Friday, July 15, 2011


Welcome and thank you
Karen Valentine
from My Desert Cottage for hosting

Welcome to My Secret Room, My Happy Place
Where imaginations run wild
and the fairy's come to  play...
My name is Pam or Fairyrocks
This is a new space for me.
It has slowly evolved through much
 drywall, mud, dust, dreams and paint 
it is finally ready for the debut....
.... As with most spaces it will be added
to over time. I started this project about 2 months ago.
Previously the spare room...the forgotten  catch all,
the place where mismatched luggage, old stereos
and forgotten hat collections go to wait for the
hoarders intervention team to show up
....but that's an entirely different tale.. 
We had to gut it completely down to the
bare studs so I could have more plug ins
and lights. Take my word for it when I tell
you it has come a long way.
I am a visual sorter, this means
I need to see it to remember I have it and be inspired
A cabinet to display some pieces
 and house a treasure or two
the work desk
drafting and equipment table
with inspiration board above
The Jewel corner
Meet 'Alice', she is a dress form and no dummy
Look for  a post dedicated to her next week.
My  sweet 6 year old granddaughter
 decorated her,  thanks 'Littlefoot'
Eventually there will  be a table to
stitch a fine seam at or have
'You' over to play?
Antique windows courtesy of Steve's Mom and Dad
Thank you so much!!!
Ribbon rack, this is what it was in its previous life
Thanks Mom

This is not in my room yet,
 but it will be here soon to keep
Alice busy when I am not around.
This is one of my Dad's
original leather sewing machines.
It is solid iron
 It has no electric component,
being run by the treadle and wheel.
I sometimes think I learned my love of
sewing from him.
My dad was left handed as a child I could sit for
hours and just watch him work.
The wheel whirling needle going
up and down in a gentle steady chinking rhythm,
I credit my ability to see something,
 make a pattern to duplicate it from him.
More storage and a very large closet
space that this bookshelf hides....

Thank you Romeo for all your hard work
Thank you 'Sassy Baby' for photographing my room

Thank You Karen Valentine for hosting
this world wide event.
To view the entire list of bloggers click on the

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Please leave me a note telling me you were
here and I will put your name in my draw
for a small gift from my new space to yours.

I almost forgot...the work desk!!! Where the Magic Happens


Anonymous said...

looks beautiful... so inspirational

Micupoftea said...

Wow, Pam, a wonderful place to create and imagine! I've never seen a leather sewing Kudos to hubby for being so supportive. Love your room. {hugs}

Pretty Things said...

That second photo really captured me -- totally what I'd loooove to have in not only my office space but my new library in the living room. SHELVES. Can't fill them fast enough -- or rather, I AM, so I need MORE!

LOVE your space.

I hope you'll have time to visit mine!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I LOVE your space, Pam! From the cabinet in the beginning of the post to your Alice! That cabinet is just stunning and what a great storage piece. I'm so jealous! I have to keep you in mind for when I eventually get my own space, instead of an area in the garage. I am also like you with the visual thing. If I don't see it I forget all about it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

Debbie Burkey said...

That's a great space! You did an amazing job organizing and decorating. I love it and the old leather sewing machine is to die for... and the dress form, too!


Joanne said...

Wow, it's even more wonderful than I could imagine! We may never see you again once you enter such a place.. I'm jealous of Alice, of course, but I might have something for her....

Breana said...

Hi Pam,
Thanks for visiting my vault. I love your new studio! And Alice is so cute. Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

your space is very inspiring :) The tones that you use are very peaceful. Thanks for sharing!


Halle said...

Amazingly beautiful and functional space. Love all the repurposed items you used and the way your incorporated them into your space.

Vicki said...

Pam it is perfect! You must be so happy. Love some of your pages I see hanging about. Gorgeous work. My favorites in the room are "Alice" the dress form and that old ribbon rack. xoxo

ileana-carmen said...

Beautiful things, beautiful place.

Holly Loves Art said...

It's a gorgeous space Pam! I want to come over and play! So many pretty things to see.
Thanks for sharing.
Take care,

Angela Weimer said...

