The new workroom

Here is our new workroom. When W first moved here it was our bedroom, (which wasn’t so bad since we were only actually there on weekend), and then it became M’s room when he lived with us. For the last couple of months it’s been just a spare bedroom of sorts, with a futon on the floor, but now it’s all change. 

Having abandoned our attempts to find a desk W decided to dismantle the cabin bed he made, and use the desk from that. It’s a tiny bit short but as long as the room is wide, and at least 3′ deep so there will be plenty of room to sew on it (assuming we can keep it tidy. 😉 )

This shelving is scarily empty – but i’m enjoying the lack of clutter. My wool stash is in the bottom draw, and above that are my smaller pieces of fabric. 

The other side of the room has our design books – the upper shelf has all W’s woodworking and furniture design books, and the shelf underneath has some of my art books, sketchbooks, toymaking and knitting books. Underneath are patterns, and under that bigger pieces of fabric.  On the wall there are things to inspire me – including cycling posters of lance armstrong and the british trackteam, and more usual craft-type inspiration, like the illustrations from last year’s pumpkin exhibit at kew, and the birthday card J (of the bag fame) gave me about two years ago.

Now i have somewhere to stick all the pictures i rip out of magazines. 🙂

This morning i have tidied this room and given everything so far a home. I have also cut out a new skirt for me, and a secret suprise thing for christmas that i can’t talk about. it’s 2.20pm and i need lunch. 🙂 Afterwards I’m going to sit down and make a big plan of all the things i’m making for christmas, since my income is limited and needs eaking out this year, and also because i went way too far overboard last year and can’t afford to make the same mistake twice.

Plus i keep starting new projects, or thinking about new projects and people keep popping new other people into the world, which as a knitter means ‘omg knit cute things!!’ All of these things need to be squeezed in, along with christmas decorations – especially if everyone ends up at ours (which is what i secretly hope will happen.)

But first – lunch. 🙂

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