Monday, 28 October 2013

All Done Now -- sort of

Well, I've finally settled into my new craft studio. I absolutely love it! I'm happy to just sit and look down the garden, doing nothing really. I still have a few odds and ends to stow away, of course, but I have pronounced it basically d-o-n-e!

Here are a few final photos I've promised. First, in the left corner of the room, the oak shelves and the little plastic drawers (you can just see in the edge of the photo) is my sewing area. I don't have much fabric yet so the shelves look a bit bare. I'll probably add a few things here and there, but I'm determined to not go wild with stacking up a bunch of fabric I won't use. I also have my sewing, quilting, patchwork books and magazines here.

The other three photos show the three Ikea Expedit shelves (two 4x4 and one 2x4), which hold my papercraft supplies, and another oak bookshelf, which is mostly for books and magazines. I hate throwing out magazines, especially my Stampington ones like Take Ten, Art Journaling, Stampers' Sampler, etc. They really never go out of date.

There are a couple of things to show close up. First is this wooden sign I found in Whitstable at a little shop:

How cute is that! I just love a good miracle and sometimes when I craft, that's what I pray for.........

And above the other Expedit shelves are all my handmade albums: travel, art journals, and circle journals. Because they're so colourful, I wanted to show them off. Actually, I love making these even more than scrapbooks and cards, so I'll be adding to them from time to time.

Fortunately, the storm we had last night didn't do any damage to the studio. I was worried, as it was the first real test for weather-proofing, but the little cabin held up very well and remained watertight! Lots of trees felled, though none around here, and some power outages down closer to the south coast. We had our candles and flashlights (they call them "torches" here in the UK) ready, but hey-ho!!!


  1. Wow, that looks fabulous :-)

  2. Enjoy your new space, it looks great!

  3. It looks just great and what a lovely place to be crafting with a view of your garden. Hope you spend many happy hours in there

  4. lucky woman!! What a lovely place for all your crafting.......I'm soooo jealous. ;)

  5. Wow Jane, it looks stunning,(insert green smiley face) I love it. When can we come and play my friend x