When I read that Karen was hosting another "Where Bloggers Create" party I knew I wanted to participate but I wasn't quite sure if I should - not much has changed in my workroom in the past year, and I didn't think I would have much to share that hadn't been shared before...
I've added a few storage items like this old banker's stamp caddy (which is perfect because I'm an old banker!)
and some bling to my fabric pail
I've even been lucky enough to lay my hands on an old printer's tray that still has all it's dividers
took my suitcase back from the cat and filled it with linen
little changes that really don't amount to much...
and as I thought about what to do, I realized that I am the kind of Blogger that creates in many places, not just my sewing room...
as I am sure, are you.
Which led me to think about this...
A year and a half ago I spied this little antique table in The Old Curiosity Shop and have gone back to look at it many times, humming and hawing endlessly over it. I loved the size (27" square) and the simple styling, but wasn't sure exactly where I would put it and so in the shop it remained.
and then it came to me - this little table, perfect in it's small size, could be moved around quite easily, a portable workspace if you will...
I brought it home and set to work re-finishing it and as I was sanding it I thought of all the things I could use it for...
I have wanted to paint en plein air for years but our patio table is just not conducive to that sort of activity
this little table is the perfect size to tuck under the trees or move around the yard with the sun
I made a cover for it, which is really a table cloth - two layers of heavy duty canvas for the top which will be perfect for soaking up paint spills, and for inspiration, a beautiful Bali hand-painted batik for the sides
just enough room for an easel, brushes, pencils, watercolour paper
and wine, of course
with a lovely peek-view of the lake through the trees
and then girly thoughts tumbled through my head...
another thing I love to make is pretty picnics for outside
so I gathered up my all my pretty in pink fabrics and made a cloth edged with lace, complete with a ruffled underskirt
and created a tablescape that spells summer
summer lunch outside, by the flowers
just the right size for one, or two
napkins swirled around to resemble roses make it even more summery
it's also the just the right size to rest my little Singer Featherweight, perfect for patchwork
with enough room for all my favourite notions
or an ideal space for writing
laptop, journals, note cards etc., everything I need to fulfill my passion for writing
I can picture it pulled in front of the fireplace for a cozy winter afternoon of sewing or writing
and finally, it's a beautiful backdrop for my little shadow...
So there it is.. this Blogger can now create anywhere.
Thank you so much for stopping by and a huge thank you to Karen Valentine for hosting this event -
I don't know how you do it Karen, but it's much appreciated!
Please click on Karen's name to head over to her blog and check out all the fabulous studios bloggers all over the world are sharing - I promise you'll be inspired!