Where I create...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hello, I thought I'd give you a little peek into my creative space today, I've been meaning to do it for a while now and it's relatively tidy at the moment. It's nothing too fancy but I love it because it's my space and it's cosy. I love taking a peek at other people's creative spaces for ideas and out of curiosity too! So here's a look at mine! : )

Niall made me this great fold-down table so I can do some work standing up, it's better for your back apparently to spend some of the day standing while you're working instead of sitting at a desk all the time. There's enough space to make a card on there or use the computer.

It was really quick and simple to make (for him!), he used some 2"x1" pieces of wood, a piece of MDF and a piano hinge. I painted it using a simple white satinwood paint, to keep it bright and fresh.

I try and vary the storage in my space, here there's a wicker picnic hamper used to store fabrics, a butterfly box my mum gave me and a vintage suitcase belonging to my grandmother and also used by my dad as a child!

This comfy chair I picked up very cheaply at a hotel clearance sale and my talented mum made the loose cover for it. I sit here when I'm tired of standing, lol! : )

I love this free standing metal shelving unit, it's bright and airy and I can fit a lot of storage boxes on it, this is where I keep my sewing machine, finished cards, ribbons, crepe papers, tissue papers, stickers and lots more! I also keep some electrical devices in this corner, scanner, silhouette, printer etc on another stand, you can just see the edge of it.

As you can see I've really made use of the wall space in this room! These were just basic wooden shelved Niall put up for me and I painted them white. The wire shelf racks add that extra bit of storage space and they just slot right on to the shelf. I keep my inks, buttons, finished paintings and other odds and ends over here.

On the other side of the room I've a little library that Niall made for me, I painted it white, it stores some  books and magazines I've had work published in. The larger wooden unit I bought, it stores most of my 12x12" cardstock, smaller patterned paper pads, more inks, stains, quilling papers, embossing powders, paper flowers, markers, paints, die-cutting machines, rubber sheets, cutting tools, pretty much everything I'd use most often. I like being able to see what I have and find it pretty quickly. Niall made the handy corner shelves on the wall, I have my radio and acrylic paints up there.

I added some pretty flower fairy lights around the top of the unit, these add such a lovely glow in the evening if I'm working late on some projects, it makes the room feel so cozy and welcoming!

I do love glass jars, I usually can't resist them if I see one in a shop and it's an interesting shape or size. I keep more ribbon, twine and other bits here. I love how the light reflects off them and makes the room brighter.

I've a couple of these fabric covered storage units in my room, they're very inexpensive and hold quite a lot of supplies. I keep stamps and other embellishments in there. The baskets have card blanks in them and some dies. Of course there's some more shelves, with those handy wire trays. The gold coloured damask vintage box belonged to my grandmother and I keep vintage cards I've collected in there.

So, I hope you enjoyed having a little peek inside my creative space. I hope you get some ideas for your own space and see that you don't really have to spend a fortune to create quite a cozy and personal creative space.


  1. Hi Clare

    well I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of your crafting space. Bright fresh and very well organised! I like the hanging wire shelves what a great idea. I also love that you use the old suitcase and your grandmother's damask box! I can almost feel the cosiness of the room particularly when your pretty lights are on in the evening. You've inspired me to get pretty lights for my craft room.

    Big hugs

  2. Beautiful room Clare, so feminine and cosy and filled with wonderful light. I love it. Tracy x

  3. I could sit in the snug chair! Love the cool peaceful colours you have used everywhere. It all seems to work so well together. Mine is a growing hodge podge of things all balanced together to make it work for me! There once was a window in front of is still there, but you can't see it for stuff! Thankfully I have huge concertina doors right next to me and brilliant down lights my DH put above my workspace.


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