Such a lovely room all filed with lots of goodies. Love your Dads old sewing machine. How special is that. Thanks for sharing your space. Now I am off to the next place. Have a great day. Angela

Traditions said...

Thanks for the term "visual sorter." That's me as well. Enjoyed my visit.

Anonymous said...

it looks great dear. alot different from the last time i seen it. alice looks great.


Celia said...

What a beautiful, inspirational space you it!

Carrie Waller Watercolors said...

Your space is amazing!!! Just love it. A friend of mine has been talking about a book on organizing for an artists mind and it talks about visual sorting. I thought it was really interesting that you mentioned that also. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the term "house horse", I'm borrowing it:) So glad to meet you. Looking forward to visiting again!

bertie said...

Hi Pam..I am loving the orderliness and organization of your studio! So crisp and clean and a place for everything. What a great environment to work in. Thanks for sharing and I hope you will visit where I make magic happen in my life, too! bertie

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

So very nice to meet you and thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments!!
What a grand space you have here!!
I adore it!!

Filled with so many great items ans inspiration for so many storage and organizing ideas!!

Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us!!


Lisa said...

I love it! It's so big & very organized. How perfect to have wood floors! My favorite thing of all....your Dads leather sewing machine! Amazing! Do you use it? What cool things could you make with that?!

Lisa said...

I love it! It's so big & very organized. How perfect to have wood floors! My favorite thing of all....your Dads leather sewing machine! Amazing! Do you use it? What cool things could you make with that?!

Rita Barakat said...

Pam this is SOSOOOOOOO gorgeous! Can you come over and help me??? Please!!! I love it - it's so you! Fabulous!Mine - well... it will get there!! I am working on it!!!

Geralyn Gray said...

Love everything about your space.....especially the displays and how most of your supplies are visible and attractive......great space!!!!! It's nice to have a husband who is handy :)

Terry said...

Beautiful studio! I love that you named your dress form. Such fun! Thank you for sharing your beautiful space!

Karen Valentine said...

Pam it's wonderful!! Isn't it so much fun to start with nothing and create a fabulous space that reflects who you are!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

kluless said...

A Visual Sorter! Who knew it had a name!
Wow, designing a whole new studio is quite an undertaking but came out wonderful. Love that old leather sewing machine. Thank you for sharing!

Claudia said...

What a wonderful space! All your hard work paid off. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Very, very beautiful my friend. Your photos of your space truly drew me in. LOVE IT!

I'm down to the F's! I'm soooo excited!


Lily's Lace said...

A leather sewing machine that your dad had? What a super cool dad! And what a wonderful big space, I have space envy. It all looks beautiful, you did a fabulous job. Come visit me at Lilly's Lace,xo-cindy

Junk Fairy said...

Pam, you have such a beautiful studio, so, bright and airy. Perfect for creating something yummy!! I love all the cabinets for storage & your collections. And your "Alice" mani is adorable. thanks for visiting my blog too!
Happy Creating!!

Lovey said...

Pam, your studio is so wonderfully beautiful. I loved the tour. such great space and lighting too. it has that warm and inviting feel to it as well. I would get loss in the jewel how you hung those pieces. I am a visual person too. What a great way to have your bling in site! Oh your hubby and family are so that! I am a new follower indeed...pls come on back and follow too. I'd love to keep up with you. oh and the cabinet and antique sewing machine is gorgeous!!! Lovey

Anne said...

Hello Pam! You've created a wonderful work space... love its clean, airy look. How cool that your Dad was a creative person too! I'm intrigued by your work with stone (I love it) so am going to visit your other blog and see what you're doing!

Jo said...

What a beautiful studio, and so well organised too! I love how your paper is stored, and your ribbon storage is so lovely. Thanks for the tour.

Maggie said...

I really love your space, Pam. And you captured it with such interesting photography--great angles and detail! Just wonderful and very creative.

Lily's Lace said...

A wedding folder called "Good Weddings gone bad??" Oh please share!!! You know I have an entire flickr account that anyone can download. If you go back to my blog and check "vintage wedding photos" it will take you to that file on flickr. Download away! Hope to hear from you. My personal email is, xoxo-cindy

Jan E O said...

