It was with great excitement that this week I was going to reveal the awesome results of the room swap with the children. However, due to circumstances out of our control, a mere 2 weeks after the first move, another switch had to happen. We worked late into the night on Saturday, moving the children down to my old studio and my things up the stairs. Truth be told, I have found the whole situation rather upsetting, and, without going into details, it was not a change we were wanting to make.
However, a few days in and I can't help but admit that the new studio space is lovely. Its at the front, south-facing side of the house, and even with just one window, it lets in a lot of light, particularly in the afternoons. It has also meant a declutter and re-organise of both my yarn and fabric stashes. Ellis, having learned about the phrase "Silver Linings" recently, reminds me that everything has a one.
I can't remember if I have ever talked about my beloved yarn storage system? Well, I LOVE it. It is 2 sets of these wire baskets from ikea bolted together (though if I were to buy it again, I would get these , but my shelf is quite old). I have the wool arranged by weight and what makes them so fabulous is that I can see instantly what is in each section. They also aren't so deep that I have to dig for things, causing lots of tangles. It can look a bit messy, but they could easily be stored under a table or in a cupboard.
Plus, I like to see the yarn for my next project peeking out, tempting me to come and play.
All in, I have to admit that while the circumstances aren't that great, the space is lovely.