Thursday, June 30, 2011

my {temporary} creative space

I have created a temporary creative space for myself in the attic of the house we are staying in while we are in Spain. I salvaged and old table from the laundry, bought an antique chair at a market for next to nothing (which I love - but how to get it home to Australia!!), and decorated with some of my own bunting and Crayon Chicks crocheted circles ... if only the walls were not sickly yellow!


See the little case on the table? You might remember that I bought it a few weeks ago at the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza - just a few days before we flew out. As soon as I saw this case I knew it would be a perfect, compact vessel for my crafty things. So, I packed everything I thought I might need into it, wrapped it in a towel and placed it safely in my suitcase for the long journey here. What did I pack? A small amount of fabric (mine, of course!), embroidery threads, an embroidery hoop, needles, pins and a pin cushion, good scissors, linocut tools and some speedball rubber to cut, a roll of linen ribbon to print on, some decorations (the bunting and crocheted circles below), an embroidery book, a sketchbook and a pencil case.


There has been a little bit of crafting  - mostly starting things and then getting distracted. I want to do some embroidery while I'm here - it's something I'd like to be good at. I started ... 


I did manage to print some linen ribbon using the little stamp I made ...


But aside from that, it's mainly been about the camera - as I am sure you have noticed with my past few blog posts. Being here has made me slow down, which is a good thing. 

More creative spaces over here!


29 comments:

Amy said...

Loving your temporary creative space! Jealous that it is located in spain.

Gorgeous stamp and ribbon!

lamina@do a bit said...

Your temporary little creative space looks gorgeous and I think the sticky yellow wall looks great too! I love that chair and I want that table :)

LeelaBijou said...

Very pretty workspace :)

Jill said...

What a gorgeous little space! Spain does make you slow down and smell the roses! Enjoy your time there! Beautiful country!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

small catalogue said...

That is the most gorgeous creative space!

Jackie @ craftonmymind said...

Love your creative space, and that you managed to carve it out of temporary accommodation. Your table looks exactly like one I have dreamed of owning for a long time - hope you find a way of bringing it home as a momento!

by marie-nicole said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS CHAIR! And delightful looking space you have there in the attic. Sounds like you're having a wonderful time.

midge said...

gorgeous temporary space. and the yellow walls came up very well in your pics

Brenda said...

Life and your surroundings must be one big inspiration at the moment, I love your creative space.

Yana said...

lovely temporary creative space :) have fun with your embroidery :)

Michelle @ RockMYRoll said...

I agree the wall look not so sickly in the pictures...but then again we aren't completely surrounded by them!!! Looks Fab. Have a great time
Mxo

Anna Bartlett said...

How cool is that! An international creative space! Now you'll have fabulous memories each time you look at that little case!

teddybearswednesday said...

Nic, your Spanish space is just gorgeous!! Loving the bunting and the crochet circles too.
And you ribbon is beautiful as well. Have a wonderful time xo

vanilla pixie (Carley) said...

How lovely! A home away from home... in a crafty sense :)

babygalah said...

Oh I'm SO jealous ! A beautiful creative space and I'm loving your photos of Paris x

Tammi said...

What a gorgeous space!! Love all the little details, especially the bunting, garland and case :)

Pink Ronnie said...

I love this little space of yours. Gorgeous table and chair, and that bunting looks delightful. It also looks really clean and bright and cheerful for an attic!
Ronnie

kristieb said...

beautiful, love your stamp too.

Liam's Mummy said...

Beautiful chair, and I love the ribbon you printed.

Alexis said...

that's too gorgeous to be temporary!

Lucie said...

It's always great to have a room for oneself! And this little space looks great!

june at noon said...

What a pretty little space you've made. Love it!

Crayon Chick said...

Get OUT! How gorgeous!!! I'm so excited for you, creating a gorgeous space in Spain of all places ... as you do! Thanks so much for sharing with me, I'm pretty chuffed and insanely jealous.

B I R C H s e e d said...

how lovely to meet another 'printing by hand' maker. thanks for popping up your comment on my blog today. not only do we share a common craft - we are both - nic's too :)

your pictures do that yellow wall justice. the space you have made looks like its straight out of a european magazine!

74 Lime Lane said...

oh wow, how long are you over there for? what a divine little space, pity you can't bring it back with you!

Gaby said...

This is such a lovely little corner - i adore the crochet garland!

Bunny said...

That is the cutest space!

Alita said...

i love the garland and the chair.. lovely !

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