Aaah, remember my lovely studio? It was so clean and tidy and beautiful, no?
Uh, yeah. It quickly turning into dumping ground 101.
Here's the thing about working at home with 3 children under 5: Wherever you are - they are. I spent so much time running up and down the stairs, carting yarn here and there, that I never really used my studio. In those moments when the babies were both asleep and E was occupied, one of 2 things would happen:
- My working upstairs would wake them
- Ellis hollering for me as I was not downstairs and he needed his 200th drink/snack/conversation of the day would wake them.
So a reshuffle took place over the weekend and the playroom became our shared work/play space. The upstairs still has the sewing equiptment and stores much of the non-working yarn, but my new work space in the heart of the activity means that I can work while they play near by.
The centrepiece of the room is our old coffee table, transformed by several coats of eggshell paint and two play panels - one Duplo and one blackboard. The table is originally from ikea and has always been a great coffee/playtable for the children so I am glad to have rescued it out from under the TV.
Most of the toys are hidden out of the way in the bookcase with the ikea fabric curtain.
My favourite bits are the imporvised car garage from a spice rack, the wagon "shelf" serving dual purpose as fire surround and bookshelf and the beautiful Sylvia Woodford wall hanging
And of course the fairy lights, because who doesn't like to work by their twinkling glow?