Sunday, February 21, 2010

Studio, Dubai

Here is my new floor. The old floor got thrown out. Finally!

Here is Nena, my new maid, cleaning up the floor. The men could not get my desk out so kept it in and worked around it. The difference in the quality of this new flooring and the old one is incredible.

I did not get the Australian Horn sewing cabinet due to the expense. Lucky to those that do get it. Instead, we got a table from Ikea. You can see it behind Waqar. Here, we are putting together the Expedit 25 cubby thingy.

I don't know what we were thinking but we should have checked twice before bolting this apparatus to the wall. Now, the window won't open all the way! Uki was so intrigued so I placed her up in the cubby!

Waqar put Peachy up there and I think that Uki wanted back up.

The girls helped put the drawers together...

Once the drawers were put in, I put the cat knitted beds in a bottom cubby. They love to cuddle.

Sorry for the blurriness; but here is only some of my stuff in the room. Now that I am back from Dubai; I need to tackle this. Somehow today, I would rather check my messages and play on the net. There is always tomorrow!

This is the last shelf of the five Ikea shelves that I wanted to sell. There is just no room in this house!

I tried to span the room from the entrance starting from the left side of the room.

Here is the Expedit. I started putting some fabric in there but there are so many more upstairs still!

Here is my desk that Waqar is suggesting I get rid of. It takes too much space.

It just keeps coming! Ugh...

The much coveted filing cabinet that I never found in Muscat; see it in the back, the grey one? I got some pendaflex file folders or drop folders as they are called everywhere but America, in Dubai and put them together. Yeah, thanks, they are sitting next to me on my new cool sofa!

I hope to get a copy of a picture from Isra (Sew2bhappy) and Laila (timefortea) from our much anticipated trip to Craftland in Dubai. I just can't be bothered to take photos these days! I carried that sucker everywhere too. Hmm... so these are the only photos that I took and it is of Burg Khalifa; the tallest building in the world. It is just outside Dubai Mall which is the largest shopping mall in the world and the dancing fountains! They danced to Andrea Bocceli. Very nice.

Here is another view with the moon on the right. Isn't it pretty?

I made some promises to myself to live a more positive life. Having hired a maid is the beginning! Now, I can concentrate on other areas of my life. Wish me luck please!

Stay tuned as it will take me some time to get myself sorted and able to reach my new Bernina to finish the tote of the class that I took in Dubai. I hope to make a few more to be given as gifts for those back home in America.

Thanks for stopping by. Now, off to work before I have to pickup the kids.


Sharon T in Lynden said...

I love reading about your life in Dubai. And it's always good to see photo proof of people who have as much crafting STUFF as I do!!!

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

YAY its taking shape i am so excited for you!

I have the expedit cupaboad too i love, love it.

So you ladies planning a trip to craftland ha? i havent been yet either in sha Allah on my next trip!

sanpatwil said...

Looks like a very nice space sis. Love the flooring. KitKats look adorable in the cubbies! Gotta weed through all that STUFF now...wish I could be there to help;). Will show mami and papi the pics.

Alia said...

Hi all!!!

Sharon: Thank you so much for the compliment! However, I live in Muscat, Oman not Dubai! I was just there for four days without the babes and the hubby!! Keep coming back, I appreciate it!

Mayya: Thanks! Don't you have the Expedit with the desk?? I can't wait to utilize it the best way!!

China/Japon!! I forget which one you were and which one I was!!?? I'm so happy to see you on this. You can read and see all about my life. I started this for you, Mami, Papi and Lizzie. I hope you can come back more often! xoDian

XUE said...

It is always nice to see glimpses of another sewing studio! Warm wishes from Tokyo, Japan.