Friday, December 12

Where women create

One of my all time favourite non-fiction books is 'Where women create'. Have you read it?
Not a month goes by that I don't retrieve it from my bookshelf and browse the pages. The images in this full-colour book show off all the neat details of each designers' crafting room. I would love to have a special room just to create, but for now I have to make do with my sewing table in a corner of my home office, which I just about managed to squeeze in! Next to it I have a low cupboard where I keep my sewing notions and tools. I like a clear workspace, so everything is neatly boxed or stored inside the cupboard. Even my shelves are uncluttered. I keep spools of thread and bobbins in compartmentalized cardboard boxes. All my patterns are kept in ziploc plastic bags, which are then labelled and filed away. I have a special box for my precious, vintage buttons, and a wooden tray where I keep my most prized cutting tools. I guess you could say I like being organized!

12 comments:

  1. I bet you are a finicky about most things Duni. The reason I say this is because it shows in your creations. You have got the most beautiful creations ever and I know you would not have it any other way.
    Have a great weekend.

    Jodi

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  2. This looks like my dream office!

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  3. I love that book too. There are some really inspirational spaces in it. I have lot my craft room get out of control again. I plan on getting it organized during my time off later this month.

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  4. Oooh this sounds so nice! I recently made my second bedroom into my office but it's not like these rooms at all. Making me want to give this one a makeover to make it my work/crafting room!

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  5. Your corner sounds like mine. I have plans to turn the playroom into a sewing room once my kids get older. But that's some years away!

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  6. Jodi - yes! that about sums me up! ☺
    I have been like this since my childhood - none of my possessions ever broke and I never, ever got myself dirty ☺

    ps - thank you for being my #1 fan of my bags!

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  7. TNT2008 - looks beautiful, doesn't it? Sigh...

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  8. Lenox Knits - that's why i have loads of boxes, to store all those odds and ends that pile up with each new project!

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  9. Stiletto Sports Jen - this book really has a wealth of information. I'm sure you'll find lots of ideas to give your room a make-over. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Tiff - Good idea! In the meantime you can imagine what your craft room will look like...I do this all the time. hehe.

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  11. I would also love to have a room to create! I use the dining room table now and have to take everything out and put it away only when I have time to create since the cats would love to chase beads all over the house! It would be wonderful to have a dedicated room to be able to go in a create when the urge strikes!

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  12. oooh, you're following me? I feel honoured...
    I know what you mean; I put all of my fabrics away if I have a translating project to do...otherwise I'd be too distracted!

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