July 2011 // After many years of filling the kitchen table with fabrics, papers, wool, threads and a sewing machine....this summer I finally got a space of my own :) started out as a humble 6' x 8' garden shed and although practical it was far from pretty..... after all the main construction was finished I popped a pencil behind my ear, got out my tape measure  and set out on a little mission to make it my own...

despite what I may have said, I did listen to the builder about insulation and although I am not the best with a wood saw, I plasterboarded the interior and packed insulation in between the walls....once that was done I wasn't keen on how the walls looked so I grabbed my box of vintage wallpapers, having too many to choose from I decided to use them all :)

lots of painting later and it just needed the finishing touches (my favourite bit)..... I moved in trolly Dolly #2 and Deerdre the deer head and gradually filled this little wooden space with my notions and trims, fabrics and thrifted finds until it felt like home.....

I wanted it to be a space where I could sew, make, chop away at fabric, crochet, draw and dream.....
everything in there is recycled,  upcycled or handmade, it has lots of natural light and is toasty warm :)

and finally and best of all we get to eat our meals on a clear (ish) table :)

I never thought a little wooden potting shed could have made me so happy :)
I'm pretty chuffed to say that this little shed has been featured in Mollie Makes, Handmade Living Magazine and was filmed for the George Clarkes Amazing sheds programme

see here also for an update on shed life with info and tips I have learnt along the way :)
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