Welcome to my creative spaces – thank you to Karen, the creative blogger who is the sponsor of this fun party. Please click on the link to find a list of all those participating. I, for one, always love seeing others’ creative spaces.
When I first saw Karen’s post about “Where Bloggers Create,” I thought I couldn’t participate because my cottage home is so small that I don’t have a studio – I have little nooks and crannies where I create. Then I thought about that and I realized I am like many others who don’t have a designated room for their creative space – but create, nonetheless. So – here goes! I quilt, knit, crochet, decorate, garden and craft a little. When we moved to our cottage, I felt I didn’t have the proper space to quilt. I couldn’t create and I was unhappy. One day, my husband and I were brainstorming and we thought I could try using the little nook at the top of our stairs for my sewing machine. We moved everything around and much to my surprise, my sewing machine table fit in perfectly! Here is the view as you come up the stairs. The skylight adds wonderful natural light to my work area.
I store markers, seam rippers, templates, rulers – all sorts of things in the little set of drawers under Lambchop. You can see my Ott light and a favorite flower print. I also store things under the table. Space is very precious.
There is an angled wall to the right of my little nook. I’ve hung some photographs that I love. The three in the top frame were taken on my wedding day. The black and white photographs are of my late brother and I. Every year we would go visit Santa at our local department store and a picture was taken of Dave and I along with the parents. I’ve always loved them and finally got them framed last year.
Remember- this space is on the upstairs landing in our home. As you turn the corner there is a wall between the two bedroom doorways.