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.)

DECEMBER PRIZE: A beautiful pom pom wreath from the very talented Never Perfect Studio.

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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.

Fuck!!! I think it’s safe to say this situation we are all in is crazy. It’s ok to not be coping, it’s ok if you currently dislike your kids and really need a minute away from them (🙋🏼‍♀️). . And it’s ok to not be totally throwing yourself into making the most of everything and learning new things. . I feel rough, I feel like my brain is fuzzy and I’m trying to keep everything running smoothly. I’ll get there but at the minute this 👆this is my brain 😊 . Sending love to all, stay safe. And here’s hoping my motivation will come back tomorrow. But today it’s Disney movies and wine for later! . . . . . #friedbrain #makersgonnamake #makersmovement #makersofinstagram #createandcultivate #parentingishard #parentingtheshitoutoflife #isolationcreation #isolationfeelings #mentalhealthmatters #stayhome #studiodiylovespink #patterndesign #patternator #parentingtheshitoutoflife #incolourfulcompany #ourspacetocreate #patternplay #paintingoftheday # ...

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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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Me: Right let’s have a really productive Thursday morning, finish the ironing, get some food shopping, Hoover the stairs Also me: Maybe I should paint that door frame #hagueblue? #adulting101 #procrastinationatitsfinest #currentsituation #thursdaymood #currenthomeview #cornerofmyhome #letterboxhome #storyofmyhome #interiorsnapshot #livingroom #livingroomdecor #darkinteriors #ihavethisthingwithblue #gallerywall #ourfamily #blackandwhitephotography #chesterfield #myspaceanddecor #howwedwell #atmine #sorealhomes #nestandthrive #hyggelife #myhyggehome #ourspacetocreate #myinteriorsquares #myhousethismonth #interiorlovers #interiorandhome ...

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Anyone else already cultivating mass amounts of mini eggs in their cupboards? 😂tried baking cookies with mr moon and I’ve realised that 1) I’m not one for messy baking. And 2) I’m a control freak. Which admittedly I already knew 😅 any other mums really haaaaate mess okay with their kids? Tell me it’s not just me that finds it a nightmare 😭🤦🏻‍♀️😂 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #prettylittleinteriors #sensoryprocessingdisorder #specialneedsmom #controlfreak #cleaningmotivation #simplystyleyourspace #naturephotography #easterdecor #easter #styleithappy #easterbunny #hinching #flatlay #cottagestyle #mrsnlovetrain #shabbychic #rusticdecor #farmhousestyle #mrshinchmademedoit #mydiymydecor #minieggs #smallbusiness #shopsmall #humpday #honestmotherhood #rawmotherhood #gentleparenting #howwehome #ourspacetocreate #oureverydaymoments ...

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Today I’m feeling grateful for: the sun that’s shining into my room my new/old school desk from blueticking That I’m off to have lunch with a good friend I’m going to have acupuncture later on which will hopefully take some pain away To celebrate this good mood I’m going to add some lovely things into my diary (thank you theartfulelle !) and write a couple of cards to family. Hope you’re feeling happy today and the sun is shining - either literally or metaphorically! #bookstagram #vintagestyle #vintagebooks #bibliophile #bookshelfie #booksofinstagram #coraliebickfordsmith #emmabridgewater #ourspacetocreate #vintagefurniture ...

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The “I’m only 8 but I think I’m 28” year old. Attitudes are real in this household. 🙈 what I’ll do with this one when she is an actual teen, I don’t even know. 🤦🏻‍♀️ . . Side note, don’t forget to check out the mfbpromotions sale that’s currently running, ribbon.republic who made these cute bunny ears is part of it!! ...

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It’s MONDAY and new home pic 🌿 this one here is what I feel blessed for today and everyday ♥️ those four babies Juan..Christian..Mason..& Emilee 🙏🏻 they are under the weather today but blessed to have another Day with my babies 💕 . . . #home#homesweethome#decor#blessed#kirklands#kirklandsfinds#ournest ...

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When your friend who lived in Copenhagen for years says "your kitchen has a real Scandinavian feel about it" 🤩👏🏻 yassssss!! We've had a lovely weekend catching up with old friends and now having a very chilled Sunday before a week of annual leave ☺️ Hope everyone has had a good weekend xxx . . . #myrenovationjourney #ourrenovationproject #ourspacetocreate #renoblogger #renovationprogress #renoproud #renolife #renovationsofinstagram #renovatingourhome #1930ssemi #1930sdoerupper #1930shouserenovation #kitchenextension #kitchenlighting #instarenovation ...

