Wednesday, 16 October 2013

A Moment to Make

When the most creative thing you have done in weeks is balance the bank account or stretch a bag of lentils into several meals. When the baby has been teething, the children ill and  it is raining and miserable outside; such times as these deem it necessary to ignore never ending chores and take a moment to make.

Having spent the last few months (years) sorting the clutter and stuff of our lives,   changing the furniture around and trying to make this oldpolicehouse into a place that works well for our family, there seems to be a lovely space for me in our now redundant dining room.  We still have no idea what to call this room, which as of  last week is now no longer a dumping ground.  A crafty study homework room seems to be the latest  name.

I've had a crafty corner for a while  but it was in the midst of a lot of boxes, bags and general household junk, those pictures were hiding a huge mess.  Not at all relaxing or inspiring.

It is still not finished but after a furniture shuffle the radiator is clear and the room works so much better,  just to keep it real you can actually walk in it now!

No one seems to mind that I am gradually taking it over with pictures and things that make me happy.

Love these vintage sewing items, the packaging is fabulous.

These victorian bible verses are beautiful, both to look at and read.

My Mollie Makes calendar is reminding me to get busy, happily I have a pile of delicious fabric to cut and sew.

My moment of making is set to start and I must grab it before the babe awakes.

What happy thing do you do in those moments to yourself?