Friday, November 5, 2010

Sleeves and Studios.

First of all - knitting news. I'm now making my way through the first sleeve. The cardigan has turned out to be a bit shorter than I was expecting but who doesn't like showing off their belly button in Winter. Hopefully it will just look deliciously cropped... and not stolen from a six year old's wardrobe.
But on to more exciting things, finished things. Today I finally finished tackling my studio after having it languish well at the bottom of my list for months. I keep stealing up the stairs and find myself gazing upon it as though it were a newborn...
Although I can see from the photos that it doesn't look hugely exciting. Studios aren't meant to be neat with everything put away. They are supposed to be messy with projects and thoughts and colours. So I apologise that you can't see all of the cool stuff that has been sorted away into their various new homes. But rest assured that all of my wools, paints, papers, fabrics, tools, etc, etc, etc are very happy and cosy, learning what life is all about in an organised house.

These are new (to me anyway) drawers that have come from Jonno's parents house and used to make up part of his grandparent's kitchen. The three upright cupboards are for storing potatoes and pull our from the handles, making them perfect for recycling paper and fabric scraps.
One part of the bench top is missing and you can see into the cutlery drawers. The little bit of wood that is peeping out looks very much like rimu to me so at a very later date it may be worth investigating stripping it. For the moment however, it can remain dressed in its current coat of paint.
And an Archie drawing to make it really, really look like a place of unleashed creativity.

Have a lovely weekend, Love Kate xxooxxooxx.

11 comments:

  1. You have a studio? Upstairs? With a view? All to yourself? You have space and room to move? Oh my gawd, you lucky woman!!! Enjoy to the max. and have fun in there.
    Anne

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  2. Oh...I can not WAIT to see what comes out of that there space!!! AND I am LOVING the ROSES...you got a mention today over at my place.....see you didn't think I was still here did ya? Thought I'd disappeared into cyber space........Nope...I'm still around!!

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  3. Oh me Oh my! How much space can a woodchuck chuck! I have no idea where that comment came from...
    Shall I start again? Hi. Im here from Leonies otherwise I may never have 'found' you. I love your studio of course but especially the use of old kitchen cupboards as anything but an old kitchen :)

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  4. love love loving the lino at the bottom of the cutlery drawers, and also the pidgeonhole desk in the corner. Can I pls come and sit there and sort things into
    alphabetical
    colours
    chronological order
    ANYTHING!

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  5. Such a wonderful studio. That view is amazing too. No wonder you keep visiting. Enjoy making it messy now it is all yours.

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  6. It's huge! And now I have studio envy! Tell Archie he is a genius xx

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  7. Kate, it's a good job I like you...I could have serious green eyed envy over your studio! Space, views, light! Perfect! You lucky, lucky thing! Love to you and the boys, Amanda xxx

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  8. Oh Good God, I am insanely jealous, Positively bright green. Lucky lucky lucky you.
    CHerish the space, have fun in it, and show us again when it's all mussed up and busting with stuff.

    LOVE visiting with you Kate, you are a highlight of my day, ((thank you)) for all that you share.
    xxx
    ps did I tell you how jealous I am of your space?? did i??? JEez. It makes my cupboard seem so inadequate. can't create inside a cupboard, damn it.

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  9. Oh Kate... how wonderful!! I am beyond envious! What a fabulous space... *sigh* :) Kx

    p.s. I am happy for you but my longing seems to be getting the better of me! ;)

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  10. The table just speaks to me. I really think that Archie requires reserved space for his works of art!

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  11. Oh Kate, I wish my studio were half as tidy ... and that view!

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