Craft Room

Farm Chicks (oldish) Headquarters

 Using sprinkles as jar decorations storing sharpies!
I’m going to fill a jar full of sprinkles to store my pens right now! If there’s any month to feature anything coloured Red, february is that month! So, I am very happy to show you the Farm Chicks old crafting space that was featured in Jenny Doh’s signature styles book (linked at the end of the post) 
 Retro red floral sewing room

It’s just a little corner but there is perfect storage, Cath Kidston oilcloth on top of the desk and vintage trim catalogue charts on the wall! It’s so charming ^_^

 Retro red cake stand storing craft supplies

I also really like this Candy Cane style shelving, it must be oilcloth right?! And using Cake Stands is always a brilliant idea to display crafty items. I love seeing a big jar of threads ^_^

 Cath Kidston oilcloth covered desk

I love everything in this room! The wee plastic retro bag is adorable and I want to own one! They’ve been so popular the past couple of years, so of course I want one now.

 Retro crafting with the Farm Chicks - sewing room

At work! Look at those fabulous wedge shoes! I’m quite a big fan of the vintage catalogue cards on the wall with all the different colours.

 Vintage colourful pom pom trim catalogue cards
Aren’t they marvellous?! 
 Farm Chicks handmade red apron with fabric covered buttons

And of course… work wouldn’t be work without a fabulous apron!

Farm Chicks
Featured in Jenny Doh’s Signature Styles Book


Vintage Pastel Craft Room

Get ready for a gigantic overdose of candy colours and sugar! Today’s post is all about the marvellous sugar*sugar who sadly, no longer posts images or blog posts! I thought a little appreciation sent over her direction may rekindle a little sugary spark ^_^

I do love looking inside peoples craft cupboards to see all the bits and pieces! All of these colours are absolutely marvellous. This was a skinny wardrobe with those little hanging drawer sectors. I like that crochet hanger!

Ok, so I need some ceramic cake stands and an ice cream cone pencil pot. I should probably start like a wish list shouldn’t i!? That would be a great idea.

All of these things are on the list! I have some mint crepe paper but I LOVE the idea of using contrasting pink thread from the sewing machine. I also don’t have the patience to cut the trim like that. I wish I did! Bring the shop back!!!

I love everything in this image but I’ve spied some beautiful, pink, mercury beads that I MUST have! I love them!!!

This is just a feast for the eyes! Is that pink muffin pan silicone? It’s quite hard to see in the images. I do spy some lovely art by the beautiful Jenny Holiday from Everyday is a holiday, previously Jenny’s bake shop!

Everyone paint your dolly pegs!

More views on all the lovely craft storage in this room. I need to get some more boxes and organise my own space.

This big dresser was a DIY project that was executed perfectly! The vintage wallpaper patchwork was a fabulous job. Since I originally saw these images I’ve been on the hunt for a lovely vintage pink jewellery box with drawers!

I really like those shelves with the ribbon storage underneath… can anyone tell me where I can find one?

Fabulous spotty spools! When did Martha Stewart stop making aqua punches?!?!?

What is that three tier hanging thingy? I want one!

This little scrappy, embroidery piece of art work is beautiful and I love that piece of lace! I feel so inspired when I see these images. I want it all for myself!

These are lovely bundles of vintage fabric that used to be for sale on the sugar sugar shop. They’re so beautiful.

This little image is a sneak peek into when the DIY dresser project was in full swing, with the back panel being wallpapered with scrappy pieces of vintage wallpaper.

This was a lucky yard sale find and I’m incredibly jealous!

This is an even better view of the little pink jewellery box I’ve been lusting after!


A Bright and Colourful Home

 Trisha Brink's bright and colourful craft room

I have loved Trisha Brink for quite a few years now ^_^ We met on a little blog course I think (I could be wrong about that one though) and I bought some fabulous vintage ribbons from one of her etsy stores that I’ve never been able to use because they’re too pretty to cut! I actually have a length of it up on my inspiration wall AND some years after that purchase I managed to find the full duvet cover on ebay! Just a happy accident ^_^ Oh yes… how fabulous is Trisha’s home office?!

 Trisha Brink's bright and colourful craft room with lots of craft storage

All the storage just fills me with glee! I would love to know what I should look for when searching for those plastic storage boxes you can see to the right of the chair. And some little drawers! And wire baskets! Gimmie!

Cat cross stitch - I would kill to own this!

