donderdag 11 juli 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013


                                     Welcome to my blog !! I'm very happy to have you .

                            Thank you so much Karen Valentine at "My Desert Cottage"
                                                  for hosting this event !!!!
                                              Where Bloggers Create 2013 .
                                   It's my first time to participate  and I'm very excited !!!

                               My name is Wilma . I live in the Netherlands .
                       I started blogging two years ago , wanting to share what I like ,
                    love , adore and enjoy , and hope that others will see and feel the same ,
                                       .........and will be inspired .

               I hope you'll feel at home and enjoy the photo's of the makeover of
                                         our attic into my studio .

                      Click photo to enlarge                            

                          I will also add a few pictures of some of my creations.......... 

            We moved to this house almost eight years ago . We changed a lot already ,
                  it had a very seventies look and we like the Shabby Chic style .
                   The attic was very brown and dark . Changing it had no priority .                                  
                           We used it as a spare bedroom for years and
                            I had the laundry hanging here on rainy days .

                   But I really loved to have a room for myself............ a sanctuary
                             to create or just sit , read and know......... ,
                     a place where a girl can find herself when everything
                                     is just a little bit tooo much . 
                           So we decided to give the attic a makeover .
             It was done about a year ago, I hardly had followers at that time , so it will
                                   be new to almost everyone .
        With a huge "THANK YOU, MY LOVE" to Mr.B, my husband ,
                                   I show you the pictures.........


            At this desk (above) my father (he died in 1973) made his sermons for years ,
                                I will always keep and cherish it .

        The pendule belonged to Mr.B's grandfather , the chair at the desk comes from an
                               old Baptist Church in (I think) Rotterdam .

              The beautiful , colorful painting was made by a niece at the age of twelve .
                            I love it ( and her : ). She's a teacher now .

                            Before and after..... (ha ha)......   Poor Mr.B .....
           (I may not be on the photo's.....but I truly gave him a hand...........honest  : )

               This photo was made at the time Mr.B did all the painting outside .

       It's getting whiter and the little trunk I keep a lot of fabric snippets .

                     I found these four golden ceramic pots in a thriftshop ,
                  Don't know what to do with them yet , but I couldn't resist .
                    They were only 2 ,50 euro a piece , and I took them all .
                    Maybe I 'll use them as standards for my glass sculptures .
                                   ( sure hope my English is OK..... )  


               We found this beauty in a sale on internet .  Love was 10 euro
                             and  I thought it might look great in my studio .

                 I planned to alter the Ikea drawers , and the cream desk turned white.....
                          We found a huge table in a thriftshop and painted it too .

            Guess I couldn't wait to bring on my homemade cake decorations..... : ).......

              A little memory game I altered. It was a present for a friends birthday.
             I tried to find pictures that marked some important moments in her life.

                                The old sewingmachine was my dear mother's .
           I remember her sitting at it and sewing all kind of clothing for her six children .                                                She loved to do that .
                                 My mom knitted a lot as well, even for our dolls .
              She used to lay the results on the feetend of our beds in the evening ,
           while we were asleep , so we would have a lovely surprise in the morning .
                                              Such a sweet memory .
                               She's 84 now , a very strong and brave lady .

              This beautiful drawing of the little sleeping girls I found in a triftshop as well
                          I never saw something like that again.

                             A beautiful chocolatebox I once found .

               We left the old vinyl on the floor . It was OK and easy to clean .

                                    Beautiful , warm morning sunshine........

                                   The lid of a box I altered .

                                   An altered piece of vintage lace .


                          After some weeks and a wonderful job by Mr.B ,
                                         at the end of a long day.........
                                  I started decorating my new studio .

                                         The altered Ikea drawers .


                                       One of my fabricbooks .

                                          (Still some details to do ; )
        The texts are old and a gift from my grandmother to my parents at the age of
                        sixteen and seventeen , on the day they were baptized .

                 Making preparations for the Victorian Christmas Fair .


