Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012


Welcome to my craftroom. I love vintage style and have decorated my space in bright colors of blue, red, pink and green. We downsized a year ago and I had to condense my space and I also have to share it with a guest bed.I love to scrapbook,embroider and sew using recycled wool and vintage linens. Let's check it out.I have 2 work areas-papercrafting and a sewing station. There's a Craig's List desk that I painted and an office chair that's been covered. I can reach everything from here for papercrafting.
I can grab a set of pens and put it on the desk to color or draw.I can see all my scissors at one glance.
Little embellishments are in my top drawer.
Here's some little mice I made out of recycled wool that sit on my thrifted clock.
This is my sewing station. I made the sewing machine cover out of a vintage linen.
Instead of an inspiration board, I have an Inspiration Shelf filled with little things I love.
These doll clothes were my dollies when I was a kid. I just framed them up.
More colorful inspiration.

This closet is half the size of my old one. So I've had to weed out and organize my stuff. I use alot of drawers and clear bins. On the right wall my threads and rulers and embroidery hoops are hanging.
My fat quarters all lined up and ready to use.
Ribbons, game pieces and blocks for shadow boxes.

My miniatures for small clothespin dolls that I make in an Ikea drawer.
My recycled wool stash-there's probably 15 of these bins, so I keep track of whats inside by the little color cards.
My favorite new thing. A door organizer from The Container Store. I have so much stuff in here! I love it so much, I put one in my pantry too.I keep my glitter, ribbons and paints in it.
You can see how I store my ribbons-I can pull them straight out and clip, or pull the whole ribbon spool out to measure and cut.
The little wire baskets are easy to take off and carry over to my desk.
Jars of buttons on the window sill are sorted by colors.
This is my storage cabinet. Underneath I keep more paper crafting stuff.
The Singer Featherweight was my Mom's and what I learned to sew on when I was a kid.
The painting is of me, dressed as a hobo for Halloween painted by my Grandfather.
My little corner where I can sit and do hand work or read a decorating book.
A small shelf above the window for more vintage goodies.
The Pinafore Pretties are my newest adventure. So there you have it. My space is colorful and fun and I love creating new things in here. Thank you for visiting and come back any time! I loved having you.
Have fun visiting all the beautiful craftrooms and studios and link on to Where Bloggers Create.
Have fun!
Leslie

88 comments:

  1. Hi Leslie. Thanks for sharing,enjoyed all your pictures.

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  2. Looks great Leslie!
    Donna

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  3. Leslie...I lingered on every photo just to see every little thing. It looks amazing. I love how simple and clean it all looks. Smiles...Renee

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  4. Wow, It all looks so pretty and organized. I love the mug/pen holders and the ribbons spool baskets. Love all of the personal touches. Thank you for sharing your special spot with us.

    Debra

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  5. I love your bright, colorful and so well organized creative space! Thank you for sharing it through these wonderful photos!

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  6. Leslie, your studio space is beautiful!! So neat, and just full of prettiness!! Such an awesome place to create!! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

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  8. n absolutely adorable space!!!! loved your idea for storing your wool- I just took a felting class and am starting to collect quite a stash of wool myself!


    I hope you will have time to come by and see my lil creative space that I recently created!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  9. You have such FUN decor in your space! I have to say those framed dolls clothes are the cutest, then again the red cowboy boots are pretty awesome too! :)

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  10. I love the color and the jars of "things" and the mice are soooo cute...and it really is a great looking studio! thanks for sharing!
    melanie

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  11. Love your room. I have that same doll with those clothes. My mother sent in boxtops for my doll. Did your mom do the same? My younger sister was born after my sister and I got the dolls. She recently found One of the dolls at a yardsale. It was dressed in the blue dress but didn't have any of the other clothes. Is it ok if I send her the photo?

    You have inspired me. I will be working to organize my studio when I return from a trip to Kentucky. I'm going to the Antique Roadshow in Ohio. So excited.

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  12. I love your sweet space. It is filled with pretties and things that must make you smile. Loved the framed dolls clothes. Such a cute idea. You are so organized. Sewing and creating must be a joy in your space.

    Danielle

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  13. So well organized! Now you can get back to crafting and tearing it to pieces again! Love the closet and the plastic bins to find fabrics fast!

