Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Time Flies...

That expression always makes me imagine small bugs buzzing around with clocks on their backs! If I could draw I'd make a cartoon...

A lot has happened this last few weeks, some of it in my head and some in 'real' life. But the thing which makes me realise that I'm handling problems better is that I haven't slid down into the black pit. That's an achievemnet for Yours' Truly here!

The outcome of all the mental swings and roundabouts is that I have managed to wangle back enough salary from the Hub to pay the rent on an artisan's studio in town! How amazingly, incredibly awesome is that? I'm already calling it 'The Bolt Hole' in my mind, and today I overheard Youngest refer to it as 'The Escape'!

I've paid four weeks' rent and tomorrow I go to sign the lease after which I can move in; its really exciting as I've never done anything like this before! Imagine having a whole room to sew in? With no one to object to the mess or stuff lying around or the sound of the machine or shout at me? Being in town, Youngest will be able to walk down after school next term and study in the evenings until we're ready to return home.

The studio is located in the yard of a shop which sells all Irish handmade artisan wares. It's a bit difficult to describe as it's not a Craft shop, but its not a high-end designer shop either although the items would be Irish designed and made. The sort of shop you'd visit to sigh and dream over the contents!! In the yard are the jewellry workshops and folk working, so I think it will be a lovely place to work.

Tomorrow after school Youngest and I are going to have a look in the Market Yard Auction rooms to see if we can find some shelves, two tall stools and a chair, and then to Argos to buy an iron...the Hub would take serious umbrage if the house was left ironless and his shirts ceased to be de-creased...Doncha love auction rooms? The ultimate Aladdin's Cave!

So there ya have it! Excitin' stuff hey?!

7 comments:

Robin said...

How utterly divine that sounds! I'm consumed with envy (but actually quite thrilled for you).

Amanda said...

How very exciting, it will be such fun to see what you get up to. But even better is hearing that you're feeling so much better and more positive. Long may it last.

Ann Babillis said...

I gasped with delight when I read your post. Wonderful! Wonderful! Please decorate thoughtfully and take lots of pictures! And more importantly, congratulations for NOT journeying into the swamps of the mind. Huge victory.

Jane In The Jungle said...

You were on my mind and I decided to drop by....and I am sooo glad I did! The shop is a dream come true for you, I am so excited you found a place like this, happy sewing and selling! Changes are good!

Ulla said...

Congratulations! How exciting to have your own studio in such an inspiring environment.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Oh Heather that is fab, how exciting. Do send photos so we can picture you in your sewing cave!

Elaine said...

How wonderful! You're going to have so much fun!!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...