10 March 2011

my creative space 'my new creative space'

Greetings all,
Da dah, my new creative space.  Sure i had visions of quirky ornaments & repurposed furnishings with beautiful finishes on a palate of pastel, even an inspiration board or art on the walls, flowers & a view . . . nope, this is a working studio & as functional as you can get!!  I can save that dainty dream for when we move.  This was more a quick fix, halve the studio space (yes, i used to have twice this much space, greedy me) & it feels great!!
Everything is so easy to access from shelves, pigeon holes & cabinettes.
Still not sure if i should move my sewing table into the centre??  At least it would hide the mark on the carpet, ooppss.
Voila, the fabric wall/ room divider.  Next time my husband is in town we'll move our 4 children around their now 4 bedroom options & finish off the other side/ the high schooler's bedroom.
This neat cabinette was $25 from Revolve, who knew i had so many pegs??  Acutally i know there are more in the garage, sorting sorting sorting - it never ends!!
Honestly, this was a HUGE & all consuming effort, i sorted every safety pin, needle & thread - total 7 garbage bags of things-i-can-live-without, so i'll make this a picture-post.  I have a lot of bulk to use up to free up more space (batting, wadding, denim & chunky blanket making materials) so i had better get busy before Winter strikes.  There is another book case & television storage cabinette opposite the sewing machine table, oh & a cutting table with wings next to the fabric racks, so more images to come. 
Happy Creative Spacing this Thursday folks, thank you Kirsty at Kootoyoo for hosting . . . but before you go, check out my latest G I V E A W A Y, just follow & comment, share the love & comment for extra entries, 'tis simple!!  Love Posie

51 comments:

Tammi said...

Jen, you have done a fantastic job...it looks great and I am totally loving all your fabric...I would be in heaven in a space like this.
xx

Clara said...

Talk about supplies! The new arrangement looks nice and roomy.

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

wow that is impressive!

Naturally Carol said...

I have total button envy...what a big job to sort it all and rearrange everything! It must be a huge room..seems as though you still have plenty of room.

Taylor Made said...

Wow that is so impressive....your stock is to die for and all that space....Loved checking it out.

Heidi said...

Good Lord, you have a store...your space is huge!

CHD said...

Wow, I love your fabrics and ribbons- My dream room contents! What a mammoth task- well done.

Amanda said...

I tell my self if I had more space I would be tidy, but I doubt it maybe I should just stop buying fabric (don't know that that is going to happen). I am quickly outgrowing my 3 x 3 room, I am very impressed with your reduced sewing space.

Brenda said...

Now that's what I call a monster-stash!
Things look so beautiful and organised, it must be a pleasure to work in a space like that!

littlebetty said...

Geez Posie - I didn't know anyone could really have a 'wall' of fabric!!!!

yardage girl said...

Wow - that is one HUGE stash of fabric! A very impressive new space - well done!

Sarah B said...

Wowza, what an amazing colletion of fabrics and ribbons! I'm in awe :)

Jacinta @ modelmumma said...

Is that your sewing room or your sewing SHOP??!! WOW.
Awesome job, esp in culling.
xo

Fiona said...

WOW !! Look at all of your gorgeous stuff - Lots of eye candy there and it looks wondrful. Well done.

Hugs - Fee XX

MonetPaisley said...

WOW!!!! what an amazing space to work in. :-)

worldofaglaia said...

WOW!all those FABRIC!I can imagine how satisfied you feel after everything was done :)

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

melissa said...

OMG! my jaw is on the floor!!!
What a mammoth job sorting all of that, job well done! x

Mama of 2 boys said...

That looks fantastico Posie! How you have made order of all of those knick knacks + all the bigger stuff, I'll never know! I think you may have found a new calling... interior design! I think I may need you to come around and sort out our poky living space :o)

The Moerks said...

Wow, that is one seriously fab. stash of supplies. I was in heaven gazing at them all. It must feel so good to have everything so neat and tidy.

by marie-nicole said...

Wow, you have a lot of fabric! It's very cleansing sorting and arranging your stash isn't it? It's also a lot fun discovering things you'd forgotten you had... or finding things you knew you had, somewhere!

