Monday, 27 July 2015

One Small Step For Woman, One Giant Leap For Womankind

Hey blog! So it's been a crazy couple of weeks - I suddenly and unexpectedly (for various reasons that I'm not going to get into) had to move house! So I said goodbye to my plan of spending all my Uni break filming videos and sewing .·´¯`(>▂<)´¯`·. and I also said goodbye to the lovely housemates I've spent the last couple of years living with. Me and Luciano are going out alone into the world - we are now living together all aloney, like proper adults! (Eek. I am so not ready to be an adult!!)
Then, as soon as the moving week was over, I got super sick with a cold. Boo hoo. I literally spent all of today in bed knitting a scarf and by tonight, I was super bored and sick of stinking and having gross, unwashed hair, so I decided to have a shower and dress up. I still didn't feel well enough to leave the house, so I justified my totally unproductive dressing-up by taking some photos for my poor neglected blog!
One particularly wonderful aspect about moving home: we managed to snag a 2-bedroom place, which means that I now have my very own studio/sewing room. Ahhhh! I had been very frustrated with the lack of space in my student sharehouse for quite a while - my "studio" consisted of a small thoroughfare room in the middle of the house that I also shared with my housemate, AND I lived directly underneath the flight path, which is not exactly helpful for filming videos. Like. I had to pause while filming every 2 minutes while planes rattled my roof. I'm not exaggerating. In addition to all this, I could only ever film when all 3 other housemates were out, and sew when they weren't sleeping. It wasn't the easiest environment for creating in.

But now I'm no longer living underneath the flight path (woo hoo!), and I have this entire room to myself, so I can just film and sew whenever I want! I've become so passionate about sewing and making videos lately, to the point where I'm feeling as though I could (possibly!) even make a career out of it, so having this space is just... indescribable. It's going to help so much. I'm so, so happy, and I can't wait to get to work in it.

I'm going to give you a real quick tour of my new craftroom/studio - but keep in mind that I'm still unpacking, and it's definitely not set up yet!
I have a whole (non-weird-green!) wall for filming against! And it's a white wall, which is perfect - I can even use it to take outfit photos against when I don't feel like venturing outside (like today!)
And my sewing desk/computer space - I finally have somewhere to organise and put all my fabrics! Hooray! (There's a whole other storage unit at the other side of the room just for fabrics and crafty bits and pieces, too).
I'm super excited about having so much space, as you can see above. I know it doesn't look particularly huge, but compared to the amount of space I had in my last place, it feels like a mansion.

When I'm all set up, I'll definitely be doing a little sewing room tour. It's going to look soooo cute - and organised! - when I am done decorating :)

Anyway, I should be back to a more regular video-making/blogging schedule soon, once I've settled in. Thanks for sticking around!

Outfit details
Top - Borrowed from Katie (originally thrifted)
Jacket - Thrifted
Shorts - Thrifted
Tights - from a tight stall in Japan
Shoes - Asos

I hope that you're all having a lovely start to your weeks so far. Much love!

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  1. love your outfit Annika- I hope you feel better soon but on the plus side you have a new place and tidy little space in conducive conditions to some serious creativity, sewing and youtubing YAY!
    Hope all is well and that lateral mag gets the funding it needs!

  2. Yay, I am excited for you! Getting a new larger work space can make all the difference. I hope you feel better soon! I am also really excited to hear your enthusiasm for your videos, they are my favorite to watch for sewing tips/inspiration. I really enjoy how in your videos you include both the positive and negative outcomes, it's very relatable and educational for someone like me who is only self taught.

  3. I so know the relief of moving and finally get a space of your own! I actually have that in my current home but last week it got overgrown with mold so it was kind of my excuse to scrub down, clean, and repaint everything. It's like getting a whole new space. (I was maybe a bit hasty when we moved in so it wasn't madly organized! haha) I can't wait to see your finished room!

    Hannah | The Outfit Repeater

    1. Ick, I can sympathize - that's what happened in our old place, just before moving! We discovered black mould crawling up the wall behind our bed... moved everything out, and discovered it was all over the ENTIRE ROOM. I'm surprised that I didn't get super sick from it!

  4. Annika, congrats on the big changes in your life! I have to admit I was missing your posts :) but now you are back better than ever :) Moving together with your love one is amazing :) Having your own creative space is also pretty amazing, and I am so happy for you!
    Hope you will feel better soon.

    (love your pendant, so unique!)

    Why Buy? DIY!

  5. Ohhhh you're the cutest and best, also keep that torso pants! Xxx

  6. I feel like you lived in my husbands old house. Probably not actually, but the only thing he said about his old house in Sydney was that he was right under the flight path and it was actually a little bit terrifying because of how low the planes would get.

    I'm really happy you have a studio all to yourself! Can't wait to see how it transforms over time.


  7. Having your own studio seems really wonderful! I hope you get a lot of inspiration from this new space, =D

  8. Aww man, I too feel the woes of neglecting ye olde blog because of moving house (I moved last week as well :s) We still don't have internet either, so If I want to blog I have to find a wifi connection somewhere (which was a task when it was uni holidays!) Hope you're settling in well.

  9. How wonderful that you have your own space now! I'm sure you'll love living there!

  10. Aaah Annika, I'm so very excited for you! Your studio space looks lovely and you look lovely in it. Feel better!

  11. This is great! I'm so happy for you!

  12. Love your post! Your blog is really amazing!

  13. I'm so excited for you too :D ! I live with my boyfriend in a small studio and don't even have a desk, I use the only table we have and it is so small X_X. I have a thousand boxes with my fabric and everything... I wish I had a room like yours :D !

  14. I'm so excited for you too :D ! I live with my boyfriend in a small studio and don't even have a desk, I use the only table we have and it is so small X_X. I have a thousand boxes with my fabric and everything... I wish I had a room like yours :D !

  15. Congratulations! :D that's wonderful news!!
    Also, love your outfit! It reminds me of a Superwoman and fits this post perfectly :)

  16. I love your outfit - what a fun necklace!

    Eeek - congrats on your new place! Sorry that it was so unexpected; moving is stressful no matter what, I think. I'm planning on doing that again soon. Hope that you are feeling better!



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