Friday, 24 July 2009

Creative space blog party

Today i am taking part in this My creative room isn't very nice - the carpet is old, fluffy, and red and the walls have horrible paper on them painted in a dirty pale pink and theres great big cupboards with yellowy louvre doors. Its the only room in the house that hasn't been touched. But that will hopefully all change in the next few months as we will be starting Project Work Room to make it beautiful.

So today i will show you some things in the room but not the actual room itself.

Please come in. I hope you enjoy!!!!

My room is filled with lovely little bags containing notebooks and collaged folders for bills, ideas, recipies etc.

I have tins and tins of stationary.

And lots of Marilyn pictures.

I have boxes and drawers of cards.

And lovely wrapping papers and gift bags.

I am addicted to notebooks!!

There is plenty of Tinkerbell stationary.

Lovely crafty bits, some given by other lovely bloggers. This gorgeous tag was from Lobster and Swan.

These wonderful buttons are from The world of Twiggypeasticks.

My journals are in this room too.

I keep my boys school letters in this file.

I used to be very interested in Feng Shui, i still follow some of the principles. This is a Feng shui compass.

My horrible louvre doors are covered with photos - it's quite a talking point!!!!

Here is my littlest at a few days old.

And the eldest.

I keep funny or inspirational things on pinboards or hanging above the desk.

Papers are kept in dusty baskets!!

And thousands of photos are waiting to be organised.

I like to keep things that make me smile in this room as i spend a lot of time here. Like this M for Mummy.

I hope you can read this by clicking on the picture: It's what i often do. My hubby found it and gave it to me because it made him chuckle.

More notebooks!!

This bear called Billy was one of the first purchase me and the hubby made for our first home together 10 years ago.

My dusty Money plant - it has got huge over the years (Lucky for us!). But it has just started to drop and the littlest one keeps bashing the leaves off. I really should start looking after it a bit more before our cash flow drops!!!!!

Cards and notepapers.

Crafty drawers:

I love these drawers - they belonged to my mum long before i was born.

Posters to remind us to do our bit for the planet.

Before my kids came along, i used to work with children. I kept this lovely poster.

I keep a selection of bags in here, some are ready to grab if i need a shopping bag, some are filled with toys for when we go to grandparents houses and some have crafty bits that don't fit in the drawers.

I love these file boxes - i'd like to get some more once the room is all decorated.

My lovely sewing machine - that i am now becoming very fond of, since i have had more practise.

My lovely Tiffany bag hangs proudly on the doors.

As does Marilyn.

There, I've tried to put pictures into this post that you haven't seen before. Theres lots of others throughout my blog.

Ihope you have enjoyed my cluttered but homely work room. I hope to show you a lovely, cluttered but organised one in a few months.



Cal said...

That was a great tour. Loved seeing all those things and the funny cartoons. What a lot of hair on a baby! Can't wait to see it all finished.
Cal x

Anonymous said...

Wow! So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Great Space love your red sewing machine mine is pink! Thanks, for sharing! Hugz, Zandra

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey Chickadee!
cute sewing machine!!
Big mermaid hugs


Claudia said...

Thanks for the peek into your creative process! Soon your space will be transformed! Please post some pictures when the Project is complete! Thanks so much for sharing.

Deb said...

What a lovely spot filled with treasures!

Mary Poppins said...

What a fasinating post, thank you so much for sharing I loved having a little nose round your room ;)

I especially like the M letter :)


Sal said...

Looking forward to seeing your transformed room...would you care to come and do mine,which is a real mess at the mo!!
Have a great weekend. ;-)

MelMel said...

Just saw your update....
Great tour round your home....
Sorry not been poping in as much as I used too....
Hope you have ben ok...I'll catch up soon...



bekimarie said...

Can't wait to see your room when it's all been done out, you'll have so much fun doing it. I'm so envious that you have a little room of your own, I have to make do with the kitchen table.
You have some lovely bits, love the Marilyn clock and is that a Strawberry Shortcake notebook I spied? I love SS, i'm just sad that Jess has outgrown her, I used to love sitting down with her and watching the dvds.
Have a great weekend
Beki xxx

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What a fun peek that was of the pretty things in your space! Thanks for the tour!

Karen Valentine said...

I'm so glad you joined us. Don't feel bad about your space. We all started there at some time. I hope you have soaked up lots of ideas and inspiration!
My Desert Cottage

Rebecca said...

I'm finally getting to more of you on the list! Gosh...soooo many sweet sites!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful place my friend. I soooo enjoyed my visit. You are very talented!

Hugs, Rebecca

Kara Ward said...

I just bought the Wreck Journal...can't wait to get started on it. Love all your delicious stuff and can't wait to see your studio as you redo and make it yours!

Natasha said...

I know this may seem very simplistic, but I found your little photo of the two pieces of chalk to be very moving...Especially in conjunction with the photo of your boys' school file. Those two photos were my favorites. Well done! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Lots of fun inspiration in your studio!
I didn't get my studio photographed for this event, but I am having a giveaway on my blog this weekend for "Christmas in July". Stop by if you like PINK! :)

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for coming by on the studio tour. It was so nice to meet you and your lovely family.
What kind of sewing machine was that? I have a Husquvana and like it.
Blessings to you and your sweet boys

lou said...

I really enjoyed looking around your lovely room; you have got some gorgeous bits.
Thanks for sharing-love Lou xxx

caren said...

I think your space is adorable!

Denise said...

My 17 year old daughter loves Marilyn Monroe...although all she has is a calendar and a t-shirt:)
Thanks for sharing pieces of your looks wonderful
Dancingly, denise

fairychildheirlooms said...

what fun things you have in your creative space!
:) Missy

Lynn Stevens said...

Thanks for sharing some of the things you Love. I look forward to seeing your studio when its done!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

You're going to have a fabulous time continuing your creative space journey! So far, so great! Keep up the good work and have FUN! Thanks for sharing and please come visit when you have a moment!

Mrs D's Recipes For Life said...

What a cool sewing machine!
I'm sure with all that lovely stuff your room will come together in no time!!!

Lots of love
Kelly xxx

MelMel said...

Hello...thank you for the lovely comment....think I love the Brighton shop cute, it was the first one i ever went too!
Hope your ok?


smilernpb said...

Wow what a great post.

It is lovely seeing what other people have, collect and where they blog from.

Maybe that is just the nosey side of me peeking out there....oops! xx

paintinpatti said...

Love your red sewing machine! You know how to have FUN!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

A great tour! Have fun with project workroom!
I wish you loads of fun and all the best!
bunny hugs,

Molly Alexander said...

It isn't what the room looks like, but the quality time you spend in it that counts! Thank you so much for sharing your creative inspirations!

:-) Molly