The New Studio

It was with great excitement that this week I was going to reveal the awesome results of the room swap with the children.  However, due to circumstances out of our control, a mere 2 weeks after the first move, another switch had to happen.  We worked late into the night on Saturday, moving the children down to my old studio and my things up the stairs.

Truth be told, I have found the whole situation rather upsetting, and, without going into details, it was not a change we were wanting to make.

However, a few days in and I can’t help but admit that the new studio space is lovely.  Its at the front, south-facing side of the house, and even with just one window, it lets in a lot of light, particularly in the afternoons. It has also meant a declutter and re-organise of both my yarn and fabric stashes.  Ellis, having learned about the phrase “Silver Linings” recently, reminds me that everything has a one.

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I can’t remember if I have ever talked about my beloved yarn storage system?  Well, I LOVE it.  It is 2 sets of these wire baskets from ikea bolted together (though if I were to buy it again, I would get these , but my shelf is quite old).  I have the wool arranged by weight and what makes them so fabulous is that I can see instantly what is in each section.  They also aren’t so deep that I have to dig for things, causing lots of tangles.  It can look a bit messy, but they could easily be stored under a table or in a cupboard. 

Plus, I like to see the yarn for my next project peeking out, tempting me to come and play.


All in, I have to admit that while the circumstances aren’t that great, the space is lovely.


19 responses

    • its the same sofa + new (from ebay) cover + a billion boxes of Dylon. its a bit blotchy, but I will just cover it in pillows and call it a day.

  • I’m sorry that external things have forced a change you don’t want – sounds far from ideal but at least you are finding some silver linings

    Do adore your storage – perhaps time to start petitioning for a studio room for me at home!

  • I just love it – sorry to hear it wasn’t meant to be – but it is lovely and airy and light isn’t it? The mantlepiece is just lovely.
    I am slowly but surely taking over the playroom. We’re hoping to do some renovating this year and if we pull it off, I’m planning on a complete playroom takeover. I’m collecting ideas for yarn and fabric storage in preparation!!

  • I am intrigued,,,but won’t pry. Sometimes the best laid plans and all that. I love the new studio. Such a gorgeous room, and you must be feeling so organised after doing major switcharoos like that. The only thing is that you find yourself going into the wrong room to get something….or is that just me?

  • I think that is my favourite room in your house- and the switch looks gorgeous. More space and more light! Can I still come and drink tea there too? : * )

  • Your studio looks lovely, I’m sorry you couldn’t go with plan A, but plan B looks like a pretty good compromise. I have some of those same wire baskets and I store thread, elastic, and other similar notions in them. They are fab, though I noticed today in Ikea they have some nicer ones…maybe one day I’ll get a studio back and can have them. Meanwhile the children take up all the space! :)

  • I am sorry that it has been such an upheaval for you but oh, it is beautiful. All that light. One day I will stop sewing at the dining room table and have somewhere to leave things out all the time. Serves me right having a second child really, we were fine until then!