Workroom In Progress

posted: Saturday, 14 April 2012

I have a confession, for many years now I have envied others for their workrooms. I have coveted their sheds and longingly craved one of my own. But up until now I've resisted as it meant losing our spare bedroom and so for many years we have had a room which had earnt the title 'The Bead Room' but successfully functioned as nothing apart from a room which caused stress and mess and worked neither as a work room, storage room or bedroom.

Finally after much, much urging by the lovely Mr Jean Power, I agreed to bite the bullet and inform anyone who wanted to stay that it was tough, I NEEDED a workroom. Once I had made the decision I have been literally unable to sleep with excitement- especially when I realised that instead of just shelving if I got some desks I would have room to do all that polymer clay work, devore, resin, wax-carving etc that I yearn to do...

So today started with a trip to IKEA for desks and the work began.

Over the years I have accumulated many, many beading and craft items and the thought of being able to finally have easy access to them is an exciting one. But of course there has to be decisions about what to keep and what to discard. Not an easy one. So far I have limited it to all my old magazines (essential inspiration and great beading profiles all torn out first of course) and some books. I just can't fit it all in!

Getting rid of these things is made so much easier by what I am replacing them with. I will now have a large expanse of desk to work at, a room to work in filled with colour and my favourite things and even (you have no idea how excited I am about this) a notice-board to pin all those scraps of paper I've torn out of magazines onto. I also bought this print last week from Mrs Eliot Books (howcould I resist it- it mentions Campari and boys in striped jumpers) and was pleased to be able to have somewhere to hang it right away.

It's still very much a work in progress as I get down to the nitty gritty but just its existance fills me with so much joy.