Saturday, 25 February 2012

How time flies

My new workspace is serving me well, lots of yummy things have been coming out of the workshop recently, and it's so nice to have space to spread things out. The stockpile for Wonderwool is also increasing nicely, one of the jobs for next week is to go and work out exactly how much has been made, and how much more I need to make!

The builders were back in yesterday to lay the oak flooring downstairs. Now all I need is the kitchen finishing, and the shower installed, and a few other snags fixed, and I'll be able to move in (oh I also need to get a toilet seat, definitely not moving in until there's one of those!) Once everything is finished I'll take a few more pictures to share with you.

In further exciting news I'll be getting some chickens. Their house arrived on Wednesday, and I spent a very enjoyable Thursday morning putting it together. I'm going to go and collect 6 bantams from my friend Katherine on Thursday!

Today was the first warm sunny day in ages, and it feels like spring might be coming to our normally wet and windy valley!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

New spaces

This is where all the fibres in the shop are now going to be coming from. Not a great picture, and not quite everything is in the right place. The downstairs is still waiting for the floor to be laid so still looks like a building site. A few things that are up here will be finding space downstairs. The silver pipe in the corner is the chimney from the wood burning stove, and even though it's double walled it still gets nice and toasty!

 This is my new stock storage, good old Ikea provided a shelving unit that fitted in perfectly, though we had to take off the towel rail to get it in, and take a chunk out of the oak beam that stuck out further than the wall. 

This is my favourite part of the whole place, above the stairs is a huge panel of windows, they let in a huge amount of light. I've spent the past few days varnishing and oiling all the wood on the stairs, but the end result is lovely

Now I just need to wait for the builders to come back, fix all the snags, install the shower, and lay the floor....