Row of harbour cottages from an original artwork by (c) C.Rowe 2010

Thursday, 17 March 2011

my creative space

Having a back up plan .... my creative space as pictured above, is this week void of my sewing machine, which is being serviced, nothing unusual i'm glad to say. It wasn't making funny noises or missing stitches, it's just gone in for an annual service to keep it healthy, running smoothly and all things ship shape and tickety boo.

But it has meant that i've got to use my trusty older Bernina. This is where it lives in my studio full time I don't pack it away, it's always out, just in case. It has it's own spot light, thread box and tool kit.

Here is a close up of the little shelves I use for all it's bits and pieces, it could do with a lick of paint. Perhaps that'll be next week's project. Don't you just love kilner jars! These ones here have my precious collection of prized pearl buttons in them.

This is the space where my usual Bernina sits, gazing out across the table top of fabrics to it's older counterpart in the distance.

I couldn't resist putting up a few pics of the bright cotton reels and fabrics in the studio. They all look so yummy together, I could actually just sit and tidy them up all day, arranging them into different classifications.... dark to light, spots, stripes, florals, geometric, vintage, new..... the options are endless. Rows of potential projects!

For more wonderful creative spaces and inspiration go over to kootoyoo. A truely wonderful place where crafty folk meet each week to share their latest projects and inspiration.

Happy stitching.

Cat x


  1. Hi Cat, Thought I'd take a peak at ur blog after ur lovely comment the other day. I love your cottons collection. So colourful! My collection is still quite small by comparison, but it WILL keep growing! Love ur work by the way. Kt

  2. Thanks Kt, collecting fabric is truely addictive and it happens before you know it! You definately need an understanding partner or a room of your own to hoard the stash in! C :)