Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another Sneak Peek

Slowly, but surely...

My mom and dad came down over the weekend and we refurbished the 24' garden spot to incorporate plants and flowers good for dyeing and preserving wool. Well, Saint Tim and my dad cleaned out, rebuilt and refilled the garden; my mother and I shopped for plants ;-).

Mostly perennials, but a few annuals just for a little color fix now. Give it a year or two. In the fabulous dirt our neighbors gave us, we should be packed in foliage and color.

The infamous cabinets. There is a 4' cabinet on each side of the couch and a 30" cabinet next to my desk. There were two different woods used - hemlock and birch - and I had a devil of a time figuring out how to finish them. I am happy though with this tinted stain - "winter moss" by Minwax.

While this appears to be a tomato rack, it's actually a skirting table - on the porch. I would show you the really nice matching drying racks Saint Tim built in the wash room, but with all the crazy rain yesterday, the screen door is swollen shut.

And I guess if you snooze, you lose. Looks like some squatters have already moved in (tucked into a tiny corner of the porch). Looks like they've also already stolen some wool.

Glad we could help...

And glad to be at the point where I can start unpacking everything in storage and get to work!


Alice said...

Your grass is so green where the studio was built, and the bush is sooo large beside it! However did you manage? The building looks as though it has always been there. You did a great job staining those shelves. They, too look au naturale.
I am glad that you have some squatters to keep you company and provide some inspiration to be sure.
Bet your parents thought it was cool, too.

Deb W said... this just your studio, or will it also be a shop? Goodies such as you sell on Etsy, fleece, honey (!!), etc. If so, let us know when the Grand Opening is!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

the squatters are preparing for winter, these are going to be long-term residents.

thecrazysheeplady said...

We've had springtime rains almost all summer. All the grass looks great.

The forsythia next to the shop has always been there. There is/was another really big one that the builders covered up when they built the porch. It keeps sending fingers up through the porch floor and I feel just awful about it, but there was no way to go back in and get it.

The wool house will have everything in it (eventually) and has a nice porch on which to spin, knit... Email to arrange a visit and bring your wheel or a current project :-D.

DayPhoto said...

Beautiful! And a neat idea to grow your own dye!

I wondered how you faired with all that rain. Sound the the University of Kentucky had a regular mess!

Everything is just perfect! You did a nice job with the color of the shelves. You have a right to be proud!


Jenny Glen said...

It looks soooo good!

Peacecat said...

I really want to come visit. What a fantastic space you've managed to create.

Christine said...

Two words. I. want.

Nancy K. said...

What a perfect place...

WildBlack said...

Looks like a Cool place to me! :D May I visit you sometime! ;)


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