Happy New Year to you all

To this...

...From this

 Yes, my studio has now been transformed into a 'living room'!  Albeit a creative sort of space and still a work in progress, i haven't raided the shop yet for lighting and things to go on the wall!  and rugs are needed, should be quite cosy when finished.

and now i have this to contend with, my studio is moved to the top of the house,where it's warm, bright and cosy...if a lot smaller!

Now for some 'Works in Progress':  I've enjoyed making these new items over the Christmas Holidays...this just needs a fastening button.  I love this blue fabric, it's vintage bark cloth, soft and easy to sew, purchased from a shop in Ludlow two Summers ago, stitched and embellished with vintage/antique japanese fabrics

...and wallet for my male customers

A new 'Boro' Purse in the making, almost finished.  
 I love the beautiful reds in this mixed with the indigo of the Japanese boro fabrics.

 It has three pockets on the inside and one on the outside, just a few more stitches to go to tidy it up and it's ready for sale.

I've also been working on another 'Boro' Jewellery piece

My Studio, in it's current state:

I really don't mind the mess but it needs sorting to prepare for the workshop i have at the end of January.  It incurs some heavy lifting and moving out of furniture and moving something else in it's place.

This gorgeous haberdashery cupboard is being moved out to another room as there is now room for it in the Antique ideology shop, I'm a tad sad at losing it but it's what happens when other large items are sold in the shop, as i am only the guardian of these beautiful pieces until they're needed.

In return i will be the proud 'guardian' of a beautiful old school cupboard, which will also be useful to me.

This huge set of drawers are also going, as they need a little restoration and it's time.  The boro hangings will be re-positioned around the new furniture.

The table will stay for workshops and as this room is also the "Part of your Story..." shop (open by appointment only) and my sanctuary i have ordered a sofa to be comfortable whilst stitching.

More on the transformation soon 

I'm not normally a Winter person, more of an Autumn person really, but i'm loving being Cwtched up in my studio here in rural Wales slow stitching whilst the wind and rain howls and rages around outside.  Hot coffee, 1945 black and white versions of Sherlock Holmes on Youtube, the company of my gorgeous Lizzie dog and i've managed to finish these beautiful scarves. 

They are all for sale, please see the "Buy Accessories" page link above for details.

"Part of your Story..." Textile Jewellery

 Necklace, with shell and glass beads

 Necklace hand stitched with annealed wire links and textile beads

 Necklace hand stitched with annealed wire links