February 1, 2010

Goodbye Craftroom


I am slowly packing up my craftroom (and the rest of the house) to move to a new home in on March 1st. Even though I am excited about this move, it also makes me a bit sad. Over the past 3 years, many new ideas were conceived and made by hand in this room.

My business has grown so much in this time and I have somehow transformed from closet crafter to internationally published quilt designer... who knew where this would all lead or where it will go from here! I am certain that my new craftroom will be just as inspiring or maybe even more so once I get everything sorted out.



Our new home will have much more space, and a much-needed dishwasher because what crafter ever has time to do the dishes!?! We will also be able to finally add a sweet little cat friend to our family! I will be a neighbour to two of my best friends from high school and I have already met one of my new crafty neighbours in blogland whom I can't wait to invite for tea & sewing!

Everything seems friendlier and much more family-oriented in New Westminster than it does here in Burnaby. People even say Hi back to you when you pass them on the street! Claire will be going to the most quaint little school of 66 students right across from a beautiful park. I think the change of scenery will be a plus for me... I am even thinking of starting karate again after 10 years of not doing much of any sort of exercise. I will have to check out the dojo that's a two minute walk from our house. Add that to the already planned evening strolls with friends through the very hilly streets, and Dance Dance competitions! YAY!


I will be busy packing up my teacups and fabric this month. Goodbye craftroom... I will miss you... especially your window!

57 comments :

cristina said...

Is a great opportunity, congratulations. Changes are always good successful and well accepted.See you soon.
kisses from Spain

barb's creations said...

Good Luck with the move.I'm sure you'll find lots of new inspiration at your new home :) Barb.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

good luck with the move, and its natural to be sad but what an exciting time and who knows what the future will bring...

x Alex

Dolci Fusa said...

Wow! A new home, new craftroom, new-old neighbors, new kitten and back to karate again!
I made karate for yeas too, I'm first dan, now I swim, I haven't a dojo near home.
Good luck!
Hugs,
Veronica

zaczarowana said...

Życzą powodzenia w przeprowadzce, napewno będzie równie pięknie w Twojej nowej pracowni jak w tej która możemy oglądać na zdjęciach

Quiltnaht said...

Good luck with your move!
I wish you a lot of creative ideas in your new craftroom and lot of fun in the new neighbourhood!
Hugs from Germany
Marina

Sara said...

Hi Laurraine, please allow me being a bit envy of your new craftroom... At the moment I haven't got any sewing space at home, because it's too small for us, believe me I try to make room almost every day but no bright ideas come to my mind... actually we are looking for a bigger new home, and I hope I could be moving there in a short time. 'Til that day... I can happily dream and make plans about it!
have a good move,
Sara in Italy

Bagira said...

Your craftroom so tender, so sweet! :0)

quinn said...

Congratulations on your upcoming move! I hope your new home will open up even more inspiration and creativity :)

p.s.
After decades of personal experience, I recommend adding two sweet little cats. One provides company and entertainment for you, but two provide so much entertainment and comfort for each other as well :)

Laurie Anne said...

Moves are always bittersweet aren't they...
I Love your current craftroom...what is the name of the wall colour? I adore it!
I'm sure your new crafting space will be even sweeter and your new surroundings will be fabulous. Congratulations! xx

Elizabeth said...

Oi,
Mudar é muito bom, faz girar a roda da vida.
Beijo.

Mary Ann said...

Good luck on your move, Laurraine!
From what I recall, New West is a lovely place!! Hope you'll get lots of new inspiration!!

Vera said...

Good luck and a great success in your new home!

Mirian Sábio said...

Congratulations Laurraine!!! I´m Brazilian crafter (sorry, my english is very bad) I loved your blog, you are my inspiration for create. I hope that one day you can visit my blog, which is still being created...do not forget: the changes are intended to grow, and you must and should grow quite yet! kisses

Sherri said...

What a beautiful room (and window)...hoping you'll share pictures of your new craft room when it's ready!

nanaofnc said...

Oh how bitter/sweet. I'm new to following and was admiring your craft room only to learn you are packing up. I just know your new craft room will be even better and you'll have a new window. Love your blog! xo,

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What an exciting time for you!!! I look forward to seeing the new craftroom and the creations that come from it! :o)

What Comes Next? said...

moves, while a ton of work are new beginnings, and once you get settled in, I'm sure the inspiration will start flowing unchecked! New West is a wonderful friendly place, and you are going to love it here! That is a beautiful window in your current studio, and I love the wall colour, but the new place - with dishwasher! - will be just as fabulous.

Marysia said...

Beautiful craftroom Laurraine. I’m really impressed how neat your fabrics are organized! The window is stunning! Lots of fun with your move!

Paoletta said...

good luck for the move and your new house!!!
paoletta from Italy

DULE said...

HI DEAR LAURRAINE... FIRST, SORRY ABOUT MY ENGLISH, I AM FROM VENEZUELA AND I ADMIRE YOUR BLOG... I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT YOU CRAFTROOM IS VERY VERY NICE, I LIKE YOUR WINDOW IS SO BEAUTIFUL.. BUT I congratulationS TOO FOR THE NEW HOUSE.. I DONT KNOW MAKE PATCH BUT I LIKE VERY VERY MUCH AND I WISH TO LEARN TO DO IT... ONCE AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS AND THAT GOD BLESS TO YOU, YOUR HOME AND YOUR FAMILY...

MY BEST REGARDS... DULE FROM VENEZUELA.. =)

brigitte said...

congratulations!
very beautifull.
I am a your fan ;)

Poppyprint said...

