Wednesday, 16 January 2013

My creative space



Well it's January and the sun is shining here, and it's also freezing cold!
and the corners of my house are beginning to call me, to clean and tidy, and remember them.

today was my day for going to the gym..... remember my list of things......and yes I still need to tell you more about that, but although I was going to the gym, I cleaned my craft room instead. Oh yes, much more fun!

Not a deep, deep clean, but a shine and moving around of the the piles which have grown and need to find homes!

I know to have a craft room is a luxury. For as long as I can remember I have carted around at least a small room full of creative and craft things..... I'm not quite sure how to apply my word for the year, CLEAR, to all of this. I guess the worktops are clear and that will have to do for now!

This is the place where I can remember what lovely wools and materials I have, what I want to make, and have a read through my notes and inspiration boards. Of course a lot of crochet takes place on the couch, but this is the place where I use my sewing machine and cut and play with fabric. The plan is to spend more time doing this and less time in front of screen!  

I remember the first person I ever met who had a craft room. I was hugely inspired by this creative lady who made having a creative space an absolute priority. She simply had to make things, even in the midsts of a busy life. How amazing to have this space, I thought, an official space for creating, surely many things will happen!.... but you still need to find your way there, especially when other areas of your life are calling as well. Life has to happen too, I know. I will experiment to see how I can fit my creative life in in a more regular way.

When do you craft? I know as the creative beings we are we are always crafting our way through life really. Do you have a craft space? even if it's a little cubby hole under the stairs! I do hope so,

Heather
x

22 comments:

  1. I can write so many things about this subject. I have been working for a long time as an environmental engineer and I'm a full day worker. Because of that, I can interested with my hobbies and passions only weekend and some evening... My dream is working on my hobbies and my blog all my days...
    By the way, your room looks wonderful. I would like to help you to tidy this nice room.

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  2. I craft in the mornings, when kids are at school and my hubby is at the office. When boys get back home is a little bit harder, then I do some "pinning"!!! sometimes I do still something in the evening, on the couch!
    I have a studio, that is my morning place, because of the good natural light!
    xxx Ale

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  3. I love your room - it is so full of beautiful things!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  4. What a lovely room! Unfortunately Poppy Cottage doesn't have a room that isn't being used for at least one other purpose so my creative space is just spread around everywhere! Perhaps that's why I stick to crochet mainly, with the odd bit of knitting or hand sewing - nowhere to set up a sewing machine!
    Angie x

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  5. So cosy cosy Heather,a lovely room.
    I am lucky to have a room to myself to create and craft in...but oh it gets very cluttered and I then find I can't be organised or calm in there!
    soa clear now and then is so good for the soul..and the romm
    bestest daisy J

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  6. You are so right. Having a craft room is a luxury. I have it too and I love it. But I don't spend half as much time there as I would like to.. Just like you. Great yours is tidy again. That always brings in some fresh air and ideas don't you think?? XO Jenn

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  7. Great space and such sunny walls. I can't justify a craft space because I am am such a sparodic crafter. I instead I have bags of wool, fabric etc hanging from various door knobs around the house!

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  8. I want to come and have a good rummage in your crafty space! I have a crafty wall......but then my stuff can take over the whole house if I'm not careful! :) x

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  9. I am beyond jealous - what a happy, colourful looking space. I would love a room of my own but all our rooms are spoken for. All my crafty things are scattered here and there throughout the house and it does do my head in. I'd love to have them all tidy and pretty in one room, like you do.

    I tend to craft in the evening when the kids are in bed - I rarely seem to have time throughout the day.

    Gillian x

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  10. Snap with Gillian ... although i am working on claiming a little space for me to at least store all my bits ... at the minute they are all over the place and I find by the time I locate what I'm looking for, I am so frustrated, I lose interest ... this will all change when I get organised though ... I love your gorgeous room ... Bee xx

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  11. This is a gorgeous creative space filled to the brim with cheerful colors!! I love it! I do have a creative space that I roughly call my studio. It's the formal dining room turned library/studio. I spend the majority of my free time there and since it adjoins to the living room I can be in there AND with the family at the same time.
    Catherine Denton

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  12. Your craft room looks lovely, I think I would enjoy rummaging through those fabrics!

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  13. Such a beautiful place to create and I adore those pretty pitchers on the top shelf!! xo Heather

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  14. i have a craft room but it is very neglected- I really need to "do it up" by which I mean tidy and actually love it! I am super jealous of your fabric TOWER! Hazel x

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  15. I know!!!! What a wonderful thing it is to have your own creative space. You can see pics of my room on my very first blog. Oh, I do soooooo LOVE my room, filled with everything I love!!!!!!!!! I really love your room too. So bright and cheerful.
    regards
    Amarie

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  16. Hello Heather:
    We are not, we fear, at all crafty, that is in the sense of making things, but have much enjoyed reading this very entertaining post having discovered you on the very lively 'The Custards'. Your fascinating blog is wonderfully eclectic and we have been enticed by your interesting profile. So, we are signing up as Followers and will look forward to more to come.

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  17. I must remember what you have said - that you still need to find your way there - when my studio rises from the ashes of the storeroom. I do worry that once I have it I will not make sufficient use of it.

    Your crafty space looks so inviting and inspirational :D

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  18. Oooh - how lovely. There will be a lot of fabric envy going on I think! For years I used one end of the dining room table and a few of the chairs when things got out of hand!
    Keep warm
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  19. Loved having a peek at your crafty place and all the gorgeous things in it. What a better day than going to the gym, a place of punishment to my mind.

    I don't have an exact crafty place I'm spread all over the place, but my lot don't seem to mind.

    Lisa X

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  20. What a lovely craft room, Heather, it's sunny and pretty!! And such a better workout tidying up than at the gym ; -) I'm very lucky to have my own "make and do" room, but my girls have decided to have a room each of their own, so I'm on the move!! I do a lot of creating in my room, but also at the dining room table, and at night time watching re-runs of favourite shows!

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  21. What a lovely, colourful, crafty space you have Heather.......love the buttery, yellow wall and all your bits and pieces....
    I turned my spare bedroom into my sewing room, as we have very few visitors stay.......but somehow I still seem to sew in the living area as it has the best light and views, is near the heater and the TV for some background noise when I am home alone.......
    Actually, I think I'm just putting off moving into my sewing room permanently as it does need a super tidy up and sort out and that's just a little bit scary at the moment.......

    Claire :}

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  22. My craft room is the box room at home ... a tiny little space enough to get a desk in, a set of shelves bursting with wool, and a chair for me to sit at and craft!

    I am venturing into dressmaking too now and am seriously considering changing my guest room into a BIGger craft space with a table to stretch out those patterns!!

    Sigh ... such pleasure!!

    xx

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