I would like to show you a few of my favourite spots in my craftroom. I love little groupings of my favourite things. They help give me inspiration :o)
Here are some of the things around my large sunny window. I have birds from three of my favourite internet crafty friends. The floral birdie was made by Sonia of Cozy Memories in France, and the little pink one was made by Kajsa of Syko Designs in Finland. I have a lot of their handmade goodness around my craftroom. The beautiful felted wool bird sitting in my basket of twine (and the leaf too) was made by Lisa of Lil Fish Studios in the United States. These wonderful women are all a big inspiration to me both on and off-line :o)
In front of me while I sew I have little design sketches, favourite stamps, a most amazing tea bookmark which never gets used for that purpose made by Sonia, a sweet little needlebook made by Anne Marie of Life in Yonder in Norway. My little house tape measure is cute and useful, and even my button magnets inspire me! Little drawings by my 6 year old daughter Claire also decorate my magnet boards... little did she know that stitch 87 just happens to be a flower!
Above my fabric on the left side of the shelf, I have a collection of the books that my patterns have been published in as well as hardcopy print-outs of my PDF patterns. The house was made by Kajsa, the pear by Lisa & the linen strawberries by Sonia! A card by Kajsa decorates the right side of the shelf, as well as other random goodness. A sunny teapot and some touches of springtime ready me for the drab winter :o)
Here is the place where I sit and sketch cozied up with Kajsa's teacup pillow! On the wall between the closet door openings hangs my acorn collection. And on the shelf above my computer, a little tag from a pattern that my favourite Australian designer Lynette Anderson sent to me as a gift! The tag sits beside Sonia's moleskine that I love too much to use... I promise I will use it one day ;o)