Oh! Such exciting news L!! It all sounds perfect, especially the new school for C and close by crafty friends. Good luck with the packing up...always the hardest part, followed by un-packing, which I love, because you get to find special new places for everything.

Ana V. said...

Good luck and a great success in your new home!

Lavinia said...

Congratulations on your moving! I´m sure your new craft room will be as fabulous as this one was. I´m moving to a smaller town too, so exciting but a lot of work ^__^
Your blog always inspires me, I´m your fan!
Best of luck!

Clara said...

Laurraine, your craft room is very nice and warm, so I can imagine that the new one will be gorgeous. The window is astonishing, with lot of sun and light. Me too, I'm going to move to a new house next summer. There I'll have a personal craft space and I can't wait for it. All the best,keep on creating all your wonderful items. Hugs from Sicily (Italy), Clara.

Story Quilt said...

Laurraine, the current working room is already fantastic, can't wait to see your new working room.

I love the this windows so much cause lots of sunlight shines in.

Have a good day ahead :)
Story Quilt

Cristiane Cunha said...

Parabéns pela casa nova..seu trabalho é lindo.. espero poder ver muito mais trabalhos. Bjosss.....

SONIA said...

Dear Laurraine,
I'm so sorry that you have to leave your craftroom, but don't be sad, I'm sure that in the new house you will have new ideas and will create new, marvelous crafts.
Come and have a look on my blog. Promise that the next post will be written in 3 languages as before.
I'll wait for your visit.
Sonia

vintage girl said...

good luck!
congratulations on your moving.
smile.
kisses

Dinky Daisy said...

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Debs
x

Marta said...

Good luck with your move and success in your new home!

Isi said...

La verdad que da pena dejar un taller tan bonito, pero en tu nueva casa seguro que tendrás un nuevo taller tan bonito e inspirador como este. Buena suerte. Isi, desde España.

Jaqueline said...

Hi Laurraine!
I am brasilian and I meet your blog recently.
Good luck with your move and sucess
always.
your work is beautiful!!

Kisses....Jaque

Paula.Ch said...

Good luck with your new home.
I just love your crafts, i've mentioned them on my blog (meialua66.blogspot.com), hope you don't mind.

Grazia said...

Good luck with your move Laurraine!
I'm sure you'll have another great and warm craftroom to create your gorgeous crafts!
Grazia

patchwitch said...

good luck with the moving and have happy and enjoyable and very creative time in your new room :D

Pontos com Arte said...

Deixar um lugar lindo , inspirador, por vezes nos preocupa, mas com tantos planos lindos para o futuro e tantas novas possibilidades, com certeza suas lindas criações serão mais maravilhosas ainda !!!!
Kisses and good lucky !!!!
Cecilia from Brasil

wkropka said...

good luck with the move ! changes are good...

greetings !

Sue SA said...

Good luck with the packing and unpacking. While it is alot of work I hope you find inspiration in forgotten pieces of fabric, UFO's and most importantly your new abode. Well perhaps you wont find any forgotten treasures because your workspace looks very organised!

DENI said...

Is very nice work and beautiful room....
Hugs
Deni

:: Patch and Company :: said...

Ánimo con la mudanza !! Esta habitación era preciosa para tus labores.
Besos !!
Emma

syko kajsa said...

I'm so happy for you Laurraine! It is very refreshing and inspiring to move and everything sounds great in the new place! And hurray to the dishwasher!!

All the best! Hugs!
xxxx
Kajsa

Ravenhill said...

I hope you will have an easy move and will love your new home!

Renata said...

GOOD LUCK IN YOUR NEW HOME!!!
I'm sure that will be amazing! Love you!

Mette said...

Good luck. Looking forward to see your new craft room. Love the window!

發燙 said...

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faba-creativ said...

Очень красиво! Очарована Вашими работами!

XUE said...

Your old craft studio is already so cosy & pretty. I am very sure that your new studio will be even more fabulous! I have moved in 10 homes, in 6 cities, in almost 20 years...we have now reached over 500 boxes in our last count. I can totally relate to your towers of boxes!!! It always seems like the more space we have, the more stuff we've got!
Happy Friday from Tokyo, our latest residence city.

Olga said...

i came across your blog by accident and i must say im very impressed with your blog, and your work of crafts is amazingly beautiful !!! no words are enough to express how beautiful everything you make is :o) ......i also absolutely luv your acorn pincushions :o)
luv from olga. (uk)

Larissa said...

Garota você é maravilhosa!
Amo teu trabalho!!!

AMIT said...

Your blog is really very good.

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Mônica Schmidt said...

I hope you feel good in the new house!
and that their work
remain blessed!
Beijos fondly
an admired your art!
Mô =)

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Bárbara Pellisson Knauer de Campos Massucatto Colbachini said...

Oi Laurraine! Eu acabei de encontrar seu blog e fiquei encantada com sua sala de costura! Espero que você tenha muitas novas idéias em sua nova casa.
Coloquei em meu blog o tutorial em que você ensina a fazer as etiquetas.
Dê uma passadinha por lá.
Bjks ;0)

http://www.barbara-patchwork.blogspot.com/

nicci said...

I was going through my favourites and clean them out and trying to remeber why I saved this site, and in doing so i came across your site ands was so excited that someone in blogland lived ( or used to actually) in burnaby like me and I have to agree that New west still seems so much more small townish than burnaby-I grew up in new west. My family will be moving in a few months and space to set up my machine other than the kitchen table is a hoped-for-thing in my new home. Loving that you have a whole room!

Bill Locke Designs said...

What a beautiful site...love all that you have done - you are truly a talented person...and oh that wonderful sewing room......FAB!!!!!!!!