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Monday, April 18, 2016

Autumn days


The autumn weather has been glorious, and even the kangaroos are lazing around in the sunshine.
Meanwhile, the building of the studio is completed, and I'm in the process of furnishing it. It's a slow task; I'm waiting for tables etc. to be delivered, and then a handyman to assemble everything and hang things up.
My iron board awaits, and my art trolley is ready to stock with pens, paint,s and papers.
My little kitchen corner is operational, with a little fridge, kettle, and tea caddy. I've also stocked the cupboard with some new mugs, I thought these looked pretty
arty!
The Bunnings cupboard needs to be set up, and a few shelves installed. I also bought a curtain rod to hang quilts. The window blind and flywire screens will come in a few weeks, as will my comfy chair (need somewhere comfortable to sit and admire the view!). Once the cupboard is up, I can start to move all my goodies in. I shall try to be patient.
Meanwhile, I felt like knitting, so I started a two-colour cowl. Sadly, I made a mistake (did a knit row when I should have done a purl row, duh!), and couldn't be bothered to undo everything, so it will probably go to Kogo. Anyway, it was good to learn a new pattern.


8 comments:

  1. Kogo? I'm not familiar with that one! Love the mugs and the photos of kangaroos!! Have fun with your new studio!

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  2. Thanks Jane! Kogo is 'knit one, give one' , a charity that collects knitted things for people in need.

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  3. Repeat the error and make it a design feature. THe design is sure to be warm.
    The studio is coming along nicely. If I was there I would put your Bunnings cupboards together for you. I have a bit of experience with flat packs.

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    1. Thanks Chris! I might repeat the error, had thought of that. I'm not too bad at 'flatpacking' either, but want it done quickly, so I'll let a 'rent-a-hubby' deal with it.

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  4. Those are GREAT mugs, definitely artsy and very appropriate! I noticed that we have the same black and white theme for our studios; it allows the colours of your creations to pop. Mine has accents of purple and green, including a purple mini fridge. ;-)

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  5. Your studio is looking good Donna, thanks for the tour! Love the colours in your knitting. Cups are perfect!! Seems like another beautiful autumn day today.

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    1. Lovely to catch up with you yesterday!

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  6. Thanks Nancy! Yes, I chose some contrasts for the colour scheme, but the photos don't show true colours. The bench tops are a dark teal, and the light walls are a very light lilac.

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