My studio

On Thursday morning at 7am it started to get darker and darker and before long the outside lights had switched themselves on. I guessed we were in for yet more rain and by 8am it was torrential. I had to go out and the rain was so heavy that my wipers were struggling to keep the windscreen clear and I could hardly see where I was going. It had eased off a bit when I came home but that was only a brief respite before it started to come down even harder again. Not very inspiring weather for sewing and I decided instead to move the furniture round in my sewing studio, mainly just switching a few tables so that I can now look out of the window when I’m working at my sewing machine.

work in progress

work in progress

My cutting table is now my former sewing table, a bit reduced in size, but at least it is uncluttered.

the view out of my studio window

the view out of my studio window

My two machines lined up and ready to go; Millie watching the rain.

cutting table and desk

cutting table and desk

fabrics and books

fabrics and books

My stash of batiks; interesting how my pile of greens is bigger than anything else, closely followed by browns. I did get some sewing done as I finished hand sewing the binding on my latest gecko wall hanging, now on the ironing board waiting for a final pressing. All my other, non batik fabrics, are in another room as I ran out of space here.

My inspiration board

My inspiration board

I have a cork board above the computer with some of my favourite photos, notes and some of my photos that I have used to create designs. The screensaver on my monitor is the view from my old home on the Isle of Wight where I grew up, I visited when I was back in England last year and took this photo.

The view out of my window and the pouring rain. When the weather finally improves I want to tidy up out there and put some more plants so that I have a more pleasant view. Everything is looking a bit sorry for itself at the moment.