Monday, 23 May 2011

New Studio Room

This is the start of my studio room! (apologies for the blurry second photo).

I can hardly believe that after working for the past 5 years at my tiny Ikea desk to both clay, assemble and photograph my jewellery I am going to have a dedicated work space. The house looks and feels as though a bomb has hit it, but the excitement levels are running high. I will post more pictures as the work gets done so that you can see how the whole thing progresses.

In the meantime I am claying in the kitchen and assembling in my bedroom. Not a lot of fun, but it will all be so worth it!

I am still planning the whole studio/craft station/storage thing as I go along, and have no real idea of what I am doing! If you have any useful tips, brilliant storage ideas, amazing ideas on how a studio works best then I would really love to hear from you.

Most of all thought, this is going to be fun - hope you will enjoy seeing the room develop as much as I will.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

ABS Amazing Giveaway

One of my favourite places to get some inspiration is Art Bead Scene. I must visit it at least a couple of times a week and love reading about other designer makers and seeing their work. Through this site I have been introduced to so many wonderful artists and had the chance to see a little of their work processes, had a stroll around their studios (one of my favourite things to do!) and generally enjoy myself and wish that I could meet them in real life!

If that is not enough incentive for you to visit then what if I were to tell you that they are having a huge giveaway this week as well!

Here is the link - enjoy!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

I am still here...

...I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. It's just that Easter Half Term came - two weeks of glorious not having to get up, not having to make packed lunches, not having to do anything much but spend time with the children and paint some chairs. Then we went to Cornwall for the Easter Weekend - and what a wonderful time we had with great weather, great food and the best friends in the world. Bodyboarding on Gwithians Towan for hours, had to be the hightlight of the weekend - sheer bliss.

Then a 3 day week before the big event...... My Birthday, Our Wedding Anniversary and of course the Royal Wedding all on the same day!

So - I am still here - just had some other things going on for a while!

See you next week when all should be back to normal again.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.