ourspacetocreate

ourspacetocreate-stepsWhat is #ourspacetocreate?

We sell a range of goods but vintage school desks are at our core and what we love most. They each tell a different story with their unique scribbles and markings and provide a space to create and be you. We passionately believe that having a creative space is so important for children and adults alike. No matter how big or small we all need that nook, desk or corner to do our thing.

With all of the above in mind, we want to celebrate creative spaces and shine a light on their importance in lettings kids be kids and grown-ups to relax and feel inspired. We want this conversation to grow and become central to our story and something we as a brand champion.

 

How can you get involved?

We are asking people to share their creative space in their home, studio or place of work.

It doesn’t have to involve a desk, it could literally be an area you use to draw, read, get crafty, work or do the dreaded homework! We want to see a whole plethora of creative spaces that involve both kids and adults. The nature of a creative space means it might be a bit messy and we love that! It doesn’t have to be a perfectly styled interiors shot.

All you need to do is post a photo of your creative space on your Instagram feed and add the hashtag #ourspacetocreate

We will share our favourites each month and then pick one person to win the monthly prize. (To be in with a chance of winning you must be following us, @blueticking and the prize giver/s.)

NOVEMBER PRIZE: A personalised A3 Scallop print from the briliant Wonder and Rah and a Strong Girls A3 print from the equally brilliant Mutha.hood.

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Creative Spaces celebrated

Wow, look at all of your wonderful creative spaces!

Below are the images on Instagram that have been tagged with the hashtag.

So after nearly a year of procrastinating about it, I have decided to leave my blog name, Patchwork Harmony, behind. Partly because it just didn't feel like the right fit for me anymore & also because with so little time to actually blog on there, I thought it best to make the website a bit more of a portfolio for my freelance work. ⠀ ⠀ The blog is still there, and I hope to write there as and when I can, but the website is now under my own name & you may have spotted the change to my insta name too. ⠀ ⠀ If you are interested in what I do other than 91magazine do take a look at the new site, and if you have never looked at the blog before you can get a little peek at our home on there as well as my thoughts on other topics such as making sustainable changes at home & the evolving blogging industry....⠀ ⠀ I'd love to hear what you think! ⠀ ▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎⠀ #freelancelife #magazineeditor #independentpublisher #freelancewriter #freelancepictureeditor #ourspacetocreate⠀ #creating_boldly⠀ #stylingmycreativity  #seekinspirecreate #creativebusiness #creativebusinessowner #creativewomen #womeninbusiness #myhomevibe⠀ #styleithappy⠀ #interioroftheday⠀ #howyouhome⠀ #nestandthrive ⠀ #cornersofmyhome #pocketsofmyhome ...

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Next Saturday.... is sure to be top notch! You will not want to miss endlesslovecreative WINTER MAKERS MARKET kommune_castlehouse! I can’t wait for this myself... in order to start my Christmas shopping with all the amazingly talented makers that will be selling their wares! Pop by... say hi, buy some goodies and eat some reight tasty grub!✌🏻Will I see you there? . . . #shopindependent #shopindie #makersgonnamake #enhancingtheeveryday #meetthemakers #modernmaker #sharinghandmadejoy #buylocal #supportlocal #handmadebyme #capturemycraft #smallbatchproduction #thinkbigshopsmall #mindfulcraft #myvisualdiary #ourspacetocreate #fierclyindependent #proudcreator #makemoremagic #contemporarycraft #sheffieldmaker #designermaker #contemporarymaker #justacard ...

