We are huge fans of Mickey Mouse in our house especially the “Hot Dog” song/dance! Watching the new Mickey Mouse and the Roadster Racers cartoon has become our afternoon treat before tea. So when we were chosen to review their new Pit Crew Toolbox there were loud WHOOP WHOOPS! Maybe a little Hot Dog dancing as well!
If you are starting up your own craft business or opening your first Etsy shop, you might need a little bit of extra space. Using the kitchen table can do for a while, but as your stock grows and you need to hit deadlines for orders, you might need to get some more space and storage. Creating your workshop in your home can be challenging, and you might not want to spend a lot of money on an extension, or moving house.
Below you will find some great home workshop ideas you can put into action on a budget.
Summer House in the Garden
If you get a cheap wooden summer house, you might be able to get electricity in there. There are several designs that have plenty of windows for you to get natural light for working. Some of them have insulation, and you can get a portable heater in the winter. If you only use the summer house for your workshop, you can have matching wooden shelving inside, so you can store your raw materials and tools.
You might want to get a lean-on orangery to work in. This way, you are never too far from your family, and get plenty of light for work. You can take up a part of the orangery for your tools and worktop, and the rest can still be used for relaxing and entertaining friends. Having this solution is better than using your spare bedroom that will be smaller and darker. On the other hand, you will need to move your items when one of your friends decides to stay overnight.
A simple solution is to turn your loft area into a workshop. Many people have successfully completed the project, and managed to get sewing machines and professional lighting installed. Make sure that you have professional loft windows fitted that are adequately glazed, so you don’t get cold on winter days, and get enough light to work with.
Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 34.
Thank you so much to those of you that linked up last week.
As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.
The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!
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Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!
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The living room is my favourite room in the house. It’s where we spend the most time. The space we have isn’t the biggest but I do love the coziness of it. We have been living here for 4 months so now is the time to think about how we want our space to be.
One thing is for certain I want Oak furniture to feature. It’s timeless, worth investing in and very stylish. It will last for ever! There is something about Oak Wood, that makes a home feel warm. With it’s natural beauty and strength it will last forever.
Random thing about me ~ When I was a teenager I worked at Woolworths until I got made redundant when they went into administration. It was the end of an era. As a kid I would pop into my local Woolies on a Saturday and get the latest single on cassette and pick up a tub of pic ‘n’ mix. Those were the best days!
Anyway back to the point. I have just finished reading Christmas at Woolworths by Elaine Everest. You may remember I read The Butlins Girls by Elaine back in the Summer. Which was fantastic by the way!
So I’m extremely happy to be on the blog tour today with Christmas at Woolworths. As usual before you get to my review I want to tell you a little about this book.
Take home the body-swapping romance that captivated the world with the highly anticipated release of “Your Name”. Critically acclaimed and as beautifully written as it is animated, this spellbinding story of love and youth is the perfect gift for the anime or film fan in your life.
“One thing is certain. If we see each other, we’ll know.”
Mitsuha (Mone Kamishiraishi) and Taki (Ryunosuke Kamiki) have never met, but when the frustrated country girl wishes of a life in the big city, they will forge a connection both unexplainable and unforgettable.