Sunday, 30 September 2012

Workroom reloaded

In July I took part, albeit on the periphery, in 'Where bloggers create'. An opportunity to have a nose around other people's crafty spaces. I shared mine, which more or less, was a corner of our living room, but I did say that I was going to be moving everything back into my workroom and organise it properly.

Well, I have, more or less, finished. I'd still like some more shelves, or a cabinet, but most things have found a permanent home.

This table is meant to be for my paper cutter and to hold completed things before they are photographed and then put away. It's also managed to become a general dumping ground!

Wallpaper stored in polka dot swap bag by George.

This next set of pictures are of my 'supplies', ribbon, twine, lace, cards, samples, vintage linen etc etc

Completed items' storage - not very glamorous, they would look much better in vintage suitcases etc. 

The computer and printer corner
 My main work area. The bookcases hold, as well as books, my vintage items for sale, completed things (in the boxes on the top) and bits'n'bobs. I usually start the day with a tidier table than this!

I am using the window area as a display for my collages at present. I bought the dress for its fabric and lace, but it looks rather nice hung up there until I get round to cutting it up, don't you think?

My sewing table (again in need of a tidy!), button jars and the fabric stash.

I am going to be moving an armchair into here soon, so that I have somewhere comfy to sit when I'm hand sewing or doing a spot of embroidery.



Saturday, 15 September 2012

It can't be the middle of September already!

It has been nearly a month since I last posted, but I could have sworn it was only last week! Where is the time going? 

I finished work two years ago, (yes Louise, it really is two years) which means it'll soon be the second birthday for Elsie May and Bertha. To celebrate, I'm having a new logo, and there may even be a little giveaway, but that's for another day.

A lot has changed, I only know what day of the week it is because we have a routine. I don't have to hop out of bed in the morning, wolf down some breakfast and get a bus to Liverpool. If my chronic fatigue is bad I can take the 'day off', or just do as much as I am able, rather than the 'all or nothing' of going to an office everyday. The household income has dropped considerably and it can be touch and go, but in the main the pluses out way the minuses.

My days are spent making things, coming up with the ideas for more things, keeping in touch with a load of new friends via Facebook, Twitter and the wonderful world of blogging. I 'know' so many more people now. I may not have met them face to face, but I can spend my time looking at what they have been up to, where they have been, give sympathy or congratulations when needed and share my making life with them.

Anyway, as my Mother would say, "this isn't getting the baby washed" and as it is half way through September, Christmas (I know!) making is calling. Card anyone?


PS The Elsie May and Bertha newsletter for Sept/Oct 2012 is now available to read on the website.