Wednesday, 6 July 2011

the day Katy gets all grown up and stuff

slow progress...

In an effort to;

  • become more organised
  • structure my day into 'work' and non-work sections
  • spend less time on twitter during office hours
  • focus on what I should be doing and not the bird/butterfly/fresh air outside
I have made a big girl decision and rented a (small) studio. The space is a slightly weird shape - it has alcoves at each end, and is kind of T shaped. I had the choice of this or a square (bigger) room (same price) and I liked this one. Less like a box. More opportunity to cosy it up. I even bought table lamps. Next I'll be buying fresh flowers (I got scented candles - they're already sat on the shelves waiting for me to buy matches to light them. Yep, that'd help).

panoramic views?

The basics are there now and I'm making a start on bringing all of my fabric (and CRAP) over. (you have to kind of imagine that it will look less stark and austere and more serene and inspiring once I actually get it all over there - ok?)

I haven't even scratched the surface. My space at home still looks like a bomb site, so I feel a major de-stash coming. A 'one big box because I can't be bothered to split all of it into small lots', kind of thing.

32 comments:

two hippos said...

How brilliant! A studio for a brilliant fabric artist, room of ones own..

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Ooh what a thrill ... I dream of creative space that doesn't involve fitting in all my living room furniture too ...

Have fun nesting ... then on with the work, eh? Don't spend 3 weeks lining up all your fabric LOL!

(I only say that cos it's what I do every time I reorganise my space!)

summerfete said...

Heehee I figure if I'm ever going to make a living sewing I need a manager, to whoop my a@@!!

Love the pigeon holes for fabric.

Clare

Amanda said...

Congratulations on your new studio - have fun!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

how fun, congrats!!

Marit said...

looks like a great start - a room/ studio of your own...
; )

rachelmp said...

What a big move Katy. Good luck with it all. Lucky you :)

Fiona said...

Very exciting! Your studio looks like it will be fab! Good luck!

Lily Boot said...

wow! that is grown up indeed! I hope there's somewhere lovely nearby for a nice coffee - but that might distract you :-0 Have fun!

joanie said...

How fantastic. Can't wait to see how you set it all up. One day I want to be a grown-up girl just like you Katy. x

Andi said...

A beautiful blank slate to make your very own. Lovely!!!
xx

Jodie said...

Wow - you're totally posh now Miss Ginger monkey.

Mama Spark said...

This is awesome Katy!! I dream one day of having my own sewing space too (without the living room furniture!) When you get ready to destash, don't forget about me!! LOL XOP

Anonymous said...

I'll have to pop over once I'm nearer and bring flowers and matches - and dairy free cake!

Leah x

cauchy09 said...

hooray! so professional of you. i wish you all the best in your new digs!

lu summers said...

oh god. you just referred to yourself in the third person...
lovely new space mrs grownup... x

Mary said...

Great idea!

the Campfollower said...

I had a dream last night that I moved into the artist commune here in town (the Chicken Farm) and I had my own little studio too. I am so proud that you are doing it for real life! Good luck on taking your stitching to the next level! Your place is going to be awesome!

grendelskin said...

Wow, that is a big step! Congratulations on your Next Big Thing!

kait. said...

That's so exciting! I am lucky enough to have a studio space in my house and it's great to be able to close the door and get some work done. That and the wireless internet isn't working so it's that much easier to be productive. I can't wait to see the "finished" space!

pat sloan said...

SO excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but less twitter???? I must NOW HAVE YOUR TWITTER schedule.. seriously.. cough it up

Karen said...

What a great idea! The space will look awesome once you're done. Fun to play with all the possibilities of what to do and how to arrange.

BumbleBri said...

Oh! this is awesome! i envy you so much :) i look forward to seeing more posts about how you have organized your new work space, and more importantly, what awesomeness you create out of this inspiring area :)

Ryan said...

Congratulations on your new creative space Katy!

Sadie said...

how exciting!

Doris said...

Your family is gonna miss ya...

Just kidding, I am curious though what type of building it is in, other artist's studios, do you have to deal with paint fumes, etc., it looks nice and bright, and like a productive space...

Catherine said...

ooooo - it looks lovely! a big blank canvas, can;t wait to see the finished look!

ina said...

Yay for Katy! ;0

Mandalin said...

oh yippee! How fantastic, go you!

Poppyprint said...

Lucky girl!! What, doesn't your phone get service in your monkey lair? Why won't you be Twittering? How can you abandon me, I only just joined?

monda-loves said...

love your new cool work space Mrs. Show us some more pics when you've properly moved and it's looking super lovely. I have work space envy.

sewkatiedid said...

Oh how stinkin' exciting is that!? Enjoy and nose to the grind-stone in a good unkid way.

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