working space

Despite what I said yesterday about upheaval, there are some benefits to being in the new house. One is that there is a separate “flatlet”, comprising of two rooms and a bathroom, which I have annexed for my work space. Still disorganised but if I show you some pics it might help me to get a bloody move on….

work 1

Room #1 above: desk, printing table and ironing board. Also other stuff…

Room #2: sewing machines, fabric storage, very useful built-in cupboards.

work 6

Bathroom. There’s a narrow path to the loo, but otherwise it’s filling up fast…

work 5

A few inspirations hanging on existing fixture: Market Rabbit, African birds, and a very beautiful felted bag sent to me by Kathryn in Colorado.

work cats

Jessie and Choco have been sulking since the move. Their refuge is a cardboard box with a flannel sheet in my sewing room, and I’ve kept the doors closed while they acclimatise. Since we now share the house with a dog, however, this may take years. They will certainly never forgive me.

And here is an entirely gratuitous photo of me with my daughter on her graduation day at the University of Cape Town last week. Very proud of my girl. It was bitterly cold but at least the rain held off!

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16 thoughts on “working space

  1. katechiconi

    The fact that you have more space to work with is a good start, because it means that eventually you *will* have somewhere for everything. It all looks nice and clean and fresh, and the very act of packing will have made you declutter a bit – won’t it?

  2. Gail

    So happy for you to have a wonderful large working and storage space, Lovely garden view from your sewing machine. Congrats to Alex, clever girl.

  3. gentlestitches

    Everything looks great but I think you might find a small cat poo in your slipper one morning courtesy of “moving cats”. You and your daughter look beautiful and I am glad you shared her success. Well done both of you! :-D

  4. kathrynrubidoux

    Absolutely awesome space you have to work in, though I am aghast you are using that lovely garden tub as storage. Is the dog good with cats? Market rabbit is much bigger than I thought he was.


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