Now that we are a few weeks into the school year I am finding the occasional hour to potter in my attic studio and I am loving it.
Come on in, I'll give you a tour.
To create the attic studio we sacrificed a small room on the first floor (or second floor for American readers) and used that space to install a staircase. During the renovation the roof came off, the attic was built and the old tiles were put back on the new roof. This is what you see at the top of the stairs:
I love my glass lamp base filled with vintage thread bobbins. The bobbins I sourced on ebay.
Through the glass doors is my little haven in the treetops.
The room is a great size (about 4 metres wide) and this is the view from the doors:
This is how the space looked on the day we moved in:
I loved unpacking all my boxes and seeing all my much loved crafty items again. It was better than Christmas.
I now have lovely bookshelves to store my quilting and Japanese and French craft books.
Some favourite storage units and pieces of furniture are doing their thing.
This little storage unit was once in my grandmother's garage storing jars of nuts and bolts. Then it came to us and stored our CD collection (remember those?). Now it's keeping my stationery items in one place.
My quilt tops hang on this airing rack. The hope is I will be inspired to finish them if they are sitting out on display rather than forgotten in drawers. This tactic hasn't worked so far.
I have my own little nook. When Will pops up to the attic in the evening he sits on the sofa on the right and I sit in my nook in the window and we chat.
I've made a couple of trips to Ikea in recent weeks. I now have my overlocker and old domestic machine on this table. The four machines I use are in a "U" shape which I can access easily from my swivel chair. The ironing board makes up the fourth side of the area.
I also bought a second fabulous trestle table so that when I roll out wide rolls of fabric they don't spill over the edge of my single table.
All in all I'm as happy as a lark in my new studio.