Hello, thanks for popping by, please come in to our humble little working studio.....
Yes, I know, my desk is super-tidy, isn't it? I try to keep it presentable as we do have a steady trickle of lovely visitors into our studio room throughout the week. Plus, number 24 is soooooo messy and chaotic at the moment, it helps to know that I can escape here and breath in the calm atmosphere.
Even though we're approaching the shortest day of the year, the light in this little first floor room is still wonderful, especially in the mornings. Sometimes I just sit at my desk and gaze at my surroundings. Marvelling at my good fortune at finding this space and feeling delighted by how much it has changed in the nine months that we've been here.
I love that my precious Lloyd Loom chairs sit there like old friends having a relaxed conversation with each other.
And of course, I love all the yarny goodness here. It still seems to me like a little bit of a heavenly dream to find myself occupying this room.
Yes, do have a good look around, wander over to Tracy's working space and take a peek. It's much more lived in than my end of the room, cos she is able to spend so much more time here than me.
I absolutely love haberdashery of any sort, and Tracy has haberdashery in abundance. Boxes of vintage buttons and trims....
....and little pots, trays, tins and jars of buttons and bells everywhere.
Sometimes when Tracy is out, I potter around at her end of the room, taking sneaky glimpses at her work in progress.
There is something very, very pleasing about somebody elses work in progress.
There is creative energy hovering over every surface.
Tracy is such a grafter, a different character from me altogether. She forms an idea, grabs materials and kerpow!! Magic happens! She works so hard to make her ideas successful. Hours and hours and hours of meticulous cutting, piecing, stitching, embellishing, finishing. Her work is exquisite, and her attention to detail is mind blowing.
I admire her enormously, whilst at the same time thinking that she is possibly just a little bit crazy. All that work. All those stitches. Day after day of it....I don't know quite how she does it.
I admit (just to you, don't tell) that I am a little bit jealous of the time she gets to spend in our lovely little working studio. My time there at the moment is sporadic and fleeting. I feel like I have so many balls to juggle at the moment, and my Studio Ball often accidentally falls and rolls away. I am working on it though, this juggling act, trying to shape it all a bit differently if I can.
Well, it's been lovely having you visit, such a nice chat. Come back soon, won't you? We are opening our door tomorrow (Sunday 8th, 12-4) and again next Sunday 15th if you are local to the Attic and fancy a little pootle in this wonderful room of ours. Pop in and say hello, we'd love to see you.
There are more details about our Open Studio on Tracy's blog here.