they like to play at your ankles…

I don’t usually attempt to do much work while Saida is up and on the move.  I find it to be too stressful… and at this stage of the game, I am fortunate enough to have the choice.

I’ve got a few clients I am trying to finish up in the next couple of weeks and with some simple printing and cutting tasks before me {and my cousin’s little one over to play} I figured I would give it a go.

I found the place they decided to play rather hysterical, so I thought I would share it today.

Here is Saida’s room

cue chirping crickets….

and here is my work space…



Despite the look of things, they were very occupied playing together and I was able to make some progress!  Thanks little ladies!  Note – the diapers scattered about are not dirty or anything, they are small dipes for her dolls.  Also, Saida can be pretty regularly found in her diaper with no pants… she is learning the potty, and I have a limited number trips up and down the stairs each day. so if there is a morning accident, she may be pantless until nap time.  although we did make it back upstairs here, I guess i still just didn’t bother to put her pants on… o well.  don’t judge me.


Over the last who-knows-how-long, I have been reworking my workspace.  I am fortunate enough to have some extra square footage in our master bedroom that has lent it self very well to being my office/studio/workspace.  I am blessed to have been able to grow my workspace with each successive move (I started with a rolling cart in a closet).  We painted our room and it gave me the final push to get it all together.

Would I love to have my own room for my working and creating?  Absolutely!  But I am really starting to appreciate having it all so close, being able to walk by a design I am working on to see what I think of it in this moment and that moment.

Having the space in my room influenced how I set it up.  I wanted it to be cute, clean and not too cluttered.  So I moved a bunch of stuff up to storage and I am keeping minimal supplies in my actual work space, just the tools that I use regularly, being sure to keep my favorite things on display.

I also wanted to seperate my computer station from my work table.  I put my desk and office supplies on my shelving unit near a small computer desk.  I will post some more shots of the entire space, but I am still working on some final touches.

Hope you enjoy this snapshot tour of some of my favorite spots!