Friday, 16 October 2015
Studio Corner: My Desk
It has been such a week! Getting the website ready to launch left my studio space and desk a rather sorry mess. Once all the little hiccups for the new shop were ironed out, I switched off the devices for the day and got stuck into some Spring cleaning, baked a couple of chocolate cakes to freeze down and worked out something of an organized schedule to make sure I don't feel like a scatter brain all the time. Trying to keep a thousand to do lists in my head is a sure way to end each day utterly exhausted.
I always find it funny how the minute I have everything out of my head onto paper or in the planner, that my list seems at least 50% smaller, and a neat, uncluttered workspace so much more inspiring to be in.
Switching from full time designer mode to fabric shop owner, I knew I had to make an area that was more functional for admin, than sketching up new designs and planning collections. Colour is everything to me, so it was important that my desk was a bright and happy area.
I made a table cloth quickly using these gorgeous polka dots - wide enough for the table that is my desk, I only had to hem the ends and used the finished selvedge as the front! I purchased a shadow box shelf from K-Mart to house my crochet yarn. The rest of the space is filled with books - second to fabric, I love books! - and my planner, which I purchased from Kikki.K late last year - it's been so much easier having my diary, calendar and all my notes, sketches and lists in one handy place. Perfect for someone who isn't naturally very organized!
Photography by Sarah of Say! Little Hen
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