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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Workroom show and tell: enter at own risk!


I've seen so many lovely workrooms recently, all amazingly tidy and all managing to be elegant as well as practical so I have joined the challenge of showing mine - BEFORE tidying it up. I may be deleting this post with embarrassment but while I am still feeling brave, here is the chaos in which I play...

Entering from the kitchen and turning left into a closed in verandah/sunroom facing north east (ideal southern hemisphere placement) which also doubles as a place to have tea and gossip with friends and family.

Furnishings a mixture of ikea, opshop 'elegance' and scratch built by me (less elegant!)
half a dozen projects on the go
suitable soft cushion in sunniest corner for Teddy the cat (minus cat)


edit: nipping in for a nap now that the camera activity is over.
continuing around to the dolls house end of the room and the books which inspired it
and the last wall with aforementioned tardis before returning to the kitchen 

I'm just popping the kettle on so make yourself at home.
Milk and sugar?


47 comments:

  1. Aah, lovely lovely room....lucky you! Love the tardis :)) and Teddy - reformed siamese addict here - and the books!!!! I could get lost amongst all those books for a very long time.

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  2. OMG, Christine!!
    This is an awesome room! It looks like a place where things happen!! I love your treetop view and your beautiful Dollhouse, and a shop I see there on the shelf. I think your not the only miniaturist that has a cat to keep you company. All in all a great room with lots of productivity!

    ML Fi xx

    P.S Hot isn't it????

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  3. You would be taking a trip back to childhood with most of the books in this room, Susan, but that isn't always a bad thing. :-)

    I think cats are a pretty compulsory piece of equipment for miniaturists, Fi. :-D Imagine not having your work sat on, batted about, chewed and stolen!

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  4. I'm embarrassed to say we have had wonderful weather lately, none of your southern heat and fires and none of the northern flooding.

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  5. I love your room and so want one just like that :) your books look great and all in series like mine and look like Enid Blyton and Agatha Christie. So in love with the tardis too as is hubby :)

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  6. Christine dear! If those are photos taken before tidying, you have nothing to be ashamed of! It's a lovely room and everything seems to be in a perfect creative order!

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  7. I just live your work-room Christine but the only thing I would change if it was mine would be to remove the bottom frosted glass windows so I could see out (more distraction,I know)but the book-shelves are to die for. Enjoy!
    P.S. glad to hear you're not flooded out. We've had bush-fires close to Ballarat where I live though.

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  8. Oh Christine!! I love it!!!
    I could spend days in there just pottering. I love the cat's cushion! I also love your wooden walls, they have such character.
    I am about to make a cup of tea and start going through your wonderful Blog - I can;t believe I haven't found it before now! SOrry I am sooo late!
    hugs
    Simon

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  9. This is a fabulous space. You should NOT be embarassed at all. I am envious!

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  10. This is just a miniaturist's heaven!! You should not be embarrassed, Christine. I mean, come on, you here can honestly say that they've managed to keep their work space spik and span for more than 24hrs (that does not included when they have not been in that area/room!)

    You book case is amazing, and it seems you've snagged the best room for light and view. I am actually surprised we ever here from you - you'd lose me for weeks in there!

    Thank you for sharing :)

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  11. FABULOUS room Christine!!! Tea please! I'll be right over... LOL! (In our Dreams!)
    I Love the Tardis painted door!!! Such a Great escape to place you have made!

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  12. What a charming room! Trust me, your work space is not untidy - I could show you an untidy work room but I'm not sure I could handle the embarrassment. ;-)

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  13. First time I come to your blog, and I will come back soon. Your room is great and I love your house of the 1940's. You have made a very nice steamer trunk, much better than mine. Love your work.

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  14. What a lovely room!! all those gorgeous fabrics everywhere! I wish I had a hobby room lol my room has been taken over by the village I only have a tiny workspace now oh well thats the price I have to pay for keep buying more houses lol!! x

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  15. Hi Christine, what a lovely room, cosy and a bit messy ;)! Saw your comment on Si's blog, so followed this trace to yours :D!! Here I am and I am looking around on your wonderful blog. The tardis: great!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  16. You've no need to be ashamed of THIS workspace - it looks a hive of industry and a lovely place to be. I also noticed the flat iron - what a great idea for a bookend.

    The tardis is brilliant!

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  17. Hi everyone, I've been trying to get the setting where you can reply individually, found the instructions but the option isn't appearing for me so...

    Laura, you are spot on about the Enids, and Agatha is on more shelves in the room behind the Tardis with other authors from the era. All very inspiring.

    The mess varies in intensity, Anna, so I was lucky it wasn't much worse and that furniture hides a pile or two the piles of extra clutter.

    Hi Vicki from the other end of the Great Dividing Range. :-D The fires have been horrific, maybe scarier with Black Saturday in everyone's consciousness. If the view continued, the lower panels would definitely be replaced - they block seeing a particularly ugly metal carport!

    Welcome Simon! I love our walls too and the cat's cushion, while for the cat, provides an extra 2 feet of uncluttered bench space in emergency.

