creative space?


The problem with my creative space is that it is shared. 




I don't even mean with small people, although it is, and precious papers run the risk of being swiped off the desk and adapted into craft, and if I ever make the mistake of leaving pins at desk-height, well…

My creative space is right alongside my workspace. I mean that I have one long desk with a computer at one end and a sewing machine at the other. And right now, every time I sit down, I may look longingly at the machine, but it's the computer that gets the attention.

I'm in (I hope) the final month before launch of this project mentioned earlier, and will be sharing with you very soon! It's taking up most of my creative space.

Along with a major project, there are a few small projects on the go:


Bunting intended for Ivy's birthday which might be made in time for Henry's. Shame it's really not very boy-like. Ah, whatever. 




Kids' paintings which are about to be made into something else. Watch this space! Although probably not that closely. I'm not known for my promptness.

And in other creative news:



Our neighbours are away and we've been looking after all their animals for a few weeks. We'd avoided telling them that we thought one of their chickens had been taken by the fox, and then it reappeared today with some new additions!

Great excitement all around. 

We still had the whole set up from the last chickens in the garage, so Adam took them up to get set up, and unfortunately two excited small people let the mother hen out. And she vanished, we assume back to wherever her secret nest is and possibly to more hatching chicks? Adam and another neighbour looked and looked and we couldn't find her. So rather than leave the chickens in the garage in the cold (DAMN it's cold here right now – and the lamp that had been set up in the garage isn't working) they are in a box in front of our fire and we are hoping for the best. 

(Contrary to this photo they are covered, for the record.)


cheep cheep cheep

Many more inspiring creative spaces over here

Hope you are having a lovely week, lovely folk!


6 Comments on “creative space?

Secret Water
July 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Ha I can relate to the shared creative space issue! I just moved into my renovated garden shed which is going to be my “boat shed in the burbs” (by moved in I mean office/creative space!). Was supposed to be my mummy hidey hole but I have a three year old assistant who has moved in and set up a very messy desk next to me on the bottome shelf of the book case!

July 7, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Oh the chickies, if only they stayed so little and cute. But I guess they wouldn’t lay and scratch and do good then. Loving all your projects on the go. People always tell me that kids grow so fast and not to worry about all that I’m not doing right now but be with them instead. So now I pass this pearl onto you although it still kinda does bug me at times.
What a crazy, rambly comment. Off to bed I think. Happy almost Friday. x

mental chew
July 8, 2011 at 7:31 am

I am in search of personal space. HA! My office is wherever I can land with my iPad and my garden. TIme to get some dirt under my nails. (Love your chicks!)

The Art of Family
July 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

I shared my home office with the kids – because that’s where I was most of the time – which is where the kids ended up too. So I turned the home office into an art room, and packed up the computer and papers. I found an extra closet (and by found, I mean, repurposed I guess) and turned that into “my” space. Where the computer sits (we took of the door and widened the wall space) and photos of the new artwork and projects adorn the walls πŸ˜‰ Sometimes it takes even more creativity to be creative πŸ˜‰ Great fabric, paints, and oh so cute chicks!

July 8, 2011 at 9:56 am

I’m desperate for a good creative space too as I have to share the dining table for mine – not ideal, am on the search for a small house and lots of craft stuff solution – not easy – thanks for the links – lots of good ideas


That material is so pretty.

I love the stripey chickies.

Do want!


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