Sunday, 27 May 2012

The Stressy Shed

Well what gorgeous weather we've had in the UK this weekend, and all last week too. Its been lovely and  makes me feel so much better to see the sun shining.
We had a lovely family BBQ yesterday evening, ate and drank too much, but it was fun. It always is when my sister-in-law is my company. We share the same sense of humour and on evening get togethers like that we laugh till our sides ache, in the end laughing at everything and nothing!

While the initial construction of the workshop took place I found it all very stressful. We had sent details of what we were planning to construct to the local planning offices and were told we didn't need planning permission. 
When they started building it looked huge but i realise now that was because it was new and nothing of that size had ever lived in the garden before! Now that its done and dusted it looks like its been there forever and, as I may have mentioned before, I love it!

So, while the stress was going on with me not eating or sleeping through worrying ( yes, I do that a lot!) the shed was renamed 'The stressy shed!'

My nephew Freddie who's 4 struggles to say my name, Auntie Gina, and calls me 'Auntie Dinner!'

Yesterday morning a parcel arrived from Freddie..........

Isn't it lovely?

It's taken pride of place outside the stressy shed along with some bunting I made this afternoon.

I hope you've  been able to enjoy the sunshine too!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Times they are a changing

Since I gave up my job at school and concentrated on my rosiebull designs business all of the sewing has taken place in our conservatory. It's a big room, an open plan extension of the lounge. When we first had it built we used it as a dining room but as the business got bigger and more boxes of fabric and machines made their home here, we had to eat in the lounge on our laps.

We knew at the end of last year that we had to rethink things and changes had to be made.
We visited various garden centres, locally and some further away trying to hunt down the perfect solution.
Just by chance I happened to be chatting to a neighbour who's friend was having a workshop built in her garden. A phone call was made, a quote was given, a few sleepless nights were had............

and a few weeks later building began!

Last Thursday I finally moved in!

The house is back to normal, food can be eaten at the table and I have the most amazing workroom!
My husband fitted the cupboards, a Wickes kitchen, and I've added the finishing touches. 

Underneath the award I won last year sits a photo of my mum and dad.
 My dad was a builder and I know he'd approve of the quality of the building. My mum, I'm sure would approve of the quality of the sewing, after all, she did teach me all I know!