Buttoneers! I am still knee deep in acrylic paints, watercolours, wool, embroidery thread, fabric and all of the other wonderful creative goodness my new studio holds.
I am drowning in a sea of buttons (I could think of worse things) and a wave of rainbow coloured cotton threads on wooden spools. I am surrounded with my hands in the air in surrender to the never ending pots of coloured pencils and felt tip pens and being held hostage by packaging confetti and ribbon spools!
Okay…okay…maybe I am being a little dramatic but seriously, this new studio is taking a long time to get together and I am still without my big gorgeous desk (thanks removal company :/ *sigh*) and I am still working from my sewing table. But, amongst the struggles for clear space to work and time out from unboxing, I wanted to share with you all another studio update, a step closer to the completion of the Eliston Button Headquarters and (hopefully) another leap towards me getting my creative mojo back. Thank you for coming for the ride!
You can find my Studio Update Part One here.
My beloved French artist sign is back in place above the studio door…
I am starting to separate my fabric up in to colours for easy use (of course I am!) and they may or may not be starting to take a rainbow shade order 😉
The Eliston Button Headquarters is still a mess – in fact that statement right there is a total understatement! I am getting there…slowly, but wanted to share my workspace with you all and give you a bit of a progress update (of the more tidier areas!)
This is the start of what will eventually be my sewing table. I am in love with my new apothecary jar! I found this treasure in a charity shop just before we moved and knew it would be lovely filled with my small white button collection. This is currently my favourite slice of the studio, mainly because it’s near enough finished but also because it is acting as my desk at the moment due to a total removal company fail on my beloved white Hemnes desk 🙁 Hopefully things will get sorted and I will be back in action with my big desk. It is amazing how much not having a familiar workspace can affect your creativity.
My art books were one of the items out of boxes and into shelving. I am super excited to show you all my finished studio (if I ever get there!) as my corner shelving is just organisation heaven and looks pretty darn swanky, if I dare say so myself! This is just a small portion of my arty crafty books (I am a total book collector!) but they look so lovely all together, I need to organise the shelf below a little better but it’s all coming together.