Saturday, May 16, 2009

My new studio

This past week I developed this real issue with sharing.
Specifically, I developed an attitude about sharing my sewing room.
I attribute the attitude problem with the fact that it really wasn't my sewing room anymore (as shown here). In fact, it hasn't been a Sewing Room since the day, in June of 2007, that I invited the man into the house to share it with me. It was a good idea for energy conservation, reasons, and he wanted carpeting and easier access to refrigerator and bathroom, and because, honestly, he was earning an income with his use of the space.
So I said, "Let's share!"
Of course this didn't work for me.
I haven't sewn in my own home since about that date. My sewing machine is always packed and ready to go out the door for a sewing day. My cutting table would sometimes get used, but sometimes I would come home to find it covered in computer bits. (Computers is what my darling hubby does, look here for his website.
So, to make a long rant short, I decided to have a Studio.
I took over the Man Cave!

Our sheds/shops in the backyard have been sitting all empty and forlorn since our good friend took his belongings and moved into his completed home.
So the larger of the two shops is where I will be spending a LOT of my time. I am even toying with the idea of bringing my work office back to home so I can just work from home. And I will be honest and admit to a certain amount of attitude toward the number of hours I am working lately too LOLMy new studio has two sections. The front half is pretty much finished. The back half needs a bit more insulation and drywall installed, and we really need to make a dump run to get rid of all the old shelving from the back half.
I have truly no idea how I am going to organize it yet.
The whole thing has a nice concrete floor, (which fits nicely in my scheming to learn spinning and dying!)

I installed a screen door so I can get even more natural light and nice breezes.
There is MORE than enough electric.
I do have internet out here.
And who knows- I may just get an attitude about the seriously overgrown backyard and start doing some gardening! Or even mowing.


Andrea said...

How exciting - maybe you could sneak a bed in there too and you could have your own mini-holiday - lol !

Sweet P said...

Wow! What a great space to set up a studio. I hope you like you new space.

Sally said...

I would love to have my own studio and close myself off from the rest of the family, I would be able to creat in peace, or just make a mess and not have to tidy up !!

Thesa said...

I think this is now a woman cave... and I love it... I would call it... your Palace - where you are QUEEN

Louise in SW Saskatchewan said...

Look up the word studio in the dictionary. I think you'll find it fits the space you've shown.

How about "Sarah's Fibre Studio" since you do more than stitchery with a loom included.

You will love being in your own space to create.

Lorraine said...

Love the new studio.....but wouldn't it also make a great computer cave??? Are you going to have to share this space too????

Sarah Nopp said...

Thanks for all the comments :)
I have seriously considered bringing my work office back home and working from the womancave (thanks Thesa!) And I am steadily running out of excuses to Not do so. The best one so far is the amount of work it takes to move all the 'stuff'. We shall see.
Oh- and NO. No Sharing! Mineminemine!

Papoosue said...

Hi Sarah, just catching up on my favourite blogs. Your studio space looks amazing - how wonderful to have all that space to just do stuff!! I don't envy you trying to decide how to arrange it though ;-)

Betty J in OKC said...

I'd *love* to be able to run away and play in your studio with you!! Is there a mini-bathroom there? I'd recommend installing shelves on at least one wall for my mini-bolts of fabric and don't forget a design wall!

Ruth's Place said...

Oh, lovely.

Dena said...

Congratulations on claiming a space of your own. I'm anxiously awaiting pictures of your womancave once it is completed.

Jenn said...

I think this is great! I'm hoping...if we get this house we're waiting on...that I'll at least get a new shed built...just for me. So...when are you gonna have a sew in at home?