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This week is really important as it’s time to support small independent businesses like mine as part of the justacard campaign. My business is only tiny, I’m a one girl band, and I’m always thankful to all those of you who buy, chat to me and show any support and appreciation for my work! You can help us all by shopping small this Christmas. I’m going to try and keep up with indie week and start by sharing a few facts... . . I’m Katy, the face behind Fison Zair Studio.... My real name is Katherine... but no one ever calls me it and I don’t answer to it! . . I was born and raised in Sheffield, just on the verge of the glorious Derbyshire countryside. . . I studied a degree and MA in textile design. . . I have lived and/or worked in numerous cities... London, Glasgow, NYC, LA, Copenhagen and Japan. CPH was my fave! I want to go back! . . We totally renovated our who house, I mean TOTALLY... plaster fell off the walls, ceilings came down and we were black from head to toe! Thankfully three years down the line... we live in a lovely finished house! Of a house is ever finished!! . . I work from a studio at the bottom of my garden... I am very lucky... I love this space . . My little business is named after my grandads; Fison and Isaiah, they were craftsmen in Sheffield steelworks. I wish I had had the chance to meet them. . . I’m an early riser, I do my best work first thing in a morning and then gradually slow up as the day goes on. I’m also a habitual list writer . . One of my favourite things to do is get up early on a Sunday morning and scour the local car boot sale... then a brunch of eggs benedict to top it off! . . The dream is to live in an industrial/barn conversion with outbuildings so we can have a family run creative studio business... and live the good life!🤩 . . . #fisonzairstudio #justacard #supportindependent #onegirlband #indieweek #justacardfindieweek #supportsmallbusiness #mycreativelife #supportlocal #creativebusiness #meandmystudio #ourspacetocreate #wemakecollective #makersformakers #wearethemakers #supportthemakers #capturemycraft #forthecreatives 📷by _jocrawford ...

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T I D Y . Who else is slightly excited about the house being clean and tidy for more than 10 minutes a day once the sprogs are back at school! Our playroom hasn’t looked like this for a solid 4 weeks now! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ Yes they’ve had lots of fun in it, but it’s the OCD in me is ready for some order in this house again 🤯😣😂 . . A we_are_konoc leather strap shelf hanging up above our playroom boxes showing of a collection of some of my favourite #smallbrands . . . #ourspacetocreate #playroom #myhomevibe #behindthebrand #athome #interiordesign #interiorinspo #smallbusiness #leatherbrand #britishbrand #handmade #madeinbritain #farnham #surrey #konoc #konochomeware #interior #interiorstyling #interiorblog #interiorstyle #myhomevibe #mystyle #discoverunder15k ...

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This is the Sparkle space where it happens. That little old sewing machine that now sounds like a tractor is in the middle of our home set against a backdrop of family life. The decision to put the studio here came after several possible alternatives including selling the house, buying something bigger, renting a studio, removing the exquisite apple tree and putting a studio in the little garden, converting the attic, or digging up the foundations of the house and decking out the cellar. In the end we decided that we were just too tired and it would be ok just like this. And you know, it’s perfect! So it was a total treat to be asked about my little studio and think a little on the fabulous topic of creativity by Helen of blueticking as part of #ourspacetocreate and in answering these questions I realised that this space is really not about me but it’s about US, the sparkle family and you. Through these squares you are in this space with us and so the space we occupy is bigger than just this little backroom and the sewing table, it’s bonkersly big, far bigger than anything I could have imagined. So I guess I should say welcome and thanks for dropping in. Next time I’ll pop the kettle on😘✨ Thought provoking and wonderful sparkling stuff, read it here 👇🏼✨ . https://www.blueticking.co.uk/the-queen-of-sparkle-talks-everything-creative/ . #sharethesparkle #myhome #studio #behindthescenes #meetthemaker ...

