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!