My new “den”

Before my summer house (or, as my two-year-old granddaughter calls it, “Namma’s Wendy House) becomes as cluttered and untidy as my workshop at our old home, I thought it would be a good idea to make a photographic record of it in its tidy state. Not that I intend to fill this new “den” with disorganised “stuff” but somehow these things just seem to happen.

The first photo shows a very useful plastic garden storage unit, left behind by the former owners of the house. This has turned out to be the ideal place for storing all my dye equipment and dyes etc.

As the other photos below suggest, I haven’t spent much time in my “den” yet, so everything looks much tidier than I am accustomed to. I can’t imagine the tablecloth will remain on my dyeing table when I get round to some serious dyeing and the new heat source will certainly soon be as stained as all my old ones.

 

Storage unit for my dyeing equipment etc

Storage unit for my dyeing equipment etc

  

 

My spinning area

My spinning area

This shows the spinning area from a different angle

This shows the spinning area from a different angle

My dyeing area, complete with shiny new heat source, as yet unused.

My dyeing area, complete with shiny new heat source, as yet unused.

Area for relaxing (particularly popular with my granddaughter)

Area for relaxing (particularly popular with my granddaughter)

3 Responses to “My new “den””

  1. Ladka says:

    I also like your area for relaxing (which doesn’t however mean I’m your granddaughter’s age) for the pillows, the skein winder and the hanging quilts. It’s a pity the picture is a bit small, the pillows are really beautiful and I’d love to see some details.

  2. quinn says:

    That area for relaxing looks very appealing to me, also!

    I love your “take a photo now while it’s tidy” idea. I have been doing the opposite: taking a photo of an area of chaos, then spending time tidying so I can admire the improvement, however small! (Am I the only one who has to trick herself into cleaning house?)

  3. Maggie Stearn says:

    Hi Jenny,
    I love your den.
    How many times already has Roger ‘lost’ you to this ‘sanctum’?
    Hope this also means you will shortly get some time to dye.
    Love Maggie