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Volume 8 is flying off to the printers today to start it's journey to eventually end up on your coffee table! Can't quite believe we are adding the eighth edition to this collection!⁣ ⁣ Its been so interesting hearing your guesses on the size of our print run! We've had guesses from 500 right up to 20,000! I did say I'd reveal it on Wed, put I thought our 'going to print' day was more fitting. ⁣ ⁣ So, for volume 7, we actually did our biggest run ever at 5950! There was actually two people who guessed 6000 which was closest - brightcornershop & alittletweak - I will DM you both! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 ⁣ ⁣ The very first print run we did back in 2016 was just 1300, so things have really grown from then, but printing ain't cheap folks, and I've never taken any loans or investment to fund it, I've always covered it through pre-orders & advertising sales. ⁣ ⁣ So in fact, for the next one I've trimmed it back a little to 5000 as I think our distributor was a little over zealous with our order for the States, where we aren't so well known yet & I'd rather there is minimal wastage & as many of those copies end up in people's homes & not just being recycled at the back of Barnes & Noble... ⁣ ⁣ I would love to get it up to 10,000 in the next few years but it's just whether i can finance a run that size & of course sell that many! ⁣ ⁣ So, make sure you are one of those 5000 people to own a copy of Volume 8! Out early October - available on pre-order or subscription on our website now! ⁣ ⁣ ▪▪▪▪⁣ #magazinecovers⁣ #independentmagazine⁣ #independentmagazines⁣ #indiemagazines⁣ #beautifulmagazines⁣ #printmagazine⁣ #indiepublishing ⁣ #magazinepublishing⁣ #interiorsmagazine⁣ #lifestylemagazine ⁣ #91magazine⁣ #my91magazine⁣ #myworkwall ⁣ #ourspacetocreate⁣ #creativestudio ⁣ #homeoffice ...

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We made a new place to create and draw as we needed a bit more space for us all. It seems to be working well at the moment just need to buy some new stools. I can’t decide between some Tolix or wooden ones #ourspacetocreate #makeandwonder blueticking ...

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The rest of my year is almost mapped out... If you want to catch me in the run up to Christmas you will find me at one of the following markets... •16th Nov endlesslovecreative kommune_castlehouse Sheffield. •29th, 30th Nov & 1st Dec hepworthwakefield. •7th December thecraftandflea at Sheffield Cathedral Hope to see you at one of these! Come say hi! 👋 . . . #shopindependent #shopindie #makersgonnamake #enhancingtheeveryday #meetthemakers #modernmaker #sharinghandmadejoy #buylocal #supportlocal #handmadebyme #capturemycraft #smallbatchproduction #thinkbigshopsmall #mindfulcraft #myvisualdiary #ourspacetocreate #fierclyindependent #proudcreator #makemoremagic #contemporarycraft #sheffieldmaker #designermaker #contemporarymaker #justacard ...

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Snipping away back in my studio ✂️🙌 You don’t want to see the piles of cr*p on the other side of the room, so here’s a relatively tidy desk in the background instead 😐 It’s so good to be back in here after the carpenter took it over, especially now I’ve dusted every nook and cranny after said carpenter left it looking like someone had sprinkled the place with icing sugar...😕 Happy weekends folks ✨ #workinprogress #studiotime #ourspacetocreate #collage #paperart ...

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There is a new hashtag #ourspacetocreate created by the brilliant vintage furniture brand blueticking. I’ve tided up my desk to share it with you this morning. Share pictures of your space and your children’s and you can win some fabulous prizes 🎉⚡️✏️✂️🦖 ...

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Harriet’s new bedding is so amazing, it’s silentnightbeds cosy fleece bedding. We have the doublet cover set and the fitted sheet. Was not sure if this would make much difference to keeping her warm but wow it did. She was so excited to climb into bed, wish I could have sleep with her. The house is slowly being sorted out after the chaos that was half term. Richard has also nearly finished building our bedroom storage units. I love girls bedrooms especially Harriets picture wall and after 4 years of living in this house I can’t wait to have a bedroom that I love and can relax in. #girlsbedroom #bedroominspo #kidsbedroomideas #greyandpink #fleecebedding #juliadonaldsonbooks #jellycat #homesense_ukie #lovehomesense #silentnight #silentnightbedding #bunting #hincharmy #hinchedhome #muthahood #eightbear #picturewalls #stronggirlsclub #littlegirlsroomdecor #keepingwarm #newbedding #loveatidyhome #bookshelves #boxroom #pinkandgrey #pinkrooms #likeforliketeam #ourspacetocreate ...

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On the floor is always my children’s favourite place to create. Most of our art clubs are always on the floor too. Exploring watercolours is one of our favourite activities from the Frida Kahlo Box. We mixed watercolours, dribbled glue, mixed salt on top, used masking tape to create squares, blew it around with straws and used droppers to create splats of Colour. Where is your children’s favourite place to draw and paint? #ourspacetocreate ...

