Sunday, 8 March 2009

My little house!

Yesterday I had a good tidy up of my little house down the garden and took some pics so finally I can share my finished studio with you all I'm sorry it's taken me forever to put these on here I hadn't forgotten but it has taken a lot more time than I expected transferring all my stuff from the house and finding homes for it all in here as it is quite small but perfectly formed and it is rarely this tidy being away from the house only I see the mess! If you follow my blog you will know that we purchased my summerhouse in bits at the end of August last year, you can read about it here and here to see the before pics. An enormous thank you goes out to my husband Steven, my dad and my mum for the team effort in getting it finished and making my dream of my own space a reality.So this is my desk the table was £20 off good old ebay and was a nasty orangey pine colour so we sanded it down and painted the legs there was a window on this wall which I decided to block up as I wanted the shelves above my desk which works really well for storage and some favorite bit's and pieces on there - my faithful Roberts radio and favorite Greengate tins.

Steven spent hours cladding the whole of the inside in tongue and groove which I love, he insulated the walls behind the tongue and groove which works a treat I have a electric heater and it gets lovely and cosy it was really important to me that I could use it all year round with it being small it heats up really well. The bunting I made myself a few years back.
I wanted a comfy chair in there I picked this tub chair up from a junk shop for £10 and I made the slip cover for it out of Greengate fabric.

The floor lamp base was from freecycle which I've painted blue and the wonky shade was 50p from a car boot! I have my home magazines on the rack on the door.
Steven has fitted me spotlights in the ceiling and I have a handy shelf which runs across the roof space up there I have my baskets of fabric scraps.

You might of noticed that not a lot of sewing has been going on around here that's down to two reasons 1. lack of time 2. I have been without a working sewing machine for 6 months or so which has been very frustrating. The one you see on the table has just been repaired but my gorgeous vintage blue singer one ( brought for looks alone!) is beyond repair so instead of looking pretty on my desk it is going to the tip boo hoo!
I have just started sewing again and have two projects on the go at the moment some cushions for my mum and something I can't say what for the heart swap over at Mollycupcakes and lots more planned after that.

I love gift wrapping and like to keep a good selection of gift wrap in my bucket!
So that's it hope you enjoyed my tour of my little studio and that it was worth waiting for.

You might of noticed I have a new look to my blog I haven't posted on here for quite some time as I have a new hobby playing around with photo shop! I'm really pleased with how it looks I've used my favourite combination of Greengate inspired colours red, green, white and blue hope you like it!


siti_asiah said...

nice house u hv there...wish i could own 1 someday...

Shabby Chick said...

Hi Sarah

I must say your blog is looking VERY pretty! Love the red and white polkadots.

Your little house is completely adorable. I just love everything about it, from the tongue & groove on the walls to your little stacks of fabric. Gorgeous.

Mel xx

Carol said...

Gosh it is wonderful! so very beautiful.
You must be very happy with it.
I would love a little house like it, a place of my own.
The colour that you have used for the outside is a perfect.
Carol xxx

LissyLou said...

How lovely!!

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

love the red polka dot template !!! but your little house is fantastic i am now jumping up and down saying "i want one" :-)
its gorgeous you and hubby have done a fab job i would never come out of there LOL

Surfer Rosa said...

That is just fabulous! I've seen lots of gorgeous work spaces in the magazines but yours is definately the best! I don't think I would get anything done in there though as I'd be either sat at the desk admiring the shelves or snug in that little chair with a cuppa flicking through Ideal Home (or similar).
I really like the blog restyle too! Gosh you have been so busy.

LittleGem said...

Gorgeous workroom, everything looks so pretty - I clicked to enlarge to have a proper nosey! Lovely x

bekimarie said...

Ooooh, i'm so jealous, your little house looks lovely. I want one!
Your blogs looking lovely too, love the red/white spots.
Have a good week.
Beki xxx

MaryPoppins said...

My what a super dooper little place all of your very own, so pretty I adore it. You have a very clever Steve there, could I borrow him please :) the cladding is gorgeous and so are all your pretties, and make overs, I have a list as long as my arm and whilst I am here in delightful blogland nothing is getting done is it :)

Love the New Look too


julia said...

Gobsmackingly gorgeous! I love it, and I want one NOW! Unfortunately I possess a man who comes out in a cold sweat if diy is merely mentioned and it's way beyond my capabilities. Can you tell me how big it is because we have considered getting a summerhouse for my sewing stuff but we only have a small garden and it would need to be petite to fit in. Does it get at all damp, I was worried about my fabrics being down there during our long, wet winters (and summers). Anyhow, I think your little workspace is one of the loveliest I've seen, enjoy!
Julia xx

vintage girl said...

