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My craft room revealed and a British Craft Award 2013!

Hi everyone, I finally managed to finish off the paint touch ups  after the fitter had finished the craft room, this is just one side, the other needs paint touch ups and tidying before I can show you, but I am getting there!
I loooove it, to be able to leave my stitching out and not have to clear away my sewing machine from the kitchen table is a real bonus, I feel totally spolit! 

Thanks hubby for suggesting moving the kitchen and me getting a new craft room out of the renovations! 

My new chair arrived this week, I wanted a pale grey to match the decor but the only available colour that matched in this design was white, I thought it would look too much but when it arrived I was quite pleased. The chair is so comfy and it fits perfectly under the worktop.
Obviously the room is not finished yet, I need to get some curtains to introduce more colour into the room, I have ordered swatches that should be arriving next week. The blinds were the ones I chose to match the cream walls, I was going to order white blinds but decided against that because I want the blinds to match all the other blinds on the outside of the house but I will probably not have the blinds down anyway, just when it is sunny outside.
I have posted more photos below.
British Craft Awards 2013 – I received an award! 

This week I received a lovely email from a blogging friend (thankyou so much Tea) who informed me that she had seen my name in a cross stitching magazine for winning an award in the British Craft Awards 2013, I was so amazed as I had no idea I had won anything, apparently I had won Runner Up for the Best Blog of the Year. I contacted the magazine to ask them about it and they said yes I had won a certificate and I should have received an invite to the champagne reception at the NEC in Birmingham. It would have been wonderful to attend because celebrities from the crafting world were there, but alas I never got any letter!  
The lady I spoke to has promised to send me my certificate and a copy of the magazine, I will post it on my blog when it arrives. 
You can see the list of winners here together with a video of the day, you will see my name at the bottom of the Stitching list.     

I would like to thank all the readers of these magazines who wrote in to vote for my blog, I am truly thrilled, thankyou! 

The World Of Cross Stitching
Cross Stitch Crazy
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Close up of the chair.
This is where I put my sewing machine when I am stitching.
You can read more about the red dress construction on my dressmaking blog here
Handy drawers with all my stitching things close at hand.
The opposite side of the room has all of my cross stitching and crafting supplies in the drawers, I will photograph them soon  and reveal all the contents and I will compile a video when everything is finished.  
I looooove this fabric, I purchased this a few days ago, it is 100% cotton, I will be making a summer dress out of this, it really is striking don’t you think?
Can’t wait to cut this out and get stitching.    
If I complete this dress in time I may wear it for the village Horticultural Show in the Summer, I thought it was rather appropriate!  
A few weeks ago I held a small giveaway on my blog, the gift has now been sent to the winner.
Until next time –  Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. May 26, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Lovely room :)
    Congrats for winning an award !

  2. May 26, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Well done Lynn how fantastic to get this award, you deserve it for all your hard work and willingness to share hints and tips with us along the way.
    Your craft room is fabulous you are not going to want to come out of there, don't forget your clock so you can keep track of time.
    have fun.
    Julie.C x

  3. May 26, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Your room looks beautiful Lynn! I have a craft room too but it's cobbled together while yours looks so nice and professional!

    Love the floral fabby too! It'll look beautiful made into a dress!

    And congrats on the award! You do have a wonderful blog!

  4. May 26, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Oh, what wonderful news, Lynn! A beautiful new craft room and a well-deserved award! Congratulations!!

    Your room looks ideal–I know you'll enjoy many happy hours there :)

  5. May 26, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Oh my Lynn! How absolutely gorgeous! Good for you. I do the kitchen table thing still. ;)

  6. May 26, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Wonderful room ~ and congrats!!!!

  7. May 26, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    I am a delicate shade of green Lynn. How lovely a room is that. I would love to be that organised and have a room instead of a corner all to myself. Well done on your award you deserve it. What a shame you did not get your letter. I am looking forward to seeing all the delights that come out of that room.

  8. May 26, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Oh, your craft room is gorgeous!
    Can I come and play? lol

  9. May 26, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Seguo il tuo blog e i lavori meravigliosi. La craft room è bellissima.

  10. May 27, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    Congratulations, Lynn!! How awesome – and your sewing room is fabulous!!

  11. May 27, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    Congrats on the award! Love your craft room!

  12. May 27, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    Congratulations on the awarding.

    And, goodness, your new craft room is lovely!

  13. May 27, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    Your craft room is gorgeous.
    Well done on the award. You would of thought they would of emailed you as well as the letter.

  14. May 27, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    What a lovely crafting space you have and I cannot think of anyone more deserving of the award you received – congrats!!

  15. May 27, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    what a wonderful room !
    superb, you will again create beautiful things in such a room =)
    congrats for winning the award, you really deserve it

  16. May 27, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    Beautiful craft room. Congrats for the award.

  17. May 27, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    Congratulations on being Runner Up for the Best Blog of the Year! The craft room is looking superb and I am sure the curtains will turn it into an inspirational room for you! :D

  18. May 27, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    Congratulations on the award and your fabulous craft room!

  19. May 29, 2013 / 8:57 am

    I am totally jealous, the craft room looks fab! And congrats on your award! :)

  20. May 29, 2013 / 8:57 am

    Wonderful room, and Congratulations
    Have a nice day

  21. May 30, 2013 / 7:53 am

    Congratulations! Your room looks beautiful!

  22. May 30, 2013 / 7:53 am

    Congrats Lynn. Your room is beautiful. You deserve this:)
    love Annette

  23. May 30, 2013 / 7:53 am

    Congratulations on the award. What a pity you never received your invite. Your new craft room looks amazing, I am rather envious.

  24. June 1, 2013 / 7:16 am

    Your new craft room is gorgeous!! I love the looks of that chair too.
    Congrats on your award! You deserve it!