I am so glad you are here and I have been meaning to show you my studio for a long time.
I am a clutter bug....so you will see that this studio has lots of junk in it and I don't have fabric folded neatly and stuff is everywhere....but I LOVE it!
Above is my blue chair and herb garden right by the door to the studio.
The studio is a building next to my house....that used to be a paint and body shop.
This was the dirtiest, ugly...boy building ever!
I girled it up!
This shot is from the door coming in.....there is another door on the opposite end.
Click on the pics to see them closer.
I have stations for everything....since this is a working studio....stuff has to get done!
Here is my mailing counter and down the side is my videos and music (very important!)
I cover storage areas under the counter with fabric....so I don't have to see boxes, wrapping, bubble wrap and more.
By the door is my photo taking area...a light box and props.
Every time I need nice pics for a pattern cover...this is my life saver.
Good Photos always sell the pattern.
I am showing you the witch from last year...no direct light makes great pics.
These are funny props I keep close by
These are my flowers and holiday props ....essential for photos
My computers and printer...I spend a huge amount of time here.
I store extra stuff under tables....fabric from thrift stores.
This metal shade hangs by my desk....I put all my favorite postcards there
I love my computer!
Some important things.....dictionary, sayings books, eraser, thread and needle....and wite out!
My old computer gets used too
Remotes for everything and papers
I stash stuff everywhere...lil artworks, tissues, and my mannequin
I love my mailing center...it makes sending product so easy.
I am a hoarder! Don't tell that show about me.
Tapes, paper hole punches and labels
I have ribbons for wrapping...strings of every kind.
Most of my stash comes from thrifts store....including tables, and shelves.
It is the thrill of the hunt!
Halloween stuff ...that I need to sell....there is never enough time in the day!
This light cabinet has come with me to all kinds of show!
It is so handy
I am keeping extra patterns in it.
QUILT machine....it is a little Gracie frame with a simplicity quilting machine
It quilts up to a queen size....it is nice when designing quilts and wallhangings.
Right now I put my collection of lil quilts on it.
Behind the polka dot curtain is another room....a huge storage area.
This cute doll looks after the place when I am not around...she looks like she is in charge.
I love my old typewriter....my mom was a speedster at typing...
This is behind the mailing counter....a place to put all my masses of papers.
Trying to keep my artwork from being crinkled
This is the table at the very center of the studio....one of my favorite areas.
It is for painting, collage, glittering, drawing and having lots of fun.
I like to organize supplies in containers from goodwill...like this basket for colored pencils and markers.
This pink shelf has many tiers.
Great for all kinds of goodies.
I have lots of stamps and ink pads
This old letter keeper...now keeps tags to use in all kinds of projects.
Lots of my old paintings....plus a wonderful piece from Lynne Perrella (the Mary)
Look at all my scissors
I like to keep my artwork around and lots mod podge, paint brushes, and varnishes.
Glitter in a caddy....paintbrushes in a glass
More paint brushes in an old thrift store vase.
You can never have too many pencils!
Acrylic paint ....in one of those cheap rolling carts
This is my 5 dollar cubby hole.....it is huge!
It was an awful army green
I like to fill cubby holes....with needle felted eggs and my cat pincushion
I also fill it with small paintings.
The Halloween items is a huge hat I made and there is a prim bunny and a shabby chic party hat.
I like to clip projects to this wire ....from ikea.
Notice Ashley Wilkes from gone with the wind photo....near bottom....hunk!
This is not a cute part....my jewelry solder section....I put pliers in an old ink pad stand.
This is looking from my cricut cutter over to my computer
Here is where the sewing magic happens!
Love my ironing board
I know...I have lots of clutter.....I can't help it!
I love threads and buttons
My 12 month heart quilt with farm chick poster...when I was a vendor.
This is the center again by the painting table.
Yarns in shopping carts!!!!
Cool dangly lights ....this is from sewing area.
Cutting table I got from my mom....design wall in the back made from white insulation boards.
I do not like folding and fabric...I kind of sort fold it....lol
I also pick up hoops dirt cheap at thrift store...good for framing embroidery.
My design board...gotta work on this stuff!
This is the far area where the other door is....we left the garage door from the body shop...built a window and door...and then I just close the garage door to secure everything.
Massive book shelves with book and mags...I am hooked to all the Somerset magazines
That is something I spend money on....worth it!
Party streamers are fun to craft with!
Yarns and strings...I don't crochet or knit.....but I use these constantly in sewing, making tags, packaging, and collages.
This is behind the paint table....lots of doo dads
I get a kick out of collecting this junk....I mean stuff.
Peanuts have to be here ....cause they are so adorable...the cat picture is my beloved cat sally...now passed.
My daughter says if I buy anymore she is going to toss them.
I finally organized my books and mags.
They are grouped in themes now.
Mr winter...my own design...never made it into a pattern though....with thread!
My raggedy with coloring books.....they are so fun...brings back the child in me.
My glasses from the farm chicks...soldered pendants and my bleeding heart girl.
Glitter in an old syrup pourer.
My ornament chandelier...I still love it.
I had more pics...but I think I went nuts putting on this many!
Thanks for stopping by and seeing my studio...
now I have Halloween patterns to finish....kinda hard when it is so hot!
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A big thanks to Karen Valentine for hosting this wonderful party!