Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sharing My Creative Room

All the girls on the Helmar Design Team have been showing off their creative spaces on the DT group. There has been 'many' (and I do mean many) giggles over our creative messes.  Some are as neat as a pin, others are like 'wow' you could go diving into them and be lost for weeks (creative bliss) - I'd love to go snooping through those rooms, each and every one of them.

So I thought it would be a perfect time to show you my work area, though remember we have just very recently moved and everything is still chaotic.  Lots of boxes to still unpack downstairs, and a pile of organising to do 'here' in my creative room. 

Above and below shows my main work bench - all with my Robin's Nest items ready to get all creative with.  I so adore their Dew Drops - oh my goodness, they are to drool over!  Of course, matching with the perfect adhesive .... Helmar's Gemstone Glue. My little pots of Creative Inspirations Paints sitting there waiting for my paintbrush...
At the moment we're on the prowl for more chairs, for when friends visit for creative time.
I have layouts placed around the walls, brightens it up, though I currently need more blu-tak for the rest of them to go 'up'. 
There are two huge sliding doors which open up onto a balcony with ocean views.  I purposely placed my table against the wall to work, so I do not drift off into 'nowhere' just looking at the ocean!  However, there are times when I have to pull the curtain to remove the view, totally. 

Jesse has his own toy-box upstairs, though of course Mummy's items are so much more interesting 
than his toy-box!
...and the view itself below...looks much better in reality!
and I cannot miss one of my main 'fans', Ms Malinki who continually terrorises me while I am trying to create.  If she is in a bad mood with me, due to lack of attention, she will bite, chew, eat, attack any piece of paper, layout, creation within sight!  Not to forget the continual launches up and down the stairs - its like a play-gym for her!   Malinki even hides in my bin, waiting for the next piece of paper to come along ...
Ms Malinki's favourite spot, in front of another large window.  I pull the blinds up, so she can sun herself and have a view of the backyard and neighbours cats - instant powder puff when that takes place, and the noise that follows is frightening!

In a month or so I will endeavour to take more photographs to show the progress of my creative room.  Hope lots more will show their own creative space!

15 comments:

Shayne Simpson Geraldton W.A. said...

lovely place to chill too haha

Adriana B said...

great creative space Sandie, you could hold a scrap time with friends, so much room :) thanks for sharing :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Sandie, what an amazing space!!! And it looks so organised already, I am slowly turning a bright shade of green!....
Fantastic views too. May you have many happy hours of creativity in there, it looks wonderful!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sandie so fascinating indeed to see how you work.. where did you get the wee drawers which you have vintaged - at a cheap shop perhaps? Noticed the lack of chairs and wondered if you tend to stand up for crating?? love it all would love to be one of those visitors pity it is too far away...love Shaz in Oz.x

Vicky Pedlow said...

My jaw is on the floor - not only is your creative space AWESOME (and massive) but the view from it is to die for! I had to show my hubby your photos to give him a little perspective, to confirm I wasn't taking over our study with my 'craft space' too much...

Sandie Edwards said...

Shaz, the little drawer sets are from Kaisercraft. You buy them in kit form, paint, paper, embellished...put together. You can get variety of different types.

Lean said...

Can we swap scrappy place ...please!lol.
Cool Kitty you have to she may stay to.
byeeeee,Lean

Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, Sandie, this looks like heaven and what a view! Such a big room to craft in and still have space for friends. You are truly blessed!

my craft cupboard said...

Sandy I am very jealous of your amazing craft room, maybe I could move in with you....lol........
Fantastic view, oh how I miss living in WA.
hugs
sharon

Lisa S. said...

Wow Sandie, it looks organized to me. You have a lot of crafty space and that view is to die for. Thanks for sharing your space with all of us.
Oh, thank you also for the super kind comments you've left me. :)
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow - fab pics! Love the view!!! :D

Carole said...

Sandie I don't know how I missed your craft room. My goodness, aren't you the lucky one ... so much space and so organized. Alas, if only I could add a wee bit more space to my little corner. Non-the-less, I think it's awesome that you have a wonderful area to work in. And the view is lovely too. Similar to mine, and for that we are both blessed. Hugs ... Carole

Jona Panesa said...

wow, you got a huge room!!! loved it!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Crikey! your room is as big as half of our city apartment - all that SPACE!! The free space I have to stand in is like 1,5 meter by 1,5 meter. It's too small to be called even a nook ;)) and I am definitely one of the super messy ... xxo

Hilary said...

Wow I loved looking at your room - what an absolute delight to create in! And I just adore your Ms Malinki - I take it she's Burmese? My neighbours have a lilac point Burmese who thinks he lives here LOL