Friday, November 18, 2016

The ‘Studio’

Back in 2009 when I  first got aquainted with the wonderful , vast  world of  crafters’ blogs  and their artistic creations , one of the things that I liked and was ‘jealous’ of , were the really special spaces  these people had dedicated to their crafting activities: their studios.
These studios were either little rooms in an attic or basement, a corner in a living room or a small apartment where a variety of colourful, artistic, pretty and useful items came together to create little ‘nests’ of inspiration and work.
That’s how the thought of creating my inspirational little space at home was created in my restless mind and after some time I managed to transform a little room at home , into my STUDIO’.
(The  sign was made with acrylic colours , buttons and ribbon on balsa wood

I was thrilled while furnishing it and accumulating various items I could use for my makes.
You know I’m not a professional; I just adore using my imagination and artistic skills to make things and decorate my home with them, or give them to friends and family.
                                                    (a cushion made of left over fabric)
My studio has the very basic stuff for me:my sewing machine, a humble collection of fabric , some yarn, my easels, brushes and colours for my paintings, sewing kits, paper napkins and decoupage glues and varnishes, lots of crayons, markers and colourful cartons and papers  , buttons in all shapes and colours , some books I love , magazines for inspiration  and daydreaming , some favourite paintings in canvas , photos, postcards  and fairy lights!
I was very happy I  finally had my little colourful space at home and I  had often thought of sharing some  photos with you but it has never happened until today.
                                                      (crochet bird , robin and bird house)
This is not a coincidence but rather the last chance I had to share it with you as it will soon be transformed into something else, something cute and tender and loving : the baby’s room!
 I’m very happy my little one will soon have its one room ,but I’m also a bit sad  as I will miss my  happy , little  studio!
Welcome then to my private ‘paradise’ .Come on in . I hope you enjoy this little tour!!!
                                                                   (the entrance)
                                                                        Here  we are !


                             (I painted this oil in canvas some years ago and it is  my favourite!)

(a bamboo armchair for reading and daydreaming .
In the background, a small easel with another favourite painting by a friend of the family.) 

 (My sewing machine, a  crochet pincushion, crochet flowers in a blue vase, a tiny wooden chest od drawers)

(handmade gift tags)

(small collection of favourite fabrics and yarn in my'colours' )

                                     (paintbrushes,acrylic colours,  paper napkins, ribbons)

(sheep skin , boxes for storage, a favourite plastic bag for yarn )

That's the end of this little tour my dear readers. I hope you liked it !
I wish you all a most relaxed and care-free weekend.
My love, 
Tina x


  1. How lovely Tina, I don't have a dedicated space to use but it's still ok. I'm sure you will make a beautiful baby's room for your little one. Hx

  2. Thank you dear friend,
    The work for the baby's room has already started and it looks it is going to be really pretty.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Tina x

  3. so colourful and pretty. I think it's important for us all to have a space just for us. Big or small, doesn't matter.
    And now it's to be a room for a baby! How wonderful, it'll look gorgeous.
    happy weekend, and thank you for your comment today. I thought it was perfect.

  4. Thank you Sadie,
    Have a great time this weekend!
    Tina x