects. I love the crochet lace on the towel. Great job for your first attempt.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

You've been very busy! I love all your projects. I love the cross stitching with yarn on large weave fabric...so very clever of you. :)

Blessings to you always

Susan said...

Wow, Tammy. You really are a crafter from the word "go." Good for you. Nice to make lovely things and spend time doing something we love. Susan

Blessed Serendipity said...

Hi Tammy. I love your crocheted rocks. Those would be so cool as a collection displayed in a basket or bowl. How blessed are you to be able to travel to all those exotic places. Hope you are having a wonderful time.

blessings,
Danielle

Jan said...

Busy hands are happy hands. And you are BUSY! Your work is always creative (love those covered rocks)!

We spent the day outside working on the post holes so have been slow to answer emails/blogs. I'll be in touch soon and send you a hug!

Jan

Mistea said...

Take along crafts are the best - Love your crochet grannies and the pretty bag.
Like you I don't have a dedicated craft space but tend to just take it wherever I am. My supplies are all over the house too.
Enjoy the stitching.

Melanie said...

I just enjoyed catching up on your travels. Sorry to hear your boys got sick. :-( Looks like you've been plenty busy with all your crocheting!

June said...

I am always amazed at how much you get done T and cook wonderful food and be a great mom to your boys. Yes, I would say you create all over the place : ) I haven't even made a dent in Karen's list either, but I will get there.
hugs from me...

Lori ann said...

your crafty space looks like so much fun tammy, but i understand how nice it is to feel organized. love all your crochet, the rocks turned out so pretty. i forgot to say i LOVE the label on the lion lager too. i can't wait to check out the links for the craft place! thank you for sharing.

vintage grey said...

Love all your crocheted creations!! Especially, the crocheted edging on your towel!! So pretty!! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

SusanLotus said...

Hi Tammy!
I have a "To-do-list" here somewhere too. I just didn´t make anything about it... yet... I want to though.
To be honest your shelves on the photo looks well organized to me. I have som photos of my craftspace on my blog and I really enjoy looking at them because my room doesn´t look like that anymore. It is like a bomb detonated in there now. I afraid of going in tnere even!
Everything is in great piles and I am afraid they will tip over if I move in there...
I wish I will organize it this summer. I just have to get over my laziness first.

Hope you´ll have a fabulous week!
:)

Rizzi said...

HI TAMMY.....YOU ARE QUITE A CRAFTER....VERY CREATIVE.....I LOVE ALL YOUR HANDY WORK.....MUST FIND THE PATTERN FOR THE ROCK COVERS....THEY ARE ADORABLE....TAKE CARE....RIZZI

Hazel (Didos) said...

H Tammy, Thanks for dropping by my blog. I love your crafting space and wow your crochet is brilliant, I am rubbish at it and just cant seem to get the hang of it all, Thanks for sharing, Hazelxo

Beth said...

Hi Tammy, You have many talents and many places where you create - looks like you have caught the travel bug too!

Leah said...

Holiday crochet - how perfect!!! Love your crafting space hon - it looks fantastic.
Leah
x

Mrs. Micawber said...

My work is done all over the place - mainly in the living room and at the dining table.

You've got a lot of fun and pretty projects in hand there!

bobbie said...

Aha ~ now I see why you liked my 'oceanic' printer's tray, and the blue wall colors I'm looking at ~ you've got them in your soul too!!!

I've had a great time looking at your blog ~ I'll be back to see more of your beautiful photography!

bobbie

Mary Ellen said...

Tammy- my girl where have I been- so sorry it's been forever since I have come by- I think my follower link must have disappeared because your posts haven't been coming in my reader. I will have to fix that!

Love those crochet rocks and I think you have the best craft space - wherever you are it's with you in a box or bag. I try and do that alot- more in the winter for some reason- I think because we are in the car more maybe.

Loved reading about your trip to the see- did you pick up that great bottle at the beach?

Well it's late friend so better head to bed- will be back to catch up on all the posts I have missed.

bee blessed
mary

Oh by the way, you are welcom anytime to my creative space- you can even use it as your guest room too!

val said...

these are all lovely! Hey....is that a beer I see?

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Tammy,

Thanks for your kinds comments about my creative space. I mailed an issue of Artful Blogging to you today - let's see if it makes it to you and what condition it arrives. I think the postal lady said it takes 10 days. I love your seashore treasures - sounds like a fun time (and you're right, it's not everyday you see an elephant on the beach - at least here, that is!).

Have a great week,
Sharon :-)

BK Design said...

How pretty you live Tammy! Love all your fotos you posted from all ovr the world...so cool! Thanks for your kinds comments about my creative space.
Thank you for sharing, it was so inspiring to dream from journeys to all the wounderfull countries you have been.
Blessings,
Belinda

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

The traveling crafter...sounds like a good show to me!

Anne said...

Wow Tammy you have been busy. I love those crocheted rocks. Your other crafts are looking good too. I'm trying to finish up a cross stitch myself.

Dagmar said...

Love the tea towel and the beautiful edge...it surely adds a touch of elegance and something made by hand is always so appreciated..BTW..love the Lion Beer..aren't those big bottles great..good beer as well❤

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