The work in my studio is just about complete. I have a couple of sewing projects to finish up and then I will give you the full tour.
Today I thought I'd show you my little thrift store writing desk. This is one of the pieces that my hubby brought up from my old space downstairs. I am still happy with the paint color so it was all about accessorizing this time.
As you can see it holds a good deal of my favorite crafting supplies and my ever growing collection of Somerset magazines and hobby books. The little pink chest was one of the pieces I purchased at Goodwill last month. It is solid wood and only required a quick sanding, a couple of coats of my bubblegum pink paint and a little bit of distressing.
This letter holder has some sweet note cards just waiting to be written out and popped in the mail.
You'll notice I have jars of buttons tucked in every where. I hadn't realized how my collection had grown until I started organizing and consolidating them into jars.
This is the red leather overnight case I shared before. I store my crape paper, tulle, velvets, tea stained muslin, old sheet music and vintage wallpaper in there. I love the lid propped open so that it's all visible and I can remember to use it on my projects.
The cases and tiered wire stand are filled with ribbon and lace. I'm still working on the labels so that I don't have to keep opening them to remember what I stashed where. It's kind of like a game of concentration with my middle aged brain losing the majority of the time.
Now if I can just slow down long enough to sit and journal a little or write out a few cards I'll be happy. I wish I was better at putting my private thoughts down on paper. Maybe I wouldn't keep running them over in my head if I just wrote them down in a journal.
If you journal faithfully, how do you discipline yourself to sit and write? I'd love some suggestions...sometimes that blank sheet of paper only sets my mind to stewin' and not my hand to writing.
The sun is out today, so I think I'll head outside and take a look at the gardens. It's almost time to start the clean up...not today, today is just about dreaming of Spring.