    Thank you Lisa Marie. :-)

    Hi funky, I know LOTS of people who manage to create AND tidy up after themselves, but admit to being too easily distracted myself.

    Ah Betsy, wouldn't it be lovely. :-) It was your comment about working in inches which prompted me to post, with no real excuse, I can find myself working in a few square inches as well.

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  18. It's lovely to see you back De, with the busy life you have, I think you can be forgiven a little mess.

    Thank you, Dominique. :-)

    ha ha Paula - I wish I had a village! Yours preferably. :D

    Welcome Ilona and thank you, it's always lovely to see a new face.

    Hi Irene, I love my flat iron. It used to a doorstop but caused a level of marital disharmony when it kept being tripped over so graduated to book end but it's real function is a weight for drying glue - if you see one, invest in it!

    Thank you all for visiting and commenting :-)

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  19. You have a TARDIS! I love it, and I love your room :) So much lovelier than my own -- in fact, it's absolutely inspiring! Nina

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      Thank you for your enthusiasm, Nina and everyone should have a Tardis :-D

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  20. I love your room and the Tardis..my Favorite Doctor was David Tennant and my favorite series was Rose but I liked Smith and Jone and the Doctor Donna too :)

    I think your work room is Fab

    Hugs
    M. :)

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    1. Thank you Marisa. :-)

      I agree about the Rose series and I think the relationship between her and David Tennant was magical.

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  21. Thanks for visiting. Love your workroom and can't wait to see more of the doll house. No workroom is complete without a cat in the corner.
    Thanks for the tea offer, I take mine black, no sugar and a cup and saucer please as I don't like mugs and Earl Grey for me. I don't mind a cat hair or two with my tea as I'm used to that so you see I'm not really fussy.

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    1. Definitely a cup and saucer and I'm sure we can manage a side serving of cat hairs. :-)

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  22. Tu habitacion esta fantastica.....tendrias que ver la mis jejej
    besitos ascension

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    1. Thank you Ascension. Maybe a little creative mess is a necessary thing :-D

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  23. I would love to spend a day in that room there is so much going on
    Amanda x

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    1. I wish you could come and spend a day (and that I could do the same in return with you) Wouldn't that be lovely.

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  25. Wish I had a room like yours. Black tea plz, oh and a biccie :-) lol

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    1. haha, begin as many projects as possible without finishing any and you will! :-) Just off to hunt up a biccie and another teacup...

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  26. I love this room. What a space to create in.

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  27. Hi Christine,

    I've just drawn the giveaway on my blog and you won! I will gladly pass the prize along to Paula if you would still prefer that, but are you sure you wouldn't like an heirloom gown for your attic or maybe the daughter of the house is preparing for an upcoming social engagement? Let me know what you'd like.

    Regards,
    Alennka/celestial

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    1. Thank you Alennka, I am thrilled to have won and enjoying thinking of admiring one of your creations in a fitting setting in Quayside. :-)

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  28. Looks like a lovely place to create, and if you feel the need for a change the tardis is strategically placed for a quick getaway ;)

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    1. hehe, if it were David Tennant inside I could see the need for lots of escapes. ;-)

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    2. I can just see the impish grin that must have accompanied that thought LOL

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  29. What a lovely space to create. The Tardis door is fab and it is great to see Teddy has a special spot.

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  30. Thank you.

    Teddy's special spot is partly an attempt to stop him choosing his own special spot: usually on top of whatever I am attempting to work on!

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  31. I love your workroom Christine - wish mine was half as organized as yours is even before you tidy up! I am hoping that with my new 'studio' being finally constructed I will have somewhere to put things! The only thing lacking will be a lovely kitty to keep me company until we finish travelling.....

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    1. Thank you. You'll have to come and have a (real) cup of tea in it on one of your trips. :-)

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  32. Hi Christine, Tail-end Charlie catching up here. Is there still tea in the pot - and you wouldn't happen to have any custard creams in the tin, would you? (The biscuits you can pull apart and scrape the cream off one half with your front teeth) I love your workspace, especially the Tardis and that nice wide stretch of window. I think you look remarkably organized. We've always had cats until the most recent one went to live with his proper owner - my elder daughter - in her new home. They are the best companions for miniaturists IMO, aloof but secretly interested (and never need walkies)! My daughter's cat would come silently 'sharking' round my chair before jumping up to inspect what I was doing. The daisy footprints can be annoying in wet weather but purring is one of the nicest background sounds in the world to work to.

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    1. I've just reboiled the kettle and yes we do have custard cream biscuits...minus cream (hehehe)

      Sorry for the delay putting your comment - I accidentally deleted it, or so I thought, when using an iphone. Just found it safely in another folder. :D

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  33. Hi, I just found your blog today and really enjoyed your pics of your work room. I envy those beautiful sunny windows!

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    1. Thank you Mindy. :) Have you ventured into blogging ? I couldn't find one, but sometimes that is the settings.

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