Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Studio Tour

It's here!
The tour you've been waiting for.
Come on in!

My door. Ignore the dirty siding, I am not that tall.

Panorama of my long wall. Piecing together photos is kind of hard. I don't have Photoshop. This one actually turned out decent. The other, not so much. You've been warned.
This long wall holds fabric, scraps, bins and boxes of clothes for upcycling projects, ironing station (which also holds fabric), and my craft bookcase (which is not big enough to hold all of my crafts).

The not so good mash-up.

This is my other long wall with windows. This is where work happens, sewing and serging, notions and organization of odds and ends. It's a work in progress.

Left: Arrows pointing to: blue tin buckets for scissors, pencils, sewing tools, green apple bowl for pins, my New Home sewing machine, and my new blue swivel chair from Ikea.

Right: Arrows pointing to: my shelf I got at the consignment sale for just this purpose, and my Singer serger.
For the kids:

This is the kiddie corner. They have their own little table and buckets and bins of toys, paper, coloring books, crayons, pencils and markers. Hopefully they will stay occupied while I am occupied.

A 360 view:

I haven't had time to decorate the walls much at this point. I have projects and crafts in mind for that. I have plenty of white space to work with and I am going to enjoy decorating it!

My shelf I assembled. I wasn't sure if I was going to put this in my studio or in my daughter's room. Her room is the next to be organized. I think I will keep it, and maybe purchase some more just like it, whenever I save up more money that is.

My additional pendant lamps I need to hang over my sewing table and ironing station. They were on clearance at Hobby Lobby. What I love most about them is that they plug in to any outlet. They don't have to be hardwired into the electrical system, which means if I move things around I can also move the lighting where it is needed the most. A must for me, because I do change things up sometimes. Just ask my husband.

My work areas:

Kid work space and my work space.

I love working on the floor. It gives me enough space to spread out and look at the bigger picture of projects I am working on. I'm sure having a craft table would be nice, but I can't walk through a table.
Loving my work stations:

I have decorated a little. I found a nail to hang up my Singer sign. It may not stay in that location, but it's up for now.

I retrieved my blue state fair ribbon from the fridge and moved it to the studio along with the item that won it.

It may not be the most perfect of work spaces, or aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but I love the fact that it is done, well for the most part. Let's say it is 99% complete. I love that I can find everything I need, that I have a place to put everything I need, that I have my own creative space. There's a lot of love going on here.

I apologize for the darkness and slightly off focus photos. I am not a professional photographer and only occasionally get a great photo, but it's a skill I am working on improving.
I do love my new creative space. It fits my creative side perfectly. I love the open feel of it, the colorfulness of it, the brightness of the sunlight streaming through the windows and door (even though the windows are on the north side). I just love it!
I hope you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for visiting


  1. Ack!!!!!! This is soooooo awesome!!!!!!! Thanks for the tour. Now . . . can I come sew with you?? Until the wee hours of the night?

    1. Lol...umm sure! Just make sure it is my short work week because I get up at 4:30am to go to work so I don't stay up late much. I like sleep, when I can sleep.
      Thanks Dana!!