I have been MIA for a while now as you all know I was moving house. However, it has ended up not in the direction that was planned! I had to make the very tough decision that Birmingham was just too far/way too expensive to commute home to Scotland every week. So rather than see Sprogzilla grow up over Skype I packed up the Studio and bits and bobs and headed back to my house in Glasgow. I moved at the weekend and am now buried under a sea of bags and boxes and have no idea where anything is. Normally things are a bit more organised than this but moving was very last minute and rushed. Plus, I had pretty much a whole van full of fabric and machines and sewing stuff. How is that even possible? I did find a couple of big black bags full of posh home dec fabric samples I didn't know I had so it was not all bad. My sewing room to be is about 1/6th the size of the Studio, eek!
Black bag, anyone?
To be really honest, the last couple of years of commuting have been corroding my soul. I was leaving the house just after 6am and not getting back until 9-10pm each night, if the trains were running on time *hahaha*. Although this move was a bit painful I am really looking forward to getting my life back, spending quality time with Sprogzilla and getting back on track with my sewing. I have only had at most one afternoon a week spare if I was lucky (and not travelling further afield).
What my sewing room currently looks like. Floor to ceiling, wall to wall. The hall, dining room and downstairs bathroom are also full of my sewing stuff. It's rammed in there. Did I mention the garage? Oops!
It's great be back in my own house on a permanent basis and I am planning a raft of redecoration and changes so in warning there might be some home-dec projects on the go. I know that some people hate them, hence the warning, but I love making things for the house and up-cycling
crap furniture. Every room is needing completely redone so watch this space. I have been stockpiling kitsch junk for the last 4 years (who am I kidding, forever). :)
I will be back sewing as soon as I can excavate a machine!
Hoping that you are all surviving the wet, wintry weather (or the baking Summer heat0!