Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Studio news, Part 3

After giving that sneak peek at the end of my last blog post I am back to show you how my Studio is coming along. I needed some blinds and I decided I could not resist a red version of the same blind we have in our kitchen.
Here is my studio blind, it is a Sanderson fabric called Dandelion 




I just love it! As the daylight is so short at the moment I have not been able to get any photos without artificial light but I am sure this gives you an idea













My Hb and I fitted this one on Sunday. I have also bought a matching blind for the left hand window and at the moment have not decided about the door. I may well buy a plain maroon red for that or I may just buy the same. They were out of stock so I have time to think about it.
This is a link to the green version we have in the kitchen.











We also have lampshades of this in our newly decorated room.
I cannot get enough of these wonderful retro patterns.











Back at the Studio...this is the light sensitive lantern my Dad installed for me. It clicks on and off with any movement and when I go in and out. It gives such a cosy glow in the darkness.













I also have a clock which I can see from my workbench.
















We have assembled the first of my Ikea Billy bookcases for my storage. I have bought another 2 doubles and a single but we need to get an off cut of carpet in place first.




















Some of my card making stash in place.















I wound my new fairy lights around the rafters which also give a lovely glow.











That is my Studio news up to date for now. I will of course post again when I have some more to show.As you all know life gets rather busy this time of year.

 So here I am working outside in my wonderful creative space. I love it. It gives me a little warm glow inside when I see these photos.

I hope you are all keeping cosy wherever you are in the world. In my Count down to Christmas there are only 26 days left so I really should get on with the last of my cards and jewellery. Have fun with all your festive preparations too. 

As I have felt very nostalgic writing the post I just had to share one of my favourite poems for this time of the year. It's the last day of November tomorrow and this seems very apt!

November 

November comes and November goes,
With the last red berries and the first white snow.
With night coming early and dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket and frost on the gate.
The fires burn and the kettles sing
And earth sinks to rest until next spring.

Elizabeth Coatsworth


Take care, 

Back soon,

Jane x

25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Jane! It all looks so cosy and comfortable. (We have Billy bookshelves too!) The little poem is very sweet, I haven't come across that one before but it is lovely. Enjoy your week and your crafty times in your cosy festive studio.
    Helen x

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  2. Oh wow, love it, wish I had a studio like this, love the blinds and the fairy lights, its starting to look really cosy
    Lindsay xx

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  3. Hi Helen, it is very cosy now that my 1st blind is up, we just need to get the others installed. "November" is a great poem to end the month on isn't it! Keep cosy too, it is a little colder today and so windy!
    Jane x

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  4. Thanks Lindsay, it's my cosy , creative space ;0)I waited SO many years for it and it was worth the wait.
    Enjoy your evening,
    Jane x

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  5. It all looks fantastic! I love the fabric and might even be inspired to make some beads with something similar. Well done to you and your HB and everybody else involved! Happy crafting!x

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  6. Lovely poem Jane, very descriptive of this time of year.
    Your studio is looking great, I love the blind, love your kitchen colour too.
    You're very lucky having such a lovely cosy workspace but I suspect you know that already. :)
    Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Vivienne x

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  7. Hi Nelli, great that your blogger comments are working again!I would LOVE to see some of your beads inspired by my retro fabrics.
    Jane x

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  8. It is a lovely poem isn't it Vivienne. I know that I am SUCH a lucky girl with my Studio and it all started with a conversation in the summer of 2010 with Milly at the Hampton Court Flower show!
    Enjoy the rest of the week,
    Jane x

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  9. Dear Jane, I am glad you showed the blinds so I could see what those pretty shapes were from your other post. To me they look like colorful balloons in the sky! You've made such a cozy work space, good for you! I also love the poem and read it out loud to hubby.
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    Teresa :-)

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  10. Hi Jane, I also love the way you have decorated your lovely studio. I think I would love to sit in there with tea even if I wasn't creating......maybe just thinking and dreaming! Love everything, the lighting is wonderful, I love your fairy lights. I put them up around this time of year around my mantels and then the cosy festive atmosphere is set! xoRobin❤

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  11. That is a great pattern isn't it Teresa. November really has nearly gone now. Keep cosy on it's last day.
    Jane x

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  12. You are so right Robin. Even when I'mnot creating my studio is the best place to drink tea and dream :-) Stay cosy .
    Jane x

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  13. Oh, it's looks so cozy and inviting, Jane! The blind is PERFECT for it and...everything is just looking wonderful. I would love to work in there (or even better, sip some tea and watch you working while Billy purrs on my lap...)!

    Have a wonderful week, dear, it's only "a few" days until Christmas!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  14. What a wonderful cosy idea that is Mia :-) We really are days away now my dear. Your winter wonderland is perfect inspiration for me! Billy sends you a purr.Have a creative week.
    Jane x

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  15. Hi Jane! Congratulations to your new studio! It's beautiful, cosy and I'm sure you feel very creative and comfortable spending your time there! How great to have everything in order and near to you when working!
    xxx Teje

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  16. Hello Jane!...Your little studio is looking wonderful with such a wonderful warm glow and I love your pretty blinds....I have always been a big fan of Sanderson fabrics..
    Have fun making those mince pies with your daughter at the weekend...I can't think of a lovelier way to spend the day...
    Susan x

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  17. Beautiful! I love the retro patterns. I'm feeling a little inspired by your lighting. I only have a glaring overhead light in my studio -- which I hate, so often only work in there in the daytime. Maybe it's time for me to get out some fairy lights too? I'm so happy for you as you build your nest :)

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  18. Hi Teje, it is such an improvement for me to work where everything is, rather than on the dining room table. It was sometimes too much effort to get things out as it took as much time as the making!
    Jane x

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  19. Hi Susan, these really are gorgeous designs and I think pretty dateless so they will not lookout of place in a few years' time! Yes it's tree and mince pie time this weekend, I can't wait;0)
    Jane x

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  20. Linda I hate overhead lighting but I do need good light to work in...spot the daylight bulb in the lamp on my work bench!! You really should get some fairy lights up...their glow gives such a restful atmosphere.
    Jane x

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  21. Hi Jane! Just popping in to see what's going on here at your place- Lots, of course! Looks like you're finding lots of inspiration with your studio being put together...perfect for creating more of your beautiful cards! You just have a knack for seeking the most fun out of life- I know you're enjoying the gifts of the holiday season! Hugs to you! :o)

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  22. It's always lovely to see you here Michele . You know just how much I enjoy this time of year. Yesterday I finished my last 2 special cards so now I am onto my last pieces of jewellery. Busy busy busy.....!
    Jane x

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  23. Your studio is looking better and better( if that's possible).
    The retro fabric blind is my favorite addition. Enjoy everything with your Christmas lights and birthday radio.
    (It is too cold in my part of the world to be in an outdoors studio)

    Best wishes,
    Anne
    PlumCreek22
    Etsy

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  24. Thanks Anne the blinds make a big difference now the daylight hours are so short. The temperature is still fine for working out there with my little heater but not once we get any frosts or snow. This year is so mild compared to last.
    Jane x

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  25. And I've found Part 3... Love your little Studio Jane. It is so warm and cosy and I am sure you are so enjoying your crafting there. Love the blindsl lighting, everything and forgot to mention on Part 2 that I love your retro Radio too. hugs Sharon

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