Sunday, 17 January 2010

One Year On....

Hurray, today is my first blogging anniversary! I wasn't sure I'd be able to keep it up, but it has been a great year, connecting with lots of amazing and lovely people. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your comments. To celebrate, I have some exciting news to share! And for those of you are creative and need space for what you do, you will know how momentous this is....I have a new studio! It is still very much a WIP - even now I can hear my beloved busy drilling holes for my stuff. Over the Christmas holidays we had a rethink about the use of the rooms of our house - we only moved here about 18 months ago, and so we are still finding ourselves in our home. This is truly the best room in house, full of light and a wonderful view of the mountains. It is right next to the kitchen, so close to the heart of things.

We were using it as a playroom for the boys, but we realised that they weren't really using it, because of course, they wanted to be where we are. And the trail of toys from playroom, through the kitchen, living room, up the stairs, across the hall and into their room, was just beginning to get on their mother's nerves. Just a little. You understand. And my old space (which doubled as the guest room) wasn't really great to welcome them into - especially not for their crafty activities, because of the existing white carpet . You understand that too. And now everyone is happy. Most of the toys are in their room, which they seem to prefer. I have a fab, light-filled room that is not just for me, but has plenty of space for all their paint, pens and crafting materials. And the best bit? I have already discovered that they do indeed want to be with me, but they also are picking up the pens and paper, even a little sewing, and producing artwork at a rate never seen before! They have their table and chairs, I have mine. We seem to have made another hub to the house, which we can all relax in and be creative. It is such a treat.

Oh, and by the way, visitors are welcome really. This was just to warn passerbys of wet paint last weekend....

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  1. what a wonderful place for you all! all that light is cheerful. Congrats on 1 year.

  2. This is the best combination for a crafty mum! So enriching for the children to be next to you when you make, it is great you have got enough room to create together.

    Hilary, I have really enjoyed myself too today! It was lovely to meet you in person as Caroline had mentioned you and your blog before. God bless you and your family!

  3. What a marvelous space! And congratulations on a year of blogging. It really is a whole new world that gets opened up once you step into it properly!

  4. This is a great weblog and all the rooms are very decently arranged and looking very awesome.

  5. 一沙一世界,一花一天堂,掌中握無限,剎那即永恆..................................................

  6. I love I'm coming over to see it!!!
    Sooooon!!! xxxxx