Last week my partner dropped by my studio space at Neon Studios and took some photos. It made me happy that I am now able to give you a little tour of where I make my toys and art.
Sometimes it can be a bit lonely but I find that helps me focus. The view from my window is of the busy commercial port with ships being unloaded daily, always changing weather and the sea.
I am so super lucky to have a fantastic craft cafe minutes away from my home on Albert Road. Make is a shop, cafe and offers tuition in a range of crafts from crochet to dress making in a relaxed and creative space. There is a good range of Japanese chino fabrics, designer prints and plains. I opted for some locally hand dyed fabric, beautiful trims and some plain cottons.
To have a play around I decided to make a hanging fish based on locals favourite catch the Mackerel. I also took some snaps of my studio space which is starting to fill up with toys and other handmade pieces. Expect more on Make soon!
Im so so thrilled to at last have a studio space again! Its been over a year since I last had a work space to make in.
Our little dog Margot is settling in so well, she sleeps by my feet under the desk as I sew and embroider.
We have faced so many hardships over the past year as a family and I can at last try and have some peace, quiet and space to think and relax in. I don’t underestimate what a special thing this is.
British Sea Birds will be available next week exclusively from Southsea Coffee!
Recently I was asked to sew a large flag/banner for the Strong Island stage ‘Drunken Sailor’ at Southsea Fest. I really enjoyed making the flag and it looked rad hanging behind the bands as they played! Im also getting to that point where the house even though we rent is feeling like home.
Some pics of recent adventures…
a new picture I did
breakfast in bed
Lemon Meringue at Garage Lounge
fox in a jumper
Its dark in the house today so I did some rubbish phonography of the things I like about my palace.
Painting by me, hangs in the toilet.
What job? by me
my cat, Wilbur
I painted this Japanese guy eating noodles when I lived in Germany.
Print of two crabs by Quiet Corners, the only thing that hangs in the hall way.
Just finished this piece yesterday. Depressed fox.
My sewing area, on a tidy day, seriously.