Saturday, 29 December 2007


Here are some photos of my little creative corner and I mean little.
I sometimes end up on the kitchen table when I have run out of space
I love my desk as it has a pull out slide over the drawers which gives me some space to lay stuff out
My desk looks kind of neat -it isn't always this neat.
There is a lovely slanted desk with a lift up lid on the floor beside my desk – just waiting to find some interesting looking legs to put onto it.
I use it to store some ribbons, papers and books.
This slide out shelf on the desk is so useful

Lots of pretty glitter. There is heaps more hidden in the draws.

Some of my favourite books.
I want to try some of the gorgeous crowns in one of the books.
Pretty colours on my desk
Cute little desk lamp

I just love this cute little note pad – pretty pink hat and ear rings.
Some of my favourite books.
I want to try some of the gorgeous crowns in one of the books.

I love playing in my little corner of my world.


Linda said...

Hi Alison, What a nice craft area. A wonderful place to create and make wonderful pretties.
Everything looks so neat and tidy...I'd love such an area..when I craft my stuff is all over the place:).
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year....Linda

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It looks like you have a nice crafting area. I like the taupe walls with the white furniture, very relaxing.

Miss Rhea said...

See, You are so thoughtful !! Her very own TV in her guest suite !! lol. I like that foofy blue box !! Riley is adorable, you are so Blessed !! :) Really, that is a nice corner, with great light. :)

Anonymous said...

I love your cute lil' corner!! Lucky you, wish I had a place like that! Looks so cute, & all the glitter!! WOW!!! hope you had a lovely chrissie, thanks for your kind words of support for Tim.Oh & P.s That writing box looks kinda familiar!! he he he! Mands

Michelle said...


Your creative corner is the sweetest! You are very lucky to have such a space to craft. I love, love, love that lamp!! Thanks for stopping by and yes, my family knows how much I love chocolate :)


Sweet Remembrance said...

Your workspace is wonderful!
Perfect for createing...
Happy New Year,

Gail McCormack said...

It's a lovely creative corner Alison, I think very organised and everything on hand. I bet your MIL wouldn't have cared where she slept, just the fact she's with her family who care about her, bit hard for you this Chrissy I should imagine, hope it was OK though.
OH yes so hot here today, and hotter by Monday, we don't have A/C do you? said...

What a lovely and pretty little area to play in. Very creative ways of 'foiling' the MIL!!!!

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Allison,
I do not think you need to be concerned about clutter. You have everything under control. You are so organized. Excellent. Everything is so attractive and pretty. When I was young I use to have a desk like that in an office. My typewriter sat on the place where the drawer slides out.

Jeanne said...

What a lovely crafting space you have Alison. I feel inspired just looking at it. It's always fun to see where other people create. I love how you "out-smarted" your MIL by blocking the wardrobe doors...sounds like something I would do!

Lori said...

Alison, be very happy that you have a little space to call your own...all of my creations are constructed at the kitchen or dining room table...nice glitter collection:)

Siobhan said...

Love your creative sweet! It is nice for insperation! xo

Anonymous said...

I love your little craft space, you did a great job creating it.
So darling!
Happy New Year :) Bren

Unknown said...

Alison, I hope you had the best Christmas. Your corner is so organized and it makes you want to create because it's so pretty. Here's to a Happy New Year full of creative ideas. (clink) Happy New Year, Karen

Sadie Lou said...

At you least you have a space! No matter how small! I always have to drag my goodies from my closet and craft when the kiddies aren't around.
I get it done though!

Sugar Bear said...

You have a very nice, neat, and inspiring space! My area is a bit messy - organizing is on my to do list but I keep putting it off!

bluemuf said...

Alison, you have such a lovely area to do your creating. I have enjoyed seeing all your lovely containers and and special little ornaments to help the muse along the way.

Have a Happy New Year


cherished*vintage said...

Hi Alison, Oh how I'd love an area like that! Just so gloriously shabby sweet! You are such a gracious host adding all the special touches for your mother-in-law. Happy New Year!

dawn said...

that is the coolest corner that i have seen in a long time...and your multi-tasking impresses me to no end. wink, wink.

Amy said...

I'd have lots of fun in a room like that, not sure what I'd go for first lol

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Alison, How fun was that seeing a peek into your little special corner for having fun. My husband has been putting some new shelves for me today for my studio as there just never seems to be enough room. Wishing your a happy, Happy New Year. ~ Lynn

Deb said...

What a great little crafting spot you have Alison! I see one of your favourite books is the crowns & tiaras book :-} Thats on my "wish list".

SweetAnnee said...

OH you are so organized
Right now, I'm the only one I'll
let into my creating room

I need HELP

Anonymous said...

We are in a tiny space now too, it has it's challenges!
Happy New Year.
Jenn and Jacqui

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful spot!
Happy New Year!
Sandra Evertson

Amy-Razz Pizazz Boutique said...

Your little craft corner is the sweetest thing :) I love all of the pink and ofcourse the glitter!!! Many warm Blessing to you for a Merry and Prosperous New Year!
Amy :)

Anonymous said...

What a cute crafting corner. I love the colors of everything. I usually pull all my crafting stuff to my kitchen table too.

Fete et Fleur said...

Your creative space is wonderful. I have about the same amount to work in and know the joys and frustrations of working in a small space.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year!


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hi Alison,
What a great little creative space you have made for yourself there. I think it is great to have your fav bits and pieces on show to inspire your creativity.

Happy crafting,

Sarah said...

Love your creative corner Alison and of course all the sparkling glitter, wishing you the most wonderful new year xx

Adla said...

Oh Alison,, so funny reading on how you outsmart the mil :)
Your creative corner looks really pretty!

