Studio dreams come true

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I believe it's every artist and crafters dream to have an organized space where they can create, dream, and feel inspired.

For the past several years I have had "make shift" studio space in several rooms of my home. Master bedroom, dining room, guest room (now Vivian's room) and the sunroom/playroom of my home.

I always grumble to my husband that I *WISH* I had more space. The only way that will happen is….


A) Buy a different home with extra space


B) Add on to our current house which there is no telling how long that will be until we have the additional finances and time.

Or


C) A golden opportunity presents itself that it too good to be true!!!!

 

I choose…..C

 

YES my friends, what I am saying is I am FINALLY going to have the studio of my dreams!!!

 

Never in my wildest dreams would I ever had expected this precious opportunity stumble upon me.

 

One of the rooms in this gorgeous 1879 house will be the home of Eye Candy Creations Studio.

 

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The upstairs right side will be my studio home. 

 

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The house is under renovations, and each and everyday the homes looks more and more beautiful and full of life!

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The BEST part of this, is the house is DIRECTLY across the street from my neighborhood.

I won't have to drive my car.  All I will do is walk out of my house and in a brief three minute walk be at the doorsteps of this home. 

 

It's the perfect scenario!!!

 

Here's a little background on how this opportunity happend. My next door neighbor Wendy Cassidy bought the old home which had been on the market for ages. The house needed renovation and lots of TLC. It was Wendy's idea to turn the house into small executive offices for small business owners. It's an all inclusive lease that has all the bells and whistles. 

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Long story short, two weeks ago I asked my neighbor what she is doing with the house. She explained her project and immediately I thought of how I needed space desperately. The next day Wendy showed me the home and I specifically requested the upstairs rooms with the most natural light. 

One foot into the room I knew I wanted the space. Looking around the room is like looking at a blank canvas.  My wheels are spinning on how to turn this room into the perfect studio space for me.

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The room has tons of natural light which is perfect!

 

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I have a view of my neighborhood directly from this window.

 

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The room has original hardwood floors and 14ft ceilings.

 

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I know these are not the pretty photos, but hopefully early spring this room will be transformed into a sweet visionary delight!

 

The room directly across the way is still available. I fell in love with it too. It has a beautiful fireplace inside. If I could afford it I would love to lease both and make one room the studio and the other a mini workshop room. Perfect for hosting mini weekend workshops and parties.

 

I could just see a long table with Vivian and several girlfriends having a craft and cupcake party in this room.

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Hmmm….maybe I can work a deal for this extra room. 😉

Needless to say never thought I would find such an incredible space almost in front of my doorstep. Im anxious to start drawing plans and planning the decor. 

Renovations for the upstairs won't begin until Winter, so I am looking at early springtime at the opening of my new studio home.:)

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I've recently received some Eye Candy love from Italy.

Im very honored to be featured in the current magazine of 

Casa Romantica

 

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The publishers did a lovely feature on me and my home.

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Thank you to Cinzia for the beautiful feature. 


 

Thankful…..

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During this time of year…a time to give thanks, I want to express my love and thankfulness for my family and the incredible blessing of being reunited with my birth father and half siblings. This year has blessed me well.

I am also VERY thankful for YOU…, my friends and loyal readers for whom I cherish and love dearly.

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving holiday with your family and loved one's.

 

Vivi's Turkey Pinecone

(easy project for the kids)

large pinecone

googly eyes

dark brown & tan colored pipecleaner

red felt

feathers

glue

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

XOXO,




 

 

 



 


 





 



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I love that house!! When we lived over there I wanted that one so bad. Can you imagine what it looked like when it was someone’s home? I bet the library has pics in the archives. That is so very cool Jenn and i want the blue room next to it!!! Gosh I’m rambling I’m so excited for you. I hope that you have the most wonderful Thanksgiving and I can’t wait to see all of you in Dec.
love,
angela

Hey sweet sissy
eeekkk this is a dream come true
im so happy for you.
i know how much you wanted a space of your own
it will be amazing.
cant wait to see it when it’s all finished.
see ya soon
oxoox,
Jessi

Wow- what a beautiful place to “go to work”.

