My Creative Space Tour : Mel @ Loved Handmade
Just as I was winding up my beautiful beachy summer break I popped in to say hello to Mel. At the time of my visit Mel was waiting patiently for the arrival of her fourth child. The baby has now arrived! So, we’d like to say welcome to the world sweet babe. She was affectionately named #babylovedby on instagram. Of course that’s not her name now but I will always think of pregnant Mel with that gorgeous hashtag alongside her images, and smile.
As I walked up the driveway I had a pretty clear idea about what the inside of the house was going to be like. I’m generally pretty good at this kind of visualising (I worked in real estate about a 100 years ago). I imagine the layout of a house and I’m usually not far off. Imagine my surprise when the door was opened into this ENORMOUS space with double height ceilings and an amazing hearth. Honestly the space is magnificent.
The rest of the house literally revolves around this room. It truly is the heart of Mel’s home and it’s where she does all her making. I fell completely in love with the fireplace and spent a fair bit of time nosing around the things that inspire Mel’s beautiful creations. Just a half turn and I spotted the creative space. Mel’s supplies are housed in the beautiful little cupboard and in the space under the stairs Mel writes her blog, updates her shop and works in the business she operates with her husband. Still right there…where all the action is. Little treasures from our shared favourite haunt “The Mill”, as well as local op shops are scattered around the space.
Mel makes beautiful things, usually in a fairly neutral palette which is always going to tick my boxes (and always looks beautiful on instagram). Mel shared the “most colourful thing I’ve ever made” which is the beautiful granny blanket pictured above. She says her default position is grey…she never tires of it.
I watched Mel’s elegant hands hook a couple of rows of the waiting game blanket and was quite mesmerised by the deft but delicate movement of her hands and the yarn. I love the hook.
Thanks for having me Mel. It was a real treat.
I am absolutely loving exploring these real life creative spaces and I wonder what you’ve been up to in YOUR creative life. Why don’t you pop over to My Creative Space and play along?
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