Saturday, April 26, 2008

Let there be light (and lots of fabric etc!)

I have been asked by many of you if I would share some photos of the studio we work from. Well, it isn't usually very tidy and we're often knee-deep in vintage stock and textiles, but I had a tidy up the other day (don't peek at the sleepdeck!!) and managed to make a couple of presentable corners. The above photograph is scarily devoid of any colour - but the ceiling is the only part of the Clock House which is this empty!! The light fitting above was a lucky find at our local 'antiques emporium' - changing a bulb is fun!

Here's fabric corner - the trunk was supposed to be ample enough to store our working fabrics - hence we are now on the lookout for a tall cupboard!!

Here's where we grab five minutes with a cuppa (if the cat hasn't beaten us to it first!!)

I couldn't resist showing you this 1940s rug - I was so tempted to keep it as it looks absolutely lovely in front of the doors - but I have been very strong and added it to the shop before I could change my mind!

When I have tidied the other areas of the Clock House, I will share some more photos with you!


  1. wow! wow! wow! i would LOVE to have a work area that looked this beautiful =) it's gorgeous!!! i love the chair with all of the different fabrics on it - lovely =) debbie

  2. what a yummy workspace!!! I have to say I just LOVE that chair!!!!!

  3. That chair pushes all my happy buttons!

  4. I always love your photos, so much light and SO beautiful!! xo, suzy

  5. Hi Clare, Another wonderful blog! Your studio is just lovely & it doesn't hurt that you are working with all that amazingly beautiful vintage fabric!! Even horribly messy, it all would look spectaclar!!! I am so inspired! Off to sew!...Heidi :)

  6. I could not have parted with that rug!!! But , it's the hard part of our ways, parting with things we love, brings joys to others.


  7. How bright and lovely- my office is so overflowing which fabrics its dark and glooming- I'd love a space like this to work in!

  8. Your studio is lovely! I don't think that I would have the willpower to part with the rug however. Your chair gives me inspiration to recover the one in my bedroom. I look forward to you entries!

  9. What a wonderful area to work in, so cheerful and bright. The chair is awesome!

    LeAnn :)

  10. Oh, thank you! I love seeing your workspace, tidy or not!

  11. I don't know how you get any work done! I'd just want to sit in that chair and gaze about! It all looks so beautiful. Can't wait to see more!
    Cathy X

  12. the homely year28 April, 2008 20:54

    Hi, such vibrant colours...they're a joy to look at. I'm so envious of you working in there. My spare bedroom is so cramped and untidy...about time I tidied it up.
    Margaret and Noreen

  13. Thankyou for sharing, it looks wonderful, cant wait to see the rest!
    P.S I love that rug!

  14. Hi Clare, I'm so glad you've got the studio all nice and pretty for me to move in to!!! Honestly, it looks stunningly beautiful, and those fabrics are just so pretty too

  15. What a beautiful, beautiful workspace! Coincidentally, I posted photos of my workspace on my blog yesterday, but they are NOTHING like yours! Gorgeous! Hope you might spend a few moments looking at my blog too! Emma xx

  16. I love those granny square blankets draped over the sofas. They're so colorful and bright!

  17. How gorgeous! Don't you just feel like smiling whenever you see all those lovely, lovely things and gorgeous colors?

    Just beautiful.

  18. Hi Clare,
    Your Studio looks great!!
    You say that the ceiling scarily lacks painting, but I do think that White is working very well with this amoung of patterns and colours. It is a very nice contrast to all your fabric, and this way they make even more a great impression!

    I hope you have great days. How`s the weather these days? Here we have more than 20 degrees and that is hot days in April.
    I wish you a great weekend. Take care! Hugs Aina

  19. I love the studio and that chair is to die for!

  20. Oh it's just fabulous, I'm green with envy.

  21. Your working area looks amazing!Lots of inspiration there I guess:-)


  22. Your studio is so gorgeous - I want to live there! You have so much cool stuff I am going shopping on your site right now.

  23. Oh my gosh...I am absoulutely in LOVE with your studio! All that white and those I can't wait to look at the rest of your blog!

  24. What a beautiful work place! So many pretty touches and I especially love the rug!

  25. Oh my goodness how pretty is your workspace, if only our studio looked this lovely ~ well my husband is an artist so I suppose we are never going to have a particularly pretty space!
    All those fabrics are just beautiful.
    Love Alison x

  26. I love aeeing inside clock house, thank you for taking some pictures. All your fabrics are soo very pretty

  27. daisy cottage19 May, 2008 12:52

    Hi Clare! I have missed you and wanted to drop by and say hi - and as always, everything is so beautiful and inspiring over here! Just lovely! I adore this rug!

  28. I also love that chair! Did you upolster it?

  29. A glorious place to be in!!!


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