Monday, March 19, 2012

Studio Makeover Pt. 4

New furniture at last!  Here is the new Elfa shelving:

New sewing table:

My new cutting table/work island:

And from the back:
Lots of drawers, and verticle storage space for cutting mats, etc.

Here is my retractable extension cord up high near the ceiling.  I got the idea from seeing photos of Caryl Bryer Fallert's quilting studio.  No more cord dragging across my fabric as I iron!

My closets have Elfa carts on casters.  This is where I'm going to store my fabric and I can wheel the carts in and out of the closet as I need them.

Now the organizing begins!

Friday, March 9, 2012


I have never done a podcast before so when Ricë Freeman-Zachery asked me if I wanted to do one with her I was a little nervous about doing it!  But Ricë is so much fun to talk to she made the whole experience not only painless but very enjoyable!  Ricë has authored several books, including Living the Creative Life, and writes extensively for Somerset Studio, Belle Armoire, Art Doll Quarterly, and other magazines.  You can listen to the podcast here:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Studio Makeover Pt. 3

The new floors are in!  Here's the new carpet at the entrance going up the stairs:

Here's the studio floor:
I love it!  I think it's going to be soooo much easier to keep it clean, with all the snippets that fall on the floor.  Just a quick going over with the dirt devil!

Tomorrrow comes the new furniture & shelving!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mini Road Trip

Last weekend was absolutely beautiful here in our little corner of the world!  I drove up to Round Top to see the fiber art show at Copper Shade Tree Gallery.
The show was wonderful and I'm so glad I got to see it.  I wandered around the shops for a while....

I found a great little flower pot here:

Then I headed over to LaGrange to visit the new Quilt Museum.

You can see what a beautiful day it was by the amazing blue of the sky!

This is the side of the building, where they have planted a garden.  Should be lovely next fall.

Just across the way is the courthouse, built in the last 1800's.  I love these old buildings.

So that was my mini road trip - a great way to spend a Saturday!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Studio Makeover Pt. 2

The studio now has a fresh coat of paint.
"Extra White" on the walls.

And some green just because I love green & needed some color!

I have new lighting also:  4 fluorescent fixtures which give tons of light.

And while the electrician was putting in the new lights, I got him to add an outlet up high near the ceiling.  I'm going to put in a retractable extension cord up here so I can plug in my iron and wont have it dragging across my fabric as I iron.

New flooring goes in next week!