Wow, that old leather sewing machine is totally great. Love what you have done with the space and thanks for letting me visit.

Tamatha said...

Beautiful room and so much fun stuff! I enjoyed the tour and thanks for stopping by my blog too!

The Painted Garden said...

Oh goodness - your space is fabulous - love everything you have done including the floor. Love Alice and the old window frames on the wall and your storage areas - CHARMING and WHIMSICAL -
Have a creative day.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

oh I LOVE your room ! It looks like a place the fairies will have lots of fun in (())

Unknown said...

Hi Pam! I've been looking forward to arriving here. It took me this long because I started from the end and am working backward toward 'A' this blog hop. Well I love your flooring so much. And then those white storage shelves and cupboards filled to the max with goodies. No wonder your art is so clean and lovely. Thanks for showing your wonderful spot to us all! *smiles* and creative hugs to you art friend, Norma, xo

Sandy said...

Awesome space, I love those floors. You have some wonderful supplies ans inspirations but I just loved your fathers leather sewing machine and your tale of learning from him, that is a true heirloom. Thank you for sharing your creative haven!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your kind words .... and as for the spanish... darn I didn't think of saving any for collaging

marie said...

You have an amzing spot to create in! I love all your very creative storage and that ribbon/string holder is absolutely awesome!

Quite a transformation in less than two months ~ thanks for sharing it.

Terri said...

Not only is this a great art room full of the supplies and tool you need but you are a fantastic photographer. Thank you so much for sharing your was a wonderful tour!!!

Unknown said...

I'm loving visiting everyone's creative spaces...

So, inspiring.

And, I love the photos in this post. The different angles you used made for such interesting photographs.

Michele said...

Love your creative space.
Please tell your little granddaughter she did a wonderful job on the dress form.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele said...

Great room, and I love that flooring. That term, visual sorter, is a good one. I think it describes me too.

Creative Grammie said...

What a beautiful and well organized space you have. You did a splendid job of organizing everything.
Thanks for a great tour, your space is great.

Anonymous said...

Great room! I especially love the ribbon holder! And your daughter is beautiful too.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Bab's Kitchen said...

what a great creative space. i love it!

Valery Klassen said...

Amazing, organized, beautiful, creative space. Love everything about this inspirational area.

Sara said...

what a wonderful space I love your blog. Hugs Sara

Unknown said...

What a really lovely room! All that storage is wonderful - thank you for sharing!

Renee said...

I love your space. Love the storage.

What did your dad make with that leather sewing machine?

Kathy said...

I just love your space where you create Pam especially your ribbon holder from your mom and Alice! She's Devine!

angie said...

Your studio is so pretty! And I love Alice and your Dad's leather machine. So cool!

Create With Joy said...

Love your beautiful space Pam - no wonder your work is always so inspired!

Hope you are having a FAB-U-LOUS summer!


Annette said...

Your space is absolutely wonderful! Love the ribbon rack and your cupboard. I am a new follower and I'll be back - your blog is great! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment so I could in turn find your lovely blog. I am also still visiting all the creative spaces!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

fantastico seu espa├žo!
cada detalhe encantador!


Wow! Makes me wanna come over and play! I L O V E your space! What a beautiful place to create in. I love your ribbon rack (I checked out it's "previuos life"! just awesome!), and your book shelves and storage spaces! Things are beautifully arranged and displayed!
I love your dad's leather sewing machine!
Thanks for dropping by my place!
Have a beautiful day!

Astrid Maclean said...

Hi Pam,
I am well late coming by here as I completely missed this event... However, after your last sweet comment on my blog I just had to come and check out your "happy place". What a dream, you lucky, lucky girl!!!

Alright, if you send me your address, I am sure my little printers tray would just love to live in a beautiful space like that. I'm going to be away from home for the next 10 days, back on the 28th and would get it in the post to you as soon as poss after that.

Thank you for all your lovely comments and support and know that it is very much appreciated!!

Nancy Leimer said...

Your studio is awesome. I am happy for you but oh so jealous. I love your comment "visual sorter", so am I. I need more room to be able to see what I can use. TFS! this is awesome.