I love slipping out to the studio for "just a few" minutes in the evening and morning. I need some sort of heat out there and it has been cold in the south - so it gets a little uncomfortable to work out there. The ATC project fits in an easy to carry box - so I have been parked in my recliner - smelling and basking in the heat from a wood fire - covered in a granny square lap blanket - stitching away. All I need are a butler and a full time housekeeper/cook/chauffeur for the children and my life would be almost magical.
College Freshman is enduring her first "real" wave of homesickness this week. I'll be sending a few extra care packages in the next few - just so she can feel some extra parts of "home"
Now studio shots....
This wall is over my little sit down work surface. I have an old vanity that was missing its mirror. You can get a glimpse of it at the top right of one of the photos here. This piece of furniture was FREE. I came home from work to find it on my front porch with a note that said "thought you might enjoy this." I gave it a quick strip with some furniture refinisher and repainted the top. It works great in this little studio space. The boxes are little crates that various gifts have come in I always need little nooks and crannies for stuff so as I come across more of these - I'll just attach them to the wall.
The two square wall art plaques are from my lovely blog buddy - MaryAnn - I love them and had to find the perfect place to hang them. Since I normally stand at the work surface facing these - I get to see them and lift thanks for the friends that are my blessings. The center plaque is a mounted ATC that I got in a swap.
This little chest of drawers is a cheap find as well. We had an import warehouse near where we live and these 10 drawer chests were 9.99 unfinished on clearance several years ago. hey MaryAnn --- I used spray paint from the dollar store to paint this. The drawers will hold 3x5 index cards easily - but I just have it full of beads and bottles and other junk. I just moved it into the studio when I realized how perfectly it would fill this space at the end of the work island.