Monday, 4 February 2013

Workshop at the ready!

Well it's been a loooonnnnnngggg day, I can barely keep my eyes open!

The workshop has been re-organised and we are much more organised!

I have three packing stations now!

1)  For gift wrap and first layer of Bubbles! - An old 60's sideboard I call the twin unit because the knobs on the drawers look like eyes and the handles on the cupboards look like mouths

2)  For box construction and filling - an old enamel table from the 50s we were given

3)  For labeling, documents and sealing  - the dresser, It's also home to tapes, cards, ribbons and anything else that might come in handy!

Then the parcels go onto my hostess trolley until we go to the post office!

This is Matt (hubby and general helper!) at Station 3, he's busy stringing 4000 gift tags, and he's still smiling!

Here's Phil
My sister Karen made him out of newspaper, I just love him! I'm hoping she'll make some more for my exhibition at the Poly later in the year

Boxes, Bubbles and more boxes!
The Green cupboard in the corner stores all the gift boxes and packaging that needs extra protection!

Some of my finished stock that's to be listed online and more white china!

 Cd player, glue, washing up liquid! all the essentials
Although I've just noticed from the photo, someones had my can of emergency beans!

You can see me in the door too!

Tools of the trade!

Tower of china!

Heat press, badge components! 

I wanted to put some nice tablecloths on but I just ran out of time! I might make some curtains for under the tables though to protect the stock 

Stock shelves! 
To the right is a mini corner of art by my children, to keep them entertained whilst I'm working I get them to design something for the "wall of fame" 

The sequin piece at the top is by my niece and there's a green witches hand with spiky nails that Eleanor drew when she was 3, we went through a wizard of Oz phase and then it all got too scary! 

The little pine unit has a toy basket and a food shelf stuffed with biscuit tins and sweets (won't last long I'm sure!) I might have stolen one of my Beach Hut Tea towels too!

When I first planned the workshop it had funky wallpaper, a huge mood board that could be ever changing, pigeon wall lights, a sofa, coffee table, maybe a log burner, fluffy rugs and bean bags, glass cupboards full of reality it's whatever you can get hold of that does the job!

I'll pocket those dreams for the next re-fit! Hope you enjoyed seeing what I've been up too! It's been fun!

Do let me know what you think? 


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