Wednesday, 23 October 2013

WOYWW 229

Back again – still loads to do in our new house and in my new ARThaven, with a lot of unpacking, sorting and putting away to be done. It is all still in a state of flux and things are not all in a fixed position yet. Here is how it looks today.

WOYWW 229

I have got Sheba, my Cougar cutting machine, out of her box and she is installed where she is going to live, waiting to be connected up and ready for use. The space above my main work area now has various shelves and rails. The shelf on the left has a rail with rings and clips to suspend my unmounted rubber stamps and various other bits and pieces. Mum’s old spice rack is on the right, at the moment housing all my distress stains, but they will probably end up back in a box as I shall want the shelves for things I use more often. Above, underneath the top shelf, I have put two Ikea rails for my collection of punches. Andy (chief builder) constructed the shelf unit sitting on the work surface, and this is where my carousels live, with small drawers underneath. The little black chest came from my dad’s workshop and will eventually be painted. Please see previous blog posts for more detailed photos. The wall unit on the left has small cardboard boxes with various contents – I am not happy with the arrangement yet and this will be re-organised at some future time. Lots of storage space underneath, with moveable units on castors where I need to sit – pulled out, these provide additional work surfaces.

I have already begun on a new project for our house – replacement doorplates for the downstairs doors. Upstairs, the original beautiful Art Deco ones remain, but they have been removed downstairs. I have made a silicone mould from an original one, and so far I have cast two in Friendly Plastic, but I think I shall be looking for a cheaper material to make the rest – I need to do some research on this, and if anyone has any helpful suggestions I’d be grateful – I had considered polymer clay or UTEE but both these options are probably a bit pricey too. I don’t know a lot about resins or other materials.

02 Original and Mould

03 Mould and Plates Made from FP

Once trimmed up and painted, I am hoping to create the effect of antique brass like the originals.

We have now got Mum settled in the annexe after an extremely rocky and traumatic start – lots of stress that I could well have done without! I have been remarkably well over the move but this past week have had some bad days when I haven’t been able to do anything but rest. It’s all catching up with me a bit, I think!

That being said, we are extremely happy in our new home, and love the house, the area and the nice neighbours, and having so many amenities so close at hand. All the renovations are marvellous and make life so much easier, and my hubby has to do less to help me these days. I can cook again, and my new kitchen and bathroom are an absolute dream. Trawl back through my blog posts for photos of all these delights – the before, during and after photos! The builders are here again today finishing off a few jobs and it won’t be long before everything’s complete. We’ve still got lots of boxes to unpack, though!

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24 comments:

  1. Your Art Haven is looking gorgeous Shoshi - you know it's a win when I click on several photos just to see the enlargements!

    Happy WOYWW to you!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  2. Your new space is looking good, all neat and tidy. The only thing I can think of to use might be a commerical resin but again would not be cheap. How many do you need to make. Francesca #66

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  3. Wow Shoshi, your desk looks wonderfully well organised, all ready for some sensational art to be created.
    Your new home sounds wonderful, Margaret told me about it. Now all you need to do is take things easy and get some energy to be creative.
    Blessings
    Chris #45

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  4. That is looking extremely lovely Shoshi. In fact I am just a little (more than really) envious of your wonderful space. You just enjoy and don't give me a thought (LOL).
    Here's hoping you soon feel much better and are able to return to how you were a few weeks ago. Maybe the adrenelin ask you say.
    Take care
    Hugs, Neet 24 xx

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  5. Congrats on a great job done on your studio so far! It looks like a very professional setup! Hope your mum is settling in well and that you are feeling better.

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  6. Your art room is looking great. Glad to see you and your mum are in and settling in fine. I've been away from the net for a few weeks, so will have to catch up with your posts. Have fun with changing it all around to get it just right.
    Have a great week.
    Von #63

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  7. Happy new home, the desk area looks wonderful. What an inspiring place to play.

    The bears # 79

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  8. It's all looking quite marvellous!Really organised.
    Sorry your Mum had a few problems.I hope you can have a rest next week and start enjoying your new home.Change is always tough. I hope your Mum likes her new home too.
    Judy #21

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  9. I can't wait to see how the door furniture turns out. Fab crafting space. happy woyww Jill #39

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  10. Your new Art haven looks gorgeous, Shoshi, bet you are having lots of fun organising and reorganising. I'm so glad the move has been a happy one, it certainly sounds like life is much better now.
    Hugs Lisax #56

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  11. Your desk looks amazing, Shoshi! I'm glad your mom is settled. My goodness, what a lot you've been going through! You take it easy and let your body rest. Everything can wait now.

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  12. Hi Shoshi, what a great workspace! Not surprised you love your new home

    Hugs
    Debs #81

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  13. Hi Shoshi, so glad everything is finally coming together. Your organisation is looking good, I think we all start re-jigging it after a while. What at first seems great, often needs a tweak or two to make it really workable. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #34 xx

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  14. It's all looking good Shoshi. It must be great as well that you ca do things again and life is a bit easier for your DH, Anne x #99

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  15. It is all looking beautiful Shoshi. What a wonderful time you will have working in there. Kate x #61

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  16. Looking sooooo organised!! Looks wonderful. Hugs Cindy #30

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  17. I've been having a lovely little wander around your blog, Shoshi! This is my first visit and it's been really interesting. I really like your Indian wall hanging; I have one like that in my living room - I love how you're using yours. I wish you great happiness and lots of creative fun in your new home. Julie Ann x #28

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  18. Shoshi it is all coming together beautifully for you, your arthaven is looking fabulous with everything unpacked and housed in the right spot and it sounds like you are all enjoying your new home and surrounds. Have a great week! Danie #25

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  19. Glad to see there is light at the end of the tunnel Shoshi, hope your mum continues to settle in well, no more stress for you I hope! Have fun arranging your new art haven, it'll be great to get creative again. Love the art deco door plates, hope you can get some more made.

    Hugs
    Brenda 1

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  20. ohooo rings and clips rings and clips! yay, now, when you mentioned them I thought, (I do thiis a lot) I see things when I'm out and buy them because they look 'useful' but the other day I saw thses little colour coded clips (really for teatowels)and thoght, what could I use those for...but, didn't buy them, well!! I can do the same as you! Clip my unmounted stamp packets on them. I alway forget I've got them so they have to be somewhere where I can see them! Great Idea! And your craft room and new house are fabulous!!

    ((LYn)) #59

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  21. The door plates have come out really well, wish I could think of a cheaper alternative. Glad the move has gone well. The new craft room looks amazing. I'm sure you'll have many happy hours in there! Hugs. Pam#38

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  22. Happy Belated WOYWW. I cannot believe that l have not been onVery Jealous of your super-fast internet and being close to so many amenities your blog before. Just gone back and caught up with some of your older posts. You have achieved so much with your lovely new house. I have Fibro and other health issues, and fully understand how exhausted you get. Well done for doing so much. I was tired just reading it! Very Jealous of your super-fast internet and being close to so many amenities. We are 7 miles from anywhere, and it is a struggle to drive sometimes. Your Art Haven is looking fantastic already. Hope you are getting sometime to enjoy it. Ali × # 49

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  23. I'm going to go back and have a look because I'm nosy about other people's houses ;-) I'm so glad you are finding your feet again now and getting settled. It looks so neat in your room! Not heard of a cougar before but its a great name! #55

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  24. Your workspace is looking amazing and so cleaned up, I dream of it just now :)
    Hugs
    Erika

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