As usual my photographic skills have truly let me down. Believe me I have the kit, I have the books and I have the friends with the great advice... but I'm just not a photographer.
I've also not really staged it very well but I'm sure you can imagine it's not the easiest thing to take a photo of.
It will do!! Next I have to think of a way of presenting it and I have a thought or two but it will have to wait a while.
I recently left a comment on Maggie Grey's blog and won Dale Rollerson's book on using Romeo.
And I have just recieved this lovely pile of yum from Maggi too. A great place to go should you need some hand dyes.
I have been pottering around in my lovely little studio space (hard to think I once couldn't bear to call it a studio!) and becoming rather grumpy at a) not finding what I want without pulling the place to pieces or b) panicing that I don't have enough storage or space.
I think a part of the problem is that I do quite a few disciplines and several of them have tools and equipment that are interchangeable. This means of course that I can't have some things totally kept together as I'm often borrowing from one to do another.
I have also noticed that when I really, really look I have a half empty box here and a draw with wrong things in there. I feel I have just about come to the end of my 'needtobuyeverythingouttherecozi'vejustgottohaveit' stage, which has taken 5 years! I suppose there is only so many things that make up the basic tool kits of these hobbies and starting from scratch is quite hard. Jan and I went to The Big Bead Show at Sandown last Saturday and I was really very good only buying a few rolls of ribbon and some sanding papers for the metal clay. I am now about to move on and try and use what I have.
I am going to Go For The Tidy Up! Yes I am going to (try to) sort my room into a more organised space and repurpose all those badly used drawers, boxes and shelves that just collect. I'm starting with the book shelves in the hall so I have somewhere to aim the books that are taking up a huge area of my desk. I will also then be able to go to the collection of books for the type of info I need rather than wasting half the morning trying to find one! At least I have been a good girl and used the My Library app and I do actually know which books I have, it's just the where. Shame the app doesn't home in on them too.
So, wish me luck and I hope to surface again having found all those things I forgot I had!!