Wednesday, 24 August 2011

A new place of work.

From here

To here

I decided to move out of the workshop in the garden to a room in the house.
The room was a study/office and needed redecorating.

So I paper lined the walls, painted the ceiling, walls and all the woodwork
and laid a looky-likey slate laminate floor from Wickes.
Which, incidentally, was incredibly easy to lay!

As I moved out of the garden workshop, my son move in with his drums and many guitars.
Luckily for the neighbours it is really well insulated and pretty sound proof!
And I moved most of my fabric stash and sewing stuff into my new room!

I loved working in the workshop, but I'm loving working indoors even more!
The new room is light and bright, and I can look out onto the front garden,
 the road into town and passers by.
I can see who is coming to the door, get the internet, and work and
 keep an eye on dinner cooking at the same time!

My fabric stash is more accessible and looks lovely on the shelves

I thought I might paint all these Ikea storage drawers, but I found a
local hardware shop sold Fablon in some really pretty prints.
I used two different ditsy florals to cover the front and tops of all the drawers.

And made some pretty curtains for the window

Since moving in I have been busy making lots of goodies 
to restock my stall for our Kitsch and Stitch Vintage and Makers' fair.

Some linen make-up purses in progress;

Lots of gadget cases, Ipad and laptop cases

And some lovely cushions for a commission.
(more about these in another post).

Six more of these to finish tomorrow!