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« on: April 24, 2014 11:32:47 PM »

So my bundle of lovliness.
Some of you will know that when my day job is as a psychotherapist, having run women's groups for a long time in a grubby hall in our local town - I had been long looking for my own homestead.
Cue - local farmer with an old garage and a few phone calls later, and I was practically given a little barn with its own internal stream (LOL !!! My technical term for an on-going flood problem)

So last summer my lovely husband when into the barn which was being used as a spider home and a garage, and he transformed it with paint and lining boards, and flooring and carpet.
And then I went in there with donated chairs up cycled with old curtains and craftster swappages and shelving units rescued from the tip......... and finally, my barn is finished.

I was nudged by a dear friend to also use it as a group room for people to come and craft with me too.
I wanted my craft group to represent things I believe in, and so I came up with a concept of everything we make being made from things we rescue from charity shops and jumble and of course the rubbish !!! And so the way people pay to come, is partly by bringing along bags of their own junk which we then all share. Cue shelves full of cut up sheets and old clothes, jars full of beads from old necklaces etc etc.  Last week it opened for the first time with a group making hand made fabric paper. What was just gorgeous was that people ended up getting a little "Therapy" on me, and making the paper to represent life journeys. Each person came feeling un crafty, and all left feeling confident and happy.

So what I realised was that this barn, had finally brought together my two biggest passions - Crafting and Therapy.

Without further ado........ "Earthed".









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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014 12:55:02 AM »

ooh lovely, you need a before shot or two darling!!!!  I know cuz I have the privilege of having seen it!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014 01:56:40 AM »

It is a lovely place, you have created, and a lovely thing you do. (Admires)
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2014 03:49:14 AM »

Thank you so much for showing us this!  I feel calmer just looking at the photos!
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2014 06:41:25 AM »

Fabulous! Both your husband and the place to create. Enjoy many hours of inspiration. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2014 07:54:10 AM »

What a wonderful project!
I could so see myself doing this (well, if I didn't have fibro and other chronic health issues).
You found the perfect place. Or better: you turned it into the perfect place!
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2014 08:28:23 AM »

Oh my gosh...I love a room full of different tones of wood. Its just incredible. I agree...before shot!!! And I would love to see a close up of the curtain fabric. It looks beautiful. You give me a strong urge to revamp my entire house.
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2014 08:39:30 AM »

Just beautiful. The space really seems alive. The "feel" perfectly fits its use. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2014 09:45:13 AM »

Soooooo this is about mid way .... I never took any of the barn in it's rawness. But this is my lovely men Smiley after lining, boarding and painting the walls
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2014 06:07:29 PM »

This is beautiful! I love that you made your own space for your clients instead of just renting out some humdrum office in town. What an amazing location for therapy!!
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2014 06:59:53 PM »

Ooh..so very nice!
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2014 10:35:45 AM »

What an incredible place you've turned this room into. Incredible journey. It must be fantastic place to just come and be at. Great job.
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2014 08:49:59 AM »

What a wonderful space! I would love to come craft there!
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2014 10:01:34 AM »

I think at this rate earthed will have to run a craftster international gathering camp Smiley.
A whole week of craftstering with one massive swap at the end /---//////// bliss Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2014 10:34:33 AM »

Watch out, or we'll hold you to it!
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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2014 09:15:17 AM »

What rackycoo said. This is amazing, awesome and so needed. Thank you so much for sharing this project with us. I know a lot of people will be inspired to do something with their spaces.
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2014 10:50:17 AM »

This is fantastic. Even from the pictures it feels like such a calm, welcoming space. And who wouldn't love to have a place just dedicated to creative expression? I can envision a lot of good work done there for sure.
I'd love to see close ups of the details, particularly the quilted wall hangings by the baskets on that red wall. Beautiful work inspires beautiful work Smiley.
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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2014 07:31:58 PM »

Gosh I wish I could come hang out in this space with you! Don't be surprised if I show up on your doorstep one day, my lovely! It looks sooooo amazing!!!
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2014 08:15:21 PM »

I love it! Absolutely everything about it is perfect!
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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2014 02:55:25 AM »

This is such an amazing space.  It's so nice to see unused buildings gain a fantastic new purpose like this.
It looks so relaxing and inspiring - the kind of place you'd feel happy to just sit and craft for hours Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2014 06:41:51 AM »

I simply adore this!  Fabulous!
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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2014 08:10:13 PM »

I thought I already expressed my love for this project, but seems only in my head.
It's such a beautiful transformation with great meaning behind it- love it all! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2014 09:53:32 PM »

Gosh guys, I am so incredibly touched. This weekend began the first women's group on the barn - it is the most incredible space for people to come to. If people are interested, you can always look at the web site, although for obvious reasons I can't pop up women's group photos. I will always pop up the craft group photos and you can see what we get up to Smiley
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And now I really really really want to hold a craftster gathering !!!!
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« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2015 08:17:50 AM »

Congratulations on being a Craftster Best of 2014! I missed this project back in 2014 but I have come to know you a little when we swapped together.

You are such a generous and friendly woman, the amazing felt Spirit dolls you made me are such a treasure, you have no idea what your crafting means to others!
Keep up your good work, I'd love to come in and craft and heal at the same time!

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« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2015 09:08:00 AM »

Im a 2014 winner Huh?? Cool Smiley Thanks WendieK xx
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« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2015 12:05:53 PM »

What a fantastic space!  Congratulations on being featured in 2014's Best of!!!
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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2015 09:53:00 AM »

Congratulations on being featured my dear. You deserve it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2015 04:41:20 AM »

Congrats on being part of the Best of 2014!
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« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2015 08:02:45 AM »

I'm so happy this was included in the "best of" list for 2104. It gave me a chance to virtually tour and admire your wonderful space all over again Smiley. It's a beautiful sanctuary you created.

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I have been in love with this space and what you did with it the minute I saw your post. Congratulations on being on the "Best" list. Well deserved!!!
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