Thursday, 26 November 2009

Well I made a decision today.....The ground clearance people are coming next week. In the meantime I still have the problem of emtying the shed, the garage remains very wet but I can't really get a new shed until the clearance is done, the logistics of all this are truly exercising my brain and then there is the problem of settling on which builders to employ to do the garage conversion. the difference in quotes is quite amazing! Oh what fun!
The demolition job!!

But Barnaby doesn't care!
In the meantime I haven't been able to think about all the creative work I'd like to do.........

Friday, 20 November 2009

More on builders......

It looks like I can afford to have my garage converted into a workroom but of course that means new sheds to store things like garden tools and camping gear and bikes....and that means hard standing and ground clearance and that means the demolition of a very rotten 'lean to' to have better access to the back garden which is pleanty big enough and nothing happens in a hurry and where do you find reliable labour to do that? Ho Hum! So to the yellow pages and plenty of phone this space!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Studios and builders.....

I had the second of four builders round today to look at the possibility of converting my old garage into a studio 9 x 20ft with roof storage within budget...It's a nightmare! so far they have all told me a different story about what I need and what I don't! Its at times like this I feel very vulnerable to the sharks, but my brother is coming to be with me when the next one comes and his mate who is in the trade is willing to help me out too. Either way if I don't do something soon the garage will fall down all by itself!
So lets hope my plans for a dedicated work space come to fruition. The plan is to have a large picture window in the front and back to maximise the light

Friday, 6 November 2009

More Hearts.......

More hearts!! not the easiest shape to make up and stuff nicely. I am enjoying the embroidery though so need a bigger project to get my teeth into, just haven't found it yet!
Next major thing to think about is finding a builder I can trust, I might finally have the funds to think about converting my garage into a studio, I have the dreams just need to make them into reality now but that is easier said than done.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Ten minute project!!

I just had a bit of fun messing around with a few scraps, and this is what happened! I see a few more Christmas presents getting sorted.......

Sunday, 1 November 2009

New Month, new list!

Well, the first day of the month and the dog and I have got soaked twice! its been wet and windy pretty much all day. The heating will have to go on for a bit not because its cold but because it feels so damp, ugh!

I have been pottering a bit today and finished my Christmas cushion cover, just need to get the cushion to put it on, but here it is so far......

The crazy quilting has to stop for now as I have a number of costumes to get on with and more importantly, sewing classes are going to start again in the new year so some fresh samples need to be finished and instruction sheets reviewed.