Monday, December 26, 2011

Studio Update

Unfortunately I haven't had much time to spend in my studio since I got here.  Once my parents arrived we began to focus on common space areas like the dining room, living room, family room... etc.  Anyway... I finally took some time to get the studio in order.  I'm not done... but I made big progress.

Here she is!
I hung my Jaybird Quilts sign that I had made for market and love the way it looks.  I made one valance this morning and hung it up to make sure I liked it before making three.  I'm pretty happy with it and plan on making the other two later today. {hopefully!}

This is the left wall.  I used the three white bookcases from my studio back home and added the wood piece that used to be in my kitchen.  Currently I have many of my pre-cuts stored in it since they are yummy to look at.

This is the right wall.  At the moment it is a mess of books, notions and all kinds of things.  Mom & I will be sharing this space so we are sorting through our stuff before we rush to buy new storage.

The corner is also a mess... but it won't be for too long.
The really REALLY exciting studio news.... is that tomorrow we have a BIG delivery coming!!  After a lot of research, planning & thinking... I decided to order 2 Koala sewing cabinets!  Mom and I will each have beautiful new sewing tables to go in our new sewing space!  Once they arrive and we are all set up I'll take photos and share!

Not only did I not have much time to organize the studio in the last few weeks... but I hadn't sat at my machine to sew anything in over a month!! eek!!  So yesterday... just because I wanted to sew... I made myself a new bag from Robert Kaufman's new laminated fabrics.
Fabric is Robert Kaufman's new laminates.  I used Ann Kelle's dot for the handles and Celebrate Seuss for the main part and I love it.
Pattern is a slightly modified version of the Pinafore Bag by Me & My Sister
Started on 12/25/11
Finished on 12/25/11

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Gina C. said...

I can't wait to see your studio when it's completed along with your new koala sewing cabinets. It's my dream to one day own a koala cabinet.

LisaG said...

Look forward to seeing your lovely new cabinets :)

mascanlon said...

Looking forward to seeing the new additions in place. I love mine. Now the storage...thats another question! I am off to straighten up the mess in my sewing room, work on a little project and watch BBC mysteries and a little BONES.

Melissa Corry said...

Your sewing cabinet sound stunning. I can't wait to see them. Good luck sorting through everything :)

Anonymous said...

I am always interested in what books the "pro's" read. I have been quilting for 35 years and retired from a career at the local library. I love books - esp. quilt books. I just checked my data base - 756 books. I had a fire in my studio 8 years ago and the insurance co. was amazed that I had such a detailed list. They were able to save all my books - "ozoned: them to remove the odor - love your blog.

Sandy said...

I love the big windows and natural light....the 2 smaller ones are cute too. Can't wait to see your Koala cabinets all set up.

SewCalGal said...

I think you'll really enjoy those Koala cabinets. I've been dreaming about them for years.


goldencomet said...

This must be so exciting for you - setting up a new studio! And sharing the excitement with your mom, too. Last summer we bought a new home and for the first time I could claim one of the spare bedrooms for a sewing room. It doesn't look as nice as yours but it is all mine!! Have fun!

Rhonda the Rambler said...

I love your new bag...Dr. Seuss fabric seems to be so fitting for you. It is so fun! Like the others, I can't wait to see your studio with your new cabinets in it.

Josie McRazie said...

LOVE THE BAG! WANT ONE! LOL an OMG look at that amazing light you have coming into your room! And the view!! inspiring!!

Vicky said...

What a great space! It's coming along nicely! Can't wait to see your sewing cabinets!! xo

Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous and I cant wait to see what Koala cabinets you got. My husband got me a "real" sewing desk for christmas (arrow brand). Im so excited to use it!

Jennifer Thomas said...

The bag is so cute! And I love your far. So much natural light. I'm sure it will be lovely when it is finished. You are lucky to have such a bright and airy space to sew. Have a super day!

Jennifer Blosser said...

I love the pinafore bag! I made one out of sugar skulls by Alexander Henry! I got some Valori Wells yesterday to make another one! Love the Dr. Seuss!

Hugs & stitches,