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How cute is this little collection by my stockists mimiko.store! A beautiful way to illustrate how to complement handmade and indie gifts!😍👌🏻 . . . #shopindependent #shopindie #makersgonnamake #enhancingtheeveryday #meetthemakers #modernmaker #sharinghandmadejoy #buylocal #supportlocal #handmadebyme #capturemycraft #smallbatchproduction #thinkbigshopsmall #mindfulcraft #myvisualdiary #ourspacetocreate #fierclyindependent #proudcreator #makemoremagic #contemporarycraft #sheffieldmaker #designermaker #contemporarymaker #justacard ...

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Knowing your style ☝🏽 . I see our little family home as another way to express our creativity and I think you can see our core we_are_konoc style throughout it! It’s definitely •Colourful •Playful •Bespoke and •Handmade - Jay Hans painted this wall, triangle by triangle!! He’s way more patient than I am, that’s for sure!!! Artist 👨🏾‍🎨 🎨 . #ourspacetocreate #playroom #myhomevibe #behindthebrand #athome #interiordesign #interiorinspo #smallbusiness #leatherbrand #britishbrand #handmade #madeinbritain #farnham #surrey #konoc #konochomeware #interior #interiorstyling #interiorblog #interiorstyle #myhomevibe #mystyle ...

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared our playroom 🖤 We’ve added a new desk to give our nearly 5 year old some much needed space away from his little sister who seems to be into absolutely everything he is at the mo. Let’s see how long until she’s cramping his style up here too 😂 #leoandgrace #Rooomy #Ourkidslivehere #Ourspacetocreate #kidsroominteriors #Kidsinteriors_com #Projectnursery #Boldinteriors #Athome #Designsponge #Designtractor #Scandiluxe #Realhomes #Livingetc #Apartmenttherapy #Ekbbhome #Interiorblogger #Livefabulousandfearless #Playroomgoals #monochromeplayroom #cornerofmykidsroom #mymonochromehome #myhousethismonth #spotlightonmyhome #cornerofmyhome #rockmyhome #kidsroominteriors ...

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Here’s some Friday night inspo for you courtesy of puresaltinteriors who have absolutely nailed this shared room. I love how they’ve taken the stripes around the corner to zone the bunks & the space is so calming & tranquil which is exactly what two busy little surf dudes/dudettes need at the end of a day catching waves. What do you think, do neutrals work for you in a kids’ room or do you prefer brighter colours? ...

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Back to it today after a short city break in Gdansk! It’s non-stop from now until Christmas... so full speed ahead to make make make! I’m planning on creating lots of one off pieces especially for the markets I’ll be showing at so be sure to pop buy and grab some unique gifts for yourself and others! . . . #shopindependent #shopindie #makersgonnamake #enhancingtheeveryday #meetthemakers #modernmaker #sharinghandmadejoy #buylocal #supportlocal #handmadebyme #capturemycraft #smallbatchproduction #thinkbigshopsmall #mindfulcraft #myvisualdiary #ourspacetocreate #fierclyindependent #proudcreator #makemoremagic #contemporarycraft #sheffieldmaker #designermaker #contemporarymaker #justacard ...

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And the winner is…

@flat102. We chose this image because we love the colours and of course the desk is right up our street. It feels like a wonderfully calm and creative space.. 

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#ourspacetocreate blog

Head over to our blog to read everything creative spaces! Each month we will interview someone about their creative space/s and why it’s important to them.

For Our November interview, we are speaking to the incredibly inspiring and extremely talented Gemma from one of my favourite brands Mutha.hood.

read #ourspacetocreate blog

 

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We want you to feel inspired and help your family connect with their creative side. Your space can be anything you want it to be, there are no rules or parameters.

A desk could be the perfect starting place, as could a fun print, or other room décor.

To help you get started we have put together a range of items. Simply click on any of the images to find out more.

Don’t forget to head over to our blog to read about other creative spaces.



 

 

 

 

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