Production line in the factory.

Do you ever get that feeling that you work in a factory producing the same thing over and over and over....over....again?
I love my work and can actually say NO! I do not feel like that! I look at my work space and see that all around me is my life. I don't have a studio I have a dinning room table.

My fabrics are kept in these plastic drawers and see that cupboard door.....DONT OPEN IT! As you will be under an avalanche of yet more fabric! I keep all my ribbons in the hamper basket and buttons, beads and all those other essential bits and bobs in another cupboard...oh yes this one!
The other reason that I don't feel like my work is like a production line is because of the material I use. I maybe making the same things but as I use a lot of recycled fabrics, the colour combinations change and that's what keeps it exciting. Sad I know but I actually get rather excited about whether this button goes with that fabric or will floral go with stripes! Makes it all more unique.
I am not sure the boys thought the same as I was making 35 Japanese brooches!
Upstairs a whole new world was being created.....

When I went to investigate it turned out to be a Factory!

Here's the security guard at the entrance.....


The boss and his daughter watching over at great height! Notice the other security guard rather tipsy on the job! (he claims it was juice in the bottle!)


Apparently it was a magnet making factory, this is where the pictures get stamped and set on the magnets.
I think this guy had the important job of turning the machine on and off!
So maybe through their little eyes I am on that belt of production!

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Lynn said…
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Lynn said…
What a nice story. No I don't feel like a production line
whoatemycrayons said…
What a very creative family! I too don't have my own office or studio, I get to share my working space with a pink keyboard and fifi and the flowertots.
polka said…
we must have a simular approach to making things! I too work on the table, my boxes are a set of 3 purple ones! and we also have "open at your peril" cuboard and a " shove everything in the garage" garage I am a horder of fabrics and buttons but moan when the house is full of other stuff but the fabric doesnt bother me!! and no I dont feel like I'm on a production line but maybe a heatic messy line instead
Ragged Roses said…
And what was JamJam up to whilst all this was going on? Was she in charge of tea and cake i wonder? I love the little factory your boys made up it's absolutely charming (just like your boys). Did you get the brooches done before the whistle blew?
xxxx
Clare said…
Wow! I wish I made such cool things when I was little. I always got bored/frustrated before I finished.

I also work with recycled fabrics and it is so true that it stops things getting boring. Choosing matching ribbons and elastic is my favourite part too.
Pomona said…
Unfortunately my paid work is a bit repetitive, but pays the bills. I make up for it by doing the fun stuff at home - but I'm not very efficient, because I'm always doing one-off things in snatched moments. I dream of sitting at my sewing machine all day! And I love seeing other people's creative work spaces!

Pomona x
Bright.Bazaar said…
This is a lovely post. I think your studio/work space looks very productive; such a creative space. Do you enjoying working in there most of the time? Over on Bright.Bazaar we have a regular feature called Office Inspiration and your studio would certainly fit the bill - very inspiring space!
I've a set of those plastic drawers too! I have to have a clean-out every couple of months because thingsjust don't get put back in the right places . . .somehow ;-)
Ticking stripes said…
Lovely blog. Just noticed you lamp in the previous post - check out "Bitossi" - it looks very like one to me.

Wend
Busy Lizzie said…
Lovely post! I know that "don't open the cupboard" feeling.. I have a room like that.. eeek. Lizzie x
5ft Inf said…
Aah...I'm definately getting the Playmobil out tomorrow...they can do all my work for me!!!
Hannah Nunn said…
Oh my God. I MISS playmobil. We had loads and now my boy is 13 and has turned his room into a teenage technology den. I miss the old days of finding tiny bits of plastic on the floor and knowing EXACTLY which playmobil man it belongs too!!!
Anonymous said…
I really love this! Miss you and all your boys so much....

Where oh where did the summer go?

Love Vic xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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