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Good morning!! I do love my little workspace, it’s not big and it never looks this tidy, but it’s in a sunny spot and I can look at all my colourful goodies 🌈😍 Today I will be drawing up your name trays, thank you so much for all your orders!!❤️ Plus I’ll be planning for my biz birthday next week 🎉 There will be a daily sale item, a.give away and some new goodies to reveal too 👀👀 Keep your eyes peeled! 😜 - - - - - #makersgonnamake #deskie #mystudiospace #livecolourfully #wahm #naptimehustle #wfhm #mydesk #studiocorner #incolourfulcompany #colourmyhome #mycreativespace #ourspacetocreate #indierollercoaster #indieroller #colourmehappy #livelifeincolour #homeoffice #workstation #creativeworkspace ...

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It’s a grey and rainy Friday here in London, but it’s FRIDAY nonetheless! This is another view of my kids room with the new play area in the nook that used to house my youngest’s cot. My intention was to create a zone for playing while the rest of the room would be for sleeping and getting dressed only. We used to have the play area in the middle and it was always a distraction at bedtime. I also liked the idea of making a place to create, inspired by blueticking ‘s #ourspacetocreate which the kids now have in the corner. Also of note is our new leopard 🐆 wall hanger from handmadelittlebeaux and our tidy_books bookshelf that I’ve loaded up with festive reading material! (This photo contains #gifted items) #cornerofmykidsroom #little_bookworm_challenge #kidsbookstagram #kidsbookswelove #kidsbooks #whatsonmybookshelf #kidsbookshelf ...

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This is our art room, where my children have access to lots of craft things as well as creative tech kits. It makes me so happy that we have this space to create and a joy to share it with blueticking’s new hashtag #ourspacetocreate. You can see more of this room over on their blog too! Happy Saturday. xo ...

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Day 22 - #myhousethismonth Take a seat. This picture is actually annoying me because the table isn't centred in the picture...but that's just my OCD! It's a good place to sit at though. Happy Wednesday! #kitchenlove #kitchenstories #apartmenttherapy #spotlightonmyhome #cornerofmyhome #ourspacetocreate #myinteriorstyletoday #thiscreativehome #myinteriorstyle #decodwelling #storyofmyhome #myhouseandhome #myinteriorsquares #deseratelyseekingstyle #pimpupmypad #artfullyhomes #myseasonalstyling #scrollstoppinghome #smallbizshelfie #styledupinterior #mydailyrenovation #decorstylefiles #housfolkcollective #interiorrebellion ...

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Sometimes the best thing about moving is taking all the amazing things with you. I bought this a couple of years back as a memory of my Nonna. It makes me smile and holds many memories and sparks so much joy. andyrigbydriftwooddesigns . _______________________________________________ . Should get the tenders reports back on Friday and fingers crossed we should have a named builder ready to start on the adaptions to the house. Super exciting. 😌. . . . . . . #adaptivehome #dundeehome #openplanliving #♿️ #2020goals #localbuilders #ourspacetocreate #makingourhouseahome #designfordisability #adaptions #newbuild #disabilitylife ...

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And there we have it. Possibly the most stressful Christmas tree decorating experience yet. 😂 I should have drunk more mulled wine before letting the 4 & 5 year olds loose. No broken bobbles though so that's a bonus! Feeling Christmasy now. 🎄 #christmasdecor #apartmenttherapy #spotlightonmyhome #cornerofmyhome #ourspacetocreate #myhousethismonth #myinteriorstyletoday #thiscreativehome #myinteriorstyle #decodwelling ...

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Just home after a wonderful 2 days in Oban on the stunning West coast. It was an absolute pleasure to meet lauradennis_art at the Oban winter festival and buy these two beautiful paintings of a puffin and a hare. Can't wait to get them framed and up on the wall! #scottishart #scotlandswildlife #apartmenttherapy #spotlightonmyhome #cornerofmyhome #ourspacetocreate #myhousethismonth #myinteriorstyletoday #thiscreativehome #myinteriorstyle #decodwelling ...

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I feel instant happiness and warmth looking at this picture (taken from our holiday in France last year).....a necessity while we all batten down the hatches waiting for Ciara to go away! #thinkofthenicethings #sunnydays #ciara #apartmenttherapy #spotlightonmyhome #cornerofmyhome #ourspacetocreate #myhousethismonth #myinteriorstyletoday #thiscreativehome #myinteriorstyle #decodwelling #storyofmyhome #myhouseandhome #myinteriorsquares #deseratelyseekingstyle #pimpupmypad #artfullyhomes #myseasonalstyling #scrollstoppinghome #smallbizshelfie #styledupinterior #mydailyrenovation #decorstylefiles #housfolkcollective #interiorrebellion #stopandstaredecor #nesttoimpress #stylishhomevibes ...

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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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And the winner is…

@_rebeccaemery. We chose this image because we just love seeing kids engage in creative activities and if it involves a desk, even better! Congratulations Rebecca.

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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 December interview, we chat to the wonderful Gayle Mansfield of Gayle Mansfield Designs. If you love simple design with a touch of humour you will love Gayle’s prints!

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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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