14.1.13

New studio snaps



'Mollie Makes' calendar with the clean, fresh sheet of January beckoning.



One of Jack kangaroos, before he was boxed off and sent to America.




Some of our peeled hallway wall seen beyond the door.



 Much nicer - treasure.



Toy making books and badger skull.




 Lovely  1920's cocktail cabinet, perfect for displaying the 'Puddletown Tales' toys.




Everything piled up because there is never, ever, enough storage space.



Favourite cards and ephemera.


I am having a work overdrive, so watch this space for more shop updates, new designs and news of my March workshop in the forest of Dean (or click here for more details).


24 comments:

tut-tut said...

I have that Molly Makes calendar up in my "office."

Tonia said...

I echo that 'never ever enough storage space'! Sometimes I move it all around to see if it fits better. It never does.
Good to see you settling into Shropshire: beautiful county that really deserves more exploring.

janet said...

See...Bodge Cottage is taking on a lovely creative glow already!!! Looking forward to seeing your new shop items...anything I might be interested in?????
Yes...NEVER enough space for us creative types indeed.

Janet xox
The Empty Nest

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So neat and orderly.
I hang my head at the comparison!

Lin said...

I like your dolly...there, in front of the curio cabinet. :) She looks well-loved.

Looks like you are settled in nicely.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I'm just in the process of setting up my new studio ... my mantra is 'storage'! Yours looks like a room that see a fair bit of happy making :)

Gretel, I am in love with the goose in the last post ... will you be making more?

BumbleVee said...

Love the 20's cocktail cabinet...wow.... what a lovely storage unit... I'm so glad you have as much more room as you do.....

I have the same problem.... just never enough space even if you have huge square footage believe me... I've decided it is high time I decided which things I actually intend to use ...and jettison some ballast... keep the cute and the things I made of course...but, honestly...must.purge..... must! Should be my mantra for the year.

Caroline B said...

I love to see the interior of your house, it reassures me that I am not the only one who collects things just because they are beautiful and interesting - and a source of inspiration. And no, for people like us there is never enough space - I could fill a mansion given enough time!

Just had my first attempt at needlefelting - only stabbed myself a few times! It's fascinating, satisfying, but you must have some biceps after doing that all day!

ted and bunny said...

I mirror Tonia's comment EXACTLY!
xx

Jill said...

Looks like you've made a snug home here.

Twiglet said...

What a cosy room you have created there Gretel. x Jo

Vintage Jane said...

All looking perfectly homely ... M x

Kim said...

I love your space! It is so much neater than mine...

Frances said...

Gretel, your studio is looking good...it's filled (in a very good way) with inspiration and seems to have some good light, too. If it has light in winter, I can imagine how that will increase in days to come.

You do sound quite busy though...time and space do get filled easily by energetic, creative folks like you. Best wishes on the workshop.

Do the kitties get to hang out in the studio? xo

everythinginthegardensrosie said...

What a beautiful, creative space and how much you have achieved in such a short time. I'm also hanging my head in shame!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

What a wonderful collection of treasures and lovely to be able to keep them on display .

Introverted Art said...

Gretel, I found you through the blogsphere and that you lost your life partner. I am so sorry for you loss...from the bottom of my heart I am sending you all the love in the world.

Jill said...

Dear Gretel, I do hope you eventually feel able to read all the good wishes and heartfelt sympathy that is being sent to you at the news of the loss of your beloved Andy. I am so saddened to hear of the news. My heart goes out to you and Andy's family.
Love Jill.

Jill said...

Dear Gretel, I do hope you eventually feel able to read all the good wishes and heartfelt sympathy that is being sent to you at the news of the loss of your beloved Andy. I am so saddened to hear of the news. My heart goes out to you and Andy's family.
Love Jill.

ellen said...

It's looking good and everything looks "at home".

Lizzie Powell said...

Oh Gretel you have been on my mind all day. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I don't know you but through your blog I feel I do. I have to say I've cried for Andy and yourself today. You'll be in my thoughts for a long time to come. All my love to you and everyone that loved and knew Andy. XXX

Lizzie at The Pea Pod

Coneflower said...

{{{Gretel}}} I'm so very sorry to hear about Andy. Reading your blogs all these years I know how special you were to each other. Nothing can ever take that love away. You are in my thoughts.

Cat said...

Hugs

bonne destination said...

Dear Gretel, this terrible tragedy has shocked me and you must be numb with grief and pain. I am so sorry. Please take some comfort from the readers and bloggers, who have come together to support you. You are not alone: you will get through this heartbreaking time. Look after yourself. With love, Joan.