This week we head to Singapore to snoop around the beautiful and relaxing studio of Claire from Fellow Fellow.
"I think my favourite thing about it would have to be the two very large windows that let in so much glorious sunshine! It makes it easy to spend all day in here really."
I'm so lucky to have a whole room in our house dedicated to my studio! I'd never had that before moving to this apartment, and it makes such a difference being able to spread out, make a mess, and just close the door if we have guests over :)
Is this also your work space?
My studio is really my space to be creative, get work done, do the accounts.. anything really! I try really hard to contain the craft to this room so it's not being spread all over the house, but sometimes that still happens :)
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
It's a bit tricky while we're renting because we're reluctant to drill too many holes in the walls, so instead I've end up taping some of my illustrations, paper cuts, and garlands to the walls. I also change things around every now and then to keep it fresh and interesting!
How do you keep organized?
I'm definitely a messy crafter! If I'm in the middle of a project, I don't even bother trying to clean up after myself until it's finished. So often you can't even see the table tops for the giant tangle of craft supplies. Once I'm finished though, it's almost therapeutic to clean it all up and start fresh. My stash is already quite big, and is ever-growing! I've currently got lots of draws and cabinets to hide everything in, which also helps to keep things organised and easy to find.
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I really like using draws to store all my supplies. Generally things can then be laid out in a single layer so it's easy to see what you have. I have a couple of draws that are quite long, and in that case I've put some shoe box lids and and other trays in to help separate and organise different craft bits and pieces.
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I adore my vinyl cutting machine! It's a lot of fun to experiment with.
There are plenty of my creations on display! I've got a few different garlands I made a while ago that I rotate behind my computer, as well as a couple of watercolours and paper cuts stuck up on the walls.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
This is one thing I'd like to do better. I've got so many notebooks and sheets of paper lying around with various bits of inspiration on them, and I don't have one specific way of organising them. Definitely something I need to work on!
Where do you look for inspiration?
I find looking around the internet is a good place to start, but it can be easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. I also really enjoy looking back through the pages of ideas I've had in the past to see if anything sparks my imagination, or wandering through a book shop and taking in all the exciting new books and beautiful covers.
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream craft space?
That's a tough one because I'm already very lucky with my craft space! I guess if I had to wish for 3 things it would be: 1. That we owned the space (instead of renting) so I wasn't so hesitant about putting things on the walls/painting etc. (that's a huge wish! Haha), 2. It'd be great if the space was a little bit bigger, and 3. As boring as it is, I'd love to have a better (and more attractive) way of organising all my supplies! Preferable in some lovely vintage pieces of furniture :)