One of the biggest luxuries in my life has to be that I'm lucky enough to have a whole room in our house that I can work and be creative in. Mr Treasure is very understanding of my magpie ways when it comes to textiles (and I think relieved that I've only managed to fill, thus far, just one room with all of my collections of fabric, haberdashery and works in progress)! My workroom has been in a bit of a pickle of late, but this weekend I went on a tidying frenzy and so thought I'd take you on a little tour...
I surround myself with inspiration and things I love. There are the photos and mementoes on my message board (made using the fabric of a vintage eiderdown and bought from Rosablue), my basket of Vintage Magpie bunnies and Cath Kidston sewing box which houses (no pun intended!) my sewing paraphernalia.
I just love books...and my collection is always growing!
This little embroidered house was very kindly given to me by Janet Clare at last year's Festival of Quilts. It's taken me ages to find just the right frame for it, but now I have it sits happily on one of my bookshelves.
I have buttons and fabric stashed away in all sorts of places!
At the moment, one of my 'only weaknesses' (to quote Dorcas Lane!) is tins and boxes. My latest acquisition is the oriental style Blue Bird toffee tin (left hand side, on the top).
I often change what I have out on this little shelf. At the moment, I have pincushions and other sewing bits and bobs on display. The photo is of one of my Grandmothers. She was a great seamstress and always wore the most elegant clothes.
I love jars of buttons! I need to fill up the empty ones, which I found in a local charity shop. Sometimes I tip out a jar of buttons and rummage through them, just for fun and to remind myself of all their different shapes and colours.
When I walked in this morning, the sun was streaming through the windows and my heart soared! It's so wonderful to see sunshine and know that Spring is on its way.