Hope you enjoyed the tour. 
  Thank you so much for your visit.

       Click "Here" to find the list of other bloggers in this event....
in the sidebar of "My Desert Cottage".
See you at your blog !!

Thanks again Karen for hosting this Blogparty.

With Love ,


33 opmerkingen:

  1. WILMAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm so excited to see your space!! AND YOU!!
    WOW, what a major transformation from dark to LIGHT! Lovely sure and tell your hubby that he did a marvelous job helping you!
    I love the way y'all redid so many pieces of furniture to make them fit your style and work for you in your space! The room looks so inviting and inspiring!! I'm just tickled that you're back, and love that you joined the party this year.
    Hugs to you!

  2. Oh wow Wilma... it has been wonderful visiting you today to see the transformation of your Craft Studio. Mr B did a very good job. I love the white, it makes the room look larger and it was great that you could keep those items of furniture your Mom and Dad used. They will always be close to you when you sit and craft. Beautiful sunshine too. Thanks for sharing, hugs Sharon

  3. Wow! What a transformation! You have aturned a small space into a beautiful creative space.

  4. So beautiful!! What a wonderful studio!!!

  5. Your studio is beautiful as are your journals and other lovely things you create. I love the transformation you made with your space. i am a new follower to your blog.


  6. Wilma,
    beautiful studio! I can see you up there writing and creating. Isn't it wonderful to have a hubby who is so willing to help...Mine is wonderful too! I love your furnitures, the special pieces from parents, your lace cakes are so beautiful!, I love the redone Ikea drawers, wonderful! and all your gorgeous creations!!! someday i will get my studio organized....soon!!! I hope!

  7. Wow, that's a spectacular transformation!! It's so light and airy now. I LOVE your altered lace piece and the Ikea drawers. I look forward to seeing what creations come from here now!

  8. The white just opened up your room beautifully! amazing!

  9. What a beautiful transformation! It really turned out lovely, thank you for sharing! Marcia

  10. Your English is more than ok! Thank you! And thank you for showing before and after pictures! It makes the visit so much more special! I had those same Ikea drawers and NEVER thought to do something so pretty with them! I just cannot stop gushing! I am one of your new followers! Hugs!

  11. Wow! Mr. B did do a WONDERFUL job and you must absolutely love going in there to create, think and just be. I absolutely LOVE the altered IKEA drawers and your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your before and after photos! Take care.

  12. I really loved being able to see your room take such a great transformation. it's beautiful!

  13. Oh wow, what a transformation, I was liking it a lot and then you started decorating it and then I loved it. So shabby and well organized! Mr. B did a great job and so did you!

  14. I am absolutely smitten with your studio from start to finish! I love all the angles.. the nooks and crannies. You and the mister did a wonderful job bringing it up to date. The memories of your father and mother are so special and it brings a smile to my face that you included them. The creative touch to the Ikea storage unit is amazing. So many things that reflect your creative spirit.. thanks for sharing!

  15. What a beautiful studio you have created. I also think that you have a gorgeous blog...I am so happy to have discovered it. Your fabric art is stunning! Sue

  16. Hello Wilma
    Both you and your husband have put so much energy and work into creating such a beautiful studio for your to create your magic! I have so loved my visit seeing where you create and love all the sentimental touches too.
    Love your altered Ikea drawers - lucky girl!!!
    Your books are so very beautiful and inspirational!
    Enjoy every special day creating there!
    I have a little Giveaway on my WBC post if you would like to enter too.

  17. Oh c`est tres tres jolie ! C`est juste MAGNIFIQUE !!

    Bonne semaine!!

