Saturday, September 25, 2010

Up in the loft~










If you have read my blog through the last year or so, you will definitely notice that I have this special bond with the English countryside and France. A little village somewhere calls my name ever so often and I day dream.. I wonder and ponder. Due to my creative nature, I often wish to see the space where someone works from. The neatly rolled ribbons, the delicate lace, the floral and striped fabrics. The place where your world becomes focused just on what you are making. I love that space. I find I can work anywhere in my home but of late, I want to be in my loft. The sun streams in in the mornings. My wooden windows open up into the trees. I hear birds and smell sweet scents of wisteria and sweet peas. I love pushing open my sash window and calling down for someone to bring me a cuppa. So, this is my work space. My ribbon boxes and button tins. The french table and antique wooden chair are old and weather beaten. The wooden reels are waiting for a moment for me to wrap embroidery threads around them. My fabric stash is calling me to shake out the dust and fold neat piles one on top of the other. My old white washed wooden door houses my market bags. My spinning wheel now sits in the corner waiting for me to spin. I hand spun and dyed some wool this week. A long break from the craft made me itch to start up again. Yes, I think Spring has welled up feelings of renewal. New inspiration to make with my hands~

A happy day to you~

22 comments:

Linda said...

My dear friend,
Your loft space is looking wonderful, happy creating!
Love
Linda
xo

Jacqui said...

So much inspiration there. I love the country style you have created. x

Amanda said...

What lovely yarn you've spun! My space does not represent me, sometime in my future it will, but for today....

I love your tins, so pretty.

Kelly said...

I don't have a space but how I would love to sit with you one day and craft and have a cuppa! Blessings to you, dearest friend.

Susan said...

My space is not nearly as lovely, but inspires creativity and that's what is important.

I love the vintage fabrics and hat boxes; I thought I was peering into my grandma's attic. Love you, xoxo

Ariad said...

Oh, your loft looks wonderful. It would certainly inspire me to be creative:)

Erin said...

I truly love coming here to this space of yours to gather a little inspiration. All of your pictures are always so beautiful & full of peace. I have a gorgeous old white washed wooden door in my basement and seeing your market bags hung on yours, gave me a great idea :)
Thanks!

Shirley Ann said...

Lovely post suzanne and what an inspirational spot you have!
Blessings
Shirley

Valarie said...

What a lovely space Suzanne. You are inspiring me to create a little space for myself. Currently I'm on the dining room table. I love all of your ribbons and spools and the colors which bounce off the white of the room is so inviting. Enjoy your creative moments.

Carina said...

Just discovered your blog - and how lovely was it to see your creative space. I just love it! Can't wait to get my own space in the house next year! Enjoy the spinning! Cx

terrallectualism said...

what a romantic lovely space! i felt my heart take a breath just looking at your photos.

happy spring, from us pumpkins in the other hemisphere!!

Beth said...

It is gorgeous! It looks peaceful and inviting. I love your little collections of ribbons and trims and wooden spools. love, Beth

kendra said...

it looks very inviting indeed! the fabric is already quite tidy to my eyes!!!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful studio Suzanne - so much beauty - so very inspiring.

Anne said...

Beautiful photos...:)

Mamawild said...

What a beautiful space. I am working on a studio space, and yours is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing. : )

Heather said...

This space that you hace created looks truly magical. Thank you for sharing a bit of it with us

AKmamaOf6 said...

Beautiful! I just bought an old suit case for my ribbon collection...It's so much more beautiful now. :)

Monica said...

hi there,

i adore your table, white cabinet sitting on it, and your screen door as bag holder. just my thing. :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wow, your loft space is soooo cozy and filled with tons of inspiration. It's beautiful, Suzanne xxx

Jackie said...

Just saying hi from my actual English village!
Love your studio, and your blog!

Jackie

Storybook Woods said...

Oh look at that brambly hedge thimble, now I know you are a kindred spirit. Clarice