Sunday, September 28, 2008

the sofa and the studio

That title sounds like it should be a book or a film.
Apologies now to anyone who doesn't find this remotely interesting, but my new sofa arrived today. When it was installed (?) into the lounge it looked huge - much bigger than it had seemed in the sofa shop, and I looked at Mr Monda and said, 'what shall we do' and he said 'nothing we can do' and that solved the matterMuch to Mr Monda's annoyance we need to move the lounge around to fit the chair in which is currently residing in the hall. He is annoyed by this because in all my wisdom I told him that we needed the rearrange the lounge yesterday to accommodate our new sofa, when if fact we should have left it where the old one was as it would have fitted much better. Humble pie - I'll have an extra helping please! Of course we do now also need to decorate the lounge so that our new sofa has a stylish home to live in.

The studio cum spare room is going to be a big job. I need to spend a good few days in there to get it organised. This is a before pic for the sake of being able to look back when I have finished it It is actually much less messy than this now, although this is just a temporary fix. A trip to Ikea for good storage solutions is definitely on the cards very soon.

14 comments:

Katy said...

The sofa is looking mighty fine in it's new home!
Your studio is looking a tad messy...but it will look fabulous, I'm sure!

lucykate crafts... said...

sofa looks fab!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh your sofa looks gorgeous! And how exciting to be getting a sewing room too! Lucy x

emma + spanner said...

The sofa looks fab, especially with the red cushions!

saraeden said...

Ooooh i love your new sofa !!

Sara x

Swiedebie said...

My studio is an organised chaos too, but that's the way how creative people can work with mess and still create great works.
:o)

picciolo said...

your new sofa looks great!
: )

Kitty said...

How stylish is that sofa? Wonderful - and the red is fabulous on the brown leather.

I'm sure your studio will look brilliant very soon. There have been times when my 'after' shot looks like your 'before' one! x

Lesley said...

Your new sofa looks great and I love the red with the brown. What an added bonus getting a new sewing room!! Shame you're going to have to suffer and go to Ikea....oh dear...never mind ;)

I'm getting prematurely excited as Ikea opens here in the Spring!! Better start saving for my new sofa :)

xxx

Lucy Carlson said...

Monda...THANKYOU so much for the bunny...she is so cute and the envelopes too :D We have a rabbit the same colour but her ears remind me of the first one we had so I shall call her Tilly in her honour.

VERY GORGEOUS :D

annabellamoonthreads said...

hi just want to tell you how much I love your creations....I also think that the lounge that you purchased is sensational....love it.
cheers....jo

monkee maker said...

Ooh, a smashing new sofa, and I too think that the red and brown combo is a winner.

And about your studio .... isn't that how they're supposed to look?? Dang it, I'd best try and sort out my sewing room then....

:)

nimblejacks said...

ha ha your boxes of craft stuff look like mine I have lots of plastic boxes all over my welsh dresser and dining room table. I'm desperate for a proper work area! Did you ever fid that thick felt you were searching for in MArch? I bought form Wierdollsandcrafts in US but I'm on the hunt for a diff supplier . I also use Torbay but the machine knitted is v expensive!! Love the sofa we bought ours exdisplay got home and had to manhandle a humungous leather armchair up our newly built staircase and got stuck!!! You had to be there for the expletives!!! Claire in Walesxx

Annie said...

Mr Flowergarden calls it "scope-creep" there is always more to do. Good luck with the studio fix.