August 9, 2012

Where my mother creates...a special studio tour

My mother's birthday is August 10th and I thought it only fitting to honor the MOST talented and creative woman in my life. When we were together earlier this week, I kidnapped her camera and took a few pictures of her studio.  
This is her childhood dollhouse.   Don't you love the pink shutters?

I really wish I had inherited her sewing/quilting skills.





I was standing in her walk-in closet for this picture and the mix of outdoor and indoor lighting made this shot a bit dark.

Emma wants to borrow her pink chandelier for her own bedroom.



 
 It's such a beautiful room filled with all sorts of lovely touches.  

Yes.  She really does draw, paint, sew, quilt, make miniatures and design the most amazing birthday cakes.

Thank you for always encouraging us to be creative. Happy Birthday, Mom!
 

31 comments:

Sarah said...

My dollhouse! The first other one I have seen.

Pam said...

She has such a pretty studio. I love that little sewing machine.

Jodee said...

What a sweet post! Happy birthday to your mom!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She is so beautiful and it's fun to see her crafting room! The doll house is so sweet and the sewing machine is a treasure! Now I see why you and the girls are so talented and creative! Happy birthday to your sweet Mom!

NanaDiana said...

Your Mom is just beautiful...a very young, vital looking lady. I love her space and it looks like you inherited a great deal of talent from her. xo Diana

DearHelenHartman said...

Lovely!

Lee said...

Terrific pictures! Your Mom is such a talented artist in so many ways....when I grow up I want to be just like her!
So many treasures in her home...and you only pictured a few. I am lucky to call her a cherished friend!
Thans for the glowing tribute to your darling Mother!

My Vintage Mending said...

I cannot believe how talented you both are. What an amazing gift you all have. This is gorgeous. Happy Birthday...smiles...Renee

Tammy's in Love said...

COOL! Mom must be following your blog and reading 'where women create'! It's a wonderful place to play! My Mom still sews on her Singer Featherlite!

Courtney said...

What a wonderful post! Your mom sounds like a great lady. I can see where you get your crafting talent.

Donna said...

Your Mom's space is so pretty, Kim! What a talented lady! Looks like she rubbed off one you:) Happy Birthday to Mom!

Cheryl G. said...

What a great room!
What great collections too!
No wonder you are so talented in so many things!
Happy Birthday to your mom (that's my birthday too)!

The Cranky Queen said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Mom! Love her studio...a very talented woman...I can see why you are so proud of her...give her hugs regularly...cherish each and every moment...Tiffany

Anonymous said...

It was nice to see the doll house haven't seen it since it left our basement a few weeks ago it cleaned up so nice. I took her the doll furniture I found it in Aunt Jeans closet yesterday so now you can play with fixing it up. Love Aunt Marian

ImagiMeri said...

OMGosh she looks like your sister!!!! Well it's easy to see where you got all your talent from.

Tell her happy birthday from me, and that I think she's extremely lucky to have you as a daughter!

Love ya'
Meri

vintage grey said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful mom!! She is quite talented and a precious gift from God! xo Heather

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy birthday to your Mom! I think the creativity gene must run in the blood... I see so many similar things in your creative space and hers. I love her doll house and all the little furniture on the shelf. And she makes amazing quilts!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! I also wish I would have inherited some needle skills from my mom (she quilts and does cross stitch).

chris mckinley said...

Enjoy your Mom's special day!! What a talented lady!! Love her studio!!

chris

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
What a wonderful place your MOM has to create!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that doll house and pink Chandy!!
Stunning!!
Thanks so much for sharing you Mom's creative space with us!
She is such a talented lady! I now know where you get all of your precious talents from!

Hugs,
Debbie

LBP said...

The apple didn't fall too far from the tree! Happy Birthday to your lovely mom and I love her creative space. Especially that painted hutch with all the fun stuff inside!

Blessings

Linda

craftyles said...

Your mom 's craft room is awesome. I love the dollhouse(I see where you get your creativeness) and that sewing machine. She seems to be a woman of many talents! Happy birthday to your Mom!

Anonymous said...

Happpy Birthday hugs to "our" mom! Love, Vicki

Corey Moortgat said...

What a beautiful dollhouse! And I love the little pink doll dressers (?) on the counters. How fun to have family members who have the same tastes you do!

Nellie said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mother, Kim! However, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree," and I'd say you inherited her creativity!

Happy Birthday to your mother!

My grandmother's birthday is today. She was born in 1888 and was with us until she was 91!

xo Nellie

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful homage to your mother...now we all know where you get your great creative skills. Happy birthday to a lovely and amazing woman!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I am absolutely love seeing sewist's studios! awesome post, thanks so much for sharing. She keeps her space so tidy (mine is a disaster of unfinished projects:) her quilts are lovely, hope to see more in the future and the vintage singers are wonderful. Have a great weekend!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Creativity is an amazing gift to pass along. You and your girls are very lucky for your mom's inspiration. Her studio is perfection.

Agy said...

Her crafting room is really pretty and full of memories. And that dollhouse - they don't make them like that anymore! :-)

Barbara said...

What a great space! I love the pink chandelier - I think something like that might be a little hard to 'borrow'!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I can see where you get your crafty talent now :) It clearly runs in the family!! I bet she gets all kinds of amazing stuff done in there....cute spaces are alway perfect for creativity. Unlike my "craft zone" which is a TV tray and the living room floor. Ha!