Over the past week or so I've been making my new space in the workshop a little home away from home for me and Lachlan. At the rate things are going with my shops, I'll hopefully be spending a LOT of time out there, so I want it to be comfortable for Lachlan and set up in a way that I can get things done in the most efficient way possible. Because right now, my workflow is anything but efficient, especially when Lachlan is napping.
My mom got a kick out of seeing me in action as I tried to pack orders. If Lachlan is napping I have to walk to the opposite side of the house and into my closet to tape a box, because the sound of the packing tape on the tape dispenser is known to wake him from a nap. And my gosh, do I need every minute of his naps to get stuff done. Nobody and nothing messes with his nap time! Quite often I get all the way back to the closet and realize I forgot the tape (no lie), so I walk back out to the kitchen. I almost always get sidetracked with something, and 5 minutes later when I walk back into the closet with my tape, I realize that I left the box sitting on the kitchen counter... And I can't tell you how many hours a week I waste looking for the stickers or the labels or the cards or the ribbon or that ball of twine I KNOW I left on the bed under the pile of envelopes--the pile of blue envelopes, not the pile of green envelopes. Or maybe I put it on the shelf of my closet under the doilies. Or is it in the box with the wood tags? You get the idea.
But that is alllllll about to change. I'm about to have things at my fingertips. I'm about to have a place for everything, and everything in its place. I'm about to start rocking and rolling.
But first I have to finish moving into the new space. It's a slow and painful process, trying to figure out exactly how to set up the space in the best way to hold all my stuff, especially because I keep finding new stuff to add to my inventory almost daily. (Shhhh. Hear that? That's the husband with his hands over his ears, screaming like a mad man. He only thinks I'm joking when he hears me already talking about expanding my area in the workshop...)
So here is a tiny look into the new space at the moment. I am still trying to figure out where to put more shelves or cabinets or peg board or whatever to hold more amounts of my stuff. But for now, it's quite nice.
And YES, that is a couch (that folds down into a bed), a coffee table (that will have those sharp edges modified) and a RUG (ain't she pretty??). It's all for Lachlan. Really. And yes I am on the lookout for a small dorm size fridge (yeah, baby!). And I already have the little DVD player and TV waiting in the wings for when I need an electronic babysitter. :)
The space is so awesome that I thought I'd better put up a sign to keep the riff-raff out!