As I don't have any sewing to blog about, I thought I'd tell you about my office, where I spend my working hours.. It had a make over this winter, when I kicked my husband out (just out of the office, not my life in general!), and I've been meaning to take some photos and write a blog about it because I rather like it. It's not my crafty space - I haven't got one of those, I just camp out in the dining room, and I know that's what people usually blog about. But I'm rather pleased with it so here it is.
Unfortunately I don't have a "before" photo, but if I could just set the scene. We rent space in an old communist built factory that used to make turbine blades. We have the whole of the ground floor of what was the office block, and my little office is on the north side i.e. it NEVER gets any sun. It must've once been a cash office or something similar, because the windows were painted out with white-wash and had bars on the windows. And outside there are several heavy fir trees. So it was very dark (and cold ). I shared this office with my better half for over 2 years (and it was wonderful, if you're reading this dear), but it is very small and we did start to get on each others nerves a bit, so I kicked him out to an office upstairs. Which meant I could decorate the office how I wanted to . He's very into yellow, and I definitely didn't want yellow.
So off came the white-wash and the bars, and on went the ..... not sure the technical term for the colour
In it's original colours - well original to me anyway, but I think it was once gold. It just needs a nice quilted cushion or seat pad on it. Or maybe the crocheted African Flowers?
The other half of the office houses a very old filing cabinet and a huge copier, which takes up loads of space but it's one of our test copiers, so beggers can't be choosers. And you can't see the window, but I have some very nice coppery coloured blinds.
I do like it more now, but it's still dark, and bloody cold in winter. In fact I only turned the heater off two weeks ago, when everyone else was sweating! It's affectionately known as the Black Hole of Calcutta.
So that's where I spend my days. Drinking coffee and catching up on your blogs. Oh and maybe doing some work from time to time!