Hazel Cottage isn't a large house by any stretch of the imagination. However we do have a spare room where a couple of years ago we added a plain sturdy table in front of the window so I can have a space to create. My sewing machine sits there and my paint brushes and pencils share pot space with sewing scissors and pinking shears. Nearby are paints and a basket filled with bits of material for future project. Sat on the desk too is Hopeful Bear, an old bear I bought a few years back from Fading Grace.
I love the fact that I have somewhere to paint, sew and write. Somewhere Virginia Woolf called 'Space to spread my mind out in'. Any projects I'm in the middle of can sit on the table and are safe until I come back.
Sometimes I just like sitting at my table and look out the window which overlooks the back garden and watch the birds in the trees. Even when I don't have time to do anything creative, I like to come and stand in the room and I just feel calmer.
'I feel so intensely the delights of shutting oneself up
in a little world of one's own,
with pictures and music and everything beautiful'