Thursday, 8 October 2009

Ruby's Workshop Pt.3

OK, OK! So it's been a little while since my last blog! I've been busy getting I Love Handmade off the ground, and recovering from my trip on the Coriandr Express!

I can't believe that my last post about Ruby Spirit's workshop – The Shed – was back in May. I have no idea where this year has gone! We've been patiently waiting for our friendly builder to fit us into his very busy schedule and finally at the end of September everything dropped into place!

The new stairs arrived, a vast improvement on the old ones, which wobbled precariously underfoot! The first photo shows both old and new side by side.

The staircase has been flipped around with a little quarter turn step added (a much more gentle descent!)

All the electrics have been upgraded to cope with heating, kettle and kiln etc. An extractor fan has been fitted to get rid of any nasty torch fumes. New flooring has been laid upstairs, and the ceiling has been insulated and boarded…

…and given a lovely smooth coat of plaster.

Any loose bricks have been made secure and holes have been filled…

…and finally we have a proper light fitting upstairs!

We can't wait to get in with some masonry paint for the walls! Watch this space!


  1. It's looking ace! What a great space! Oh, now I sound like someone from a property show! Ha! Glad to see it's all going well.

  2. Wow, it's really coming along - lovely combination of light and snug! Mich

  3. Is it weird that i'm getting quite excited about this? Its really taking shape now :D

  4. Thanks everyone! I can't wait for Ruby to be lampworking in there!

    It's not that weird Katrina hehe! If only we had more time to throw at it, it would be painted by now!

    It's nice to be able to show you some progress Mich – you'll have to come for another 'show and tell' tour when we're finished!

  5. It's really starting to take shape - you must be so pleased with it!

  6. That really looks great, and a little spooky! It reminds me of the old buildings on river street in savannah!


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