Saturday, 24 September 2011

In My Studio

Finally there is an air of calm here after the muddle of the last couple of weeks...taking everything out of my studio for the new floor to be put down was the only way i would have got round to moving out so much paperwork, magazines and boxes and baskets stuffed with art and crafts materials...now it has all been sorted, lots disposed of or stored up in the attic ...
                       ...the things i use regularly are to hand on the shelves, or in the big white basket...
           ...and the bits and bobs i'm so fond of are stored perfectly in these faux french spice drawers....
 ...here is the studio clock (brought back once from a seaside trip), a rosy pincushion, the contents of one of those little spice drawers, and coloured chalks for message writing.....
 ...a few glimpses around the room.....the little keep calm picture my daughter made me, two of the pictures I enjoy having around me (there are other prints too, and a pinboard with commissions listed on, and another with postcards and cards pinned on but i haven't found places for those yet)....the little fireplace is filled with hydrangeas at the moment as you can see...
 ...one of the two work tables i use, this is the one where i draw, paint and make stitchy projects, the other is where i make cards and papercraft projects....i used to have an actual drawing board but now i prefer working on a flat surface so i removed it to give me more space....
...bunnies and books, garden snippets and sketch pads, the big cupboard which is now TiDy and all the toppling piles of old magazines have gone to other homes so i can store lots of materials in there again....the wooden chair is my computer chair (it belonged to Mr P's granny and i've painted it several times already)..so there it is, a quick view of my workplace, where i do all my writing and designing, creating and blogging...hope you enjoyed a peek at it!
The next magazine craft project has already begun in my new tidy studio, and it's not looking quite so neat as it was... more normal again...but after that bit of life laundry it all feels much nicer now. Thank you so much for dropping by and for your sweet comments and emails. Have a happy weekend, everyone. Back soon xxxx

44 comments:

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Oh Helen, it almost too beautiful to play in! I can't wait to see what your working on next. Now I'm off to clean up my little space. Have a wonderful weekend, Patty.

Mia said...

Your studio looks adorable, Helen!
The colors are so "you" (and my favorites too!), I love white and pinks and other little colors here and there. It's a truly inspirational place and oh how many beautiful designs will be made there! And the floor looks beautiful too!

Happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia

A tale from toadstool house said...

Your new work space is adorable,Lucky you!,Helen,beautifulbest wishes,julie@toadstool housexxxxx

Rhona said...

What a beautiful workspace you have! No wonder you are so creative! Don't think I'm brave enough to take pictures of where I do my designing but maybe if I stop blog reading I could tidy it up....perhaps tomorrow!!

Teje said...

Dear Helen, I'm happy you have finished your studio! It looks beautiful - so lovely pastel colours, lots of light, everything again on their places and just so cosy and inviting!
xxx Teje

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your studio is beautiful and is the perfect place for creating lovely things! Enjoy! Best wishes, Tammy

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Your studio is gorgeous, oh how I wish I had a space like that of my own. One day I will :-) x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Helen it's gorgeous, what a beautiful workspace you have!!!
The floor looks great and I love your radio and your spice drawers and your clock and your chair and everything really! :)
Vivienne x

liz mortimer said...

love your colours, I've changed my studio to yellow as it makes me feel happy ( and awake) yours is very soothing and sweet

liz x

Jewel said...

Beautiful! I would love to have such a lovely room one day! So calming! x

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Your studio looks really lovely! It must give you lots of inspiration sitting and working there.

Wish you a happy weekend,

Madelief x

Jenny said...

It all looks wonderful

Cozy Little House said...

I am always so inspired after visiting your place!
Brenda

happy little cottage said...

Hi Helen!

It's so lovely. I am sure you will spend many wonderfully creative hours in your new studio. Enjoy!!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen,
What a welcome spot to be in! I love all your decorations and simply pink and white. It all looks so clean and crisp and inspiring. I know you will enjoy your new studio. Have lots of fun and a great weekend.
xoRobin❤

harmony and rosie said...

You have a lovely work space, crikey you should see the state of mine. Every so often I have a good tidy up session but it doesn't take long before I can't see the floor again!

Kathy Ellen said...

My goodness, but the complete makeover of your studio is just breathtaking and so beautifully organized. I love all of the pink and white shelves, baskets and lovely goodies in your decor. Absolutely lovely!

famfa said...

What a wonderful, beautiful workspace. Everything goes so well together.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Helen,
You must smile every time you walk into your studio. One day I'm going to create a room for all of my bits and pieces, at least, that is what your space makes me want to do. Perhaps I should finish decluttering my house first!
Smiling,
Karen

Ikealady said...

Your studio must be nothing but
a joy to work in.
Your spice drawers are fantastic.
Must be perfect for tiny stuff.

