23 October 2010

snippets of my studio

Greetings all,
I have a love/ hate relationship with my studio??  I LOVE it when it's tidy, orderly, spacious & clear, i hate it when i have let it go . . . piles of fabric, piles of incompleted projects, piles of filing, piles of regret i wasn't tidier.  Right now, i'm in love with the studio.
When i did a big clean last weekend, i changed a few things around, like . . . moving the replacement printer the burglars stood on & broke, into the study nook in the hall so now when anyone needs to print, it's central.  In it's place . . . an overlocker, now on it's own portable table.  It's so much easier to manage over locking all shapes & sizes with clear space.  We all know how PMT overlockers are, i overlock like i'm on egg shells chanting "please don't break the thread" - threading bobbins is annoying enough, but rethreading or changing the needle on an overlocker, oh, so frustrating & the interuption to completing your project is infuriating!!
  
 . . . slowly working my way through these bolts . . .
 . . . one end of my studio . . .
As my business is a mega chunk of my home life & i'm the only one home during the week, i have the entire front of the house as my studio.  This shot barely covers 1/4 of the glorious space i have to be creative in.  I like working at this end, with the sun pouring in & 3 sewing machines at the ready, Mad Men in the DVD player, bliss.  I keep the ironing board up permanently too!!  Notice the no-more-burglar-grills on the window??
Time to cuddle up next to handsome soldier after a full day of sewing today while he ran the children around to sport & parties.  I should have mentioned in my last post he has already won a Husband-of-the-Year title, he he, it was a magazine competiton with a holiday & prizes, 10 years ago??  The state finalists included a fireman (who won the national title) also a policeman, a customs officer, a hairdresser, an engineer & of course, my soldier.  I sent in 25 words on why he's such a great husband & a shot of him holding our first baby in his UN Peace Keeping ensemble, they mustn't have noticed the rifle he had slung over his shoulder. 
Happy sewing everyone, love Posie

11 comments:

The Handmaden said...

Looks like a lovely light filled studio. I think my husband deserves husband of the year award too!

JANE said...

Thanks for sharing your space, Posie. Wow - three sewing machines at the ready is most impressive. I long for just one! I would dearly have a room of my own like that. It's on the 'non-negotiable' list when we next buy a house! J x

TammyJ said...

Hi Posie,
Your Space looks great ... I relate to what you are saying about tidy v messy too. God to hear all is well there and I love reading about how much you love having Hubby home : )

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's a wonderful space Posie! That sound like my life.
I wish you a wonderful weekend!
XOXO
Kristin

Wendy said...

I can see how you manage to turn out such gorgeous stuff...what a sunny, cheerful space!

Kellie Collis said...

You have a really lovely studio! I can't work well with a messy space as well. Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

Tania McCartney said...

I wanna come over and be creative with you! x

craftschmaft.com said...

oh what a great studio - all that stash, a machine and mad men is my idea of heaven right now!

Tania said...

Gulp. I think I'm just doing love/love with your studio space, actually. And typing with my elbows close to my sides because there may or may not be a few bits of outstanding tidying to be doing in this neck of the woods.

Farmers Wifey said...

oh my I love your space......it has given me inspiration for my own space - my craft room, in my new house when it is built.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a spacious studio!! You have a wonderful area to be creative in.