26 April 2013

Through The Archway, Just Off The Lounge ...

... in what was originally the dining room, then D's ugly man-office, is now my craft room!

Want to see?


I started off painting it white but decided it just wasn't me.  It was my daughter who said it should be bubblegum pink.

It's a real mix-match of Ikea storage and treasured bits.


I've still got a bit of titivating to do.  That noticeboard needs updating and mounting on the wall above my desk and I'm missing some fairy lights.


But slowly, slowly I'm getting organised.

I can't tell you how delighted I am to have my precious yarn safely stored.  I HATED having it dotted around the house in bulging bags.


I love, love, love being surrounded by my favourite things.

My wonderful pink cow print is by Tanya Palmer who was one of my very first bloggy friends.  (Sadly, I can't find a link to her now.  Are you out there Tanya?)


I bought this Tiffany-style glass lightshade on the afternoon of Princess Diana's funeral, sixteen years ago.  Funny what you remember.  It makes me think of her whenever I look at it.


My latest acquisition is this pretty thread catcher.


It's so clever.  Weighted by it's little pouch, it sits over the arm of your chair and acts as a receptacle for all those pesky yarn ends (or, of course, pistachio shells and chocolate wrappers!).

I bought it from an extremely talented lady I've met on Instagram.  You can see some more of her beautiful makes on her blog, www.daisymoon-mandy.blogspot.co.uk.



So, what do you think of my little room?

I keep popping in and twirling!

Right, now to start crafting again and the very first thing I'm going to make?  A large sign saying 'No Smelly Boys Allowed'!

Teeheehee.

xxx

33 comments:

  1. Oh I love it Heather, such a lovely space. You have been working hard so enjoy it!
    I miss Tanya too!!
    Ali x

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    1. Hope yours gets finished very soon! x

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  2. Isn't it wonderful to have a gorgeous girly pink room all to yourself? I am very jealous, it looks beautiful :)

    Enjoy!

    Love Caroline xx

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  3. Beautiful. Definitely don't allow any boys in! xx

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  4. Looks really lovely. Very organised a lot tidier than mine! No smelly boys allowed in mine either! :)

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  5. Gorgeous! You lucky whatsit! Xx

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  6. How lovely to have your own little crafting area! I love the pink and the wire baskets for your yarn. Where did you get those? I love that it keeps the yarn all together but you can still see it all - perfect.

    S x

    PS, Love that stripy blanket in the basket too.

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    1. Sandra, they're great aren't they - they were from www.nellypepper.co.uk. x

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  7. just perfect - love the pink and agree no smelly boys x

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  8. Ooh Heather, it's gorgeous! I'm in the process of creating a workroom too,so it's nice to get some ideas ...

    Have a crafty weekend

    Claire xxx

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  9. Your room is beautiful Heather!...I love the colour and Ikea storage is great, isn't it? Your yarns look gorgeous in the wire baskets too (and definitely yes to fairy lights to ensure a completely boy free zone!) The thread catcher is such a good idea...I haven't seen one before)
    Enjoy a lovely crafty weekend in your very own new space!
    Susan x
    P.S Thanks for the hook tip..I've ordered one to try..x

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  10. Oh, I just love it all! It's totally perfect!!! I love that color pink and all your nifty storage and pretty things to look at everywhere. Yes, we both need some fairy lights for our new rooms! Your thread catcher is adorable too. I'm up in my new room a couple of weeks now, and I'm still trying to remember where everything is. It will take a while to get use to...but it's so worth it having a really special place, isn't it?!! Have a really, really fun and crafty weekend...and don't forget to make that sign! :)

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    1. Have you got past the 'scared to touch anything and mess it up stage' yet?!! I'm hoping that will wear off very soon ;-) X

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  11. What a perfectly pretty pink room I can't wait to see your makes, but please tell me you won't keep it that tidy!!

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  12. Hi There, Loooove your craft room!!!! I can never keep mine tidy, but I also don't mind when it's a mess, because that means I'm busy right?! but then once I start, I finish and then I tidy up again!!! That way I almost always change things around a little which also keeps my room "New" in a way!!! Have a wonderful crafty weekend!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  13. What a very lovely craft room and I absolutely LOVE your shades of PINK... What a truly lovely blog and I have enjoyed reading a wee bit of it today... Lovely crochet round pillow with the that wee pretty rose.. I am your newest follower... Have a great weekend. Hugs Judy

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  14. Wow I love your room, the colour is perfect and I love your yarn storage :) Fairy lights are a must for any craft space aren't they :)
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend

    Love Laura

    xxx

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  15. It looks lovely Heather!!! Love the blanket you seem to be making!
    Enjoy your space!! Our office/study at home is more manly, I would say.... with loads of Tintin memorabilia....(it's cute but not pink enough :-) ) I think I will definitely need a girly space for my crafty stuff....
    Have a lovely weekend, Pati x

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  16. Wow, what a great space, I did laugh when you mentioned you yarn all over the house as that is how mine is despite the fact that I have a big drawer to store it in!

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  17. Your new craft room is absolutely beautiful, Heather! It is such a light and pretty space to create in! I love the colour and the storage. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead in your pretty new crafty room!
    Helen x

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  18. Looooove your space - enjoy every minute in it! xxx

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  19. OOhhh it's lovely Heather! Loving the pretty pink walls, and the ornate archway leading to it, its all so neat and tidy!
    Enjoy spending many happy creative hours in there!
    Gill xx

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  20. It's gorgeous! What a happy, creative space you've created. I am quite jealous. All my yarn, fabric and craft supplies are currently stashed here and there all over the house and it does drive me mad. One day I'll have a room like yours... x

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  21. I love your craft room! It is so pink and girly, lucky you!
    M x

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  22. Love it! It's pinkly perfect :) Happy crafting!

    (Mine still isn't finished ... it's driving me mad that I'm so near yet so far ... soon, soon.)

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  23. Oh to have a craft room...you lucky girl!! Enjoy!!! x

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  24. I adore your craft room. It's perfect calm place to be inspired. Love your blog :) I'm so glad I've found it xx

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  25. That is a beautiful room, I love the pink!

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  26. Can I come and twirl with you please? It is just gorgeous! Am sure you will have many happy hours in there - such a better use than an 'ugly man-office'! xCathy

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  27. Love it! I bought a tall white bookcase from a charity shop a few years ago for all my crafty bits too! Unfortunately mine has become a bit of a 'dumping ground'!! Your room will be a pleasure to work in. xx

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  28. Aaahhh it is so adorable.
    love
    Alison
    x

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