Sunday, January 27, 2013

Peter Has Been Busy Again

 Peter has been busy in the garage again.  First he made me this most fantastic little fantail.  I have been waiting for about three months, I think its worth the wait.  I would like a matching friend for this one little fantail.  Hope it does not take another three months.
 He also had a lot of old offcuts of wood cluttering up the place, which have now been converted......
 .............into this tidy tiny little console/desk tabley thing.  I love it.
 Hopefully all these projects will come together by this weekend and our first unveiling at the Craft and Design market in Havelock North.
 Last but not least a tiny little bird house shaped notice board.  

Monday, January 14, 2013

Changes in Work Spaces

While reading about the changes to Peter's work space you should listen to this music.  Its what was playing as I was taking the photographs and is strangely evocative of the atmosphere in his room.  Cool, chilled and relaxing.  The new shelves are made from two drawers from an old desk and a couple of wall units that were taken out of our bathroom, when it was renovated.  I think this is one of the best re-purposing projects he has done so far.

A bit of a contrast to the way my new workroom space looks.  This time you need to listen to this music.  Again we have used a couple of old drawers.  These ones were picked up at a garage sale in the museum at Palmerston North.

If you think the above looks like a jumble its not.  Everything is laid out where I need it.  Fabric is stacked by project it will be used for.  Ribbons, threads, buttons and bits and bobs all stored by project type.  I can not wait to get started on printing the pile of blankets below.  It has taken a lot of will power not to just drop all sewing and do the fun bit.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Earlier last year I made a huge decision to leave the safety of paid employment and work full time for Coulter and Coulter.  A decision that I have not regretted even once.  Even when standing in a field at a country fair  freezing cold, soaked to the skin and up to the knees in mud.  Even when I have worked seven days a week, about 15 hours per day for the last four weeks with only two evenings off.  I am so glad I made that choice.  So a big thank you to all you lovely customers that have supported Coulter and Coulter last year.  I am really looking forward to bringing you lots more hand printed loveliness in the future.  Hopefully in warm, dry, un-muddy fields.