Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ducks in a row.

I got to the studio early, intent on rearranging my life space.  Moving some of the new pieces of furniture in that I just bought from my friend.  Yes, I can hear you gasping.  What??? Bought furniture????   Is this the same woman who was just talking about downsizing her life, reaming out the clutter, simplifying things so her head didn't spin right off like a top???
Well, I bought the furniture in a moment of insanity, and I felt like I was channeling my late father during the whole buying experience.   In my defense, I am getting rid of stuff, to make room for the 'better', more appropriate, (I hope) stuff that I bought.
You believe that, right?

I haven't decided where this is going, but I like the distressed finish, and the cupboard doors on the bottom.

This old desk is one of my favorite pieces.  It is very heavy, solid.

Every now and then, the studio needs to be revamped a bit.  I usually find myself getting annoyed with it, and it gets more and more disheveled, until finally I cry uncle.

I guess that means that the studio is evolving, just like I am.  That's a good thing, right?

Love the finish on the top of this desk.  It's just too funky.

There are three more pieces, that I will take pictures of tomorrow.  Cleaning and rearranging is in progress.

I need to feel good about the studio, because on August 20th and August 21st,  I am taking part in "Summer Harvest in the Country", which is basically an open house.  I will have lots of rugs and stuff outside, and hopefully the shop will be full.

Now here's what I'm talking about.  Color, color, gorgeous color.

And here are my new placemats......woven by LOIS.    Gotta stop calling her "L".   She sounds too mysterious.
These placemats below are kind of like the 'Le Fringe' placemats on my web site, but since these don't have cut edges, they are 'machine washable'.
Aren't they wild??  I love them.

I think we  will be making lots of these.  They just have so much personality.

The incredible photos on the cupboard doors were taken by Kate over at Chronicles of a Country Girl

And I have to shout out my thanks to Halcyon Yarn
In their new catalog, page 5 belongs to Crazy as a Loom.

This does NOT hurt a girl's ego, not one bit.  Can you blame me?


Deb said...

I think your studio and shop look very pulled together and those new pieces....fabulous! I think adding furniture that has drawers only helps to organize the clutter so you done good. Congrats on your magazine ads. You deserve to be proud of your accomplishments. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Well, aren't you just turning the joint into a hoity toity place. That's great about the ads though... Every bit of advertising helps, and you certainly have beautiful products to toot your horn about.


Rubye Jack said...

Congratulations on the magazine ads and on finding the new furniture. Everything in your house, or is it studio, looks great and if I had money I would have to buy from you. But alas, I have no money. Sorry. The colors are gorgeous.

claudia w said...

Lois does good! I love the colors! So happy, happy.
Congrats on the Halcyon ad. It looks great!

Anonymous said...

Hey Hilary I saw that ad in the Halcyon catalog and shouted out to my husband, "Look, Look, Crazy as a Loom is in HERE!" He looked at me sadly (as if I finally lost my mind) and said, "that's nice dear." hahaha He really does like to hear about your adventures, especially when I laugh out loud about something you've said, or cry about something you've said. So, keep up the good work in the shop, keep weaving and especially keep blogging you are a household word around here!

Teri said...

Great job with the magazine page. I am emptying my house, but buying things at resale shops to fill my motorhome. We all need a "change" sometimes.

Karen said...

Well, I love all the new pieces, good move! and KUDOS to you, wonderful article and photos!!...

KarenInTheWoods said...

My dogger Duke lays on your looper rug in my kitchen just like that ad!

Honestly, sometimes when I go through and clean up and re-organize my loom room, I feel more excited to get a move on and weave something new!

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

Anonymous said...

I think the distressed finish on your *new* furniture really compliments the colors in the placemats and makes them pop. I saw your little looms in the Halcyon catalog---good for you!

Brenda in Iowa

Reena said...

Lovin the distressed look which highlights the beautiful bold colors. Congrats on the magazine ... great photos!

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