Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create Party

Well the time is here! Welcome to the Where Bloggers Create II Party! I am really excited to see all the amazing work spaces of so many creative women out there in blogland. Thanks so much to Karen of My Desert Cottage for hosting this fabulous event!

I guess I should start by saying hello and thank you for visiting. My name is Carrie and I am the owner/designer of a vintage inspired paperie called Noelle Garrett Designs. We have been around for over 2 years now and enjoy creating a mix of unique paper goodies and altered vintage pieces. I live in sunny southern CA with my hubby, 2 kiddies and 2 kitties!

My creative space is not very large but I make due with what I have and find inspiration in whichever current muse is hanging around. For now it is St. Joan. I usually have 2-3 vintage dress forms in varying stages of transformation at any give time. Though they are hard to part with it is exciting to think they are out there in the world making someone else smile.

Fresh flowers are a must and I usually have a little bouquet lying around. They just make me smile and I love bright colors, especially in the summer!

This was my daughter's changing table. It works well to keep me semi-organized. We aren't having anymore kids, are we? (wink wink)

Because space is so limited I make use of many trunks, boxes and baskets to store oodles of lace, flowers and more.

Yet more bowls and boxes of stamped muslin.
I love this little wooden tote. It is perfect for taking tiny projects with me.

You will find all sorts of dress forms as my collection is steadily growing.

Tags and bottles are always in abundance in all shapes and sizes.

This great old desk is where I do my paperwork which from the looks of it is long overdue! Yikes!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my little creative corner. Oh, and this is Leo, he also frequents my boxes of lace as they are perfect for naptime. I hope you will take the time to visit more bloggers beautiful creative spaces!

Happy Creating!


stefanie said...

love it all, why is it our kitties love all of our stuff, maybe they are dreaming of creating!!! thanks for sharing your gorgeous space.

Ginger said...

Thank you for sharing all your great organizational ideas, love your space. Mine isn't very large either, but love it anyway. Yours is great.


Nancy said...

Carrie, Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful spaces of creativity!! I just love it and it's so amazing how are pets are always such a wonderful part of our creative day!!
Huggs, Nancy

Anonymous said...

I've always admired your creations so it's really nice to take a peak inside where you get your inspiration! I like the idea of the changing table, I might need to borrow that! Marcia

Christine Edwards said...

Leo looks so comfy...but then so does your whole space. I can see how you're very inspired creating here. Thanks for sharing!

Malisa said...

LOVE your dress form and Leo! You have created a very inspirational work space! Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your studio and into your life! Come by and visit me!


Romeo said...

Hello Mr. Leo, so very nice to meet you! I see you have excellent taste such as myself...having chosen a box of lace for naptime! Please tell your pet Carrie that we love her studio and her designs!!!! And how about those dress forms?!?!! Oh my whiskers - they are delicious!!!!!

Thank you for sharing your space with us - we thoroughly enjoyed our visit!


Romeo and "her"

gail said...

Hi Carrie, I loved visiting your creative space. It must be so fun to work in there. Its nice seeing Leo again :) LOL

Happy creating, gail

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Very pretty!
Great space and post!

zandra said...

Love how you reused the changing table. Your creative space is fabulous. so, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Victoria said...

What a lovely little space you have there. The cat in the box is just TOO cute!!! Everything is gorgeous:)

Queen Bee said...

What a wonderful space! Love your vintage goodies!
Queen Bee Studio

Chris said...

Such a beautiful and classy space! Loved looking at all your treasures.
Best wishes,

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

Liz said...

How would we create with out our kitty assistants? This is a great space!


Claudia said...

Hi Carrie, your space is wonderful. Love your dress forms as well. And your kitty is adorable. Thanks for sharing your space with us.

kluless said...

I love your little vignettes - so pretty! Thank you for sharing.

kimberly said...

Oh my! Your studio is so charming! Thanks for the tour, it was so enjoyable!

Michelle May said...

Well you know I love you, your space, your kitty and your work! Sorry it took so long to get here. Started at the bottom of the list and am working my way up! I'm pooped!
Hugs to you my friend!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Great idea for reusing the change table! Loved the cute pic of Leo in his basket - he should get together with our Mitzy. Thanks for having us over.

Cindy Geilmann - TSFL Coach said...

You do great work. I love your black and cream box. Love your boarder too.


Karen Valentine said...

Carrie, you room is wonderful. I love all the bottles and tags, some day maybe I will have a pretty mannequin of my own! Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful things in your studio with all of us. I enjoyed my visit and Leo gave me a huge smaile!!
My Desert Cottage

Terri said...

Cool Dressform and is that a kitty in the box how adorable is that! Terrific space to create all those wonderful creations that you do. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

Jillayne said...

Leo looks like he has the best spot of all! Your room is lovely, as is your work. The stamped muslin looks most interesting but then so do all your bits and pieces. I look forward to coming back and seeing your work!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carrie,

Love your space. I am dying for a dress form and plan to get one soon. You have good taste. So glad you joined the party. And hope you are doing well.
Have a great day,
Janets Creative Pillows

Halle said...

Love the re-purposed changing table. Makes me wish I hadn't gotten rid of ours! The kitty in the box is just adorable.

La Doña Jenny said...

I'm a little late visiting but nonetheless your space if very nice.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great space, Carrie! I love all your stamped muslin {I've purchased some in the past}! I just love those hat boxes in your first picture. What a creative idea to use an old changing table as storage and it looks like it works out great.

Miss Sandy said...

What a blissful haven you create in! Love the kitty in the box. Your dress form is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Leo doesn't look comfortable. How funny! I enjoyed my visit to your blog and to your studio. Thanks for sharing. Connie

Isabel said...

Such a cozy studio! Love those tags and that sweet cat:O) Thank You for sharing~ Isabel:O)

Lynnae said...

Thanks for sharing. Your dress form is so lovely!

Renee said...

your space is wonderful. I love the containers you use for storag
Your kitty in the box is cute-one of my granddaughters favorite books is "My cat likes to hide in boxes".

Scrapping With Sherry said...

I knew I was going to like your space when I saw one of my all time favorite stamps in the first picture of your post. And I was right. Thank you for sharing it with me. I have only been blogging for a month but I look forward to taking part next year.

BTW~ I am having a giveaway to celebrate the 30 day anniversary of my blog... Yes, only 30 days! I would love it if you would come by and visit at Hope to see you there~ Sherry

Anonymous said...

Loved seeing all your goodies. The layered textures in your work are just yummy!

LOL about the kitty! He looks like he finds your studio very inspiring as well. :D