28.5.10

My New Project…

Is daunting & scary & going to take a while… a long while…

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The Loft isn’t working. All my sewing/crafty/painty stuff is up here (as is the computer, which I think has been contributing to my lack of blogging enthusiasm of late) but I never, NEVER use it. I can’t.

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I am very, very rarely without a Punk to look after, which means if I want to sew she has to come up too – and make a hell of a mess & play with dangerous things like pins & needles, OR be left down stairs to her own devices which is actually infinately worse.

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By the time she is in bed I don’t feel very creative or productive at all & just want to veg in front of the heater… so something must be done, and that something is to try to turn a rather un-kid-friendly, grotty space into half playroom half sewing room – this sort of arrangement worked well at our other house – Punk could play & I could keep an eye on her while making – but geez, it’s going to take a tonne of work to get this sorted nicely – and I have bubba #2’s room to do too yet…

Wish me luck!

11 comments:

  1. A Lot of work but lot's of rewards when finished..Can't wait to see...

    LUCK.....

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  2. Good luck, can't wait to see what it ends up looking like. I'm doing something similar at the moment, so I can work and watch over my little one.

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  3. May the force be with you!
    xB

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  4. Great idea to share your space with the little Punk - you'll have to give her her own crafty table though or she'll be into yours now she's getting bigger :)

    So what are you going to do about the flooring? That looks like the hard part to me.

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  5. Luck and perseverance to you my dear. I have the greatest faith that you will be able to transform that little sun room into a lovely space flowing with creativity!

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  6. Tin Can Daisy - Oh yes, that IS the hard part - I have a bit of a weird idea but don't have the $$$ just now... we shall see... ;)

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  7. Nightmare.... Busy loves to join me in the sewing room and "help" me- PAINFUL.... I moved the computer inot the kitchen/dining/lounge area on a side cabinet- no space what so ever around it but I feel like I can be nearby and supervising Busy if need be... i think the same if I had a seperate studio- too hard with little ones...

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  8. You can do it :) the light in that room is gorgeous!!

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  9. Your loft will one day be the sanctuary you dream of... until then, practicality must rule. I reckon you'll be really happy when the sunroom is transformed and you can be productive at all times of the day.

    I have my workspace in a room where the kids can eat, play, watch tv etc. They don't touch my stuff, maybe coz I keep it covered, maybe coz they know what's good for them. It works for us.

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  10. Good luck! :)
    I have been trying to work on my own crafting area as well. All though it is a lot of work, it is a good opportunity to reorganize your space... At least that is what I keep telling myself! ;)

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  11. With a mega big Upsy Daisy to support you, you can conquer the world Vic! We have been renovating for the past 7 years and last week we seemed to have finished. Now it's time to go back and start maintaining it lol. I wont lie- it gets harder as the kiddie head count increases. But take it a bit at a time and don't get overwhelmed. You will get there.

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