I would sell my granny to own this. Trisha… has it been sold?!

 Wire baskets for craft storage

You can see why I adore Trisha’s blog, home and shop! It’s just a complete feast for the eyes ^_^

 Crochet hangers and vintage sewing boxes being used for storage

And just so you know Trisha.. I would steal absolutely everything! This pale aqua is my favourite colour ever.

Crochet wire coat hanger and vintage fabric

I know this was a promotional image for selling some fabric but I thought it was fabulous! And I’m far too lazy to crochet around a wire coat hanger but I do love it!

 A beautiful dresser with vintage fabrics

This was one of my favourite IG images ever! I’m obsessed with dressers and vintage fabrics.

 Washi tape in the living room & embroidery hoop fabric wall art

And I would like it on record that I am stealing the idea for putting embroidery hoops behind the TV! I love the touches of neon from the washi tape and yarn! Where would I get long, oblong tapestry hoops? I can’t seem to find any on ebay in the UK -_-

 Embroidery hoop fabric wall art behind the tv - a GREAT idea!

Isn’t is marvellous? I’m very jealous of the white doors in this home.

 Trisha Brink - Washi tape your cork board!
 Trisha Brink portraits

Ladies and gentlemen.. I give you the fabulous Trisha Brink ^_^

 Vintage yellow painted dispenser turned pencil storage

I cannot believe I missed this Instagram flash sale! I don’t even know what this is but I want one! It’s yellow! I love this colour too!

 Wool and beaded pom poms

I’ve never seen beads and pom poms… I love this idea. I think these are on the TV unit (you can vaguely see in the living room photos above)

 Vintage wallpaper cut outs
Im going to go and start cutting shapes. I’m just stealing all your ideas Trisha, sorry :p 
Go visit the blog – Trisha Brink blog 

A Tilda Filled Craft Space

How absolutely beautiful is this armoire full of craft projects?! Chihiro Kubota (one of my favourite stylists and photographers) has introduced me to this new craft superstar Hotta Yuriko via her KLAStyling blog. This room is FULL of handmade items using some old Tilda patterns (available via panduro hobby
I am really crazy about this patchwork tablecloth, even though I don’t think it’s a tablecloth, just a quilt top. I also am in love with the Sewing doll; one of my favourite tilda collections! 

These little canvas type decorations are made up using tilda fabrics, ribbons and scrapbook cut outs which are usually available with each collection.

Almost everything on these shelves was made up using the Tilda scrapbook paper or fabric.

This is a little peek into how the canvas art was made.

LOOK at that frame! We don’t get little wreath things like that over here in the UK do we?!  I want some of those vintage style gold handled scissors too. *Want want want* Change the record Claire!

I really do like these wreath’s and I’m really feeling inspired by those lovely wire bases that are available. You could create something simple and beautiful with one of those!

The tilda sewing doll used to be available as a kit and I think they’re still available in some places or already made up via somewhere like DaWanda where Tilda is very popular (in europe).

A little scrapbook paper basket and a fabric rosette! Simple ideas for using some pretty scrapbook patterned paper and/or fabric.

I would give anything to look at that scrapbook/photo album! I’m obsessed with the pink and yellow colour combination :p

Ok first I have to say… LOOK AT THAT PINK CASE! and then… using scrapbook paper to cover toilet rolls is a unique idea huh? Perfect for a guest bathroom I think.

The original tutorials were created and written by Hotta Yuriko, who owns the blog Favourite Carefree Yurimamma

A Cath Kidston Filled Home

 Pastel knitting and Cath Kidston mug
I was so happy when I found this fabulous blog and the gorgeous images of a home filled with Cath Kidston goodies! Mary Janes tea room is owned by the very talented Susan and is a knitter of soft toys and little animals. 

 Cath Kidston Magazine files in a bookcase and a lovely CK filled home!

I love being able to have a nosey at peoples creative spaces and how they store craft supplies and what’s on display!

 Cath Kidston magazine file

When I saw these magazine files in Cath Kidston (online store) I actually thought they were flat! The image on the CK site was rather deceptive. I wish I had bought some now! Feeling the January pinch ^_^

 Chalk painted cabinet

This photo is full of so many marvellous little decorative touches I don’t really know where to begin! I tell a lie, the painted drawers. I love them! The colour is fabulous and I’m curious as to whether or not this was painted using Annie Sloan paint. I like how the tartan blanket matches the drawers beautifully! I love the Greengate clock too… you know I’m obsessed with Greengate DK. 

