It is the time of the year when I start to get in the mood for tidying and making changes to our life and home. Every year I do a clear out of my sewing shed, last year I painted the exterior too.
I love my shed. This year is it's 7th birthday! Can you believe it?
It is a little weatherbeaten and has a few multi-legged residence which I regularly vacate. But, it's had a few coats of paint inside and out and still looks bright and welcoming to me.
You can see it brand new here and in it's second home here. It now resides in it's third and final home on the Isle of Wight.
I really enjoyed having a day to myself to clean it out and rearrange it a bit. My lovely new shell picture from Everly Vintage is a new addition.
My philosophical looking hare, has been watching me these last few years but I can't bring myself to hang anything on those ears!
I'm also rather fond of my 1970's bamboo cocktail trolley 😂 Makes a nice spot for my fabrics and wool. By the way, I have moved all my fabric into storage tubs and keep them in the greenhouse to give me extra space (my fabric stash is ever growing!). I'm going to use these plain fabrics next, linen, double gauze muslin, canvas, jersey and vintage cotton sheets 👌
And a different chair! We found a stack of four at our last trip to Kempton market.
My bumblebee door knocker is the home to a happy spider, so don't knock it!
Next door is my mister's shed
and beyond that is our greenhouse!
You can see it new here.
We have just fitted in a little jewellery making bench for making samples for our company RUST Jewellery
Our main workshop is in London where we both go every two weeks, but sometimes I'd just like time to work on some ideas at home too. So this is a sort of scaled down workbench for light soldering and such. It is such a nice place to work, the light is very uplifting!
I had to put up some blinds so that the sun over heat anything. The wooden lamp stand is the mobile stand that both my children used on their cots!
I have my desk space for designing (and for cutting fabric too).
So that's the end of the tour 😂 Having extra workspace is perfect for us because we have a lot of different interests and love making things. And it's good to have some time by yourself too eh!