Welcome to the spaces where I work and play.
Prepare yourself for the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
First up is my shipping area where my bookkeeper, Laura, takes care of business. This isn’t an actual room, but an area at the end of the hall that is about 6′ x 7′.
My patterns are kept in a pattern cabinet behind Laura’s desk.
My office is in a small bedroom down the hall. This is where I spend most of my time, writing and illustrating patterns. I also spend my free time in here working on crafty things.
My furniture is an assortment of hand-me-downs and flea market finds. I found the hutch on Craig’s List and painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Here is a before and after pic from when the hutch was still in my sewing room.
Now I use it in my office to store crafting supplies and vintage linens. Also in this room I have a crafting table (full disclosure: although I tried to keep it real, I did clean the table off before taking pictures!), a desk and my beloved Silhouette Cameo. OK, now I see that I need to do something about those cords! I’m sure I’ve pinned several solutions…
And then there’s this… we won’t go there.
In between my shipping space and office is my sewing studio. This is my favorite room in the house and I spend A LOT of time in here. I wanted to surround myself with things I love, including toy sewing machines, Raggedy Ann, fabric and buttons. My assistant, Riley, goes to work with me every day!
I have two sewing machines set up all the time. There is room to pop up another table if I have friends over to sew, but we usually move down to the dining room for that. Today’s project is mug rugs for an upcoming retreat.
My cutting table is in the center of the room under my chandelier. I’m not a super-girly girl, but this chandelier lights up my life! My husband added a small design wall on the back of one door where I have my Dear Jane blocks. Check back with me in a few years, I’ll probably still have them hanging there…
This corner has storage of quilt samples, my books and fabric. This is Riley’s chair where he sits so he’s not underfoot all day. He loves to sit there and look out the window. In the spring we have bunnies and deer in the back yard.
On either side of the doors I have my stash. All of my fabric is in this room and I try to not accumulate more than will fit on the shelves. My friend, Catherine, came over a few years ago and helped me organize these cubbies. I must say that I have done a good job maintaining them as the fabric has come and gone – she will be so proud! On the chair are quilts waiting for bindings.
Along this wall I have more quilt and project storage. This room doesn’t have a closet so everything is on display, like a museum or art gallery – LOL. Someday maybe I won’t have bins on the floor, but I doubt it…
The top of the hutch holds a fat quarter bundle from each of my fabric lines.
This corner of the room has my design wall, a quilt holding all of my collector pins and the clock from my Grandma’s fabric store in the 70’s. My dad painted it when I was little. I grew up playing with Barbies under the cutting table of her store.
Every day I try to appreciate how fortunate I am to be doing what I do. I love my job, my studio, my office and mostly my assistant!
Thank you for joining me on the Studio Spotlight tour today. Please don’t forget to like and share my Facebook post and comment below for chances to win one of two 6-packs of patterns! I will have a random drawing at the end of the Studio Spotlight Blog Hop, January 23rd.
I’d love to hear some recommendation for organization, especially what to do with all of those quilting magazines. I probably have 300 of them, but can’t seem to let them go.
Don’t miss On Point Quilter‘s post tomorrow!
Have a great day,