October 25, 2010

Craftroom Corners

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)

"Things to do after I have Tea"? Hmm... I suppose I will never get anything done because I never finish drinking tea!

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)


  1. Such a cozy, workspace! I drink alot of tea too! *giggle*

  2. One day, I'll go to Canada and if you allow, I will visit you to personally see the amazing things you do, drink tea and make clear orders :)

    Ah! Do you know K-ON?

    The band's name is very cute :)

  3. oh, my friend, I don't know what to say but THANK YOU. Thank you so much for being such a sweet & adorable friend. I'm so honored to be in your craftroom, so touched that you enjoy everything I made for you & with you. And honored to be next to our very talented friends & crafters Lisa & Kajsa ! :)
    I hope you will receive my parcel very soon, btw. Crossing my fingers.
    oh, and I love the "soing muhseen", by Claire. OMG so so so adorable.
    xoxox lots of hugs, sweet friend

  4. I would love to spend hours in your inspiring space, Laurraine! Claire's drawings are always so wonderful and I love that you've got beautiful tiny things stashed everywhere around you. It's nice to have you back & blogging, sharing your work with us!

  5. Hello,

    you make wonderful thinks.Very lovly.

    greatings send you Conny

  6. Thanks for sharing all these lovely corners of your craftroom.
    And I just love Claire's "soing muhseen"

  7. it's all beautiful.........j love all that you do.thankyou..a kiss from sardinia..Monica*

  8. Such lovely pics of your cosy, cosy craftroom. Everything's so pretty & distracting too :) . How can you concentrate to work!

  9. Your craft room's corners are soooo nice and cosy! Beautiful!!

    Best wishes,

  10. Your work are all so amazing.So, I gave you an One Lovely Blog Award. Do come to my blog to take the Award Button.

  11. Przepiękne klimaty!
    W takim otoczeniu bardzo miło jest wypić filiżankę herbaty...
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie!

  12. Hi Laurraine,

    firts time here on your blog, what a very nice blog !!
    I'm going to follow you blog and come back later.

    greetings, Jaimie

  13. E' molto accogliente la tua stanza!
    Hai tanti amici intorno, sei sempre in buona compagnia
    Ciao ciao

  14. Your work space is so nice!
    My craft-room is the kingdom of chaos :(
    Bye bye from Italy ^_^

  15. I love your craft room corners. Looks like a very magical place!

  16. Wonderful Blog, i like your show an tell very much!
    Best wishes

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  18. Beautiful post, youre making a cozy work shop for your self, thanks for sharing it.

  19. What a wonderful blog!!! I've always follow you and I think you make beautiful things. I also really really love your house and the place were you live. Amazing!!! If you want you can check out my newborn blog :-) I add your blog on the list of my favourites blog
    kisses from Italy

  20. Looks like a great place to create.

  21. Lindos trabalhos.Parabéns! Adorei seu blog. Espero sua visita também:
    Beijos, Feliz Natal e um Ano Novo muito feliz.

  22. I just have to agree that your collection of fabric works are incredibly awesome. I admire your skills and insightful thoughts for making those collection awesomely inspiring. Thanks for posting this article. I would be very pleased to come back again.

  23. I just discovered your blog through Pinterest - what a nice discovery, I love your crafting inspiration and creations.