Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Come into my Parlour" said the Spider to the Fly

Inspired by Crazy Mom Quilts to share our craft space . . . here goes
You are entering the craft space of Flowergarden
This is one of Nellie's favourite spots to sit while I am sewing.
This is my cutting table where the space gets smaller and smaller . . . like some other crafters I have read about, and my big long couch is filled on Craft Nights and sometimes in the holidays, I turn it into a bed and have holidays in my sewing room!
A wall of cupboards is VERY handy for all my STUFF, and above it is my mini quilt wall inspired by Lucy Locket.
This is the hot seat where I spend a lot of my non work time.
Some of my fav craft books, and a spot of Aunty Cookie
These 2 chairs are both rockers, and this is the space that I call "Cafe Stitches" when my neighbour comes over for coffee
cutting table again . . . 
. . . a view from the couch, with all my special things on the wall.
I feel very lucky to have such a lovely big space all for myself to indulge in.  I spend a lot of time in there and enjoy it very much.  It is just off the family room, so I can still hear what is going on in the main part of the house.  I've thought about a lock on the inside of the door, but that hasn't happened yet.

33 comments:

Nikki Cardigan said...

Wow Annie. It's great that you feel lucky to have such an AMAZING craft space - but I'm sure that you've done your apprenticeship of sewing on the kitchen table, picking pins up off the dining room floor so little people don't eat them and storing fabric is any spare space in any cupboard. Keep enjoying your space - I'm sure you've earned it!

wonderwoman said...

that is an amazing room, and full of such lovely creations! icould be very happy in a room like that!

x

CurlyPops said...

And what a fantastic parlour it is! That looks like the homeliest, cosiest, snuggliest craft space that I've ever seen. I love how you have your walls completely covered in art.
Now that's the sort of feeling that I want to inject into my space.

Julie said...

Fantastic room. So much space, love the wall. Very jealous here.

Sue said...

wow what a space, I would never leave it!!!!

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic, huge space. I love that wall of closets. I think I'd never leave.

Jodie said...

and some of us are both dead jealous, and happy you share it with us on craft nights...(even when rachel and I share the bed!!!)

Chookyblue...... said...

maybe one day i could come for a sleep oevr.........

rachelmp said...

Great pics Annie, and I'm looking forward to sharing the bed again soon!

Nikki said...

I think I'd like to have a holiday in your sewing room....

Winifred said...

Oh that's not a parlour that's a craft worker's palace!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Woweeeeee! What a lot of fab space and goodies! Your sewing room is fantastic!

Especially the mini quilt wall of course!!! ;o)

Locket xxxx

clare's craftroom said...

Great area , I love that wall of cupboards (and the cat )

bennie and patsy said...

What a wonderful place to make those beautiful quilts of yours. Thanks for the visit.
Patsy

Muddling Through said...

What a great space, Annie! I can only dream of that much room. It looks like you have a lot of fun in your diversified space!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a wonderful sewing room - I would never want to leave! You have som much wonderful space - thanks for sharing!

The Rabbit Factory said...

The title of your blog entry...made me smile! Your sewing "parlour" shows just how creative you are! Thanks for sharing with us bloggers,

Shawn said...

Ahhh yes I recognize a cutting table like yours. What a great space you have, happy, cozy and inviting. Love the mini quilt wall, I think our sewing spaces inspire us, thanks for sharing!

picciolo said...

what a great space, a lovely light room with everything you could need. You are certainly lucky!
: )

Jenny said...

Wowwee!!!!What a beautiful lot of space and crafty goodness-I would never want to leave either it is such a haven-would love to have a cuppa at Cafe Stitches with you!

our shabby cottage said...

Everytime I visit, I have something different to look at Annie! I love your space and everything in it.

Lizzie said...

Wow Annie, you are lucky to have such a great big space, my little room is a mecca for storage boxes!!
Lizzie
XXX

Calidore said...

Ohhhhhhh I'm soooo in love with your sewing room. How lucky are you to have all that space. And an oval cutting table - I had one too and like yours there was never enough space so now my sewing machine sits on it and there still isn't enough space....sigh. I'm looking at my space now to see how I can fit in a couch for sewing holidays. I think that's a wonderful idea.

Anonymous said...

i see a few rearrangements of furniture and a favourite chair,and yes you are v e r y lucky

Alice said...

What a treasure trove of a room. Holidays in your sewing room....now there's an idea!

Is the old treadle machine a Singer?

sandra said...

Great room! You're a lucky girl!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

What a wonderful craft space, it truly looks a well loved and cozy crafting area. Much productivity happening there! Love it.

Rita

Leanne said...

It's nice to take a walk around your space. I have often considered a lock on the inside of my stitching room also.

Guðrún said...

This is a great space, so big and inspiring.

Deelee said...

Wow, what a wonderful space!

Maryann said...

Hi Annie, My daughter Annie found this blog a few minutes ago. I love your sewing space, perhaps because it looks a lot like mine, cat and all. I love the garden snaps too. I'm here at the beach in New York City. I have a garden on my terrace.The garden is my second passion after sewing. I look out on the Atlantic Ocean,I hear the waves at night.I'm so happy to find a kindred spirit. Maryann

amandajean said...

thanks for sharing your space. it's wonderful!!! i wish i could come and play!

Cubby House Crafts said...

What a lovely large creative room you have! And the storage space! We are just in the process of building new sewing room...Lisa