So after my accidental knitting machine purchase last Saturday I realised – I had nowhere to put it when it arrives! I have wanted to sort out a dedicated craft space in our house for a while, but this was just the push I needed to get it done.
I’m really pleased with how it’s looking so far, but it’s taken a bit of work just to get to this stage!
First up was the trip to Ikea on Monday night – that’s truly the sign of madness in my book! My lovely husband picked me up from work and after a quick pub dinner we hit Ikea, going through the big blue doors at about 7pm. Before we went in, I was convinced that I wanted a plain white Malm desk – looks nice, right?
Unfortunately in person it just wasn’t right and I fell for a beautiful bamboo desk instead – the Hilver – look at its beautiful midcentury styling! Swoon!
Then, they didn’t have the table top in stock – and I started to get disheartened. But then I remembered all the reasons I had wanted a white desk – it really will be better to see my work on a white background. So I went for a nice high gloss white top, but I just had to get those gorgeous Hilver table legs – and I’m delighted with the result. It’s hard to see in the photo above – and hard to photograph in my tiny room – but it works really well.
Here’s a few other bits and pieces from my pre-knitting machine craft area:
I’m so excited to get this space fully operational with my knitting machine in situ. I love being right by the window – I’ve spent a lovely few hours today looking out at people going about their business whilst I work. I do think I need to get some yarn-y goodies up around the window though – I’m thinking some bunting? Or a pom-pom garland? Or both?
One problem with working on something involving a lot of moving stuff around and building a new table has been cats! I have two lovely male cats, who are my biggest fans – they’ve been “helping” me all day…!
Sigh… Hopefully they’ll come to terms with the change soon!
Elsie Pop xx
p.s. This post is my first ever submission for Handmade Monday – be kind! 🙂