The latest chapter for belle and olive…

…….yup don’t die of shock …I have finally got around to a second chapter in the belle and olive story.

Well things have been busy since last I wrote, events, stock making, stocking the Etsy shop and life in general.  The biggest piece of news along with a super new stockist ( Karina Goodman – Studio 61) is that the ‘Cabin’  – the new shed quarters for belle and olive is almost finished.

Its been a bit of a slog but with a smidge more painting to do etc I am almost ready to fill it with lots of scrumptious materials to make more belle and olive loveliness with.  Heres how it went…..

 

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So it all began with the removal of the coniferous hedge, clearing of the lower garden and moving the bamboo plants…quite a task but it gave us enough firewood for next winter.

 

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An exciting day when the components of the cabin arrived – all hands on deck to unload the lorry.

 

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Yup, it was a flat pack with instructions – a bit like very big Lego.

With a bit of extra man and woman power the bearers and frame were built on the prepared base….I recall this being a bit of a muddy and cold day.

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Surprisingly it went up really quickly – we were all new to log cabin building but it seemed fairly straightforward at this stage.  It felt such a long way off my dream studio at that time still.

 

The dogs were no help at all and were there in a purely supervisory role…..whilst putting a lot of muddy paw prints onto the nice clean pine wood.

 

Day one finished with putting the roof on…with a bit of extra help from a small person.

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…and now the even more exciting bit…building the workbench – I can’t wait to be sat here creating things!

 

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Workbench complete…

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…and a completely frazzled husband……what an amazing man – to buy and build this for me, its a dream and I can’t thank him enough…..maybe he just wants me and all my creative materials out the house 😉

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Roof shingles on and ready for a coat of preservative then onto the interior decoration and fitting.  I shall bring you up to date with the next stage very soon.

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Suzanne xx