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

Oh your space is completely drool worthy! Love it!!

Catherine said...

wow! what a huge effort - even though it's half the space, it still looks like a very creative and productive space!

Maxabella said...

Loooooove it, Jen. It's HUGE, but then you do so much work there that you need your space. I would feel very inspired there!! x

LionessLady said...

I am green... with envy!

Tas said...

Siiiggghhhhhh!

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

oh Jennie, please can i come to your house and locked up in your craft room? plleeeeeease?? it looks like heaven for any crafter and what with an actual wall of fabric, it must feel like such a lovely place to create!! I have a very very small cupboard like room, that must have been the "cloak room" back when our house was originally built. Even though it is small, i love that it is my place, and I can shut the door and leave all the mess when i have to! HAve a lovely day xx

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Well done! It looks fab! Wow i have 'creative space' envy!! :)

Fer said...

Whoa, what a space! And all that fabric, Drool City!!

willow and moo said...

Great space! Enjoy creating in it.

tea with lucy said...

wow - so much crafty goodness. want to come sort mine?

Raine and Sage said...

What a fabulous work space, and so well stocked, in every department from button, to ribbon and fabrics galore. WOW!! That type of organisation is bound to promote wonderful productivity. Look forward to seeing more of your creations! WOW!!

Angela Steyn said...

Holy cow! That's one hell of a workroom you got yourself... I'm green with envy xx

Angela
Mama & The Monkey

Kylie said...

Wow - that is still a huge space. It looks great. Our loungeroom isn't even this big:)

Sydney Shop Girl said...

What an AMAZING studio!

SSG xxx

Sydney Shop Girl blog

Michelle @ The Crafty Little Fox said...

Oh my goodness! I have fabric stash envy. Did you find that you found things that you thought you had lost or just forgot you had?

Kerryanne English said...

Quite speechless really after seeing all that fabric... green with envy!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Tania said...

Oh.My.Goodness.

And...

IN.MY.DREAMS.

!!

Cate said...

Oh you are such a good sort! And so super organised (and so quickly too!!)
Nice one on the gymming yesterday btw - being the youngest by 50 years I certainly hoped you showed them how it was done?!!
xxxCate

Felicity said...

Wowwwweeeee!!!!
This is mind-bogglingly amazing!

You have such a wonderful space, filled with the most terrific assortment of......well everything that I love.

It's a veritable Aladdin's Cave of haberdashery and I think you've done the most incredible job of sorting and storing everything.

Seriously you are a marvel and the space looks terrific. Thank you for the tour,

xx Felicity

Kyromaniac said...

I am drooling at the moment - WOW, love all the crafty goodness! Good effort too, there is no way my creative space could ever look like that (or stay looking like that).

Flower Photography said...

WOWSA! I thought I had a lot :-) Love it all :-)

New Outlook Fitness said...

you are so very organised, i should really take a leaf out of your book. Love it x

jane@flightplatformliving said...

as a freelance textile artist myself i am in awe of your room! just found you from maxabella loves, glad i have. saying hi and happy working! i too have just swopped my stusio intoanother room, but from a large room to our box room in oreder to give my little boy a decent bedroom...booo!!!!! now sewing with elbows in and most of my stuff up the loft ladder and through a hatch! again booooo! lolxxx

Bitterbetty said...

That is like a warehouse for creativity! A Fully Stocked Warehouse!
And lots of floor space for pulling things out!
I can just imagine all the creative projects that will be made!

m.e (Cathie) said...

wow...all I can say is WOW!!!

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

Wow! I have serious space envy -in the nicest possible way! And a bit of stash envy too!! It all looks so organised and neat, YAY you xo

Seaweed and Raine said...

You did so well getting it all organised - and looking at all your lush creative materials (yep, the ribbons, stamps and such too) has made me feel like I am walking through a shop of fab things!!! :)
Thanks for the "Window shopping" Jen!

myshoeboxlife.com said...

I love the Posie Patchwork Factory! Great job. xx

Exquisite Accessories said...

Oh loving all the fabrics trinkets ribbone my eyes are just rolling its an alladins cave & I want one :)) I would be in my element!!

Anonymous said...

wow... i mean... wow... your space looks like a store!