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  14. I am just amazed to see how ingenious crafters or artists are just to create a beautiful space for their creations. Yours is full of bright colors and I like it.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your comments.

    i wish you a creative summer. Blessings
    Hélène

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  15. Hi Leslie. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
    What a fun studio! You have some great ideas for storage ie
    the jam jars with checkerboard lids. Loved the vintage sewing machine cover, too.

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  16. Hay Leslie,

    Your space is so lovely..and good organized!
    I love the ideas for your ribbons ..

    Thanks for sharing with us..

    Please take a stop on my blog..if you like..
    Love from Marijke

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  17. I've been scrolling up and down taking it all in. Every little detail is just precious. I especially love the framed doll clothes. I think I need to borrow that idea. Thank you for sharing your precious space with us.

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  18. Oh my! You win the award for tidiness. Wow ! Everything is so wonderful. Those tiny mice and that cute piano clock are precious. The painting by your grandfather is so wonderful. All those white cups lined up with pens ... absolutely fantastic! The framed doll clothes, cute, cute, cute. Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous day! Tammy

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  19. Oh...My goodness! You are so very organized...You have a place for everything and...everything in it's place!! I can't begin to choose a favorite...but, oh, those framed dolly dresses...They are simple wonderful!
    Thankyou for sharing, my sweet friend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn
    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog...YOu would love every inch of "Sew Many Quilts" shop. The Christmas in July theme really does get me thinking into December, too!

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  20. Hi Leslie!
    Oh! I'm so glad I peeked in, I'm so out of sync with the blog world that I didn't know it was time again for Where Bloggers Create. sheesh.
    Good gosh, you have been eating your Vitameatavegamin teehee! Not only are you a dynamo on the crafty production line, you've also got the most organized, adorable craft room. So great!
    How wonderful to have a painting of yourself, done by your grandfather, I let out an audible "ohhhhhhhh" seeing that. So precious. Do you have any others by him?
    Adore your doll clothes, what a darling idea to frame them - I found a dress or two but they were in such bad bad sad shape.
    And now I need to see if I can get one of those Container Store shelf thingies - love love love CS! - that would free up so many drawers (for more crafty stuff bwahahahhahahha). You've got me all inspired.
    So great to hear you're getting to hang out with your son and have lunch, hope it was yummy - course I know the company was the best!
    I may be losing my mind ... but I think we may have reached a turning point yesterday in the battle of Sally vs The Boxes! I think I've been through nearly all of them now??? That means I can finish them and let them sit for a bit (or longer!) and gain strength to organize what I'm keeping. wahoo!
    Happy happy weekend and much fun crafting in your darling room,
    Sally

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  21. I am so glad I got to see where you create! You have done a GREAT job organizing this!!!!! WOW! I can take come lessons from you! Very very sweet! :):) Sandy

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  22. Your space looks like fun! I love how you've got everything grouped and organized. Even the scissors look decorative! Thanks for sharing. ~ Terri

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  23. A great and organized space. Good job.
    Ginger

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  24. WOW what an incredible studio you have. I love everything being so organized and easy to find at your fingertips. I bet you enjoy many a happy creative hours in your space. Love your vision shelf, what a great idea. You have really inspired me. What a talent.
    Thank you for stopping by to visit me too and your kind comment. I have so enjoyed my visit and now a happy new follower too.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  25. Cute, colorful AND organized! Yay! I share my craft spcae with my bedroom. :)

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  26. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog post! I love your space and how you've stored everything. Everything is so pretty!

    Victoria from Brushstrokes

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  27. Sweet space! and so many pairs of scissors! wow Love your cup organizer, what a great idea!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Thanks for the visit to my studio... yours is so nice and cheerful... I could see myself creating masterpieces with you in there..your organization is very helpful to me... lots of great ideas...

    Thanks for sharing..

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  29. A lovely room. You have managed to fit a lot in a small place, especially ad it's also your guest room. I like your idea of framing your dolls' clothes too. Thanks for letting me have a look around.

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  30. Leslie you studio is so beautifully organized and I am sure those colors make you happy every time you walk in there!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with everyone!!!!

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  31. What a wonderful and most cheery space!
    your space makes me smile and finds me reminscing of my happy childhood memories.
    You have so many meaningful collectibles.. just love it!

    take care,
    ~Diane

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  32. What a great space to create.......love all the red and white touches!

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  33. So pretty and such lovely goodies.I love your wonderful room.

