Thursday, July 30, 2009

My creative space...


Finishing off a few brooch orders;


a bundle of Winterwood felt and some fabric waiting to be made into plush cars and scented birds;


and some long and short-term planning on the side thanks to Sally and her inspiring BrisStyle business tips day on Saturday. It was so great to get my head out of the sand (aka sewing room) and spend half a day thinking about what the future may hold and whether or not I want to make the transition from telling myself this is all a hobby to saying it's a business...

For more creative spaces or to show off your own head over to Kirsty's.

29 comments:

june at noon said...

I like the big '09 in the last photo! I've been tumbling around the idea of selling things at some point but get stuck in the whole "this is a hobby, it couldn't possibly be a business" thing too.

Amy (badskirt) said...

The business thing in a huge step. I've just spend the last two weks sorting receipts and getting tax paperwork ready. Best of luck with whatever you decide!

i cant sew said...

oh my go the business!! your work is lovely and so are you. you will do well.
smooches rosey

Cath from chunkychooky said...

... it is a huge step but you are doing well - take the plunge!

woollywotnots said...

love that diary! cute brooches and the coloured felt is scrumptious!

Michelle said...

What a big decision!

I love the photos of the coloured felt!

Kylie said...

Wow! This truly is a creative space. Love seeing your embroidery in progress as always and I've bookmarked that felt link (thanks for that!). But, it's your planning that has really impressed me! Good on you Rebecca! So envious of your organising abilities. I must confess that I thought you were a business not a hobby, but really admire how you're approaching this. Thank. K

Kirsty said...

Doesn't the winterwood haul look wonderful.

Cindy said...

Ah, Wintertwood what a great place! I'm your 200th follower :-)

Gina said...

I keep getting comments on your little brooch when I wear it around. Maybe they'll help you transition from hobby to business... eek!

gretchenmist said...

i thought you were already running a good little business too! very exciting to have plans.
your desings look good on red too :)

claribell said...

so good to write some plans, and cystallise some thoughts. and most of all look at that little sausage dog up there, he's so cute.

Lucy Bowler said...

Enjoy using that beautiful felt. And your diary - wish I'd bought one at the start of the year, but will make sure I have Kikki K in 2010!

Cravings Frocks said...

The hobby/business question doesn't necessarily have to be resolved. I keep changing my mind back and forth!

Tania said...

ooh - big things afoot in your creative spaces. To be honest I hadn't noticed you were calling it a hobby - everything is waaay too beautifully crafted and presented!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

The change from hobby to business is an exciting one, even if it's only a change in mindset. All the best!

Michelle said...

Your winterwwod haul looks lovely. Good luck with your decision making.

Amy (badskirt) said...

A tad off-topic for this post, but I wanted to say thank you for the Linen Quest posts. I linked back to your blog series today on a Sydney Brown Owls mailing list. We were helping a few gals find a good natural linen source. Thank you!

MissyP said...

Yep, I too thought you were already running a business! Looks like you've got the professionalism thing all wrapped up then XXOO

Leslie said...

It's always a big decision to treat it as a business instead of a hobby. The brooches look wonderful!

elk said...

you are such an artist of many talents..

Amanda said...

Great creations..I love felt, one of these days maybe I will have some fun of it :)....

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Wonderful getting a glimpse into your studio. I love those brooches especially the little dog. It looks to me as if you already have a business but perhaps still call it a hobby. :) Your work is beautiful!!

junjun said...

Hey there~
Yes it's a huge decision and I say it sounds right if it's put in this angle: It's a hobby and my career.
Because that’s where I’m heading too so all the best to you!

Jun

ArtMind said...

Business or hobby, as long as you love what you do, it will show in your products! Goodluck on whatever you decide!
The dachshund brooch is fabulous! :)

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

You already have all the passion of a hobby with all the savvy of a business. And it's a fabulous more-ish combination. You certainly have the right mindset to embrace it as a business and the product is fab!

madebymaisie said...

Hey Rebecca

Where did you get that lovely 09 planner from?

I am gearing up for 2010 already so I don't miss out on a cool planner.

x Catherine

kellie said...

Lots of lovely colours ~ from your fabric to your great diary! Good luck with the planning.

apple cyder said...

how very exciting to even be thinking about crafting full time! good luck, whatever you decide.