I feel like life is moving in slow motion at the moment – yet at the same time days are whizzing by and another weekend is upon us before I know it. I don’t understand this odd dichotomy except that I am still in a no-craft netherworld and I am not sure if I can ever get back. Of course, I am being overly dramatic and I know as soon as I have some surfaces, some space and my machine set up it will be non-stop action again. Also, I am still getting used to the dishwashing, clothes washing, cooking, feeding, bathing, cleaning, sorting, folding, sweeping, vacuuming, disinfecting, shopping plus working etc. that life is all about and I don’t understand how anyone has time to do anything else.
I have chosen a “storage solution” to deal with the problem in my studio. Originally Big-P and I were thinking we would build in some bookcases but after a little pondering we realised that this was going to be a pretty big job when there are huge amounts of other enormous and arduous tasks that also need doing, and this is something I need to get sorted out soon.

So my answer for the time being is IKEA’s Magiker.

I don’t know if I would have even given it the time of day if I hadn’t come across an article in a magazine some time ago which showed a set of them in a studio where it looked really very slick.

I think the big difference is the fact that they have repainted or recoated the doors – so I am going to find out how I can do the same. I am guessing some cans of spray paint from the hardware store will do the trick. I quite like the shade they have used – a kind of burnt reddy-orange. It has a nice retro feel to it.