September 6, 2007

online in my new portland studio!!

well it took awhile, but i finally have internet and can write about my new place! well, i actually had internet a few days ago but i had to catch up on reading blogs before i could write, and that was quite a huge project!

the move was a lot of work, but things mostly went smoothly. the drive was so nice that we made it there way earlier than planned, but the carpet had to be installed on the morning after we wanted to move in, so we had to sleep in a motel 6 about 4 blocks from our apt that night, which was frustrating. and i had a pretty brutal head injury on moving-in day (stupid metal railing sticking out) so pete had to do much of the box carrying by himself. but it all worked out, and the next day we were able to take the budget rental truck to ikea (woo!) and the bins (huge goodwill outlet!) where we found a pretty nice loveseat for $15! (oh yeah, the week before when we were up looking for a place, we took a trip to the bins and found an amazing art deco style antique desk that i’m using now as a sewing table for $10!! holy crap i love the bins!)

we had a lot of boxes, i mean, really, so many boxes… the (16′) truck was so full that my bike was pushed between the mattress and the door, so when you opened the door it fell on you. we have too much stuff. so i’m feeling super good to be almost unpacked. here’s what our living room looked like a couple weeks ago (and all the other rooms were equally full of boxes)…
boxes boxes

ok so, we have this rad two bedroom place and made the tiny second bedroom into our bedroom so we could make the master into our studio, yay!! it’s coming along – sooo much organizing, i have a freaking lot of craft stuff! and half a bedroom is not tons of space to store it all, i’m learning. but i’m managing to make it work, with many shelves, drawers, bins, etc. i will be posting photos of the whole space once it’s done, but for now i took some detail shots for a sneak preview.

studio detail studio detail

studio detail studio detail studio detail

studio detail studio detail

a week or two ago (i’m still trying to regain my concept of time after the move) we went to a photo lab in the st. johns area, and sitting on the sidewalk was a lady selling old knitting needles! i got 7 sets for a dollar each! i love portland SO much!!

needles

later today, after more studio organizing, we are going to knittn’ kitten and scrap – my two favorite crafty places of all time ever! and we’ll probably stop at the bins too, i can never resist its pull…

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