Thursday, October 15, 2009

my creative space ... a new ad(venture)

It's been a big couple of weeks. I've finally taken the plunge - I've filled out lots of forms and established my very own little business - Yardage Design.

Yesterday, I signed the papers to lease a studio - eeeeek! Eighteen whole square metres for me to ... create, make a mess, create some more ... whatever takes my fancy!

My studio (so cool to write that! sorry!) is part of the Ironside Studios in Kensington - down the hall from Susan at Spin Spin Handmade, and around the corner from the girls at Ink & Spindle. This is the front entrance to the studios ...


This is what the inside of my studio looks like at the moment - in the middle of getting painted and electricals ...


This is the groovy old pipe in one corner. I'm thinking about painting it a wild colour so it stands out more - the shapes are fantastic!


This is my favourite part of the space - a window (or half of one - sharing is nice!). It's covered in paint right now, but once scraped clean it will be lovely.

So that's my new space - I love it. I can't wait to get in there and put my stamp on it and get to work (hopefully only a couple of weeks away). I am busting to get printing.

To get another space fix, head over to Kootoyoo - you won't regret it!

Thanks for visiting.

30 comments:

Nikki Cardigan said...

WOW WOW WOW Nic!!!

Congratulations to you... for a fabulous new space but more so for taking a chance on yourself. That is so exciting. I can't wait to see what happens next...

74 Lime Lane said...

FANTASTIC. How exciting Nic. Can't wait to see it come together!

edward and lilly said...

OMH, that is so exciting, can't wait to see you fill that space with all sorts of creative goodness.

anitameade said...

You must be bursting with excitement. Your own "proper" studio! Look forward to seeing more progress pics. Congrats! Anita. xxx

clare's craftroom said...

That is so good , congratulations !Excitement yay for you !

redorgrayart said...

what a joy to see ~ you shall bloom and grow here!

Kirsty said...

Wow. Huge news for you! I'll look forward to sharing the makeover of your space.

ellie said...

very very exciting news! jumping about - happy.

we're looking for our space at the moment, only wish there were pretty places in Brisbane like in Melbourne. you're going to have lots of fun with all those creative chatty girls down the corridor (hope you get some work done!).

Daneve said...

Wow that looks like it would be a great space..I am heading to Melbourne for Christmas as it is a bit of my second home since my husbands family live down there..Do you think I can come past and check it out??

Nettle & Brier said...

Fantastic, congratulations, you will make it beautiful I'm sure. Looking forward to seeing how you transform the space.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

That is insanely AWESOME!! I am gobsmacked with the possibilities of that space girl!!! I look forward to watching it transform!!

xo Steph

Kylie said...

Oh wow! Envy envy envy, factor 1000+! but also happiness for you :) This space is just so gorgeous. Congratulations! K

tea with lucy said...

Oh wow!

If I could dream up the perfect building for a studio THAT would be it.

Love it!

Nycole said...

how exciting! what a wonderful building. congratulations, and I look forward to seeing it all up and running...

caramela said...

Congratulations! what an amazing space to be creative in!!!
Best,best,best!
Annamaria

Kate said...

Woo hoo! That is so exciting. A space dedicated to you and your creativity. I am so excited to watch it evolve. Congratulations.

Aussie-waffler said...

A. Whole. Studio. Wow and congratulations for taking the plunge. What a terribly exciting adventure you are about to embark on.

Ooty said...

Wow!!! Congrats on YOUR new STUDIO!!! It looks super nice! I am sure you are going to have such a magical times there!!!!
ENjoy it!!!!

becclebee said...

oh, that is so so exciting! big congratulations! and how fun to decorate it the way you want. can't wait to see it finished!

M* (Melanie) said...

Wow. That the best kind of creative space. Having an attack of space envy and admiration. Please post more pictures as it develops. I'd love to see it at work

Sarah said...

How exciting! Congratulations!
It looks fantastic, heaps of character. I like the sound of your pipe idea.
Can't wait to see what creativeness you come up with there

Angie said...

Wow, it looks fantastic, how nice it will be when the window is 'peeled' to let the light in!

Tweed Delights said...

Oh Wow! How exciting for you - the studio space looks fabulous! Thank you for visiting me :)

Michelle said...

This is so exciting! And I'm so excited for you! Brilliant looking space. Have fun making it your own!

Jenaveve said...

That's a creative space and a half!! Congrats - it looks super (and I love your logo btw).

Penny said...

That is so exciting! I love that building so much, I'm jealous!

mixtape- craftzine said...

can't wait to see how it comes up! i am jealous

Pippi creates said...

You lucky thing you! How exciting and we can't wait to see the great things that will come out of that space!

m.e (Cathie) said...

congratulations NIc!! how exciting is that. goodluck with it all, looking forward to seeing the work in progress.

Spin Spin said...

Yay, congratulations neighbour-to-be!