Thursday, July 30, 2009

my creative space


Ever since the yuckiness of last month I completely lost my desire to cook. It was weird because my urge to sew was still so strong (i.e the quilt), but I just had no cooking mojo. What.So.Ever. 

Well, perhaps Master Chef or a few new cookbooks was just what the Doctor ordered because about a fortnight ago I was happily back in the kitchen baking up a storm and feeling so much better for it (and just quietly I think the fam were quite happy to see me back in there too!).
 
So, with that I decided a makeover of my beloved cookbooks and magazines was in order. Instead of being relegated to the top of a very high cupboard they now live on the little shelf above, which I picked up for THIRTY BUCKS at the same antiques shop where I found these. I think they are quite complimentary to someone else's creative space too 


And just one more thing. Since I am on a organising spree of the cookery type I have decided to finally sort all of these


into some of these 


thus hopefully actually reading them and creating a bit more space in this overflowing house'o'mine! 

Check in here for some more creative spaces :)

19 comments:

  1. The little shelf is just beautiful.

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  2. What a fabulous little table! Love it. Those recipes books look rather gorgeous too. Glad you've found your cooking mojo... don't think I've ever had it! ;) K

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  3. Tha little shlef was a REAL find and how wonderful is KiKKI K for organisation! Glad to hear you have your MOJO back ;)

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  4. I love your creative space, looks so inviting! That shelf is beautiful.

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  5. lol, seems we have the same love of recipe books. Almost identical to mine. What a great space!!

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  6. Oh I love books and your space looks like a great place to look through. hope you'll come along to my bookclub to share your books... :-)

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  7. good work, very impressive, i love the folders

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  8. I always find cooking is a barometer of how I'm feeling, don't know about you? I was sorry to read about your news and hope you are all surrounded by lots of love and each other. Take care and keep snuggled in the heart of your loved ones.

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  9. Oh it's sad when you go off cooking but great when you come back with a new passion. Are you a bread baker? I am always on the look out for bakers as I am one and love to poach good recipes... Got any???

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  10. Hi Mel, I had to come straight back and reply! I have been knitting the squares and crocheting the edges, so don't get too freaked out! I only learned to crochet last Sunday and have been using it to join the knitted squares, which I've been knitting for a few weeks now. And yes, that is the course, well guessed by the way! Have you done it or are you in the process?! I am about half way through and really enjoying it. Very interesting. Hope 10 mins to learn how to make a paper crane isn't too much? It's that or decorate cupcakes (win them through their stomachs!)...

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  11. I'm a sucker for rows of the same and those brown recipe folders have inspired a small but significant light bulb moment...

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  12. I have been meaning to do the same with my stack of recipes - you post is a timely reminder and encouragement to get going - the folders look great!

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  13. Oh I hear ya on the cooking mojo..or lack of..3 of my kiddos are on vacation and here I thought I would have time to cook and get creative but honestly they must be my inspiration cause I have no desire to get crafty in the kitchen this week..However my other crafts are blooming :), great space, and I love the organzation.

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  14. SomeprettythingsJuly 31, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    I love cookery books and when I did my new kitchen, I put in special cookery bookshelves. I am also a really big fan of nigella lawson, my favorite is Feast. It's one of those cookery books you can just sit down and read. Love your bookshelf.

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  15. Looking good Mel. I like your recipe folders. I should do something similar with mine..

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  16. Great space! Very cute next to your little one's kitchen. We've just moved the cookbooks to a less out of the way place and I am inspired to use them again... Its a good feeling! Thanks for the reminder to go through all my mags too. :)

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  17. What a great idea. Organizing recipes can take ages, but it's so useful when it's done!

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  18. That little shelf is perfect. Great find! Gave fun organising your recipies, I bet you find some real gems.

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  19. Ooh, I love your cookbooks. Good luck with the recipe organising ~ something I put off all the time.

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