Sunday, 16 October 2011

Studio news, Part 2

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,

Jane x

21 comments:

  1. I LOVE YOUR RADIO, Jane! Sorry about boldies ;) but I really, really love it! We cannot find Orla Kiely products around here (maybe in Helsinki somewhere?) and I love their patterns and colors, and in your radio they are especially adorable. And it also matches your new coaster ;) Yippee!

    Your new studio is looking so cozy already, and I wish you sunny weather so it'll not be too chilly in months yet!

    Happy new week dear friend!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  2. Hi Jane! I love your radio, too! I haven't seen anything like that! Your tea moment will be perfect with that radio and Mia's cute coaster! I hope Billy gets well soon! Have a love time in your cosy studio!
    xxx Teje

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  3. I love your radio too. It's a hit! I'm glad to see you got a heater. Seems silly, but I've thought a number of times about how cute your studio is, but worried about you getting too cold. Nothing should stand in the way of your creativity! Lovely Bon Voyage card :)

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  4. That's it, I'm officially jealous!!! You got an Orla radio, you lucky thing!!!! It's gorgeous. :) What a good match Mia's beautiful coaster is too!
    Your studio is looking great and I'm so glad you provided some comfort for the handsome Billy. Poor little man I hope he feels better soon!
    We have had a beautiful day here today thank goodness and I'm just back from a lovely walk in the park. Hope your Sunday has been good too.
    Vivienne x

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  5. Your coaster is a perfect match isn't it Mia. You are so clever . We are having a perfect sunny day with Milly. Enjoy your evening.
    Jane x

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  6. I can hum with my tea Teje can't I !
    Jane x

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  7. I am glad you looking out for my comfort Linda as you say nothing must get in the way of creativity !
    Jane x

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  8. Tee hee Vivienne it's a great radio isn't it and the coaster is a perfect match. Poor Billy is slowly improving but has a way to go. It has been a wonderful sunny day again here such a bonus at the weekend.
    Jane x

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  9. Jane, Your space is just so perfect, just like I imagine you to be. I love the radio, we are able to get handbags by Orla, I didn't know they made both?! Mia's coaster looks so special in your studio and just grand for a cup of tea, while you design your jewelry and cards. I wish you much happiness and success in your beautiful studio.
    xoRobin❤

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  10. Hi Jane! Wow, love, love, love your radio..it's awesome! So completely unique and perfect for that wonderful studio space..the lighting and chair, heater, and coaster are fabulous! Always so good to pop in and see your latest gorgeous card creations and your studio updates..and I do hope your sweet kitty gets better soon!

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  11. Dear Jane.. oh I just love you showing your studio. I so wish my "office" was empty so I could fill it up in an organized fashion. Right now it's almost to the rafters with flotsam and jetsam!! Must work on that.

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. Your radio is lovely, Jane, I really admire the designs of Orla Kiely. You have made your studio so comfortable and cosy now, I'm sure you will spend many happy hours creating in there and making wonderful things. Poor Billy, I hope he will get better very soon. He will enjoy snuggling into his little studio bed! Have a great week. Helen x

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  13. Thanks Robin, it is a perfect space for my jewellery and card making projects.
    Jane x

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  14. Thanks Shirley and do please send healing vibes to my poor Billy. He is still quite under the weather.
    Jane x

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  15. Hi Teresa, I hope this gives you the motivation to get your outside space cleared, it is so lovely to get creative and not worry about clearing everything away mid project.
    Jane x

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  16. I so agree Helen, I love the designs of Orla Kiely, retro yet modern! I am
    telling Billy that everyone wants him better soon, I hope it works !
    Enjoy your week,
    Jane x

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  17. Oh I LOVE your new radio, it's perfect (I'm a Radio 4 girl) and looks lovely with Mia's beautiful coaster. Bethx

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  18. I thought my radio would appeal to you Beth and Mia's coaster matches so well doesn't it.
    Jane x

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  19. I love the radio :O) Mine is a cheapy one from Sainsburys, but it does look like a bug with massive eyes!! Still, Radio 2 is my thing and it does that well. I also tune into Magic and used to love the Country Music Channel on Sky, but they stopped it sadly, still Dolly Parton has brought out some new songs and Radio 2 is up there with the new stuff!! Your studio looks fab. Sorry to hear about Billy, hope he improves. Have you tried magnetic therapy? We use it all the time, the cats have collars and are both fit and as agile as a 20 something and nearly 18 something can be. Hope he feels better soon xx Off to check on your veggies :O)

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  20. Hi Laney, good to hear you are a radio girl too. Billy has been much better the last 2 days and actually jumped up to the wall he usually sits on today...so glad, poor lad really did suffer and we're still not sure what he did?
    Enjoy this lovely sunshine,
    Jane x

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  21. Found Part 2... what a lovely read. Love your new studio and of course the chair is TOPS! Love your little Kitty. hugs Sharon

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x