Monday, 6 January 2014

Having fun in my new space

Today it happened, I finally got to spend some serious Anne time in my new space.  After moving a few more things such as the sewing machine, fabric and a tabletop ironing board, I got stuck into the enjoyable task of making curtains from the scarfs I've been collecting.

I bought myself a small iron so that I don't have to go back to the house every time I need to press a seam.  I already had the tabletop ironing board, it's just so handing having it set up ready to go.

I've been putting some more bits and pieces in my space, a CD player for those times when I want music.  At the moment though I'm enjoying the quiet.  I also put this display board in today.  I've had this for some time, a collection of photos of things I like.  Hanging on it is a little trinket I made a few days ago just for fun.

Don't you just love the Labrador wearing gum boots (wellingtons)?

I can't remember if I mentioned on here that before Christmas I started having swimming lessons.  I had some as a child but was never competent in freestyle or backstroke which are the strokes in which I'm being taught the correct techniques.  I am going for my first swim in over a month tomorrow and looking forward to getting some exercise after all the indulgences of Christmas and New Year.

Anne  xx


  1. It's all looking good. I can't wait till you get painting though !

  2. I've just caught up with your recent posts!! Your studio is looking fabulous, I bet you are just loving organising your things in there? I know for me half the fun is the arranging of the stash, not just the making things from it!!

    I've not been in my cabin at all over Christmas as Mr. G has been off but I'm going in there this afternoon for a couple of hours.

    We're lucky girls to have our own girl caves

    S x

  3. It's coming together nicely. Good luck with your swimming. I was in the pool this morning - breast stroke and back stroke are my strokes of choice. I don't like to get my face wet!
    Love from Mum

  4. I'll look forward to seeing your finished curtain, it sounds good! Hope you enjoyed your swim!

  5. Have a glorious time working on the curtains. They are going to be fabulous! The swimming lessons sounds like fun. Enjoy them!!!

  6. I love this 'lady space' ... it's probably somewhere we wish we all had when our kids were growing up! The collage of pictures is great too, I might try that. Can't wait to see those pretty curtains up.

    Cheers - Joolz xx

  7. It's nice to have your own space, just for you. You can do what you want til your heart's content :)

    Good on you for taking up swimming lessons. I am a not so good swimmer, did take lessons for a while, but never became confident. I had a scare when I was twelve and have not liked water over my head since. I do enjoy just bobbing around in the water though...

  8. Wonderful place to be crafting thinking sewing painting making. How lovely x

  9. Hello Anne, I am so thrilled for you to have your studio come together like that! Isn't it a wonderful space. The scarf curtain looks like a very nice color/pattern project. Your display board is lovely..I cut out that salvage picture too, ages ago.
    Gosh, well done on the swimming lessons. What a healthy & empowering thing to do for yourself.
    Much love for a happy week, Catherine x0x0x

  10. Little by little it's all coming together Anne.....
    Your little trinket is the perfect reminder and your scarf style curtain will look lovely when finished.
    Well done on the swimming lessons, you'll be glad you had them. I think the pool is the place to be this week. It's going to be rather warm......x


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