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My Dream Craft Room

A few months ago, I was part of a small crew of friendly bloggers attending a creative workshop organised by Tots100 near Borough Market.

I was not sure what to expect to be honest, and I was worried I might be made to draw (cringe) or paint (even worse). When I got to the re-creation London, all traces of apprehension disappeared as if by magic.

The place I walked in was my dream creative space. If I had to pin craft room ideas, the light, cosy yet spacious space I ended up in would have been just that.

Everything was organised with more precision than I could ever dream of, and they certainly have colour-coding down to a fine art there.

My Dream Craft Room - Re-Creation London - Textiles and Threads

An area featured pure white ornaments ready to be painted and organised in shelves.

My Dream Craft Room - Re-Creation London - Lots of Things to Paint

Another wall was covered from top to bottom in repurposed wooden shelves from an old post office.

My Dream Craft Room - Re-Creation London - A Beautifully Organised Space

There were beads.

My Dream Craft Room - Re-Creation London - Beads

There were ribbons, felt and wool.

My Dream Craft Room - Re-Creation London - Endless Possibilites

There was card.

My Dream Craft Room - Re-Creation London - Coloured Card in Repurposed Post Ofice Furniture

There were paints.

My Dream Craft Room - Re-Creation London - Paints

Papier mâché animals were displayed at the top of the stairs leading to the library,

My Dream Craft Room - Papier Mache Animals

a room full of book and creative ideas for us to browse at our leisure.

My Dream Craft Room - Re-Creation London - A Library Full of Ideas
The obsessively organised part of me revelled in seeing the textures organised together, the beads meticulously arranged by shape and by colour, the white stag’s head giving the creative space a quirky touch.

My Dream Craft Room - Re-Creation London - Full of Character
We had the choice between making a mug, a bag or a bracelet. I love crafts, but I also struggle to get the creative juices flowing when under pressure (or in front of an audience). I like to think of what to do for ages and take my time to decide what to do. I quite simply could not get started, and when I did, I was not happy with what I was doing. Then I had an epiphany: I would make a thumbprint art mug.

My Dream Craft Room - Quick & Easy Thumbprint Art on a Mug

We also had a gorgeous mezze for lunch.

My Dream Craft Room - Re-Creation London - Mezze

Before I left, I bought vouchers for Jumpy’s best friend’s birthday so the girls could have a creative afternoon together. I did not write about the craft room before because I wanted to keep it all a secret. We spent the afternoon there yesterday and had a fantastic time. The girls started by painting a unicorn and a dinosaur, as you do when you are 3, and made bracelets.

My Dream Craft Room - Re-Creation London - Jumpy Painting a Dinosaur

Here is where you can find this great place if you ever fancy a fun day out:
Re-creation London

82 Redcross Way

I was not asked to or compensated in any way for writing this post. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop I took part in and chatting with fellow creative bloggers. Re-creation London really is “the creative space that sets your imagination free.”


    • Mel
      22/10/2015 / 10:17 pm

      I’d love a room just like that in my house!

  1. 19/10/2015 / 6:11 pm

    C’est l’endroit rêvé pour faire mille et une choses Mel ! Je vois que Crevette aussi apprécie énormément ! et en plus à côté de Borough market, j’adore cet endroit! xo

  2. Louise
    21/10/2015 / 8:49 pm

    That craft space looks amazing and I love your thumbprint mug. I’ve just been reorganising all our craft supplies to make things easier to find although our craft space is nothing like this space! Having a craft room like this is definitely the stuff of dreams! Glad you enjoyed the workshop 🙂

    • Mel
      21/10/2015 / 10:15 pm

      That thumbprint mug took minutes to make and it’s very special to me, with our mini versions of all of us. I love it! I’ve just reorganised our craft supplies, too (yesterday!). x

  3. babybudgeting
    23/10/2015 / 5:12 am

    Oh my goodness I want to move in to that fabulous space. How awesome is that!

  4. travelingchristie
    30/10/2015 / 11:27 pm

    Mel I would be in heaven here, I love craft and craft shops they are just so inviting and pretty, I end up wanting to spend a fortune xx

    • Mel
      03/11/2015 / 10:29 pm

      I thought it would be really expensive but it actually turned out pretty cheap. Fab day, no need to take a mortgage!

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