Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Studio Revealed

It is still a work in progress but I decided to share my space with all of you. Way back in April I showed pic of my studio when it was in the downstairs location. Now here it is in the upstairs location. I hope you like it.

First up is my drafting and cutting table. Underneath I have my filing cabinet, drawers that hold tools and a book shelf for my drafting and sewing books.

You can see a wooden stool that I covered. I rarely sit when I'm drafting or cutting though. Whose ideas was it to use such a light colour anyway. It's a good thing I really don't sit on it, I would hate to see rubbed off dye on it.

This is my desk where I update my blog, edit pics and browse Etsy. I cleaned up the mess that is usually there. I would love to keep it that cleared.

I got that chair at a thrift store and plan to cover the yellow parts. I will probably go with a faux suede red colour to add some contrast.

I fell in love with the lines even though it is not a very pratical office chair because it is not on wheels.

My inspiration board may move so that I can add another shelf to place my stuff. I sure have a lot of stuff!

The desk to the right of my desk is where Agent 31 does her crafting. It also is where my BabyLock sits.

This is the space above my desk. I really need to re-organize and make it work to my advantage. Perhaps you can suggest something. I am so bad at optimizing my space.

I was thinking that maybe I should put my finished goods up there. What do you think about that?

Or should I just put the obvious, books! Books on shelves, what a novel idea? LOL.

Next up is my sewing area. I have my BabyLock, my Elna on a shelf above and beside I have my industrial Leather machine KOBE. I plan on getting another industrial soon to replace my BabyLock.
Since shipping is a part of my business, I needed a shipping area. This is where I weigh my packages. The drawers are great for housing my shipping items such as bubble mailers and anything that goes out in my packages.

That was an old dresser that belonged to my daugher. I covered the front of the drawers with a cool wallpaper that has maps on it. I love the red and taupe colour. I changed the knobs to the red ones you see pictured.
Don't you just love the big 'ole clock? I have a thing for clocks, the bigger the better for me.
I updated all the switch plates and outlet plates to silver too. I hated what was there before.

The basket above is where I put my small outgoing packages that will fit.

This is where all the pressing is done! Underneath I have shelves that I keep my interfacing and other pressing supplies on.
These shelves above the pressing station keep my pressing tools at hand and in sight!

The next photos show where I keep my overflowing collection of fabric. Seriously it is getting out of hand. I even have fabric in other rooms!

Ladies and gents, get ready for my AREA of SHAME!
I have this huge t.v. in my studio that I don't need. My husband is supposed to remove it when he finishes the den. Do I have to wait another 6 months before I end up moving it myself?

Once that t.v. and the base that it rests on goes, I will be able to get more of my stuff organized. That's how I hope it will play out.

When I'm in my studio I just listen to the t.v. anyhow.

I can't wait for it to be out. Of course it will be replaced with a smaller t.v. - I do need to watch/listen to my soaps after all ;-)

So there you have it, a revealing look into Sewlutions' World Studio!


designsbynana said...

I am impressed on how organized your studio is...Great job!!!It really looks great. Can I hire you to come do mine???

Sewlutions' World said...

Thank you! I would love to do yours, that is what I enjoy doing, designing, advising, organizing for other people. It is so hard to do it for yourself! I would do yours for free;-)

Nicole said...

stopped by to let you know i added you to my list of links!

i definitely envy the amount of space that you have!

marsha said...

WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE viewing other's work area and I think yours looks sooooooo FUN!!! In all it's organised mess, loads of beautiful and wonderful items are waiting to be unveiled! Thank you so much for allowing us this opportunity to view these personal & lovely photos of your uber scrumptious studio!!!

CoraLea said...

Oh I'm jealous of your space!
I love how you have all the different areas.
I am using my living room . . . which as you can imagine creates a huge mess :)

Gabreial said...

That is a really neat dresser! I love the maps on the front really cool idea!

Liz (made in lowell) said...

Thanks for the virtual tour of your workspace, I loved it! It's great how you aren't hesitant to alter something (dresser, lighswitch) that doesn't suit you. I hope you get the space around the TV soon, got my fingers crossed for you!

Jenn Maruska said...

Thanks for sharing photos of your creative space - I love to see other people's studios!

I think you've done a great job of using your wall space with all those shelves. And I like your shipping area - very cool!

Now think of how you could use the space that the tv is taking up. I love to reorganize! : )

muchachaK said...

Your studio is amazing!!! I love it. Great work (and thanks for feeding our voyeuristic eyeballs!)...

I love all the sewing machines...feels like home ;)


Caelista said...

Putting shelves under the ironing board is a great idea. I love seeing how/where other people work. Thanks for sharing.

HobbyZu said...

That is a true treasure trove! It's like imagination wonderland or something. I feel like creating something right now! lol

Steph said...

I am so envious of your studio. Especially your industrial sewing machine for leather. I was just saying to a friend yesterday that I need one of those.
I used to have a room devoted solely to sewing when I lived in Florida. But alas {sigh}, since moving to PA, that has become a fond memory. =)

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