|I added a piece of organza to the back partway through the stitching|
|close up of stitching|
That is about it for my creativity of late. It is because I am spending my time cleaning out a room and setting it up for a studio. I purchased inexpensive resin shelving and soft bins for fabric, an adjustable leg table that I can use for standing work (at Canadian Tire), lots of transparent boxes etc. I had planned to use Ikea cubby shelving and table tops but I really wanted something I could carry and move around by myself and shelving can be so heavy. I brought everything in myself and set it up with no problem. I already have a heavier table in that room which I will use for my sewing machine and I plan to make a wall rack for my large spools of thread using pegboard. I have a small computer table/stand which is not entirely perfect ergonomically but I plan to either purchase a laptop stand to give it more height or hook up a separate keyboard to my laptop (once I figure out how to do that).
I have gone through zillions of file boxes and discarded stuff that I really don't need. Each new file box has a label indicating contents. I am so tired of looking for things. I just hope I am disciplined enough to put things where they belong (don't laugh:) It is a small room and not perfect for my needs but at least it is a private space. It's not pretty but it's mine!
I got a bit of a lift yesterday! I made my first sale on Etsy!! I was beginning to wonder if it was all worthwhile. They do make it very simple to complete the transaction and today I shipped off the item (jewelry) to its new owner.
I also found out that my SAQA trunk show piece in Trunk C will be travelling in Connecticut through 2015. It is neat how all those pieces of work will find themselves all around the world.
Maybe in my next post I will have photos of my new studio area to show you. I love seeing posts with photos of people's work spaces even though I may feel a little envious but I realize that not everyone has a dream space to work in and it just needs to be functional. That is my goal now.
Here are some photos I took recently at Mud Lake in Ottawa - birds, trees and turtle - oh my!
|A pair of Canada Geese were out with their new goslings|
|Loved the way this mallard was screened by the colourful dogwood|
|Lots of orioles around too|
|A bit of display - for us or for the approaching mallard?|
|Black Crowned Night Heron|
|Peering into the water|