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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

My Work Room

You may remember that last October I finally gained a room of my very own to work in.  I was very excited and set to work turning it into something functional but on a minimal budget.  Well we definitely have the function side sorted and I personally like how it looks.  We are sadly having to move next year and so I won't be decorating, but I am very pleased with my work space and thought it would be nice to give you all an update.

I have two main work areas; the large table is set up to cut designs and the smaller work bench under the window is usually used to assemble items.

This is a very new addition to the room, my lovely Mother in Law gifted it to me and I think it's the bees knees :) It is already full of crafting supplies, my dream is to fill all the shelves with glass containers stacked full of crafty bits!  I also end up storing a lot of my makes on here as it helps to keep them out of the way when I'm working.

Sugar and Spice (I think that is Spice peeking out) are two very recent additions to our household.  They are taking up valuable work top space in my work room, I let them get away with it because they are just so cute!  Once we move, I will be making them a huge warren to play in as it feels horrid having them caged.  The size difference between them and Boo and Cookie is quite minimal!  I love the way these cute girlies Chirrup at me for attention when I'm working.

This is Esmerelda, she is kind enough to model all my Jewelry for photo's.  An absolute pro; she is happy to stand stock still in the freezing cold whilst I faff about with camera settings, never complaining! ;)

One of my wonderful Bestie's bought this back from America for Chris and I.  We are huge fans of the Nightmare Before Christmas, we even had it as the theme for our wedding!

I love to give handmade gifts, and when I received this crocheted cupcake for Christmas from a Bestie, I was absolutely over-joyed!  Not only does it look super cute, I find it is a wonderful pin cushion!

When I received this for my Birthday last year, I was almost moved to tears.  For a few weeks before, one of my Bestie's had told me that she was making a hand made gift for me.  For her this was a huge deal as she had never attempted anything like it.  She was being very tight lipped about what it was, but kept telling me not to get my hopes up.  When I unwrapped it, I was completely dumbfounded.  The skill it had taken was completely beyond me, she not only designed it herself but also drew up the plans, cut the wood, assembled and decorated it!  She kept pointing out invisible blemishes that she wasn't happy with - such a perfectionist ;) Not only does this hold great sentimental value, it looks amazing and is a great size for holding all my crafty bits and bobs!

The main part of the original design brief was BUDGET!  The entire work room was done for £30 ;)  The only furniture I actually bought was the work bench with the pull out drawers, all others had either been moved from around our home or donated by family members - not too bad ;)

Sadly with our plans to sell next year, our home isn't quite feeling like our own anymore.  I can't wait to move into our new house, and hopefully will be able to decorate my new work room to make it more me!


  1. I so behind on your blog updates! but eee you have some guinea pigs <3
    Your room looks lovely, I really must sort out my spare room...fancy doing it for me ;)

    Love the set of drawers, so cute!

    1. Give me a weekend, free reign and I will make you your very own studio ;) Or we could just fill up on Strawberry laces and other assorted junk food whilst watching DVDs, just like old times :D x