By alison - June 21, 2007 (Updated: November 28, 2014)
So I thought I’d show you what I’ve been up to for the past few days…
This is my new office/studio/craft room! (This is mainly the craft room part because the office hasn’t migrated down stairs yet and the studio is yet to be built… but I’m getting there.
I have loads of storage space and after two years here, I can actually get at my craft supplies and they aren’t all buried in the guest room.
The only actual curtains in my house!
This is the best part of my new table… a built in lightbox for slides, tracing stuff… whatever (yes, that’s a Bonsai tree).
My other favorite part of the room is my bulletin board. It is full of postcards, tickets and magnets I’ve collected on my travels and wonderful things my friends have sent me. The only problem is that I need at least two more to fit all of the rest of the things I want to post. My desk is covered with cards that my wonderful friends and family have made and sent me since I’ve been here. It’s great to look at them all and remember that somebody loves me 🙂
This little cart beside my desk is going to come in handy when the photo studio is set up. For now it’s a great place to store my rubber stamps (there are two drawers of them currently, and another bin full of ink… I really need to start using this stuff)
These are the storage bins that I love! They are actually meant for kids toys. They come out of the unit and have lids so I can sort all of my supplies and access them with ease!
My chair was actually the display model and the last one in the store (Yay discount!) Buddy is not impressed that I can now lock him out of my work area!
I haven’t yet posted pics of my outdoor oasis so here it is. Lots of blooms now and more on the way. There are sunflowers, pansies, an olive tree, ivy, two thymes, sage, basil, rosemary, two lavenders and lots more.
This is my little table that I am so happy about. I can sit out here and write while I drink my morning coffee (when it’s actually sunny here).
Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian freelance writer and travel photographer and the founder of Cheeseweb.eu. She is the author of The Foodie Guide to Brussels: Local Tips for Restaurants, Shops, Hotels, and Activities. Alison landed in Belgium in 2005 and, over the years, has become passionate about slow and sustainable travel, in Europe and beyond. She loves to discover hidden gems - be they museums, shops, restaurants, castles, gardens or landscapes, and share them through her words and photos. She has visited 45 countries and is currently slow travelling through North America in an RV, with her husband, Andrew, and two well-travelled cats. You can also follow her work on Google+