What a Beautiful space! you have all done a fantastic job doing it up. I have been hankering after a little space of my own at the bottom of the garden, and now you have inspired me! Lisax

Lynsey said...

I am SO jealous of your lovely studio :-D xx

louise35flower said...

What a lovely space to work in! I don't think I would ever want to come out.

saraeden said...

Ooooh its so lovely and tidy too , my sewing room looks like a fabric bomb has dropped in there !!

I am having another giveaway if you fancy popping over !!

Sara x

Cathy said...

Wow! It looks fabulous. I would never be out of it if it were mine. Can you fit a bed in too?! Love the new blog look too.
Cathy XX

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Oh my, you lucky girl, it is beautiful, I imagine it is so noce just to pop down in the evenings and just sit in there! Your new blog looks fab, I have photoshop but havent got round to using it yet!!
Claire x said...

Oh it all looks so lovely. My 'studio' is looking extremely bad at the moment. This is very good inspiration. So thank you very much.

It all looks amazing. Simple but very, very gorgeous.

You should be very proud.

Love Emma xxxxx

jessica daisy said...

What a gorgeous little hideaway, you are so lucky. You've made it look so pretty too!

MelMel said...

How very pretty!
Oh I just really love it!

You need a little guest chair, for when I pop in!
Maybe two....Lesley wants to come play as well!

Its the perfect girlie retreat!
I would love one!


Lace hearts said...

How lovely and pretty all that looks. I want to visit for a cuppa! x (but throwing out the Singer, gasp!)

Attic24 said...

Oh my god, I am insaaaaaanely jealous!!! but SO happy for you too, its an absolute credit to you and your hubby, it looks just perfect, a little patch of heaven on earth.
LOVE your greengate covered chair oh, *sigh* I really need a chair like that.
And your blog looks beautiful too, I love your banner, did you design that? Its FAB...
ahh lots of gorgousness here in your patch Mrs, thanks for sharing

lou said...

Love the new look of your blog, and WOW what a beautiful workroom, you must be so pleased, I love being in mine it is so peaceful, ENJOY!!!
Love Lou xxx

Andy said...

what a lovely lovely space, am sooooo jealous! but am thinking I have a shed in the garden (full of kids junk) I'm inspired to make it mine. Stupid question did how just put loft insulation behind tongue and groove? thank you for inspiration.........will be back xx

Bertie x said...

Hello Sarah, it's my first time here at your lovely blog, and I must say your little house is a dream. I bet yo have to drag yourself out of there. So pretty, I love the way you have made it your own. Have a great weekend.
Bertie x

Lavender hearts said...

wow, wow, wow! it looks amazing! you have some husband there! :-) i've always wanted a little workshop. maybe one day!

A Bun Can Dance said...

What a lovely little house you have made - it really looks marvelous, well done! I love all the greengate goodies too. Wishing you many happy times creating in your own space.

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Thecraftytrundler said...

Pretty blog!!! That little house is to die for!!! I want one now!!!! I love tongue & groove walling, it is so practical, pretty, cheap to do, and you can change the colour easily!! It looks absolutely stunning with all those scrummy stacks of material, and those cute tins etc.
You have a great husband!!!

Have a great week!!

Sharon xx

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi there, oh dear envy is such an unpleasant trait in a person...but I AM SO ENVIOUS! What I wouldn't give....sigh! Would love to come and sit awhile and bring my granny squares with me, sheer bliss. Dev X

Suzie said...

That's so lovely! I could spend the whole day there!

periwinkle said...

just love your little house - somewhere of your very own to do as you wish siiigghhhhh :-)
lisa x

pink-petal-designs said...

wow Sara its FANTASTIC, i bet you are in there all the time!! love it.

Garden Girl said...

Oh Sarah, it's amazing! what a fabulous husband you have, and how lucky to have such a lovely space to work and chill out in.
It looks like its come straight out of the pages of a magazine.

Little Knitter Gem said...

Oh wow Sarah!! I am sooo jealous!! You have my dream studio! It's so beautiful and you are very lucky to have such a wonderful hubby and family to help you make such a fabulous dream a reality!! It looks just like a spread out of Country Living! Sigh. I am now looking at our little shed at the top of our garden and getting lightbulbs above my head!!!! I think Mr Deravelled is going to be very busy for a while!! ;)

Gemma x x

fabricandbags said...

I am seriously jealous of your little house - it is beautiful!


Michelle said...

I've just stumbled across your blog (which is totally adorable by the way) whilst online searching for garden sheds/summer houses. I LOVE yours - do you mind me asking where you got it as I desperatley need one due to my cottage being taken over by wool and material and 4 sewing machines!! M x

XUE said...

Wow! This is a lovely, lovely sewing room!

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