So, I've been working on getting my studio in decent shape over the last couple of weeks. While there is still plenty I'd like to do, for now, it's feeling cozy and I feel inspired once again to create some new things.
My favorite part right now is my new and much improved computer setup. Thanks, hubs!
It's amazing what a big screen monitor and a new little lamp can do to get you in the mood to be creative. I find myself sitting in my studio at night with just my little lamp on for light and a hot cup of tea as I work on shop correspondence and editing photos.
Just a few little snippets of what's in my studio right now...
We have a bit of a storage issue in this house....I'm sort of a sentimental packrat. It pains me to get rid of anything that brings back good memories for me. As a consequence, my son's closet was full.....not with clothing or toys, but with MY childhood memory boxes and lots of my party paraphernalia.
Glass jars, cake plates, tiered trays, etc.
I'm not sure why I never thought to do it before, but I finally decided to pull those jars, cake plates and tiered trays out of the darkness and bring them into my studio to store all of my "goodies" in.
I love it.
It feels great to be able to see all of my supplies and little collections once again out in plain sight.
Pin boards, everyday supplies, and a little girl's assemble that I created many moons ago on my pint-sized mannequin.
French doors open up on two sides of my workspace...one to the front door entrance of our house and another set go into our kitchen.
I found a pretty open frame a couple of weeks ago and decided to give it a couple of coats of an ocean blue color paint. Since I've always found much inspiration in fabrics, I framed a scrap piece that always feels cheerful to me.
I think it's a Heather Bailey print.
Her vibrant choice of colors and prints always feel inspiring for me.
While I do have my eye on a new little rug accent and sewing a new table cover for my work table, for right now it's feeling really nice and spacious. I'm once again looking forward to spending many a day churning out some new things, both for the shop and for my own personal wishlist as well.
Here's to a great and productive week ahead!