my creative space: studio shots

Just some photos - I got some bookshelves recently so everything is a lot more organised - one wall of my studio is now just shelves, which I love!

I've been trying to build up my stockpile of purses - it's much easier this way, I love having everything ready so when I receive an order it's all ready to go!

These are little fabric squares - I love the colours! They're a combination of new fabrics (some of my organic cottons, and some from fabric stores), recycled cottons, and vintage fabric.

And the result! I've wanted to make bunting for awhile, and am happy that I went with squares! I usually create designs based around the idea that a purse or pencilcase is rectangular, so the image needs to be 'framed' in the middle of the purse. Think this is naturally continuing to influence my design style, so I am happy to work with it!

Once I have photographed the bunting properly, I'll have a few for sale (hopefully today).

There will be many one-of-a-kind bunting for sale at Mathilda's Market in Hawthorn on August 22nd too!


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Edited to add: more photos!

My old sketchbook was filled right up, so I had to buy a new one. I actually bought two - the first one was rejected because the pages were scratchy. And a card to send to someone special :D

I finally bought more bobbins! Now every thread has a matching bobbin - this is exciting to me, no more doubling up of colours!

And a plant - I rescued this plant from my kitchen where it was having issues, mostly due to sitting next to the rice cooker. More bunting, awaiting pinning and sewing! I am not a pin-user, normally, but it's somewhat necessary for bunting.

28 comments:

Anna Bartlett said...

Great bunting, and such an organised space - you've inspired me to tidy up the stash again. I don't know how it gets so messy...

Blue Is Bleu said...

The bunting is so cute and I love how tidy your studio is! Mine's a complete and utter mess... whether or not I tidy up, it always looks like a hurricane just blew through lol

Sarah. Splish Splash Designs said...

Love your space. It's so organised and colourful!
Your bunting is gorgeous :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

loving your space Penny!
especially the bunting.
happy creating ♥

Amanda said...

Holy beautiful stash...Love the bunting.

Danielle McDonald said...

Wow so organised! It makes you want to get stuck in and make something! Love the idea of a square bunting too!

Jessi said...

oh u r so tidy :)

i love that bunting penny x

Cotton Kiwi said...

What a gorgeous mini-tour of your bunting. I do love all the sunny, retro inspired colours you use for your fabrics. Just gorgeous. Good luck with the market although I don't think you will need it somehow!

Rosalind said...

I love seeing other people's studios! Bunting looks cute too.

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

ooowww i love Bunting too!! Need to make some .... someday i will get my act together! Love the fact you didn't do the typical triangles you see everywhere.....

moose and bird said...

I love your state of organisation....I was in an organising mood yesterday and rearranged all of my shelves too. They are much neater now and more welcoming! Love the look of all of your little purses sitting together and your bunting is super fun too. Have a happy day. x

74 Lime Lane said...

Look at all those lovely purses, beautiful stash. Isn't wonderful to make those couple of small changes that make life so much easier

Renee said...

Love your square bunting! And your studio looks so organised!

Christina said...

All those piles of purses look so lovely and so neat. Love it!

:)

CurlyPops said...

I'm loving how organised all your fabric is... I need some lessons in how to do that!

Kellie Christie said...

WOW you are so organised now :) My space always looks like a crafty bomb has gone off! I'm not exaggerating either :) Happy creating!

Posie Patchwork said...

Very orderly Pennie, looking organised & ready for market. Love Posie

Lia said...

ackkkk I spy my pocket carnival on the stash :)...I love the new patterns too...oooo how I wish I could be on Mathilda's Market...will tell my sis to come and visit :) good luck!

lauren carney said...

zomg. your space is my dreaaaammmm!!
i am so envious! hah. your set up is so the best

p.s thanks for following my blog.
i am such a fan of yours truly! x

gretchenmist said...

i like you square bunting too ~ it's nice to have something that suits your style. your shelves look very healthy ~ beautiful to see all your creations lined up :)

Vic said...

Oh MY! What a delicious stash of fabric you have there... and so organised, go you!

I'm jealous of course, of both. ;)

Kirsty said...

Everything looks so beautifully organised.

Hoping you have a cracker market.

Kate said...

The shelves look ace! Now all you nedd is a storeman to pick and pack orders. Love the square bunting!

Madeleine said...

I die Penny! Your wall of shelving and neat fabric piles are inspirational...I feel a spring clean coming on. And gorgeous bunting too.

Adriana said...

Such a beautiful organised studio - very jealous!
I'm in desparate need of some new shelving... or some kind of storage thingy.
Love that bunting too.

MacGyver's Lovechild said...

I love a good organization over haul. It sounds so boring, but when I'm organized I can got crazy in the creative phase!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

I am drooling over your fabric. I love seeing other peoples stash. Wish mine as a neat as yours. What a lovely creating space you have.

michelle said...

i love a square bunting, yours is gorgeous. your space is so organised , if it wasn't 11 30 at night i would almost be inspired to head on out to my space and get tidying