Monday, 29 October 2012

A new chapter...

I always knew that moving house would be one of the most stressful things I would ever endure in my life but I never spared a thought of how my very usual routines would completely fall out of sync.
I've found it quite difficult 'getting back on the horse' so to speak. Mainly due to the nice shiny house I have to play with ;) but its been such a massive upheaval for us all it took me a while to find my feet.
I'm starting to feel more settled now and after my final 10 'Theo' Gingerbread are completed tonight I will be throwing myself full speed into catching up on my order list (which is humongous) and my prep for the 2 craft fairs I signed myself up for pre move.
Since my last post showed you my old studio and my departure, I thought it only right to show you my new creative space. Now bare with me, the word is in the pun, it is a little bare but I'm sure once I start making stuff in there it will start to feel more 'me'. The ceiling height is larger and the space more usable than the last, I have a lovely big velux window which lets in the most amazing natural light and plenty of space to actually put up a full size ironing board (not possible in my last studio).

There was of course the ritual outing to IKEA to pick up some extra storage (which I had great fun organising) and that's me in.
One photo I haven't shown you yet is that on the same floor I have 'baggsied' the walk in wardrobe as my new 'storage cupboard' where all my fabric is stored with a few other treasures. Once this space is organised (and not a total tip) I will show you that too.
So now you've seen my new creative space, let the creating begin.........

Monday, 22 October 2012

bye bye

One of the saddest parts about moving was saying goodbye to my it is just after C finished converting our loft.

I have lots of fond memories of some exciting projects I undertook there.

Everything had its one place and it really was my little 'haven'.

Sadly this was the scene the day before we moved.....couldn't believe I was leaving that gorgeous wallpaper.

After moving day, a few days, a few trips to IKEA and a little bit of effort my new studio is starting to look like 'my space'. It just needs that little something......not quite sure what that is just yet but I'm sure I'll figure it out.

Saturday, 20 October 2012


I'm back!!! Did you miss me?

This morning a very lovely man from BT's Open Reach came and connected a phone line to our new house. It was quite eventful as they needed a cherry picker and had to trim the huge Oak tree in our front garden to connect the line to the corner of the house.

A short while later, we now have a phone line and internet connection Woop Woop! So I am officially back in action, I've re-opened my etsy shop and stocked it with lots of Christmas decorations and my website is fully restored for you to buy lots of lovely gifts for your friends and family for Christmas :) And of course I am back to Blogging and FB. So do stop by for a chat I've missed you all.

I have some serious blog reading to catch up on, there is only so much you can do on a Blackberry.

I'm sure a few of you are wanting to know how the move went....well it was not very well organised, the actual day was so stressful I spent the whole day crying (not like me at all) HOWEVER it was worth every second of it. I love our new home, its going to take us a while to get everything in place but I love it here. So quiet living in a village, I'm sleeping so much better now, its amazing what difference a good nights sleep makes to your frame of mind.

I have a beautiful new studio, which still needs me to tweak it a little until it really feels like my space but its perfect. The cats are settling nicely and as a couple we are so relaxed in our new space its refreshing.

Right I've just been told I need to get off the computer as we need to go and sort some things out......see you all very soon.


Sunday, 7 October 2012

Out of the loop....

If you have paid a visit to my website lately then you will know that I am on an extended vacation. Hopefully all going well I will be back in action round about 20th October when we will be having broad band installed.....we have moved :)
More to come about that later. I'm missing blog land and Facebook but thankfully I still have Twitter so if you want to have a chat you know where to find me. Please feel free to leave me a comment as I will be using the in laws Internet connection when I can.
See you all soon :) xxx