Tuesday, 19 July 2016

A Picture A Day...20

 
 
 
My Garden Studio. I feel very fortunate to have this space, I didn't use it very much over the winter, having Otto stopped that. It's better now, he's toilet trained, I can leave him on his own for short periods, and if he does join me in the studio he's starting to learn not to chew everything! Think we are some way off sewing in close proximity to him though, he'd have a field day with my sewing machine ;) I'm starting to use this space more and more again now.
 
 
 
So my crafty space:
1. Blue Rocking Chair. It does look nice, but has to be the most uncomfortable thing I've ever sat in, soon to be put on eBay!
2. Vintage Wallpaper. Picked up from various car boot, charity shops, but mainly eBay. I love this type of wallpaper, it's funky colours and patterns, all from the 1970s.
3. Tall Locker Bookcases. I got these from a 8A King Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire. They pick up some really nice bits and bobs from vintage fairs, always worth a look. These are perfect for books, magazines, and fabric.
4. Wire Desk Shelves. These were from Ruby Rockcake. Brilliant, hold loads of stuff, mainly fabric and yarn. I've got a bit of a thing for 1970s bed sheets, I just love the colours and happy designs.
5. Desk. IKEA, cheap, functional, perfect size for crafting.
6. Vintage Machinst Chair. Another eBay bargain, needs renovating but at the moment it's covered with a blanket I made.
7. Suitcases. I picked these up from a car boot I think, only a pound or two. I've glued wallpaper on them...must have a look at what's inside!
8. Vintage Basket. Gifted from a friend.
9. Quilts. Made by me, probably unfinished ;)
10. Garland. Made for me by Clare at Selfsewn. Beautiful Liberty fabric hexies, love this.
11. Studio Sign. Made by another lovely friend.
 
 
 
Yes, I feel very blessed to have this space. I really appreciate that I have somewhere to stash all my stuff, somewhere to relax, and forget any stresses. It still feels like I'm on holiday when I'm sat down there.
 
 
 
Have a great Wednesday folks.
 
 
Amanda :) xxx

 

26 comments:

  1. I read the back story on the construction of your studio. It looks fabulous. I am lucky to have a summerhouse that is my retreat. Full of my embroidery and drawing stuff, favourite books etc. and if I'm not doing too well I can watch the birds on the feeders. It's like being in your own little world, so calm and peaceful. Every woman should have their own space! Hope that you will be enjoying your studio today and relaxing. Love Paddi X

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    1. It's opened up ready for use once it's cooled down a little, I've noticed Minnie keeps going in for a snooze! You are right, every woman needs a space of her own! ;) xxx

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  2. It's such a lovely place, it must be wonderful to go out there and be surrounded by all of your things. I have a corner of the dining table in between meals and I'm very envious! CJ xx

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    1. I had the dining room table for years too CJ, can't tell you what a difference this makes...hope you get your space too one day ;) xxx

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  3. It looks wonderful ... I am rather envious! x

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    1. Thank you, you're welcome anytime! ;) xxx

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  4. Unfortunatly, I can't have a craft corner in the house. Yours is very nice and inviting.
    Thank you for that English summer sunset of last post.
    Kisses,
    Miriam

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    1. That's a shame Miriam, I took a lovely sunset photo last night, we've had some lovely evening skies :) xxx

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  5. Is your studio cool in this heat? It looks so organised. Hope you are coping with the heat.

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    1. It's hot first thing so I open up the doors and it cools down, great by the afternoon though :) xxx

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  6. Your studio is looking very and you keep it so cosy.

    I live on my own now so am lucky to be able to have all the space I need.

    It's been a bit cooler here today.

    Hazel c uk

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  7. It is a beautiful place to work! I can imagine that you must adore it!

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  8. Hi I have just been having another look at your studio, love the bunting above the window and that pretty sewing machine. Your fabric storage boxes are so unusual, do you not worry about dust getting on the fabric.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. No not particularly Hazel, I find I'm much tidier when things are on display...you should see inside the cupboard! ;) xxx

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  9. your studio is so organised and looks a great place to retreat and work or maybe just sit and ponder.

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    1. More sitting and pondering at the moment! ;) xxx

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  10. I'm so envious; your studio is absolutely gorgeous. Like CJ, I have the use of the dining table! Minnie obviously knows a good thing when she sees it. Happy crafting. xx

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    1. I did too for years, I think every crafty soul should have even the tiniest space to create, hope you get your space one day too (I've only got this because I had my pension early!) ;) xxx

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  11. Such a pretty space. I dream of having a space like this to go to so I can forget about everyday life for a while.......

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    1. I've been years and years waiting, just keep hoping and believing! ;) xxx

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  12. That really is a very fine space to work on several things. A place for yourself where you can leave everything laying around when stop without having to clear up all the time. I wish I had a place in the house like that.
    Love,
    Mirjam

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    1. Thank you Mirjam, I hope you do one day :) xxx

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