Coloured yarn
Colourful Yarn storage

I absolutely love seeing images of yarn collections and all the lovely colours and textures!

 Crochet hanger decoration and lovely pot holder/granny square

I like the hanger that matches those fabulous drawers! That flowery ribbon looks like Cath Kidston to me! A surprise I know.. :p How beautiful is this?! Using a crochet or knitted flower as decoration on a hanger is a beautiful touch. If I was staying at this ladies house and this was hanging in the guest room I would want to steal it.

 Tanya Wheelan fabric and cath kidston fabric covered buttons

All my favourite shades! Those fabrics are absolutely stunning and I would love to see the full pattern on the fabric at the bottom of that little stack.

 Perfect Pastel Yarns

O_O this is so beautiful!

 Pink and yellow lovely photo styling inspiration

These images are rather suited to an Easter theme but I had to share them as the styling is impeccable!

 Floral fabric covered buttons on pip studio plates

Some lovely fabric covered buttons on top of Pip studio plates! I am obsessed with Pip Studio and I really wish I owned more of the items. I was lucky enough to receive a gift card for christmas for a store that sells Pip studio so there’s a chance I might go a little crazy.

 Winding yarn

Look at this yarn winding contraption! How great is this?!

Go stick the kettle on and visit Mary Janes Tea Room. Please note that I have edited the images in this post by removing all the decorative frames that Susan uses on her blog.

Pastel Cakes and Dreamy Decor

Pretty pastel dresser full of cake stands and baked goods

I am so in love with everything from Bella Cupcakes! A talented sugar crafter based in New Zealand, her talent for creating sugar flowers and beautiful cakes sees no end! The first image in this beautiful little diptych is of my dream dresser and it’s filled with the most beautiful pastel coloured treats. Non of which I could eat but I’d certainly admire them from afar ^_^

 Party drinks in mason jars. I love this butlers tray table

I have one of these little butler tray tables, which was made for me by my very talented Uncle one christmas. How lucky am I?! I also spy the Rosanna Tea for One set which I’m also lucky enough to own! I just need to find myself some pastel cake stands. Even though I actually don’t eat that much cake. If I wouldn’t put weight on I’d just eat cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I’m sure I’m not alone on that one too!

 Cakes on a beautiful vintage dresser. Party table setting

This dresser has such beautiful styling and display that I must take note for styling my own little dresser. Full of pinks, mint’s, teal and vintage lace. A dream for me ^_^ I love the mint napkins and the shape of those plates. I’ve also just noticed the different coloured, empty photo frames. I must stick a new ‘craft To Do’ on my list. I own lots of ikea frames and I’m sure some of them could benefit from a paint job. I just need to buy some more Annie Sloan chalk paint. I’ve tried the DIY recipes but honestly, the tester pots from Annie Sloan do a much better job with coverage.

 Pastel macaroons and sugar flowers

Do you see what I mean about this lady being an incredible sugar crafter?!

 Pretty pastel birthday table

Those stripy chairs are rather fabulous and I am totally in love with that lace tablecloth! I must go on the hunt for one just like it.

I had to share Bella’s little desk area (the daughter) and we can see my favourite colours (:p) running through the rest of the house, not just in her sugar crafting ^_^

This is the most adorable little desk and I love the colours on the little storage/display furniture pieces.

And of course.. no desk area would be complete without jars full of pens and supplies!

A truly beautiful blog with all of my favourite colours. I absolutely fell in love with Bella’s little crafty, inspired desk space. The little wall unit is possibly my favourite but I am rather enamoured with the other little shelf unit that is lined in that delightful paper. I’ve also noticed some Kikki K stamps and I’m green with envy.

Bella Cupcakes Blog

Pretty Inspiring Craft Space


How very lovely indeed! I adore this little haven. Kasey Buick created the most incredible inspiring space in her sun room. In the post she states that she doesn’t even sew or anything but that’s obviously no reason not to own lot’s of yarn in a little room for inspiration ^_^ That’s true. I love all of the furniture in this room and the vintage bar cart. The room’s colours are so warm and golden that it’s actually the perfect post for fall/autumn, but I just found it so forgive me!
I would love to steal those velvet ribbons! They’re so beautiful ^_^ the colours are absolutely stunning. And could anyone tell me what those flowers/paper clips are?! They’re very pretty too ^_^

