The only consolation I have is that she still has to go to school and do exams. With this is mind she posted the following plea a couple of days ago:
Now, I often see fellow crafters posting pictures of their studios online and they are generally airy, beautiful, co-ordinated spaces, with complex and attractive fabric storage systems, inspirational art on the walls and handmade angora throws on the ergonomic furniture. The sort of place, in short, where a creative soul might waft about, creatively, sipping herbal tea while gazing at the moors out of the window waiting for inspiration to strike.
So I originally wasn't going to make my space public AT ALL. But in the end I felt I owed it to all those crafters - I know you're out there - who divide their working time between Facebooking, searching for your pincushion for the seventeenth time that morning, shooing the cat off the ironing board, desperately trying to find a single clean cup that you haven't already used to put tea in then left somewhere and forgotten about, and occasional short bouts of feverish creativity. We don't normally show off our 'creative spaces'. Often because we can't find them under all the mess. But I'm going to let you peek in to mine, right now. (Not a euphemism).
All of my sewing room can be photographed from the doorway. Thusly:
|Note inspirational view of brick wall.|
Come with me, if you will, all the way over to the Other Side of the Room.
|No. I don't know why the air compressor' is there either.|
|My name is Lemur Lady and I have a hoarding problem.|
|OK. Now I realise it looks a bit obsessive and murdery.|
Also, *cough*, my lanyards from the preview week of the Doctor Who Experience which S.O. took me to for my 30th birthday. It was brilliant. There were daleks and EVERYTHING.
- Enormous poster of David Tennant looking all brooding in Hamlet,
- Very precarious shelf barely supporting carrier-bags of half-finished and forgotten projects
- Slightly OCD arrangement of hooks above desk holding scissors and other Important Things so I don't spend hours looking for them every day
- Three half-drunk mugs of tea
- Cat litter tray
So. I hope that wasn't too disappointing, Ellie. One day I will have a grown up studio with big sweeping tables and those slanty desks that you can stand up at and draw things, and not-dead pot plants. But it'll still be full of tea cups and the cats will want somewhere to sit, so don't expect too much.