At the time I actually worked from home for a publishing company but when I left there and started my own little business, the space was already built and it was perfect!
There have been many times when I wanted to do a post about my little studio - which I love by the way (just as well as I spend the majority of my time in there!) - but just the thought of pointing a camera and actually showing the mess in there seemed more than I would like to subject anyone to... No really, I like you all and there are some things you shouldn't have to see!!
Well, roll forward to the quieter period just after Christmas and a major studio revamp was called for! So, with the help of my long suffering hubby, furniture was rearranged and bag after bag was filled with stuff for recycling and even more bags with broken/unwanted 'stuff' appeared & were left for our brilliant bin men!
Honestly, it was unbelievable how much there was. Remember the children's story - the Magic Porridge Pot where the pot just keeps filling and filling until it overflows and everything gets buried because they just can't stop it - the stuff just kept on coming! I don't know where it all was hiding as the room and bin bags filled up but the space didn't seem to be getting any clearer.
Two days and many hours of sweat and cursing later (there were quite a few occasions when I wanted to give up and just shut the door, I can tell you!) Eureka!! The revamp was finally complete....
So, from left to right as you step into the room, you have:
1. Reference Books, Paints, Colour Swatches, Printer, etc all in a neat and tidy bookshelf (Plenty of advertising signs ready for use too...)
|Spot the artistic Winnie the Pooh?|
So, whilst I haven't really been creating much that is new this week - the new studio layout makes me feel very organised and I am really glad that I didn't leave it until February which was the original plan. It hasn't all been clearing out stuff though, a full stock check has now also been completed (see, I haven't been doing nothing!) so I am now ready to get the creative wheels spinning again.
I have had another order for a larger design - these really are proving popular... This particular one was made to match some beautiful stained glass in an existing door and my customer has promised to send me some photos when it is in place so I will keep that for a future post...
Make sure you check out Handmade Monday to see what everyone has been up to this week.
Oh, and don't forget - the Sale is still on over at my website. Some of the items will be discontinued after it ends so head on over and grab yourself a bargain!!