Tuesday, January 02, 2007

My Workroom.

Well the Christmas tree has been put out for recycling and the decorations are back in boxes in the attic. I have been busy making things in my workroom today and I must admit it was good to get crafting again after the long Christmas break that I allowed myself this year!
I thought I would share with you a few areas of my workroom......I am not the tidiest of people, but I did sort through my stock of materials during the holiday.

I have a large collection of old French fabric covered boxes which are perfect for storing buttons, lace, ribbons, velvet flowers, old brooches, buckles and postcards.....

I just need to remember what I am storing in each of them!

Red fabric scraps in my little French vitrine and linens piled up on top of my large glazed cabinet, that houses the rest of my vintage fabrics.....

There is an open fire place in my workroom, with this useful shelved area above....perfect for storing more buttons!....
A hat box full of beautiful old millinery flowers and the chest that I covered in a previous post.
It now holds business cards and contacts as well as more vintage postcards.

Not sure how long it will stay this tidy....but I shall try!.....

35 comments:

  1. Hi Niki, everything looks so lovely, no wonder you create such beautiful things surrounded by all those gorgeous fabrics and other bits and bobs! Clare x

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  2. What a pretty environment you get to work in.
    Not surprising you produce such lovely pieces.
    It's like wonderland..!

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  3. I am not-so-much crafty, but I think even I could create something from your fabulous stash of fabrics and lace and flowers! How inspired you must feel, to have it so neat and orderly!

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  4. Niki what a lovely environment as Sheila said. It makes me want to dress mine up more and glad to know I'm not the only untidy one.
    I was trying to find the post about the spread in the magazine- I'd love to get a copy - I searched at BnN over the holiday and did get a couple great English Mags but didn't see your place and I can't find the post... clue me in sweetie lol.
    RaNae

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  5. I have never seen such a huge collection of fabric covered boxes! I thought I was overdoing it by keeping one for myself when I already had one but I dont feel so guilty anymore! Oh yeah, if you evcer want to clear out some of that fabric, I will take it off your hands, just to be helpful of course!

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  6. Niki,
    Isn't it nice to get back to a routine? Christmas is great but I'am always glad to get things back to normal. Also I can spend money on myself now, off to the thrift store tomorrow!! Just finished embroidering a whole Edwardian apron. picture on my blog. Now I'am working on making some valentines. Bet you have made Valentines. Maybe you will be posting some pictures. I will look to see. Yours will probably make mine look pre-school-ish. HA
    NANCY JO

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  7. What a wonderfully lovely environment! I especially like the clear hotbox and all the beautiful colours within!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I adore vintage fabrics, and yours is so beautifully displayed! Very inspiring! :)

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  9. Oh how I LOVE your floral boxes and beautiful fabrics! What a gorgeous place to create! Thank you for sharing this pretty space with us!
    xo,
    Kim

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  10. Thanks to all for your comments.

    Hi RaNae, thanks for your interest - if you click on 'my site' on the left hand links, you will enter my website. Click on 'press' to see the article from Somerset Life magazine. Niki.x

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  11. Niki your work room looks absolutely gorgeous. So many pretty things to look at and inspire you. The fabric covered boxes are particularly gorgeous but your fabric collection is also amazing. As everyone else has said, no wonder you create such lovely things.

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  12. I think I'm faint with longing! It's all perfect..
    Happy New Year to you & yours, Niki xx

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  13. Hi Niki, what a lovely place to work in no wonder your stuff is so very pretty! Happy New Year.
    Carolyn

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  14. Such a pretty work space and all those beautiful fabrics. I could lose myself in there for a week looking at all your beautiful things. thanks for sharing:-)

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  15. Your blog is very very nice.

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  16. Happy New Year Niki! Lovely workroom filled with goodies!! Louise x

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  17. That is one of the prettiest workrooms that I've ever seen! I could just sit in there & dream!

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  18. Oh my! my head would spin if that was my workroom! I wouldn't know where to start with all those fabrics. I think my mind would jump from idea to the next without finishing anything. I have to have an overload of rattan, wicker and seagrass to hide my stash in...not as pretty to the eye as yours. WOW!

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  19. How on earth do you find that many covered boxes! I dont feel too bad about all the stuff i am hoarding now (lol)it just grows doesnt it? and we just keep on buying it! lovely collection though Niki.

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  20. Ha ha Niki what a coincidence, just today I've posted pictures of my studio and asked other bloggers to please share photos of theirs too and after finishing my long post I came here to see what you have been up to and find out that you have already done it!:D

    Oh I knew that you studio would be a dream of the most gorgeous rose and flower fabrics and other rose/flower items and lace everywhere and so it is! I so love all the boxes covered in vintage fabrics oh my I would almost kill to just find one of it! Love your whole work space, it's a wonderful place! Thank you for sharing your pictures with us! xox

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  21. OK!! I feel guilty now for having so many fabric covered boxes!! But in my defence, I USE every single one and I have collected them over many years. (I will always buy vintage over modern and prefer to look at them stacked up rather than a modern alternative.)
    Niki.x

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  22. Niki oh Niki, don't feel guilty!
    It's just the push I needed. Now if I could only push the door open I might be able to get started on my own work room...! Love seeing it all and best wishes Ginny.

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  23. Oh Nicki, what a wide range of lovley rose fabrics you have! And all the other stuff! Ooooohhhh... I would use them to sew many many little crazy quilts hearts.... ;-)))

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  24. Your boxes are very nice and usefull and you are very organized I am a little untidy .ciao

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  25. Oh girl, you seem pretty tidy to me!!!!

    Carry on!

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  26. It's beautiful! I would love to work in that room. Where do you get all of that lovely fabric? I bet you just can't get enough. Those boxes are wonderful! I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like them.

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  27. What a dreamy workshop. I would love to have such a place to be inspired and have all the nick knacks to choose from and fill your mind with magical and marvelous ideas. Your home was especially lovely at Christmas. I enjoy seeing all of your things. A big thanks for sharing.

    Annabelle ~^..^~ xo

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  28. What an amazing workroom !! It's fantastic, I wish I have such a beautiful space in my house to stitch and create !!! Congratulations for all you do and spare with us in this blog.... and receive all my best wishes for 2007 !!! See you soon

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  29. I love your work room, it seems so cozy! I miss England and love checking out your blog with the wonderful photographs.

    Paula

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  30. What a fabulous room! Who would not want to come and play at your house!
    What I want to know is where do you start each day???? I'd jump from one project to another without ever finishing a thing. LOL
    More of that fun house please!!!

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  31. Oh I am soooo jealous. I need you to come and help organise me Niki! It all looks so scrummy x

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  32. wow!

    I am just sorting out my room.................yours will be an inspiration, I wil come here again!

    Dx

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  33. mmmm... yummy... and oh so lovely!
    LOVE the colors, textures, shapes... everything!
    Inspiring!

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  34. I've looked at all posts on this side: Your house and all what is in it, is so lovely! I also have a lot of jugs, but not only old one, some are new.

    Sigrun

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  35. i adore your vintages box and fabrics ;-)

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Niki xx