Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Eminent Domain

 I've laid permanent claim to the sun room. 
Come June two of the kiddos will be official teenagers and the third a young adult of twenty so I figured their summer time use of the space as a playroom is a thing of the past. The remaining toys and collections I found squirrel away in drawers and baskets were cleared out and I moved in.
 
 I can't tell you how amazing it is to have a desk area set up with everything I need to construct the little books within arms reach.
 
 Ditto to my painting station on the other wall.
 
 Supplies fit easily into the baskets...
 
 ...and the drawers I freed up.
In this one room at least I finally feel organized.
 
 Each night I do my best to tidy up...
 
 ...but when I do have a project in the works now I don't have to worry about cleaning it up in time for dinner or homework. What a great feeling!
 
Creating Lucys and mini books in a sunny studio space is making for a delightful May. My most recent batch is visible in it's early stages here and for those of you with eagle eyes you may notice I had four little dolls in the works this time around. This is my new plan of action as I've got plans to host a table at the Southern New Hampshire Doll Show and Sale next September and need to slowly build my inventory for it. I figure "one for me and three for you" ought to do the trick for the time being which means...
 
there are three new Lucy's and mini books ready to go! 
Numbers 12, 14, and 15 will be available in the shop this coming Thursday, May 22nd
between the hours of  5 and 7 PM.
 
Looking ahead a bit more I wanted to let you know June will kick off a summer full of Lucy goodies to come. New Patchwork Tale products will arrive each month. There's even an itty bitty clue for one of them in the photo above! 
 
In addition, the reset of my sun room studio has me back in the Cottage Quest frame of mind and trudging through the rest of our house I see oodles of items that will need to go. I figure a good portion of those can be either destashed or offered up as Attic Treasures
 in the shop as well.
 It's going to be a fun and busy summer!
 


14 comments:

  1. What a really wonderful space to sit and create, very inspiring and impressively organised! Hope you got my 'Lucy's Arrived' email.

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    1. Oh I did, I did! And what a lovely little peek into Lucy's arrival it was. Thank you ever so much for that! Happy Wishes to you all, natalie jo

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  2. What a wonderful room to create in!

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    1. Thank you Amber...but after a visit to your neck of the woods I'm thinking I need to work on my kitchen spring cleaning next in order to create some yummy strawberry dishes!

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  3. I spy a tiny bell ... maybe a little doll for Lucy?! I can hardly wait! Your studio looks wonderful and I predict you will be creating great things.

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    1. Thank you Lori for such a happy prediction!!!

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  4. . . . I loved your sunroom the first time I visited you . . . I WANT THAT ROOM !! . . . by the way . . . I so Love my Lucy . . . I keep looking at her and the book . . . she is the sweetest little thing . . . thank you so much !! . . . and thank you also for the other 2 special goodies you brought to me on Sunday . . . you are a special friend !! . . .

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  5. Oh Just Happily Discovered you via Hitty Madge at Rose Cottage - TiGGy raced over to buy one of your tiny books - Beautiful work and blog! Many Thanks, LuV TiGGy :)

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    1. A hearty welcome to you TiGGy!!! I'm delighted to have you pop in anytime and do hope you enjoy the little book. Happy Wishes, natalie jo

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  6. I love your new studio, so sunny and organized! Your little Lucy books and dolls are adorable.
    Dorothy

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    1. Many thanks Dorothy! I'm loving the studio redo very much...especially that sunny part after that long and cold winter we had. It's great to thaw out a bit!

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  7. What a beautiful workstation and I do believe I spy my little Lucy #14. So so precious!! I would say you are very organized and check out the sun beaming thru. Adds a bit of sparkle to Miss Lucy #14. I am already dreaming of the precious goodies you have in the future for us and Lucy. Be blessed!

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  8. You believe correctly Belinda! Little Lucy #14 is indeed one of the featured models!

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