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  34. Very pretty and so much to look at! I love your mice and the white cups contrast cheerily to the colors of the pens! love it.

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  35. Oh my gosh Leslie I love your room. I can tell you are so talented. I just have to follow your blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope we can chat often.
    Hugs
    donna

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  36. Leslie your creative space is wonderful as usual. You are so organized! I'm just loving the organizer for the back of your door. We are getting a Container Store here in Tampa sometime next years. I can't wait!
    Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. :-)

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  37. Your room is so cheerful! I love the inspiration shelf and the over the door shelves. Think I need that......
    VictorianGypsy

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  38. Oh, my friend!!! I absolutely LOVE your space! The colors, the supplies, the trinkets and goodies! SO cool! your organization shines through (boy, I could use your help with that!) Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my studio, too?

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  39. You have a great space...it's so bright and colorful! I love all the nostalgia in your space. The jars full of game pieces are so fun.
    I really like your method for storing re-cycled wool. Great idea to put the little samples on the outside of the box. I need to do that...thanks for sharing.

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  40. Such a happy place full of color and charm! Beautiful!

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  41. What a great space! I LOVE your desk. I have a bulky computer desk that is my work desk but I would love one like yours. I will now be on the hunt!
    Great ideas for organizing things!
    So much inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  42. Thanks so much for popping by with kind comments.
    I love how organized your work desk is. Those cups are genius and so pretty all in a row. Fantastic with the door rack and all your ribbons so ready at hand. Love that you keep your favorite bits displayed too. Keep smiling and creating

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  43. Great creative space, Leslie! Love the shelves with your supplies above your desk ~ those mugs are a great idea to hold your markets and pencils. Love your sewing machine cover; it adds interest to your room while protecting your machine. That closet is organized wonderfully! I have become a big fan of those clear plastic drawers in my own space. I did label mine, but I still like the clear plastic so I can see fairly easily what's in them. I also love how you framed your doll's old clothes. What a great idea and especially for over your sewing area. Thanks so much for the tour!

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  44. What a wonderful space! I love the way you have organized your wool. I also love the doll dresses in the frames. What a clever idea!

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Love,
    Terry

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  45. A lovely and fun space that makes me smile! I am still amazed at all the different styles of creatives spaces we all have. Thank you for visiting my space, too! Have a wonderful and creative week!

    Janice

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  46. What a great space and everything it it's proper place.... Oh I must get on trying to figure out a better way to make storage work in my Studio~ Hugs, Diane

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  47. Love your dolly clothes in picture frames! Sweet!!! You are so organized! Love your Room!!! Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment!
    Love the little dollys you make too!
    deb

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  48. oops..that is DOLLS that you make...not dollys..
    deb

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  49. I love all your touches of red...and you are sooooo organized. Thank you for stopping by my place too! Teresa

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  50. Your craft room is beautiful! I love the blue walls, and the framed doll clothes are absolutely adorable! You are so creative!

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  51. You're right... we DO love neat and tidy! I loved the multiple white mugs in a row for storage! There's a lot to be said for a statement like that! The mice? Too gosh, darn cute! And we have something else in common.... the doll clothes! I have become charmed by them ~ their sweet vintage print outfits. No Barbie stuff for us!! Thanks for posting.. I really enjoyed it!

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  52. Wonderful space and adorable pretties placed around your room oh and I want all your scissors! :))

    Happy creative weekend!!

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  53. This is whimsey at its finest! Colorful creative with a tongue in cheek attitude, love it! The hickory dickery dock mice are charming and yes! I will have a cup of what you are having, crayons, pens, and markers OH MY, love this idea. Thank you for making me smile!

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  54. How cute!!! I love the sweet pieces in your colorful space! The toys mixed with the tools, the beautiful organizing of everything and yet it's just such a sweet room...I'd love to come and play!
    Blessings,! Doni

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  55. I love all the color in your studio..... I will be back. Thanks for such a great sharing!

    Stacey

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  56. I love your room! The blue and dashes of bright red are so cheery. I love how you have displayed your inspirations and collections! My favorite are the felt mice displayed on the clock. Thanks for shring with us!

    hugs,
    Kristi

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  57. I LOVE your creative space and thankyou for sharing it. Love all your special touches and the colour palette is so calming and pretty.

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  58. Your sstudio has the most wonderful style. It reminds me of a Mary Engelbriet look. Love love it and I am a new follower.

