noodle and lou

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happy beginnings


another deep cleaning of the little noodle and lou studio is finally complete. i love the first couple days...when everything is so tidy and every little thing has a legitimate home. sure, it slowly creeps back to disaster-ville. but that's just part of the fun. i'll even show you a before picture! though it's not completely fair, because this was already somewhat cleaned! yikes.

i told you it was bad! feeling better about your mess? glad i could help:) so, now that everything is ridiculously tidy, i am completely motivated to finish my pile of orders and to get moving on some new art.






but the main reason for the big clean up, was to get my noodle and lou vintage shop rolling! amazing the treats i found tucked away in all that mess. i've been thinking about this for awhile and i'm really excited about it! you all know how much i love anything vintage and i think it will be so fun to share my finds with you. AND i can stop hoarding all these things. hoarder. that's me. SO...today will be the day that i start listing some things in my 2nd shop! i guess it's a bit of a grand opening. without the balloons and confetti and radio ads. stop on by right HERE. and check back often for new things:)


thanks you guys! happy thursday to you all!! xoxox...jenn

25 comments:

Tracy M. said...

Hey, your before picture looks a lot like my studio. Mine needs a serious redo too. I can hardly find the floor in mine. The new tidy space is lovely. Good luck on your new shop.
Take Care,
Tracy M.

Michele Lynch Art said...

Ah, I love it when it's first clean too. I sit and stare around in amazement! But then I can't find a darn thing when I want it LOL! Good luck with your new shop! xo

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh, I love your studio! That's not much of a mess my dear but we need to create that way, don't we? We can't make art in a void. Right? I love to make a mess when I'm creating and lose myself in the process. How fun! And how fun that you are opening a new shop! Congratulations! I wish you loads of success! ;)

Lyn Newhouse said...

Nice studio! and congratulations for your new shop!!

Chrissie Grace said...

Hi Jenn
I love your studio
I wish I could come over there and look at everything close up! YUM
xo
Chrissie Grace

Micki said...

Your studio is fabulous, i love the colour of your sofa, beautiful!!

Queen Bean said...

Jenn, Your studio looks great. I wish my garage and basement were that organized. I can't wait to see the new shop. Deana

snippetgirl said...

Your studio is sooooo adorable, as i knew it would be!! And i can totally relate to the before and after. I get mine all organized and then, boom! It explodes yet again!
You have so many wonderful little treasures in your space...just yummy! Ok, i am headed over to check out our new shop!! Can't wait!
xoxo

Artfulife said...

Think I will clean my garage tonight so that it will motivate my husband to use his tools, that will result in him finishing my little studio! I'm just loving how cute and cozy it is. What a fun place to create.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Your studio is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Your sofa and all your little knicknacks are just perfect! I am like you and enjoy fabric...I have a lot and never use it (just look at it all folded and pretty). Congrats on opening Noodle and Lou Vintage.

CourtneyP said...

Your studio looks great! I share my space with Darth Vador, ninja turtles and various items of mass destruction( the nerf kind!). I dream of when I can have my own space! Get busy!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

a VERY special place to create! dreamy!

i just love all your treasures! something to bring a smile around every nook & cranny!

sure hope Henry is turning a corner... getting better fast!

lori vliegen said...

hee hee....your studio looks like mine...."before the tornado" and "after the tornado"!! i just LOVE your little painted flowers on the wall!! they look so cheery and happy....just like you! congrats on your new shop....i'm off to check it out! :))

Soggy Dog said...

Theres nothing like a clean studio that gets the creative juices flowin.... unfortunately mine NEVER stays clean once I dip my paint brush into the first color. Thanks for re-directing the link! Flat Soggy is on his way out tomorrow! :) xoxox Have a super great weekend... happy hunting for more vintage finds! - Kim

melissadc76 said...

Oh, you have a lovely studio! And really, that wasn't terribly messy. Not messy like my stuff gets. Good luck on your new store...xoxo Melissa

andrea creates said...

Oh my, your before pic is how mine always is ;)
I think I must just like it that way because it always ends up that way no metter how much space available.
Your studio looks so great.

julie king said...

your studio is adorable with all the pink and green freshness. i can't keep mine straightened up for even an hour. i've decided it's just part of my creative process to be messy!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

BRAVA!
That's wonderful.
SO important to work in a clean and organised surroundings.
I WISH mine was as clean as your messy picture...lol...but, you have inspired me to clean mine up.
Thank you!
Char

julie Haymaker thompson said...

You have the nicole sayre I have lusted after!!! the space is so cute .The flowers over the window!! I know the felling when all is clean and then it does creep back oh the vicious cycle.

Sandra Evertson said...

Great art room! Wonderfully colorful just like you!
I added your fabulous blog to my Creative Places list on my blog, don't know how I could have missed it!
Sandra Evertson

Susan said...

I just recently cleaned up my studio too. There must be something about the beginning of a new school year. You studio is lovely.

Heather said...

wow! look at that sparkling studio! you put me to shame ;) I love the first few days of a tidy studio...why does it never last? excited to see your new shoP!~

hatjunkie said...

You have inspired me to clean my studio. Thanks for the before photo otherwise I would just fell hopeless and not even attempt it. I also love to look at my spools of ribbons.

JWL said...

Oh, Jenn. You are the cutest. You really, really are! xoxo

Laura said...

Oh, yes! More of these, please.
I LOVE seeing other people's studios. Great shots!