For anyone familiar with the Julia Donaldson book ‘A squash and a squeeze’, let me just say, that old man was right. Take everything out of one stacked-high room, stash it round you whole (small) house, for months on end, and when you take it out, your house is MASSIVE!
Months and months of sorting will now follow as me and the other half finally look in all those boxes we have had stowed away for over 10yrs, but that’s another story.
The main news here is I’m in, and I LOVE IT!
Come in and have a cup of tea, and a biscuit….
1) Let’s just start with this one, you all saw it – half of it is orange.
Suspiciously like ‘etsy’ orange.
Let me explain, I am not THAT addicted to etsy, honest. It’s paint by Fired Earth that we bought 10yrs ago to paint our kitchen, called ‘Brussels Orange’. It never got used, so hey, why not. It’s only on the 2 walls you can’t see from the landing, so it’s sort of a secret (or it was). The other 2 walls are plain white.
And filled with Ikea furniture.
What can I say, I love Ikea, and the white really helps to brighten up my north-facing room. Specially in the winter, as the sun doesn’t rise about the hill on my side of the valley. I live on what is colloquially known as ‘the dark side’!
2) It’s very small, or ‘compact and bijou’ as I like to call it, Mostin (do you remember that advert?).
3) It’s pretty messy. What can I say, I work in mess, it’s how I am. I have found that clever use of tools like a ‘bead amnesty pot’ pot helps immensely with all the stragglers left lying around. And I generally have a desk clear every couple of days, mainly because I can’t find a pen anywhere.
But just look at my view!
I love Hebden Bridge, right outside my window you have the most amazing Yorkshire gritstone houses perched on the Birchcliffe hill on the other side of the valley. I am actually quite high up, and you can’t see down into the bottom of the valley from here. Those woods are called ‘Machpelah’ and the ever-changing trees reflect the seasons.
Interesting fact, fellow etsian Sally Boyle’s house is in this picture on the other side of the valley!
Have you blogged about your creative space, or posted pictures on flickr etc?
Please put a link here so I can pay a virtual visit and have a cuppa, I’m very nosey…..