That house is so pretty, I was drooling looking around the room. I am sure you will have a wonderful studio, and so close to home.
I am new to the blog-land, but have been to your site many many times. I am happy for you. Enjoy your Thanksgiving

Oooh Jenn, that is truly a dream come true! I am sooo happy for you, and how fabulous that it is right across from your home… I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful creations gracing the walls and shelves… you must be in seventh Heaven… and congratulations on being featured in the beautiful Italian magazine… the photos are all so pretty… Vivi’s little turkey is just precious! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family…. I hope you have a beautiful day filled with most abundant blessings… xoxo Julie Marie

Oh Jenn I thought you were going to say your moving to that house lol I can see it now… your space ,your treats, your colors, your style, your room. Hooray for you sweet Jenn.
Congratulations on being published also in another language. Soon you’ll be on the cover of a French Mag. in Paris or Montreal : )
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your precious family. There’s nothing like being an American on this fine weekend.
Kisses to all.
Love Claudie
xoxoxoxoxo

Jenn – What a wonderful exciting opportunity for you! If you can “swing” it – get both rooms you won’t be sorry. I bet they will be beautiful when you are done with them. So close to home…but getting all the craft items out of your own home will give you more living space for your family. I’m so happy for you!

Wow!!! How exiting, Jenn!!! What a beautiful room! You will have SO much fun decorating that space with your magic touch! I’m so happy for you!

Jenn,
This is absolutely wonderful!! I just can’t think of anyone more deserving of such a heavenly creative space to let their Imagination flow!! You are going to have the Creative time of your life in there!! I just know it!!
Big Southern Huggs,
Nancy
coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

OH Jenn!!!! I am SO so soooooooooooo thrilled for you!! I just can’t wait to see what this special spot is going to inspire you to create!!! I just know you are going to make it into the most AMAZING work space!!! I’m going to be looking for you in an upcoming issue of “where women create”!!!
I can’t wait to follow you along on this process!!!!!!!!!
~misschell (chinamommy)

What an amazing opportunity! So wish there was something like that around my neck of the woods. I have thought many times about the old brick motel in town that has been out of business for a long time. How neat it would be to have studios set up there where people could come and shop and buy homemade goodies throughout the year. Kind of a little artist community during the day. Think cutesy little cottage type motel, not Bates motel, LOL. Anyway congrats on finding the perfect studio, can’t wait to see pics when you start decorating. Happy Holidays!

what a fantastic post, and what fantastic luck with the studio! I hope you can get both. I can completely understand your excitement. I’d dearly love some kind of craft room, and will have to think long and hard about how to achieve it.
Congratulations on the magazine feature too! Fabulous!
Have a very happy Thanksgiving
xxxx

Dear honey bunny Jenn!
♥OMG! It’s a beautiful house indeed and how wonderful news your dreams has came true*teehee*♥! My mind keeps popping lots of beautiful fancy image of your lovely studio going to be the most marvellous and sweetest one in the town:) I wish someday i could visit you! Who knows*hee hee*♥
Congrats to you Jenn! All of your pictures in this Italy magazine seem so gorgeous and the one you and your two cutest kids pix is my favorite though♥
Hope you had a wonderful happy thanks giving day filled with lots of love and peace♥
x♥x♥
Zoe

Sandy O'Donovan

Jenn… I am so excited for you..what a fantastic wonderful old home…and how lucky you are to have it right across the street..perfect perfect!! Can’t wait to see what you turn your room into…OMG it will be eye candy for sure. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family and dreaming of your new creative space. xoso Sandy

Jenn, That is so cool! I love that old home and am so happy someone is putting it to use again. When I was little my babysitter (their last name was Hannah) lived there but I never got to go in. The room your studio will be in is identical in design to a room in my grandmother’s old 120 year old house – maybe designed by the same person. So neat… can’t wait to see it! xoxo Jennifer

Karen

Oh what a wonderful dream come true!The house is so beautiful! I cant wait to see you work your magic on this space.Congrats on the wonderful feature in Casa Romantica.Happy Thanksgiving

Patti

Wow! It is meant to be! Congratulations! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I have enjoyed your blog for a few years (at least a couple!) now. Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful family, creations, and talent with us. Sincerely, Patti H. Livonia, Michigan

How very exciting and how very perfect for you Jenn! Rachaelxo

What a magical and perfect studio space! And within walking distance of your house? So fantastic! Congratulations and I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

Congrats on the studio!! What a beautiful workspace!
And on the magazine, its a pretty one.

