From the colourful to the paired back, Makers Spaces – Emily Quinton’s first book it a collection of inspiring creative spaces. I love a peek in to the secret worlds of makers and designers. The things they work with to make their chosen craft, and the rooms they put together to relax in, after a day of printing, sewing, building, designing or thinking. Welcome to the first stop on the blog book tour for Emily’s new book!These spaces inhabited by makers of all kinds are usually a seamless mix of life and work, tools creep into kitchens at home and favourite chairs make the pilgrimage to the studio. Home comforts make taking a break from creativity a restful and relaxing experience. The pages of Makers Spaces are overflowing with beautiful details, divided into chapters of Rustic, Homespun, Retro Chic and Eclectic, there is also a fantastic section with sound advice and words of wisdom about making a living from your passions, from the owners of the spaces featured. I get so excited taking a peek around the places where people work and where things are created, don’t you? Lucky I wasn’t on all the shoots – I would have been poking about in all the storage, finding out what magic is hidden in all the drawers and cupboards, and you would have seen my inquisitive bun in the background of all the photos! A calming place to retreat to is also essential to most makers’ process, somewhere to recharge, take stock and write down ideas, and Emily’s book captures this perfectly. So if you are feeling the creative bug taking over, or are looking for ideas of how to incorporate some home comforts into your own studio or workspace, this is the perfect book for you. With pages devoted to Emily’s own beautiful home as well, Makers Spaces is a real treat! I remember talking excitedly to Emily months ago when the book was all just an idea, so I am over the moon that Emily chose me to be a part of her wonderful book tour, thank you! The final pages are so inspiring, they make me want to get immersed in a new making project, so I have included a picture of my little creative space at home here too, looking tidy for once, but that’s all about to change!Don’t forget to take a look at all the stops on the amazing line up of this blog book tour – you can find them listed below and by tuning in on Emily’s and the RPS twitter pages.All images from Maker Spaces by Emily Quinton, with photography by Helen Cathcart, published by Ryland Peters & Small rrp £19.99.