So I thought I’d share a few behind the scenes kind of photos. It was a spur of the moment idea, I asked my husband to take some pictures of me as I was working, hadn’t put too much thought into it. Then I realised I was wearing clothes that had baby spew on them, I hadn’t done my hair, and didn’t have any makeup on. Ah well, this is reality of me working most days, so I decided to share with you guys anyway.
I could say that I made them black and white to make it look more ‘documentary’ style, but really I did it disguise the baby spew, lack of makeup and wrinkles etc…. so anyway, black and white. Looks more ‘behind the scenes’ I’m sure of it.
So this is where I work. I used to have my studio room, a room all for me. However our family expanded, and now I have a corner of the dining room. The upside is, I have windows to the side of me, and in front of me, and a view out to Kobys garden. Note my little helper sitting under my set. Being a work at home Mum, generally means I do most of my stamping when he is asleep, but in the weekends I can get some done when hubby is home to entertain the little man.
I have expanded onto the dining table, though I do have to clear that regularly so we can eat!
Handstamping means every letter, number, design stamp, is individually imprinted onto the metal using a hammer. This is a noisy job, and sometimes a painful job, I’ve hit my thumb more times than I like to remember.
My trusty hammer, with a glint in the handle (like a glint in his eye).
My hammer & I (again).
Deep in concentration … as much as one can be with a baby under your feet, and a camera pointing at you. I note my bad posture, and plan to make an effort to sit better, next time :)
My trustee printer repair man, having a look, he’s sure there is an issue there somewhere… or just something shiny, that needs investigating.
And … me … no more photos please – I actually do need to do some work!
So, you will also note, that my desk is a MESS. This is a result of limited time, lots of orders, lots of work, and not enough time to actually clear my desk. It is marginally organised, but yes, still mess. I know where everything is though, and that is the main thing.
So thats me really … in amoungst the mess, there is order. All in black and white, so it looks more factual, and less ‘Mummy’. Hope you found it a little interesting.