Saturday, 19 June 2010

Creating in the Mouse House

These little fellows are guardians of the Mouse House. They watch over me during my creative outbursts.
Oh, how I long for an organised space, I look at some fab -u -lous studios on so many blogs and can only dream of being so sorted!

I bought this Arts and Crafts dresser a couple of years ago for £100, it is far too big for my room but I love it. The top holds my collection of china but hidden away in the cupboards and drawers are my creative bits and pieces, paints, beads, threads, all those little things. Can you spot those darling mice?
My Dining table is my workspace, I fold fabric for workshops and fairs.

It is my main creative space and can get rather busy.

The chairs belonged to my Great grandmother, I remember them being in her bedroom they were made by her husband. The pencil drawings on the wall were done by my grandad in the 1950's.
Those ladies are so elegant.

It's so nice to be surrounded by my families creative efforts.

I love making patchwork quilts and have recently been machine quilting.

When I am using my glue gun I settle down on my sofa and really make a mess.
Every New Year I resolve to be more organised and less messy.
I honestly do keep trying, I manage to create in all this mess which is a miracle.
Those mice must really be my guardian angels!
When I finish my work I can walk by the beach and gets lots more inspiration or go on a blog hop and dream of a tidy workspace.
I'm actually having a good time in my tiny messy creative space. I'm full of ideas so if you don't hear from me for a while I'm buried in a muddle making beautiful things.


Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Angela, That is a great space to create. And the drawings your grandfather had done are verry nice. Thanks for sharing your space for creating..........Julian

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

What a lovely space & such a cute name :-)

Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity and your home. I love your cute mice!

Liz said...

I love this tiny little space. I think it makes you more creative. It also makes you more likely to use up all of your stuff. :)


Deborah said...

I love the idea that you are surrounded by the creative endeavours of your family. Your dresser was a good buy. Big is always good because heavens knows we need all the storage we can get. My space usually looks a lot like yours :)

soggibottom said...

Small spaces have so much going for them.

I never feel that I need a bigger workspace. I would have to clean up more.

If you really want a few more mice, I can always get Frank my cat to scout around for a couple. You will have to pick them up though :-) x x x

Queen Bee said...

Angela, What a terrific set up you have for your studio! What a great place to go for inspiration. You have a knack for coming up with a creative use of space.
Queen Bee Studio

Michelle May said...

Hi Angela!
So lovely to meet you! Thank you for the tour of your creative space. I'm following your blog now so I can keep in touch with you!

zandra said...

What a great creative space. We are happiest when we create. ;o) So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

Home and Heart said...

I LOVE that you have objects from other women in your family in your space! Those and all the goodies are inspiring! Thank you too for taking the time to leave a sweet comment on my blog today. I appreciate it very much!

Tobi Britton* said...

Oh gosh, your space takes me back to when i was a little girl watching my mom sew! How lovely it all is!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Chris said...

Great space! And fantastic quilts!!
Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

I think your creative space is charming! How lucky you are to be surrounded by family history..such a lovely sense of continuity. Your little mice are the perfect finishing touch..clearly there is a little magic in them.

Thanks so much for the tour...


T's Daily Treasures said...

Those pencil drawings by your grandfather are a true treasure. You are always making the most wonderful things. Obviously creativity runs in the family. My dining table is where I make the biggest messes too, but I must start cleaning it off before hitting the skyways on Sunday. Best wishes for a beautiful day, Tammy

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Thank you for the tour - I love your cabinet!

Claudia said...

I love your Arts and Crafts cabinet - it is beautiful. I am a quilter, too. Thanks for sharing your creative space.

kluless said...

Loved seeing the fabrics and hearing about the family pieces. That is extra special! Thank you for sharing.

Diana said...

I loved looking at your yummi fabrics.
Thank you for sharing.

My Cottage Charm said...

Hi Angela!
Thanks for coming by my blog, I hope you can use some of the tips I put on there...some of those were pretty interesting! :)
I adore your work space...especially all those scrumptious fabrics! I LOVE fabric...especially anything pink. :)
I adore the pencil drawings your grandfather did, he was quite talented! What a true treasure!
Hope the rest of your weekend is fun!
have a blessed day

Terri said...

I see some yummy creating going on...great creative space! TFS!

Karen Valentine said...

Angela those drawing by your grandfather are wonderful! What a special treasure they are. (ooops, see Missy and I think alike!! LOL!!) Any way, it's nice to be surrounded by artistic creations from your family. Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing them with us.
My Desert Cottage

curlysusieQ said...

I really like that you're surrounded by things you love, making your creative space special. I think it's more fun and inspiring when I have several projects laying out on my table. Thanks for sharing.

Miss Sandy said...

How special to have your dad's sketches, which are awesome, and your grandmothers chairs to make your surroundings so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely space filled with so many personal pieces. Love your pretty fabrics & your tiny mouse guardians! :D