New Sites!

Oooohhh!! I’m so excited!


The kids and I have moved back in with the hubby and he gave me my first moving in gift this past weekend! Drum roll, please…My very own room to make stuff! 🙂

It’s not painted or anything yet.  And it may take me a minute to get around to doing that because there are other things in the house that are a priority for the whole family.  He is a manly man, after all.  So, first was the dusting.  And I’ll be cleaning floors and things of that nature today.  But, you don’t want to hear about all their rooms.  You want to hear about my room, right? 🙂

Well, I think it’s just the right size and I love the fact that there are two large windows for light and photos! I am that easy, lol.

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I have actually had studio spaces before.  Nine times out of ten, art schools give you spaces to work when you reach junior/senior/graduate levels.  They’ve just never been all that convenient to work in for me.  Usually the schedules I got coupled with the fact that I had a family at home, just never jibed the way I would have liked.  Consequently, I made most of my work at home and used the studios on campus for storage and crits.  Not the best set up.  But most moms who are artists (or in school for art) know that normally having kids means changing a toxic medium to a medium that your kids can be safer around…cleaning things up early when you’d rather (and need to) work until you drop…finding spaces to hide things so that your 3 year old doesn’t smear it or tear it up before crit.  This has been my way of working for years as a mommy.  But not anymore! (laughs like a mad scientist)

Well, I probably will still be working with safe things around my kids.  But, I won’t have to worry so much about projects getting snipped or otherwise damaged having a room that is set apart just for me…in my own home.  This is really new territory for me!

I figure it can go one of two ways…

  1. This will be a great place to come to when I’m going to knit, spin or get a gift ready.  It stays separate from the rest of the family so that when I’m with them, I’m all there…and when I’m in here, I’m all here.  This, of course, allows for a nice organization of thought.
  2. They may never see me again.

Yeah.  We’ll see how that works out, lol!

Hmmm….a spinning wheel AND a new room.  He might be a keeper after all. 😉

In other news, I’m collaborating with some friends on a blog called yummy fluff.  It’s a submissions-based blog where we hope to feature the most amazing fiber photos we can muster to find from artists, bloggers, photographers, shop owners and…well, everyone that enjoys fiber photography! You know, people just like you and me. 🙂  And we have it on good authority that some of you out there are closet photographers and fiber geeks like us.  Yup, talking to you! We all love looking at this fluffy stuff.  So why not a blog devoted to it, right?

Contributors share their beautiful photos and also submit a tip or two on how to make fiber photos even better! We’re hoping to post one to two posts a week featuring various artists and various mediums of fiber work (knitting, crochet, spinning, dyeing, etc.).  Pretty much all fiber, all day, lol! Wouldn’t you love a world like that?  YUM! So, we’ll see how that works out.  So far, the other two editors have posted and it’s my turn tonight.  I’m posting on the first spin I did in my new crafts room (super excited about that!! )…Why don’t you come and visit?  And even though we’re just getting started, try a tip and tell us how it went.  If you have some great photos to share, by all means, submit! You know I want to see. 🙂  And if you see something you like, feel free to comment and all that good stuff. (We don’t bite 🙂 ) We need a lot of support from the fiber community to make that work out, so let us know what you think! 

Pretty soon, we may have a site full of nothing but beautiful fiber photos to oohh and ahhh over!  Just think of that…Mmmm.

Stay tuned!

 

Comments

  1. Congrats on the new work space! And by work, I really mean play 😉

  2. caityrosey says:

    Green with envy 🙂

  3. Virginia Woolf said every woman needs a room of her own! Ok, she said if the woman wanted to write fiction, but I think it helps for all creative pursuits.

  4. Congratulations on the new room, and the new blog, what a wonderful idea!

  5. Congratulations, this is so exciting… And Good Luck for all these new starts… Thanks and Love, nia

  6. Pure Klass says:

    That is so awesome and amazing! I’ve been coveting something – anything – even a fraction of this size. A studio corner! But living in Manhattan, I’m not sure that will ever happen… congratulations on your very own space!

    And yummy fluff… is REALLY yummy. 🙂

    • This is nice! And I still can’t believe it’s mine, lol! I’m like you. I would’ve taken a corner if it could have just been my own!

      Thanks!! 🙂 I will let the other editors know you liked what you saw!

  7. This is so great! I’m happy for you! It’s like Virginia Woolf said: You need “A Room of One’s Own”. 😀
    Thank you so much for the link to the new website! I’ll check it out in a minute – but I already LOVE the photos … Thanks so much!!!

    • Yes, I do!! 🙂

      Thanks in advance for taking a look (when you get a chance). 🙂 I’m glad you love the photos! I used to wonder if I had an inordinate love for fiber photos. But I’m beginning to see, it’s not just me, lol!

  8. Congratulations! I have a studio but is outside and cold in the winter, but still, it is all mine! Lucky you.

  9. grayseasaylor says:

    I am so happy for you, Stacey! Your room is just begging for the organized chaos of creation 🙂 Do you hear it calliing you?
    Your new blog site is now on my blogroll. I love the design of the blog and the content is brilliant!
    Thanks to you and your fellow editors for your inspiring work!
    Joy to you and yours,
    Gracie ❤

    • I hear it, Gracie!! And I’m so ready to answer the call, I can’t stand it! LOL!
      Thanks for that! It’s pretty simple. But we wanted to the photos to really make the site. So, I’m glad you like it! 🙂

  10. You know, I was just excited to read that everyone was under one roof. And now to add that you have your own craft space, I’m completely overjoyed! Now you’re crossing over into my world. I put my craft space on temporary hold, but as today marks the last day of work and the beginning of summer vacation, I plan to tidy up loose ends really soon. Can’t wait for you to see what I got for the space today for only $10.

    Ok, and since I’m being all long-winded, I might also add that that fiber/photo blog sounds amazing. I might just have to mosey on over there….

  11. Craftie Allie says:

    I am green with envy. When we move, I require either a bedroom big enough to double as a craft room or an extra room just for me. Living with musicians, any extra room we have tends to fill with instruments rather fast…. I’ll have my own room one day!

  12. Wow, lucky you! I can’t wait to have my own crafting room. My fiance insists on getting a 2 bedroom apartment when gets to the states (only a few more weeks now… the anxiety!) so that I can use one for my crafting.. how sweet is that?? Speaking of his arrival, I’ll be able to submit photos to your new site when he is here to take the pictures… he is a photographer, and I’m going to take advantage of that, lol!

  13. Oh wow! What a lovely space! I can’t wait to be able to have my own room, or even more than one room for that matter 😛

    You definitely have yourself a good catch there 😉

  14. Lucky girl!

  15. carpelibrum says:

    Holy Cow! Congratulations! That is awesome! There is nothing like having your own creative space!
    I look forward to checking out your new blog-Yummy Fluff! 🙂

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