I can’t wait to see what beautiful creations this incredible space inspires!! Congratulations.
xxoo Valarie

Linda Diane

Jenn, I have been a blog lover of yours for ages, but alas, I have been just a lurker! I don’t think I have ever commented. Well, it is time for that to change! I am so happy for you and that new space you will have to create in. I am oohhhing and ahhhing over that house. Sooo beautiful. I can’t wait to see what you do with your space.

Thank you Angela! The home is gorgeous! I cant wait to have you girls over to play in glitter and glue. Im going to TRY and get the space next door. Fingers crossed! XOXO,Jenn

Hi! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Happy Thanksgiving! :) Jenn

Thank you Miss. Claudie for brightening my day with your visit! XOXO

Hugs to you Miss Nancy!!! Thank you sweetie for your support and kind words!!! Happy Thanksgiving! XOXO,Jenn

Hugs sweet Misschell!!! Youve brightened my day with your kind words and encouragement! Thank you!! Happy Thanksgiving! XO,Jenn

Thank you sweet cheeks!!! Yes, I would flip and be over the moon if you came to the U.S.! You MUST!!! We will play in glitter and shop till we drop! hee! hee! XOXO,Jenn

Thank you Sandy! I appreciate you visiting, and leaving such a sweet comment. 😉 Happy Thanksgiving! XO,Jenn

Sooo cool Jenn! You *must* come and play in the house with me. hee! hee! We will have a ball! 😉 XOXO,Jenn

Thank you Patti for your visit! So glad you enjoy and follow me. :) Happy Thanksgiving! XO,Jenn

Thank you Rachael! Hugs! XOXO,Jenn

Hi Linda, Thank you for reading my blog, and Im SO happy you left a comment this time. 😉 I appreciate your sweet compliments! Happy Thanksgiving! XO,Jenn

Thanks Michelle! Hope you are enjoying your birthday! Sweet hugs! XO,Jenn

Thanks Karla! Im on cloud 9. Never saw this coming. Interesting how things just magically present itself. 😉

Oh Jenn you are truly a LUCKY GIRL!!!!! That studio is going to be 2DIE4! I can’t wait to be invited to visit. And see the photos that I’m sure will be in yet another magazine (congrats on that too). I ADORE your new space/home. I can’t wait to see more photos of the progress. Enjoy each step. Rmember it’s not the end of the road but, the getting there that matters! I am so thankful to have met you this year & consider it a blessing to call you my friend. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. HUGS!
Charlene

omg, jenn!
are you going to have fun in your new clubhouse! i can already imagine seeing its transformation in print. enjoy the process and congratulations!
warmest wishes for a happy thanksgiving!
xo
elyse

I love when things just come together ~ it was just meant to be! What a beautiful and inspiring space full of sunshine! And congrats on the mag too! I am operating out of several rooms in my home too and , well, I know how it feels. Best wishes, can’t wait to see it all set up. xo Heidi

Congratulations on your new workshop space! Love the beautiful turkey!!!

Linda Diane

Jenn, I have loved and admired your blog and creations and adventure-filled art events for quite some time now, but I don’t think I have ever commented. Well, I actually commented yesterday, but I don’t see it here, so maybe I forgot to hit post? Who knows! Ha!) Anyway, I decided to be a “lurker” no more, and go ahead and write you a comment.: ) I am so happy for your dream-come-true studio space that is in the works! What a gorgeous house! I can’t wait to see what your space ends up looking like AND what you create in it!

Linda Diane

OK, Jenn, maybe I am going through the holiday crazies. Ha! I checked and checked and didn’t see my yesterday post, so I posted again just now. THEN–just now–RIGHT AFTER I posted again, I see my yesterday post. Please excuse my goofy mistake. Oh, and YOU have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too! : )

Jenn what an amazing opportunity, you MUST wrangle to other room! I cant wait to see what you do with it! Have fun!

