Got the crafting bug again!

Valentine’s day was great! The day started with a freehand machine embroidery course which was AMAZING… followed by lots of baking, pompom and badge making and then making the house look pretty in preparation for a Valentines dinner party with some of our lovely friends. IMG_2012 (3)

The last couple of weeks have been super crafty, every spare moment I have spent doing lovely things.  I have continued with my crochet course, my course yesterday, made lots of paper bunting reusing old RHS diaries, decorated some magazine files to match my bureau, made a Valentine’s themed pompom garland and heart badges for the dinner party.  Just can’t stop myself!!!IMG_2085

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A space to create

When my twins were born my craft room became a rainbow themed room with two cots and more importantly two babies.  All my creative effects were placed in cardboard boxes, sealed with parcel tape and stowed in the depths of my loft, but a year on and I am still mourning the loss….

My mission, to create a space to create.

First step was to make a space.  The decision was made, crafting over clothes, one of our two wardrobes and every drawer we could find was emptied, the needless contents bagged up and sent to the charity shop or recycling bin.  Step two remove wardrobe, check! Step three, make it a space to create and store, no more lengthy trips to the loft resulting in running out of time.

My 1930's oak bureau

My 1930’s oak bureau

For months our little family, every fortnight on a Friday evening, took a trip to the local auction rooms in search of the perfect bureau, many were measured and photographed but only one made the cut.  Ta-dah! A 1930’s art deco oak bureau with cabinet, it was perfect.  Many bids later and it was mine.

The boxes were removed from the loft and the creating began.  The leather inside the desk was tatty so I replaced it with some beautiful paper and 7 coats of varnish. Crafty books and magazines were neatly arranged on the top of the bureau.  Drawers, baskets and jars on shelves were filled with crafty goodness and the best bit, 2 shelves of fabric folded neatly and arranged by colour!  The last task was to try out my new space and make some pretty curtains to protect my fabric from the sun.  Weeks later, with a bit of culling, I have a creative space to be proud of.  You might even say I’m in love!

Crafty goodness

Crafty goodness

My space to create complete with curtains