Thursday, 27 August 2009

My (Very Own) Creative Space

It's been a little while since I've been able to blog about My Creative Space. We've been busily re-arranging and re-decorating our little home and all surfaces have been covered with books. (I knew we had a lot of books. I just didn't realise we had a LOT of books, if you know what I mean?) There was just no room for creativity.

Until now, the majority of my crafting materials have lived in our dining room and no matter how tidy they were (and, let's face it, they generally weren't tidy) the dining room just didn't look finished. Our study had long since been lost under all of the things we threw in there when people came to visit (don't pretend that you don't do that) and we needed a change.

I've spent a couple of weeks shifting things; cleaning things; painting things and shifting things again - and the final result of all this upheaval? A home which is starting to look smarter, cleaner and more finished. Oh, and did I mention, my very own creative space?

I'm delighted to be able to give you a tour -

My Little Craft Room

The room is light, bright and airy. Everything that you could want in your own creative space. I was totally surprised when I managed to fit everything in (though I have been making a concerted effort to use my stash before buying any more.) There's even room for larger bookshelves if I need them eventually.

On my desk are the tools that I use most often and all of the little lovelies that I've collected to use in my crafts. (The jars are all old Nutella jars. We eat a LOT of Nutella!)

On My Desk

Craft Books & Mini Albums

On the bookshelf, which is actually an Ikea shoerack, I've got my craft books, scrapbook albums, mini-albums and, on the lower shelf (not shown) are my scrapbook alphas and some works in progress.

On the top photograph, you can see that I also keep my sewing machine and my photo frames in this corner - out of the way.

The Bureau

And lastly, in the corner, is a beautiful bureau that I've inherited from my late aunt. (It's so nice to have something that belonged to her and is both beautiful and functional!) Inside, I've hidden away my office equipment, fabric, photographs and scrapbook papers. On top, the two boxes hold my sewing notions and bead stash, nestled into the wool I scored on Freecycle.

I can't wait to get started on some new creative projects, so please come back and visit - I'll be sharing - starting tomorrow with a little mini-book tutorial :)

18 comments:

  1. awww so tidy! Makes me wish I was that proactive, lol!

    Your phone doesn't like me, btw. Either that or you hate me.

    Hmmm............

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  2. I spy a Lady Bug!SO proud of you, and you got your own space- major cool. A mini book tut, okay! It is the I in the me ,myself and I that says Happy happies.

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  3. thanks for the mini tour!!! love your space.

    you use nutella jars, I use Starbucks coffee bottles...LOL!!! recycling is a GREAT thing!!!

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  4. I wish I had a craft room, I'm so jealous! It looks like a lovely space to work in. Oh and I'm so going on freecycle to seek out yarn. What a great idea!
    xoxo

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  5. I love how brightit is, and also love those nutella jars, I love it too, that's why I don't buy it :) :) :) I'll finish a jar in 3 days!!!

    congrats on your crafty space!!!

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  6. Hi. I found my way over here from Shimelle's boards. What a lovely space you have. So much light!! I love the storage jars too.

    xMx

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  7. Hi (again!). Just noticed you've already been by the Cookie Blog :) Thanks for the comment. Hope the business starting is going well!
    xMx

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  8. A creative space of your own? That is a luxury I do not know personally but dream of. Actually I am lucky that Dave shares his painting studio with me and that we can work together without going nuts. Sometimes.

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  9. I'm using the dinner table...so I really envy you!You are so lucky!!

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  10. I love your scrap room. It looks so fresh! Happy creating!

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  11. I love that idea with the jars. I never thought to sit them upside down. Dah....

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  12. Oh how fabulous! It's a beautiful space and has such a light calm feeling to it. Love those jars of goodies too! Great space Clair :) K

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  13. this space is artistic ...full of possibility...i enjoyed my visit..i am nutella crazy too!
    redorgrayart

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  14. wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't wait to see what you do with this space!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. What a great space, I love your jars and that big bright window!

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