Congratulations on the magazine spread, it looks beautiful!
The stars have surely aligned because how perfect is that house too, and right in your neighborhood.
14 foot ceilings, what a dream! I wish you the best in your new place, you surely deserve it. I look forward to lots of process pictures so we can see your studio developing.
Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Sabine

Oh!!! What a treasure!!!! This house is soooo beautiful and you are such a lucky girl to have a working space there!
I can´t wait to see it finished and decorated by you!
Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

OMG OMG OMG OMG WOW WOW WOW WOW , what a dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can’t wait to see it all decorated up with your style
Janice

Jenn, the studio space is fantastic. I can visualize how it will look fixed up and fruffed and perfect. The extra room for mini weekend workshops looks wonderful. You are an inspiration to me, as I would really love to host art weekends in my own creative space. Can’t wait to see the finished studio!
xo
~Marilee

what an incredible space!!!! eeek!!! I can just picture you doing your magic on it. I think I remember that place! I’m so excited for you Jenn!! xoxo

(((Jenn))))
Oh how WONDERFUL!!!! Wow! I am so happy for you! What a beautiful space and dream come true for you!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family – I am so thankful to be in Blogland with you.
Love,
Kim

Thank you sweet friend!!!! Im soooo blessed for your friendship too! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Love you! XOXO,Jenn

Thank you Denise! Hope you and your family had a lovely Thanksgiving! :) XO,Jenn

Thank you Charlene for your lovely comment!!! Im just as blessed as YOU… to call you my friend. 😉 Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! XO,Jenn

Jennifer, You lucky lucky girl. That house is beautiful. You are going to be so happy creating in that beautiful space.
You made it to Italy too. How awesome is that. What a beautiful feature. Just gorgeous. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and have lovely plans for the weekend.
xo Cathy

Oh Jenn, soooo excited for you!! The house is absolutely gorgeous, what an exciting and wonderful opportunity for you and Sweet Eye Candy Creations! Can’t wait to see what the space looks like after you’ve worked your magic :-). Congratulations on the magazine feature, looks lovely and also very exciting! xo, Jen

Thanks sweet Jen!!! (HUGS!) Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!! XOXO,Jenn

Thanks sweetie!!! Im beyond excited!!! :)) XOXO,Jenn

oooh!!! Sooo excited for you sweetie!! I am sure you are going to turn it into a FABULOUS space to create in!! Yay!! Have a great day hun!! hugs!!
Britt :-)

Hey girl! let me know if you get this comment. 😉

Jenn, I am so excited for you! I can’t wait to see it all fixed up with Sweet Eye Candy! I can feel your excitement!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie
P.S. Congrats on being featured in the magazine. So happy for you!

Congratulations on the studio space! What a wonderful space to create in, and what perfect timing for you to find it! I know you’ll make it look gorgeous inside. I look forward to seeing those photos!

Jenn, all I can say is wow! Wow, wow, wow!!! That is a stunning home and I can not wait to see it once you get done with the place! I am sure it will be a sweet, sugary wonderland!! Congrats on the magazine!! In Italiano…. brava bella!

P.S. a room in there gives “going to work” a whole new meaning!!

Oh Jenn what a beautiful place to escape and create in.
What fun you will have.
I am so excited for you!
Congratulations sweetheart!
Hugz, Dolly

Oh my goodness Jenn HOW EXCITING! WOW you must be tickled pink! What a wonderful opportunity! I can picture the lovelies now what will be adoring the walls and hanging from the beautiful ceiling! Congrats! AND congrats on your beautiful feature in the magazine publication. Stunning. xox Cassandra

ann

Congratulations Jenn!!! I am so happy for you and your dream becoming a reality! I can’t wait to see what you do with that awesome space!!! Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family!! Ann

wow wow wow!!!! I saw this post when you posted it and then forgot to come back and tell you that this place is just DREAMY Jenn!!! Congratulations… what a wonderful place for you to create your pretty things in. Can’t wait to see it when you start froofing… hehe.
xoxo Heather

Just like what Patti said, fate has paved a path for you, to have a new place which you can call your own studio, and you totally deserve every moment of celebration! Come on, you have a place which has huge windows, giving you as much natural light as you need, and it overlooks the neighborhood you’re living in. A dream come true, I say.

The studio looks really wonderful. I’m sure you really deserved this one. The renovation of this place must be expensive and time consuming, but it’ll turn out good once it’s done, right?

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