After my very slow posting of my initial Studio news I promised I would be back to update you with how things are going. My dearest Dad came back 2 weeks ago and installed most of the power and lighting and this weekend he finished this off.
When I am "creating" I always like to have my radio on. I celebrated my 50th Birthday in April and I was given some money which I saved specifically to buy a radio for my new Studio. At the time I thought about buying the "Retro" Roberts Radio which I had seen in John Lewis. Last week we took a trip to John Lewis and I went to choose my radio...however my eye was drawn to a new range of "Pure" DAB radios and just look what I found..
I love Radio 4 but I am also quite a Rock Chick, my favourite music station is Absolute Radio and if I am in a "mellow" mood I tune into Magic. My radio has 6 presets so I have tuned my stations in and I can change station at the click of a button. No fiddly tuning.
At the moment I have my radio on my work bench but I may move it onto some shelves I am thinking of having installed.
I can hum away to my heart's content!
I have power and lighting...3 spot lights which I can point towards my work.
I have bought a small oil fired radiator
I don't think I will be able to work in my studio in the dead of winter, it would be too hard to heat and there is no real insulation to keep out the coldest temperatures but this will take the chill off. I also will set it to frost protect in the winter just to keep everything OK. I hope to be able to work out here until later November and start again in February but we will see.
I have also bought myself a comfy work chair, I spent quite some time considering this and chose this one
It has a fully adjustable back rest, a high/low pump mechanism and a very good seat. I can get just the right height to work whether I am making my jewellery or colouring cards. As a physiotherapist I am very aware of good furniture!
I also thought of somewhere for my dear Billy to sleep if he ever does come into my studio
At the moment my dear little fella has not really been keen to venture inside and in fact has been very under the weather for the last week. He hurt his back and is really struggling to jump on and off things. We are taking care of him and hoping he improves as he HATES the vet and we will only take him if we have to.
He is having to stay "low" in the garden and here he is on Friday sunning himself on the back door step.
And my last bit of Studio news is that my first made to measure accessory arrived courtesy of my dear blogging friend Mia
I needed a new coater for my Studio and just look what arrived
This dear little birdie is struggling with his pumpkin
and wait til you see the back....
Just SO me! Thank you Mia, you are so talented.
So now I am all set for tea in my Studio
Ahhh, happy days.
Yesterday I went to the Big Bead show, my beading heaven..I will be back with news about my purchases soon.
We are off to visit my daughter in Southampton today. It is a glorious "blue sky" autumn day and we will go to see the sea! Bliss. Enjoy your Sunday too.
Bye for now,