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  59. Hi,
    Oh goodness - your studio is so prety and well organized. I love all of the colors and storage ideas you have - your sewing machine cover is adorable - such a magical space.
    Blessings,
    Erin

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  60. The bright colors just bring a smile on your face and your organizational ideas are just to die for....Thank you for opening up your studio!
    Charmaine

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  61. I love every single thing! Wish I could come spend a day in your bright, well stocked studio...I know I would never want to leave!
    deb

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  62. Wow, What a fantastic , creative space! I love it!

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  63. Leslie, This is such a fun post! A chance to see where you create is so inspiring to me. I love your sewing machine cover and your little knitted mice. You have supplies to die for. I love all of your vintage cottages, and my cuckoo clock looks right at home. I had completely forgotten I made that. Thank you so for sharing your creative space! Elizabeth

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  64. Oh my gosh, I LOVE your craft space!!! I have to share my crafty/sewing area with our home office, so I know what it's like to be crammed into a smallish space, but it looks like you've made really good use of all the space you have. I adore the little framed dolly dresses, and the doll houses. And I love the way you keep your ribbons on that door rack. I need to look for one of those. I need to find something like your little joined containers for embellishments for my beads. Where did you get those?

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  65. Oh my goodness, your studio is a delight of colour and charm! Love everything about it, especially your little wool mice, sewing machine cover and the framed doll clothes. And how special to have a portrait of you painted by your grandfather...how lucky you are.

    So glad you stopped by my place....I wouldn't have missed seeing your creative space for the world...:)

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  66. What a lovely space filled with vintage goodies and treats for the eyes. I could be very creative here. thank you for showing us around and sharing it with us all.

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  67. You are a lady after my own heart. Many say I am an nuts when it come to organizing my surroundings. But, I have to question how they live in chaos. Love how you have designed your spaces.

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  68. Oh My! I love the quaintness, coziness and charm of your room. Love all your treasures and what a neat idea to have an inspiration shelf instead of an inspiration board--gotta try that. Thanks for sharing your lovely space.

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  69. I love all the colors.
    Very neat and clean.
    Would think it so fun to be in there
    Laura

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  70. I LOVE the door organizer! I need that - I have so many ribbons. You are incredibly organized! Thanks for sharing!

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  71. Oh I just love those little mice!!! And you have a fantastic craftroom/guest room, I would love to be a guest in there and not that I would be able to sleep, but rather explore your fun space. Great colours and vintage pieces. You have really made this space work so well, I can see the joy you must feel in there.

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  72. What a great craft room, So cute and so organized. You have EVERYTHING you could possibly need in there, looks like.
    D

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  73. So very cheerful and pretty! I love all the vintage goodies; but what I found the very best was the painting of you by your Grandfather... wow. Thank you for the tour!

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  74. What a beautiful and organized space to create lovely things!

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  75. Love your creative space filled with color and joy! So wonderful to see your beautiful embroidered projects...just love them!!

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  76. Loved the tour! So nicely organized! It looks like a happy place to hang out. Thanks for sharing.

    your newest follower,
    Terri

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  77. Hello Leslie! Oh my, what a magical treat of a space! I just love everything about it!! Your bits of inspiration tucked here and there made me smile...the mice, the framed little dresses, and on and on... LOVE your door organizer - perfect and brilliant! And wow, could I spend some time poking around in your closet full of goodies!! Oh, and I adore your sweet pinafore dolls and their vintage linen details - we do share a love for those embroidered lovelies!

    Thank you so much for your visit and kindness - I am so happy to have met you through WBC, and I look forward to following along with your creative endeavors!

    Hugs & Blessings,
    Becky

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  78. Aloha Leslie,
    You have an adorable space! And so well organized! I love how you displayed your vintage doll clothes that were once for your dolls.
    We met at last years WBC party when you visited my space, how nice to visit with you again. Though I'm not participating this year, I'm still taking my time visiting everyones' space.
    Thanks for the tour!

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  79. Your space is full of such wonderful vintage items. It would be fun to look closer at everything, you have done a great job of displaying your items. You are also very organized! Wow, I thought I had done better but you have inspired me to take a closer look and organize, maybe with a door organizer Love the Pinafore Pretties!

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  80. I love this! I've just found the "where bloggers create" party and have been getting my eyes full!! My mom still uses her Singer Featherweight do do all her sewing! My sister and I learned on it also!

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