22.5.07

New Studio - Part Deux

Sorry, I hope that this isn't overkill, but I thought that I'd talk about my new studio a bit more. I'm really enamoured, I keep peeking in there and checking things out. Anyhow, this is a view of the other side of the room, with all my Japanese papers hung up on dowels. You can also see my &*%$! filing cabinet that we finally managed to get up the stairs - with great difficulty. I'm glad we did though, because so much stuff fits inside.
I've displayed a few of my favorite things on top, including my cherry blossom lantern and hello kitty alarm clock. I also got to use my craft booth sign again - more cherry blossoms.

This here's my cork board. I freshened it up with a coat of white paint and I think that makes everything pop even more.
One of my albums - I hope to make lots more of these in here.
Milo likes the new space too - he comandeered a spot near the window, and stole the fuzzy leopard print cushion that I used to sit on. What Milo wants, Milo gets! I've got a few more photos of some room details over on my flickr page.

I'd just like to finish up this post by saying that you can create a great workspace on the cheap. The materials for my new desk cost only about $200, and apart from my cutting equipment, no one piece cost more that $50, most were actually under $10! For example, the paper hanger is made from cheap wooden dowels and lengths of chain hanging from curtain hardware. I had to scout yard sales, junk shops and clearance sales to get most things, which can take a long time - but that's half the fun. Necessity, or in my case - cheapness, is the mother of invention! If anyone is interested in details on how we made the desk and paper hanger, I'd be happy to share - just leave me a comment!

6 comments:

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

It is all just too too wonderful! I would have to it in the midle of the room+ just look at everything. So what are you going to start working on now that you have this new studio???

mintyfresh said...

I *love* the paper hanger. Makes me want to do the same thing with fabric in my studio. Great idea!

Trudi said...

Thanks for the comments. As for what I hope to work on, I have one word - GOCCO! I also hope to make some new journal type books. I have to stop mooning over my neat and tidy room, get to work and mess it up a little!

Veronica TM said...

i love your new space! the lanterns, white floors, that journal and most of all, Milo on his 'new' fancy cushion.

Lana said...

Swoon! This space looks so lovely to work in - and the flat paper storage? Love it.

Cass said...

WOW!!! It's amazing! It's a work of art itself.