I thought I'd show you my 'studio'...which is really just the sunporch at the front of our house but 'studio' makes it sound much more grand.
Hubby and I have been fighting for possession of this room for years now but I think I've finally won and it's all mine!
I made those wooden houses on the window sill a couple of years ago.
The table came from my brothers old house. The previous owners had left it there.
I found the little chest of drawers at a second hand shop they were unpainted and falling to bits but hubby fixed it up!
The table the big dollhouse is on was oudoors...until I realised it was exactly the right size.
I had an idea of what I wanted to cover the table with and couldn't believe it when I actually found what I wanted. It looks very Cath Kidston but it's not - which means I could afford it!
I bought the chair years ago at a church fair for $2.
The Greengate tin on the end at the right was at an outlet store here in NZ. The tins were very expensive so I asked if they had any damaged ones and they showed me that one which had one side all pushed in. As they only wanted $2 for it I bought it...and we all I know I'm good at fixing squashed things!
The pink flowery box is covered with the most beautiful wrapping paper that Sylvia wrapped her gifts in.
The blue box I covered with 'Cath Kidston' wrapping paper. I cut the logo off the edge of the paper and stuck it on the front of the box.
The box on the left end of the table is covered in 'Pip Studio' papers and was made for me by Karin.
I told Sylvia I was planning to fill the room with flowery things and she sent me a huge parcel of the most wonderful goodies including this gorgeous floral cushion.
It looks perfect with the table!
And here is the most beautiful cup that Sylvia sent me, Liberty loves it too!
Another gift from Sylvia was this gorgeous little tin - there are a few minis for my next project hiding in there!
And there was also this fabulous Dutch recipe file.
And this hilarious little tin sign!
So there's my little studio...it's VERY small but it's all mine!
I haven't quite finished making it all pretty.
I'll show you the other end of the room another day - when I get around to sorting it out!
And here's something else that showed up in the mail.
Two of the most fabulous, inspirational magazines! They were sent to me by Debra of Loyalist Cottage.
We'd given up all hope of Debra's package arriving here - it took three months to come from Canada!
Debra also sent this gorgeous Mary Englebreit book for Liberty. It has a whole set of the cutest paper dolls with it.