Friday, 14 August 2009

MY SHABBY WORK SPACE

This is where I create!! I try to keep it organised, but I am a clutterer! I see pictures of completely shut away minimalist scrapstudies and just wonder how they do it!! My mind needs to seeeeeeee all my 'bits' so I remember I have them!!
The bright door bursting with sunlight leads out onto my front veranda which overlooks the sea. My computer is relegated to a little desk to avoid 'piles'! The double doors on the righthand side of the photo leads into our formal loungeroom (where the open fire is) I leave these doors open at night to let the warm air through. The windows run the entire length of the scraproom, so wooden blinds help control the light.
The furniture is secondhand vintage/shabby finds (I love shopping shabby!) Another external door behind the 'create' sign leads down a flight of stairs (we are high up) into the garden, and the wooden door at the left of the photo leads into the dining room.
Its all windows and doors!! So there you see....this is my scrap space and if Im not careful, it gets messy really quickly!!! (big sigh!)

20 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I wanna come over and PLAY!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that GORGEOUS room.....and I want a door that leads to the sea....instead of a window that lets me see the brown desert!!! (like I have!!! LOL) :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jocelyn said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I wanna come over tooooooo. Please!!!!! Love your room....I have a door that leads to the master bathroom and a window that looks at my neighbors house!!!!!! I want a door that leads to the sea and to feel the warmth of the fire!!!!!! Your wonderful talent is a showcase for your beautiful room!!!!! :)

Theresa said...

omg.. i'm so loving it. great room. sure beats my scrap dungeon.. =)

Amy Muffoletto said...

I wanna come play too. What a beautiful and bright place to create. I love it. Hugs friend, Have a great weekend!

yyam said...

This is such a glorious room to scrap in Mandy! You have a lot of stuff! :) I scrap in my bedroom and don't have the luxury of stocking up supplies...My clutter lies behind closed cabinet doors...LOL..

Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

Love your room!! Very cool Table. It feels warm and welcoming :)

Lean said...

Wauwww great space and yes it beats my tiny room to.
bye bye,Lean

Jenneke said...

I think everybody wants a scraproom with a door that leads to the sea!! It's the most beautiful place to live!! Lucky you!! LOVE your shabby furniture!
And girls, leave a seat for me, I'm comming too! Lol..

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

XXXJenneke

Tanya said...

WOW so this is the room you create all your stunning work in! It sounds positively divine!! Thanks for showing us your scrap space!!! Now when to book a flight over to Tassie to come visit ;D

Abby said...

Mandy your work inspires me every time I visit and it's nice to see where all the creativity begins...thanks so much for sharing.

Abby:)

Peggy said...

Oh wow I love the look of that room. It looks so cozy, and what I would give to open my door and see the ocean! I'm like you, if I had my own scraproom, I also would display everything so I could actually see it! I don't have a lot of stuff right now, and even now I sometimes forget the things I do have LOL.

xxx Peggy

Gladie said...

OMG, you work space looks like a wonderful place to create all sorts of beautiful stuff - and the door to the sea - awsome! :D I can relate to the "hard to keep tidy", though ;)

Bree said...

ooo can I come over and play.. i mean scrap?

Chimene said...

I think you need a lot of chairs for all the girls who wanna come over, including me:)
Just a perfect place to create beautiful art!!!!
xxxx
Chimene

Lori said...

I found you through the Ad This blog. I just LOVE your room. I'm a follower! Great blog!

sam said...

Hi Mandy ! Your scraproom is well arranged ... It is all the time like that ? Because at home, it is always the "bazaar" !!
Cheer for your layout whith Ruby Street, it is really beautiful !
Hugs, Sam

Lean said...

Hi Mandy,i have something for you on my blog.
bye bye,Lean

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Mandy your art space is beautiful! So warm and inviting!

Bec said...

One day I will have a scrap/craft room like that!! (I hope!)
What a gorgeous inspiring view you have. Soooooooooo jealous!!!

Chimene said...

Congrats Girl I saw your beautiful scrapspace on Scrapscrene!!!!!!!

xxxx
Chimene