My Craft Room Tour

hearthandmadeuk craft room studio tour
My lovely little craft space! I love it in here. This post was a long time in the making wasn’t it? I think we started redecorating in January. It’s been beautiful and very pretty for a long time but never tidy enough for a full blown photo shoot! You can see some dodgy before pictures in this post
I thought I should go through what I have in here because I know many of you will ask questions. 
The poster on the door is from Made by girl
The little basket on the floor is from a market in france
The drawers are Ikea Alex drawers
Cork board – also ikea
Hanging pom pom honey comb things are from paper mash but you can get them in many places

The bin that my wallpaper is stored in and the shower caddy where the jars are hanging on the wall are both from b&m stores in the uk.
The lamp is from ikea, desk and stool also from ikea. The desk is a console table. The magnetic board on the wall is also from ikea – spontan in white.
The pink floral, polka dot and gingham mini suitcases are from Next in the uk many years ago.
The sewing house box is from Cath Kidston

Craft Room and inspiration board

That is a little spice rack that was painted and decorated using the decoupage technique and paper napkins from cath kidston and some polka dot tissue paper.
Ribbons are a selection from Cath Kidston and Dotcomgiftshop
The glitter tape is by American Crafts
Pink tweed greengate Teddy bear is from Love from Rosie
Wire letter on my cork board was made by Jane from Planet Joy

craft room desk and chair and tall alex drawers from ikea

craft room creative wall

Those lovely crochet hangers are from Cath Kidston years ago
The barn star and wall shelves are from dotcomgiftshop
The prints are both from magazines and the paper backing my shelves is a mix of scrapbook paper – mostly crate projects.

painted shower caddy and bonne maman storage jars

These tins are covered in paper from Kitschy digitals

painted shower caddy and bonne kaman storage jars - pom poms and inspiration memo aboard

pretty crochet hooks in cath kidston jug

crochet strawberries in bonne maman jars

crochet strawberries in bonne maman jars

dotcomgiftshop shelf

Dotcomgiftshop Shelf

RICE dk shelf and cath kidston tins
painted upcycled vintage fabric cabinet and patchwork door in the craft room
Pretty pastel memo board

Those lovely little baking ladies up there are stickers from Everydayisaholiday

Beside the computer - a little deer, eiffel tower and retro glasses
painted ikea moppe drawers
The paper on my little boxes is a mix of crate paper and summer bungalow papers from everyday is a holiday
Ikea moppe drawer makeover

These little mope drawers were a task! You can use chalk paint and mix it up with different colours. I mixed old white with crafters acrylic for the different colours. You turn the drawers back to front and use a drill for the drawer knobs.

I hope you have enjoyed my little craft room tour!It’s never ever this tidy. Ever! Just for pretty pictures ^_^ A few hours after I finished shooting and I was doing other crafty work it looked like there had been an explosion, so do not feel bad for having a messy craft room. This is the first time I’ve been able to do a photoshoot because it’s always an unsightly mess!

Feeling Motivated and Creative

Scrapbook albums and embellishment storage from Masga Mizera
Scrapbookers desk
Crafter at work

scrapbook embellishment storage

Ikea plant pot

Felt bead garland

Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper mini album from Magda Mizera

Project Life Layouts and Ideas from Magda Mizera

Project Life Layouts and Ideas from Magda Mizera

Project Life Layouts and Ideas from Magda Mizera

Project Life Layouts and Ideas from Magda Mizera

Project Life Layouts and Ideas from Magda Mizera

Scrapbook Layout with ILS

Scrapbook inspiration from Magda Mizera

The best way to work

Christmas Scrapbook Supplies on Magda Mizera's desk

Scrapbook Layout from Magda Mizera

Winter collage of pretty items, felt balls and scrabble letters

DIY wrapped Jars for plants from Magda Mizera
Free collage template download from Magda Mizera
Aren’t these images a sight for sore eyes? Magda Mizera is a wonderful talent when it comes to scrapbooking and photography. I absolutely fell in love with all the scrapbook layouts and project life layouts. It has actually tempted me to move to 12×12 albums instead of the Simple Stories binder (which I love) but I do think that 12×12 is a little too big for me to work with ^_^ who knows! Magda also has a wonderful work space that I absolutely love, I really enjoy getting to nosey where people work (she has the right idea with the glass of wine non? :p). 
Magda has also been kind enough to offer free templates for your project life photography to download, you can see them via this blog post