Thursday, March 18, 2010

My Creative Space - Crafting in a teepee

I reckon the American Indians were on to something living in teepees. I have just returned from an awesome weekend away spent sunning, crafting, wandering and best of all, dwelling in a teepee.



We woke to glorious lush, green bush...



... and a campfire cuppa.



And by night we toasted marshmallows (or set fire to marshmallows as was mostly the case!).



My gorgeous man was doing a strawbale workshop in Daylesford, so I tagged along. During the day while he was learning how to build our (hopefully) future house, I set up my creative space outdoors...



and sent random smoke signals to the neighbours.



I am feeling relaxed, inspired and looking forward to doing it again... until then I might have to make an indoors getaway like Cath! If you can get away for a night or two, it is absolutely worth it.

Head over to visit Kirsty to see more circles and creative spaces.

29 comments:

  1. Was that the teepee down at Conti House? You might have met Dave who is the dad of my son's friends. I love the sound of waking up and having a hot tea and looking out into the world. The strawbale house idea is a beauty, I saw a fantastic doco on one that was built in...Italy I think, it was fascinating. Hope your new house proves to be the ultimate creative space xo

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  2. How wonderful - it looks like it was a great weekend. The stawbale house sounds fantastic (I have watched enough "Grand Designs" to appreciate how amazing they are!)

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  3. yay!! how fantastic!!! You have to make one now!

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  4. That looks amazing - a proper teepee!

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  5. Ohhh. that seems amazing! Great photos and hope it was as idyllic as it appears. thanks for sharing!

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  6. I will have to show this to my husband tonight. Thanks for posting the kids version.

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  7. WOW - that looks fabulous fun. I'm sure my kids would go crazy over the idea too (though it may not be quite as idyllic as it looks for you with 6 of us crammed in LOL). I've been smitten with the straw bale idea for years too.
    I'd love to see what you were creating there!

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  8. lovely post. looks like a great getaway

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  9. Wow, That all looks fantastic.

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  10. Excellent! My cousin is living in a YURT while he builds his sustainable home...very cool.

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  11. that looks amazing ... as a place to stay and a weekend away. i look forward to hearing more about it next week

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  12. what a gorgeous sounding weekend!! Love you stayed in a teepee of all things, and what a teepee is it

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  13. how fun! Fire and teepees! Woot!

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  14. Oh my goodness what fun and I can only imagine how inspiring that must have been. Love it

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  15. That looks like so much fun. The teepee is lovely. I'd love a teepee in my backyard.

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  16. Sounds amazing! What an experience. :)

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  17. WOW!!!! Just great, what a creative gal you are, Cheers Marie

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  18. I'm feeling much more relaxed from just looking at those photos.... I think I need a couple of days in a teepee (especially if it involves toasted marshmallows)!

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  19. It looks like a perfect weekend.

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  20. That looks amazing. What an experience!! I am sure you are feeling rested, reinvigorated and calm after such an earthy experience. xo m.

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  21. Wow, what a neat experience. I bet it was lovely to sit outside and being creative in the wide open!

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  22. My Mr. really wants to build a mud brick house, straw sounds good too! I would love to camp in a teepee for a relaxing weekend :)

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  23. Looks like a gorgeous thing to do. I love the picture from inside the teepee that is all black except for the circle of view.

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  24. i am envious, this looks like a perfct way to spend some time out. I spent stayed a long weekend in a teepee at aou local wickerman music festival a couple of years ago, it was very relaxing.

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  25. Ah, nothing beats the taste of set-on-fire marshmallows...

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  26. Oh, this looks so wonderful, lucky you! ~ Alisa

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