I said that I would post some photographs of our new art room as soon as it was finished, and I have now realised that it will most likely never be finished. This is because I am always adding new things to the rooms in my house. I don't really understand how some people can decide to decorate a room a certain way, and then go and buy everything for it in one trip. Anyway, the room is currently as finished as I would like it to be, and more importantly, we can now work in it!
|My sewing space. |
The table and the chair were from a car boot sale for a total of £8, and the cabinets on the left were being thrown away by my parents' next door neighbours.
|Steve's first ever attempt at putting up shelves, pretty good eh? As you can see, my little deer and rabbit painting have found their new home! The pretty floral wreath was a recent present from my Mum.|
|I have been meaning to find a place to hang this for a really long time, I made this for an art project that I did with my friend Alison in Skegness last September. It is a little difficult to read, but the embroidery is the names of the seaside towns that I went on holiday to as a child. More about this project and other projects that we have worked on together can be found here. Alison is also part of a company called Left Luggage Theatre, who are certainly worth checking out as they have made some amazing work.|
|Where did you find those astounding curtains, I hear you cry? I brought them from Oxfam about a year ago, and they have been in a plastic carrier bag ever since. The other day, I was staring at the drab curtains which were previously hanging in this room, and I suddenly remembered that I had brought them.They fit the window perfectly, and really brighten up the room. |
The beautiful illustrations on the wall are drawn by our wonderfully talented friend Amy Blackwell. Her work is amazing, and her blog is really cute and a great read.
|oh, look at my collection of ladybird books lined up so neatly, and the jar of knitting needles waiting patiently for me to learn how to use them.|
So, that was a sneak peak at my new favourite place. We have now reclaimed our living room as a place to relax, without boxes of fabric everywhere and the constant threat of standing on a needle!
I have lots of new product ideas for Kakes Makes, so I'm off to return to my sewing machine!