Our house has slowly been getting sorted out over the last year, since we moved in. Its a tiny house and storage space is very important. First we built shelves to house all our books, (well some of). We boarded the attic, and build a huge wardrobe. We put storage boxes under the beds and reorganised the kitchen. It all left on very major problem, my work space. Why it got left to last I can't imagine, Captain Rupert even thought it was so bad he refused to enter it.
I think I have now sorted most the problems with the room, by adding this dresser. The base is old the top K built for me out of mdf. I was a little fussy. I wanted a dresser but I searched for on the right size, I could not find one with big enough shelves to hold things.
This dresser is great, the shelves can hold wine boxes. What brilliant storage wine boxes make I very much recommend them. The cupboard at the bottom houses my printer and scanner and hides all the wires. Which is very good, as if captain Rupert chooses bother himself and visit me in my work space, he won't be tempted to chew any wire.
I have a space for the PC at on end of the desk and I can paint or do other jobs that need to be done at the other end. Its so much better as I can tidy things away, in real places rather than the boxes that were stacking up around me.
And if I look up from my work, and look carefully. I can spot captain Rupert enjoying the sunshine in the garden, what a nice life he has.
Oh his having a wash down by the veg patch, (bottom left).
Captain Rupert and I have been very pleased with how his giant postcard sets look all packaged up with a story on the back. They are now available here.
I have been thinking about some new ideas, Captain Rupert and I have been out and about in the village catching some thoughts, images and ideas. We thought we might hold a boat race next.
Watch out for they boat race, to be held soon, location the village pond, please bring a picnic, it should be a great afternoon, boat races, competitions, cakes, fun, excitement.
We have been tagged twice, first by TwiggyPeasticks
7 facts I have decided to list 5 books on my near and organised shelves
In no particular order, just as I glance over, I can see.
Osbourne Book of plant and animals
Antiques of the garden, I love gardens, and would wish to have interesting finds in mine, antiques are out of my price range, but I like to get inspiration for things to go into may paintings.
Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales,
Encyclopedia of Needle craft I have several needle craft books, I would like to think if I studies them I would be better.
Readers Digest things to make and do - I used to spend hours and hours pouring over this book when I was little. The pages with how to make wonderful dolls houses and furniture are my favourite.
Why does my rabbit? A very useful book on understanding your rabbit.
One more.. which one... Turnicliffe Sketch Book of Birds
A while ago I was tagged by 3 blessings aday for 5 facts, I turning that into 5 objects on my shelves so here goes.
An old liberty box, containing my Patten and cutting for the prototype captain Rupert doll.
Pencils, Paint, Brushes and my lovely new paint brush, hand made by Rosemary and co brushes.
New Captain Rupert cards, well they look so pretty, even if I do say so my self.
Art Materials Oil Paints, Watercolours,
And lastly little draws full of vintage buttons, I love hording things like this, I'm sure they will be useful one day
And we have been lucky enough to receive an award (You make my day award), we like getting awards from Louise. I just need to figure out how to post the picture, I think I might put it in the side bar.
Tags and awards I should pass, on but there are so many lovely blogs, I always chicken out choosing.
Have a lovely weekend.
Joanna and captain Rupert