Monday, September 26, 2011

Such a clean workshop!

Better look now, cause I'm not sure that it will EVER be this clean again!
After the last big shop project (Willie's outfit and hat) I noticed that the dust bunnies were more like THAT bunny from THAT movie, and that even sweeping was just causing them to regroup and reorganize. To keep them from starting to lobby for voting rights, something had to be a stack of custom hat orders looming, I went ahead and did a deep clean anyway.

I'm not sure why I never take before pictures, but trust me - it's a pretty remarkable difference.
Tim brought up the industrial vacuum - the one with a five point harness - and we got every corner all clean.

Now - usually, when my chop is clean, you can't keep me out of there. It's like this siren calling to me, and I'm much more likely to feed my family spaghetti-os for dinner and be out there ALL NIGHT if even the cutting table is cleaned off.

Ironically, it's so clean....I don't wanna mess it up. I want to go sit in one of the chairs by the fireplace heater and drink tea.....but I"m oddly loathe to actually do anything that will mess it up again.

This is a new feeling, and I'm not sure how to deal with it. Probably starting a big new project will take care of it. Probably Kirsten's Viking stuff....

Anyway - here are some of the recent projects that made the shop need to be scrubbed:

 Willie's doublet, on Tim. (Above). I've got some great shots of Willie in this - will post those from Flickr later.
 Lovely Green hat for a nice lady in Oklahoma.
 Trying out a straw Cavalier hat for a lady in Australia...this one is sort of experimental....
 And (below) Cael's lovely hat, which ships out today. I Lurve it and can't wait for photos of it on him with his long red hair!

 And a pretty little red and black perchy number :) I want one of these for me.

Ok - that's lots. Back to it now.


  1. Truly,

    What a gorgeous room to work in! I envy you all that space. And I love the hats! Especially the grey hat with the cockade and beautiful feathers!


  2. It is very spiff, shiny and polished. It would be cause to take a deep breath before risking even a little mess. I do miss that brilliant cutting table.. sigh.. and you... tea curled up in those chairs would be just fine..

    1. I know. I miss it ALL :(

      Don't even have the chairs any more. New space is....less generous.

  3. I WANT your work space! I thought mine was pretty faboo, but that is amazing!

    And now I feel guilty about all the work waiting for me upstairs. :-(

    (Love this blog, BTW!)

    1. hey tanks (a year later - ha!)

      Yeah - I want that work space now too :)

      The new shop works, but is not as user friendly.