Friday, July 15, 2011


I want to welcome you all to my studio. I want to thank Karen of My Desert Cottage, our hostess, for putting this wonderful party together. I am new to the blogging world and this is a wonderful way to introduce myself. Let's get started shall we.

My husband and I use to have a Reproduction Furniture Business called 13 Mockingbirds. He built his workshop first because we could not work in the basement anymore ( our farmhouse is 235 years old with a low basement). A few years later we built my studio.

I am usually working on more than one thing, I paint quite large primitive paintings, so I need a lot of space to spread out. We decided due to expensive shipping to scale down and we no longer make large furniture. I started my etsy shops "Wicked Faerie Queen" for my love of sewing and painting. I work with felt and make different pillows. I also paint little pieces of art on my boxes. I started "Lucys Garden" so we could still work with pine. We make smaller primitive pieces such as trays, candlesticks and berry boxes.

And of course, Buddha Kitty!

This is where I work most of the time. I really like the old drafting table because I can adjust the height and tilt it when I work on my paintings.

This is my little supply room. I saved these doors from a salvage yard. It looks neat but like the Great Oz, everything is behind the curtain. I love this monkey fabric, I also reupholstered the two chairs in the studio with it.

This little samplers stove was my grandmothers when she was a little girl. I also have my great grandmothers chair from when she was little. Having these pieces of the women in my family around me inspires me.

My husband built this beautiful stretcher table. I do a lot of sewing here. All of the furniture in the studio is reclaimed except for the one big blue armchair. I saved most of it from my grandmother's farm. It was stored in her barn for her shop but when the farm sold it was destined to be burned. All of the tables and chairs we redid. The big front doors were at Habitant for Humanity Restore. One was in the bin and one I bought. I stripped them down and they turned out beautiful.

The Queen and White Rabbit were from our son's Alice In Wonderland Wedding Party last summer. My husband cut them from plywood and I painted them. I love them so much I hung them in my studio for inspiration. I also have Alice and 2 Cheshire Cats in the garden.

The tour would not be complete without a quick peek at my husband's workshop. Just through this door.

My husband carved this dedication into his bench for our sweet German Shepherd Sara. She was by his side the whole summer he built his shop but we lost her that fall.

I hope you have enjoyed the tour of where I create. I am looking forward to visiting where my fellow bloggers create too!


  1. Totally inspiring and how wonderful to have a custom build room. Serious Craft room envy.

  2. What a Beautiful Space to create in just lovely

  3. I absolutely Love your studio! How wonderful to have all those big beautiful windows! I even like your husband's work shop! You two are obviously very creative people. It's been a pleasure visiting. Thank you for the tour. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

  4. Really nice space and great artwork. Thank you for putting it all together and will be heading to your etsy shop.

  5. What an amazing space! I love how you've got so many treasured pieces of furniture, and the draft table is beautiful. I have to say, though, that as a silversmith, your husband's studio is more like mine!

  6. Oh hello light! Oh hello wooden drafting table! Your space is wondrous and fabby and perfect! *smiles* Norma

  7. Oooh how nice it this space. I love your Grandmothers stove, how lucky are you to own it, wow it is lovely

  8. Your craft space is just amazing! How wonderful to have so much room to create your beautiful treasures in. Happy weekend to you.

  9. Indeed a beautiful space in which to create! Hello from Ontario, Canada. Love this room with the catherdral ceilings, scrubbed pine and chippy painted pieces. Gorgeous and no wonder you are inspired here.

  10. You have a lovely big space and thank you for sharing your husbands workshop, as well. My husband is a woodturner and every now and then I show a little of his shop on my blog and refer to it as "the other art room" at our house. The creative bloggers who appoligize for their messay art rooms haven't seen the piles of sawdust in a woodsorking shop - LOL!

  11. Now that's what I call a creative space! Wow! TFS!

  12. What a wonderful open and airy space you have to create. I love that monkey fabric too.

  13. Just beautiful!! I wish I had a creative eye for sure do!!
    Enjoy your day,

  14. Gorgeous studio, Well done!!
    I love that you and your DH are so in tune with your creativity. Love that wonderland wall mural.
    Thanks for sharing

  15. I love your space and want to move in!! I could have a blast playing in there!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  16. Greetings,
    Your studio is absolutely fabulous. I love all of the natural light and the large work table. I wish I lived close enough to look around in person. I'm sure I could stay for hours!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creative space with us. I hope you have time to stop over and visit mine...there is a little giveaway at the end!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take care, ~Natalie

  17. Your studio seems so peaceful :D I love all of the wooden pieces of furniture you have used in it, especially that desk! Swoon! Thank you for sharing!


  18. VERY nice -- wide open, lots of space. Your hubby's workshop is great, too!

  19. What a fabulous place! I would love to just hang out with you while you're creating here! Love the pieces you've used throughout and how you have a memory for each. Great Queen and White Rabbit. My daughter is into Alice and we joined in a Mad Hatter Tea party linky recently.

  20. This is my "dream" studio. It's beautiful. So much natural light and I love your old table and chair. This is just fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Sooo much space and light and beautifully handcrafted pieces! I loved your tour! I kept scrolling back to make sure I didn't miss anything. This is what all of us aspire to-our own BUILDING!! :)Devon

  22. Wow, what a beautiful space you have out there! You do beautiful work, too. I'll be visiting your etsy shop soon.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creative world!

  23. What a wonderful studio you have! I love the gorgeous light, the whie walls and the clean lines of the's all so restful. And your husband's workshop is great!

    I'm always happy to meet a fellow Canadian blogger. I lived in Ontario when we first emigrated many years ago, and I still remember it fondly...:)

  24. Your workshop is amazing with the skylights, all the windows and so many lovely vintiage and antique pieces! Thanks for the tour!

  25. Im also a Scandinavian here in Canada, in the good old capital region... Hej!!!
    You have to the total dream space, it is fantastic and if I ever went in there I would not leave, lol. And you decorated it so well, love all the mixtures of woods and the light together. I used to work in a primitive store, and we just closed our doors to it and I bought a huge cupboard that was for displays, and now working on getting it all right for my space. I just love that piece. I really enjoyed the tour of your space, its wonderful. Will have to look more at work and blog : )



  26. What a wonderful studio you and your husband have created!! I don't think I would ever want to leave!! Those windows and sky lights are TDF!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I hope you had lot's of fun at the party!