It is good to have a real "treasure hunt" once in a while.
Looking forward to your next post.

by Teresa said...

Dear Helen, you're re-do is fabulous. I still plan to make my space look nicer.. I really do.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

marigold jam said...

Fabulous - how ever do you manage to keep everywhere so beautifully tidy and immaculate?! My little room is usually an absolute mess. By the way I got a book from the library the other day and it wasn't till I got it home that I noticed the author was you - it's filled with your lovely creations and now I know where you actually create them all!

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Helen it looks beautiful - a calm haven for creative insanity to take place in! And I can't tell you how delighted I was to see that you'd framed and hung up my print of Nasturtiam's - O.M.G! So chuffed :) Thank you.

delia hornbook said...

WOW what a beautiful room and so many pretty things. I love all the pastel colours. Hope your enjoying your weekend, dee xx

moonstruckcreations said...

What an inspirational workspace Helen, it must be an absolute joy everytime you sit down in there to start crafting!

Have a lovely Sunday, Helenxx

crafts@home said...

So organised :) Love all the flowers in your workspace too.... Now I wonder if I could persuade my O.H that a flowery radio would look much nicer than the black one he has :)
Sue Xxx

Jenny said...

What a very beautiful studio you have Helen, it is very you! I love all the sweet pastel shades and the lovely flowers you have dotted around. It looks very calm and peaceful - a retreat to immerse yourself in all things crafty and creative! Enjoy it whilst it is tidy, I know how quickly things can descend into mess again ;) Have a happy Sunday, Jenny x

patchworkandlace said...

oooh its gorgeous i really love it , it makes my workroom look very messy , im planning a spot of redecorating before december i think ile start on my room first x

Bee happy said...

Wow, I just love love love your studio, so beautiful and pretty and calming :) just one question, when can I move in? lol

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Jane said...

Oh Helen, what a beautiful work space your have created there. So cool, calm and relaxed......I LOVE it.Have a creative week,
Jane x

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Peaceful, romantic even and organized - what a great combination! It is good to take out all the things that are never used and store them somewhere out of sight. I love your studio!

Lorraine :-}

koralee said...

What a lovely studio you have! Love the sweet colours. oxox

happy new week to you.

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen..what a fresh new start now you have in your studio. I adore your grey French spice cabinet and love all the little knicknacks that you keep in it. You must have a real feeling of accomplishment seeing order come out of chaos here!

Simone said...

What a fantastic, tidy, organized workspace! It must be joyous to work in such a clean and uncluttered environment. You may have inspired me to tidy up!!! x

sew said...

What a delightful workplace - thank you for allowing us in!
After seeing that, I think tidying my sewing room is on the cards this week - but I'll still be surrounded by knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn & fabric - to say nothing of the sewing machine, the books & magazines, the ironing board and the computer!!
Sounds a bit depressing, doesn't it? I'll just have to resign myself to the fact that it'll never look like yours but concentrate on the pleasure that room brings me! Have a good week in your lovely new place and we'll look forward to seeing what emerges from there next.

ALISON said...

How exciting everything in its place.....I am trying to make a little corner of creativity.....cant wait to find a home for everything....ciao Alison

flowers on my table said...

Hi Helen, you are indeed a very lucky lady to have such an enviable space all to yourself. I love, love, love your french spice drawers! Hope you are inspired by your new surroundings to create wonderful things. I am sure you will be!

Thankyou for your lovely comments on my black and white post. I agree with you about the biscuits, they are fab. I haven't investigated to see if its gel food colouring, but I would imagine it is. Have a productive and happy week, love Linda x

GardenofDaisies said...

Your studio just makes me smile! I LOVE IT! I wish mine look half as pretty!

dutch sisters said...

Love the pictures of your studio. Looks like a very cozy place.

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Hello Helen!...It is so good to be back in the blogging world after my Summer break...I am having such fun this morning visiting friends and catching up...You have created such a calm and restful retreat in which to work here my friend and so pretty too....Needless to say, I love everything...If only I could do my work here...I would be so inspired!
Hope you are able to enjoy this lovely sunshine today..
Susan x

notes of sincerity said...

What a lovely studio you have!! And so tidy and orderly. I would never want to leave it! :o)
I am having a little give a way.
Would you like to drop by? :o)
hugs. Trish

Μαζί... KaPa said...

What an amazing blog you have...Ilove your beutifull pictures!! Happy to find you...

Tabiboo said...

Your studio looks like a haven of calm Helen and I love those little teddies.

Have a lovely day,

Nina x

Poshyarns said...

Your studio is so calm and pretty, what an inspiring space to work in, I have huge studio envy now.