    Maria x

  18. (Okee, ik had dus een verhaaltje getikt en toen wou m'n computer niet meer. Als je dit berichtje twee keer krijgt, dan weet je waarom haha. Het ging ongeveer zo:)
    Oh Wilma, wat een heerlijke plek heb je zo! Het is schitterend mooi geworden, en zo mooi ook met het ochtendzonnetje... Een plek waar je gewoon de hele dag wel zou willen vertoeven. En wat een prachtige dingen maak je toch, die geven je ruimte extra charme en eigenheid. Wat heb je dat ikea kastje een mooie opknapbeurt gegeven zeg, hoe heb je dat voor mekaar gekregen?
    En jee, wat lijk je op je moeder... Ik zie net jullie foto's in je sidebar staan en het valt me ineens op.
    Gezellig dat je even bij me langskwam en dank je voor je lieve berichtje :)
    Liefs en fijne dag gewenst, Wendy

  19. wow you really transformed this space into a cozy studio and a great place to create. It is beautiful. I can see this being a very happy place to spend your day! Cheers From Singapore

  20. Wilma- an attic room for crafting is every girls dream!! You are so lucky-- and your husband is SO wonderful to make that happen for you. I love the story of your Father's desk- that is priceless. Your room is beautiful and absolutely perfect-- I'd be so happy to have this as my own space! You make lovely designs--

    Thank you for visiting my little room --- it's so nice to make new friends:)

  21. So much love you and your husband have put into your space! Thanks for sharing it with us ~

  22. Love seeing the transformation of your space, its so nice to see how it turned out step by step and especially how you and your husband worked together. And it looks fantastic now, such happier and brighter place to create. My favourite is the two chairs, the altered drawer and the old wood table you painted.

    Very lovely space!!!

  23. Oh Wilma! What a beautiful transformation! I think your space is just lovely (and your English perfect!). So love the story of your mother laying out surprises for you while you slept... awesome. Adore what you did with the IKEA drawers too! You and your husband made a wonderful room for you; how lucky you are!

  24. Your attic has become a wonderful place for you to create in, after a lot of work from your husband, I enjoyed to se it all also some of your beautiful creations, thanks for visit and sweet comment on my blog.

  25. HI Wilma what a wonderful transformation. Your hubby gets great kudos for all the work he put into this. I have one of those types too! What a beautiful place to play and have fun. I really like how you have incorporated so much of your personal life into this room. Thankyou for sharing.

  26. Oh my goodness! I love your room. The transformation is amazing!!! I love all your special little storage pieces!! But what I loved the most was about your Mom sewing and leaving little treasures on the foot of your bed... my Mom did the same thing for us four girls!!! We thought it was magic that we all got these sweet little doll clothes at the same time, now we find out it may have taken her several weeks to get four of them done as she worked at night after we were asleep!!!! Enjoy your beautiful, new space!!!

  27. Hi Wilma

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am in the middle of packing to move to a new home so I haven't had much time to blog. You and your husband have transformed your room beautifully. I must try my hand at a fabric journal one day...they look gorgeous. I hope to see you stop by again.

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  28. This is beautiful!!!! I love your creations!! I like all of your old treasures too.
    Blessings, Diane

  29. Wilma,
    Just revisiting your room makeover....I guess it is done one step at a time. You know, I think I am in the habit of feeling overwhelmed and thinking it will take so long to organize....but If I stop telling myself that and actually working a little each day, I WILL GET THERE!!! Your room inspires are just an inspiration to me all the way around!
    hugs and love, LOVE your creations so much! And I love seeing your happy smiling face in your picture when you comment on my blog! Thanks for stopping by!
    Hugs my friend,

  30. What an incredible and lovely transformation, my friend! Your creative space is so bright, beautiful, charming, and cozy - I love it :)

    Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. It is such a blessing to have you link up. Hugs to you!

  31. Your room looks so nice and bright now, how wonderful to have your own room to create. Wonderful pieces that remind you of family members!

  32. What fun to have your own space to create! I have mine as well and I love it. You make such lovely things and it's fun to see where the creations begin. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  33. What a lovely transformation and job well done by your husband. It is a sweet little sanctuary to create in.

    Enjoy ~ FlowerLady


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