Wednesday, 18 January 2012

New things for a new year

Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year, even if it is a bit belatedly!

I've been busy as always and have been setting up my new workshop at my house. My other half Gary has converted his considerable shed into a beautiful room so that I can  run craft workshops at home.

The new workshop

The entrance to the workshop

I have been teaching workshops at home in my lounge for the last few months as The Make It Room and this has been very successful but means that I am forever tidying up indoors! Hence the move outside!

The lounge with the beautiful wallpaper

I used the very lovely wallpaper in this room as the inspiration for The Make It Room and had Artwork by Angie design the branding for me, she is absolutely wonderful so use her if you need some help, she did exactly what I asked

The new Make It Room Postcard
So now the new workshop is ready and I'm moving stuff in all the time. it is lined with tongue and groove panelling which I am dying to paint but have promised to leave it for a few months to dry out! I have already held a couple of felting workshops in there and the room is lovely to work in, lots of natural light from two velux windows in the roof and a big window at the front!
Inside the workshop

So work has commenced on the website and Alex my daughter's boyfriend has built the website for me so that I can do the easy part and fill it up!  Have a look and see what you think! .  My friends Andrea and Jo are going to teach lots of workshops too:  Andrea Art Clay Silver and jewellery making; and Jo Sugar craft cake decorating and bookbinding.  Of course, this necessitates us having lots of practice runs to make all the examples for the website!

Art Clay Silver by Andrea
Felted scarves by Lynne
Sugarcraft flowers by Jo


  1. How exciting !!! looks Great ! Wish you every success.

  2. Wow this is great Lynne and all very exciting. I don't know where you find the time in the day to do all these amazing things :) x x x x

  3. Thank you, it is exciting, come and have a look ladies! xx

  4. Oh its looks lovely. What a lovely space to work in. All the very best with 2012. x