May 29, 2011

stu...stu...studio!



Ever since I moved into my little house, my poor little studio has got the rough end of the stick. Because my craft wares, art materials and knick knacks outweigh any other thing I own (I’m the girl will the full studio and empty fridge) I have naively believed that everything will fit nicely in the studio. Realistically it has become a storage room. A very pretty one at that, but there were times when I thought I was never ever going to make art again, and that was just not going to do. Then the floods came and I was mighty quick to get things packed away and ship shape. Then a few months passed and my things were popped back into any available space. So you’ll understand my excitement at how wonderful it’s looking RIGHT NOW. A trip to ikea, some new storage, a garbage bin full of crap (less than beautiful things) and a couple of suitcases full for rummage…means one pretty flower has emerged. I still have a lot of stuff, but I know where it is and where I can find it. I have two tables, one for painting and messy work and another for paper work and collage. I am also waiting on some retro coffee lace curtains from ebay for 99c, I think they’ll work, we’ll soon see. I dreamt of a room that I wanted to spend time in and I think I’ve achieved that. Finally. I want to make the most of this gorgeous little house before I head off. But that’s for another post. I’ll leave you with some pretty pictures. Happy Sunday all! (ps. I know I said I wouldn’t be back till Tuesday, but I couldn’t wait to show you! Pps. Not sure I’m ‘getting’ this whole scone thing…thank goodness for raspberry jam and cream!)



why hello..come on in!



the paper and collage desk...complete with inspiration wall.


pretty things on the wall and in jars.


fabrics and love stamps...what else is needed?


more lovely stuff and my beautiful wallpapered walls.




sorry for the bad language but i am in love with this card..will be framed soon. some of my wallpaper collection.




this rummage is going to be a big one!




16 comments:

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

That card is great! Your room looks lovely. The exposed brick is fantastic. What a great room to work in!!

Allana said...

Eeep! I love it! What an inspiring space you have now! Thanks for sharing :)

Ames and Tash said...

This space is gorgeous and well organised! I think you will find a lot of inspiration in here :) Ames

melania said...

Oh haha, I just recently set up a crafty space in our smallest room...if you peek in there it is a crazy mess of pretty/collections/permaculture plans. the door is currently Shut. Thanks for the inspiration to get on top of it!

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The Beetle Shack said...

oh mercy, this looks grand! what a wonderful designer you are

xo em

Nelly said...

What a lovely room cant wait till I have one of my own too.All my bits are scattered all over including at daughters shed.I love the boy pic and see that Rose tin my mum had a set the same we ended up paintiung over them in the 80s woops They were show prizes I think. I am on lookout for some the same so let me know when you sell that one.

Bayside Rose said...

Thanks for the tour of your gorgeous studio. Plenty of inspiration in there.

Now get to work!! :)

Pam x

Briar {Sunday Collector} said...

Oh such pretty pictures! What a cute space, I would love a room all to myself like that!

Louise said...

Yay Laura..I love your studio..its very pretty and looks like such a nice place to work. Its perfect! xo

Bungalowgirl said...

So tidy and organized. I'm hankering for this kind of tidiness but my personality is getting in the way. That rummage pile looks fantastic- might have to pop along and have a ferret.melx

Cupcake Couture said...

So lovely!
I really love your space. I am hoping to move to a new apartment soon with a spare room and can't wait to make into a creative space. x

Alecia @ Tchotchkes etc. said...

what a gorgeous space to work in! I always feel so much better after a good sort through our perpetually messy spare room. I've just come across your blog and am really enjoying it!

nais said...

thanx for letting us take a peek into your creative space lovely. how important it is to have a space that inspires you with your own personal collection of bits and pieces. i look forward to checking out your rummage stall! can't wait. :)

Tea for Evie said...

it looks gorgeous Laura...so much to look at and so organised! i have studio-envy! love the inspiration wall - it is a larger more fabulous version of my own! rummage looks great this month - oh and i am now a free agent to rummage sans baby! hopefully will make it up to the next one x