I wish you a wonderful new year ahead filled with much creativity and cheer.

Xoxo :) Adla

Kathy said...

Lovely craft space, I am envious. LOL!
Little Riley is a doll!!!!

blessings said...

It's wonderful to have a little place all our own! I have taken over the dinning room.. and the guest room... and part of basement... oh, who am I kidding, it's ALL my mess! Blessings... Polly

Anonymous said...

I like your little corner. It's very cute.

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Alison,
Wow there you go again leaving me sweet comments. Thank you so very much. It makes my spirits soar to hear you like my tote. Well Sweet I wish YOU the very best New Year of your life. May happiness follow you everywhere!

Michele Kovack said...

What a sweet work area! I wish mine looked so clean and organized! I am a slob when I create!

Rosemary said...

How pretty!!
Thanks for sharing your craft corner with us.
Happy New Year!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Whate a lovely creative corner you have! Everything is just where you need it! It is just perfect!

12 Days of Christmas Swap said...

Goodness, pristine, immaculate -I remember frenzied attacks on drawers, cupboards, wardrobes etc in readiness for my MIL, just in CASE, she felt moved to have a look -of course she never did, but one doesn't want to be caught out with any slack housekeeping.
Happy New Year
Hugs from N.Z.

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Alison. I have watched the fireworks in Sydney on TV, but I have never seen the ones in Melbourne. They must be spectacular. Tomorrow night my daughters are planning to go into Boston for the first night celebration and fireworks. Have a wonderful New Year's Eve. Blessings, Karen

Susan Tuttle said...

Your corner is just so cute!--and very organized! You make wonderful use of space.

Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful New Year.
I love your little creative corner, very organised!!(even if it was for the MIL) I look forward to keeping in touch with you through out 2008 & beyond.

a pink-bee said...

What a wonderful area ! Neat guest ideas.
Happy New Year :)

Linda said...

Happy New Year Alison~~may 2008 hold only good things for you and yours..Linda

Tutti Chic said...

Lots of great ideas for "your own space!" I bet your mother-in-law thinks you are the BEST housekeeper!LOL! ") chris

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

What a nice little area. I use those glitter pen too! but I'm anal about gravity catching up with my need, so I store all my glitter glues, and other craft glues up side down so they are ready at a moments notice!

Julie said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog. Everyone needs a craft room and yours is wonderful!

Heartinmyhand said...

Alison, your space is lovely. So neat and tidy.
Best Wishes for the New Year

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy Happy New Year Alison!~!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

I hope you and your family have a very happy new years!!
have a great day!!!
xo Britt

Jodie said...

what a great space, and you are so thoughtful to your Mother-in-law with a little tv and everything !

Robin said...

Hi Alison,
I came over to thank you for the kind comment you left me last night! Wow- I normally don't have my volume turned up but for SOME reason it was on and I heard the song....Tears in heaven...It made me smile and it was a nice little tap on my shoulder. Thank you for that!
I love your craft area-mine is a total disaster!
Best wishes to you and yours for 2008!

Unknown said...

Alison, Happy New Year! ~Mary~

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Such a delightful space to lose yourself in! Happy New Year Allison and may this year be the best for you!


PS: Love that song! One of my favorites!

Betty said...

I love your little craft area! Mine is scattered all over the house!
I hope you'll have lots of fun creating in 2008!

Velta said...

Oh My!!! What a "charming" place to visit! I love your little crafting place. And Riley is too precious...I will indulge myself in coming back to visit your site often. Happy New Year to you and yours :)

Sarah and Jack said...

I am feeling so lucky that my MIL doesn't have to sleep in my sewing room. Oh man, what a nightmare that would be! LOL

Happy New Year to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Your little craft area is so NEAT. Good girl : )

Mary said...

Oh, can I come play with all your pens and glitter? Your corner looks so inviting!

Wishing you all the best in 2008!

kecia deveney said...

your niche is darling! whatever we carve out for ourselves and stock with things that either inspire us or just make us happy is the place to be! i love my little niche as well. it's all mine, with my things, i can do what i want. it's a little slice of heaven!

love.boxes said...

What a cute little corner Alison! I love all the pretty colors. I think we like the same ones. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
I need for you to come and help me get my studio in order! Love yours.
Happy New Year Sweet Girl:)

Little Pink Studio said...

I have that blue round vintage container with the white birds on top too! :0)
I love your creative space!
Happy 2008 to you!!
~Cerri xoxo

The GlitterFairy... said...

What a lovely space in which to create. Love all the glitter!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Nora Lee said...

What a wonderful place to do your crafts! I came across your site from Mary's blog Isabella Closet. I have a spot in my house for scrapbooking but it never seems to stay very organized! I guess this would be a good new years resolution!

Please stop by and visit at

"Nora Lee"

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hi Alison! what a perfect little corner you have!! It is so organized for MIL and I am loving all of that glitter!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! xoxo

kari and kijsa said...


We just wanted to stop by and give you the warmest wishes of the season! Hope you have a wonderful and prosperous 2008!

smiles, kari and kijsa

jennalee said...

Alison- love your space. Wish mine were that clean.

Joy Zaczyk said...

Hi Alison!

Now this is inspiring to me as I start a new leaf of being organzied! Love this little corner you have. :)

Happy New Year to you and yours!



Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

That is an awesome creative corner! I love it!

Inspiring for sure, thanks so much!

Happiest of New Years to you!


Artifax said...

What a dreamy little studio you have! So many pretty things and so well organized. It's a lovely, sweet workspace for creating beauty!

Unknown said...

What a great little area to work in! I don't know about you, but there is never enough room! Thanks for stopping by for a visit to my blog today and the great compliment! I am going to put you on my blog lists to visit. I'll be back!
Jen R