Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Bloggers Create lll Party/Studio Tour 2011

Before I start this humble little tour, I want to thank Karen Valentine at My Desert Cottage for organizing another fabulous year of Where Bloggers Create studio tours. Now, sneak on down stairs with me and take a super quick sneak peek into my little messy world of "Tattered Moon."

I live in an 1874 Farmhouse that we have been working on for the last 7 years. Here is where I create one-of-a-kind original dolls in the wee hours of the night. My studio space is still a construction zone. So that is the excuse for this mess I'm about to share with you right??? Ha, not so. The truth is, I am crazy busy working away for the upcoming Country Living Fair in Ohio. I am very excited to be at the show this coming September - for details visit and come see me. Sooooo on to the mess! Here we go!

This is one of my main tables that I work at. This is where I do most of my designing, hand stitching and detail work. It is always loaded with projects I'm working on and littered with materials I am inspired by and incorporate into my dolls.

This is the other end of the table with my recently acquired stash of old laces and linens. I am currently working on a group of shabby chic /primitive style angels.

This is my studio pal Ethel. Hey, what can I say - when you work late into the night and everyone else is in bed, I need someone to talk too right?

This is a picture of one of my doll's dresses under construction and a detail pic of a shoe buckles being hand stitched into place.
Some almost finished ladies waiting eagerly for their hats.

I just love 17th - 18th century fashion. I am obsessed with detail and hats.

Fabric. Fabric. Fabric. I am a fabric Junkie and have no shame! This is a couple of shots of my many stacks.

I love old suitcases. They are great to use for storage and also work well for transporting and showing my dolls at shows. They are sure hard to find these days. I remember when no one wanted them and you could get them for 5 bucks at the antique markets.

Organization is something I am really trying to get better at. These simple storage boxes with labels work magic in my space.

Watch out for "Hypno Pumpkin Fairy" He has been known to hypnotize visitors and play nasty little tricks and hide buttons. One of many mischief makers in the studio.

The little brown jewelry box is full of old findings. When you open the drawers it plays the theme from the Godfather! Lol!! Love it.

My inspiration and reminder board.

This is my one of my beloved machines! I have been sewing on this Pfaff machine since the 80's. It is my rock.

I love doing Halloween themed dolls. Here are a few of my "Spooks, Ghouls, and Dark Dudes" waiting for their party outfits.

Well, that's it! Just a short sneak peek into my creative little world! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all the fabulous work spaces in the Where Blogger's Create tour!


  1. This was a GREAT tour of your studio .... It made me happy because , well , it looks like my room , piles and stuff everywhere , and I get mad at myself for all the stuff , but we need all the stuff ! Thanks so much .... I loved peeking in at where you create . It's a wonderful interesting mess and maybe one of these days I'll post my mess ... ha ha
    love your dolls !

  2. Love your etsy shop and just added it to favorites. Your space is great. I have been on a search for those old suitcases to transport my stuff to shows. Ethel is my favorite. Hope she is a good story teller.

  3. I really enjoyed looking at your studio and your dolls. So creative. I love the old suitcases, too. I have a collection of them. I use them for packing for shows and display. I love the colors you use and the fabrics. Thanks for sharing your pictures.


  4. I simply adore your work. Your dolls. Your original faces. Just love them. Love your space. Love you blog. I'm following now so will be back often! Looking forward to spending a bit longer next visit! *smiles* Norma

  5. What a wonderful craft room! I love the vintage suitcases and the lovely fabrics! Beautiful!
    A truly inspiring space!


  6. You have such incredible treasures - love your spce well done

  7. Cool and eclectic mix of stuff here...I like it! Vintage suitcases of 5 bucks? I'll have to keep my eye out!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

  8. I love all your old suitcases! Thanks for the tour.

  9. I love your prim dolls. Thanks for letting us take a look. Sandie

  10. Super cool space to make super cool stuff!

  11. All I can say is WOW! I just love your folk art dolls and your space. You are so talented! Have a great week! Kit

  12. I love your space and your dolls are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it all with us.

  13. What a fabulous and whimsical place!! Your creations are amazing!!
    Thanks so much for the tour!!


  14. The only word I can think of to describe your studio is "magical"! I would love to look at each and every little piece. You do beautiful work.

  15. I really like your whimsical dolls and your studio looks perfect for creating them!

  16. I LOVE your studio. I wanna come hang out with you and look through all your stuff. :)

    I adore the hair on your spooky dolls - it's so cool. That "Hypno Pumpkin Fairy" can hypnotize me any old time. What a cutie!!

    Thanks for the La-boratory love. The music is from and (I think those are right - they're both listed on the credits of the movie). As a matter of fact, I listen to that kind of music a lot while working. Puts me in the right frame of mind. ;)


  17. It seems it's taking me forever to get to everyone's creative spaces!!! Tha's because I'm lovin looking at all the cool place and things!! So many talented women!! I love yours and your dolls.....all the fabrics!!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  18. Your amazine, I love your dolls. I've haven't like dolls since my old barbie days. I do believe I could collect these dolls. How do I find you?


  19. Hi Lurena!! I love your studio! It's filled with wonderful goodies that through your creative hands turn into something truly special! Congrats on your upcoming show. I'm sure you will be a big hit!! Thank you so much for joining the party this year!!

  20. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, Lurena! Your dolls are exquite with their sweet faces and detailed them!

    Great space you have, too, and everything organized so nicely. I'm with you on the suitcases...wish we could still get them as easily as we used to...:)

  21. Oh my gosh, I love your dolls, they have so much personality. Your studio is great perfect for all the beautiful work you do. I am now following you.

  22. Aloha Lurena,
    You have a great creative space, love the way it's organized and I love those vintage suitcases.
    I love your artdolls!
    Thanks for the tour of your space and thanks for sharing your artwork.

  23. Your dolls are amazing and the room is fabulous with all the great vintage treasures! Thank you for the tour!

  24. I love your room and your dolls.
    I love rooms that are organized and pretty and I love rooms that are used and eclectic. There is a space for everyone.

    Love the doors to your room.

  25. What elegant dolls! Especially the 18th century fashion. Those are darling!


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