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PS I never showed the ‘before’ picture of the studio makeover…

Before:

AFTER

View from the design wall towards the window

Basically from the same vantage point – same window in both pictures!

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More Studio Shots!

OK – finally, and as promised, here are more studio shots!

I really like having my rulers in these office document holders - so much easier to find!

I really like having my rulers in these office document holders - so much easier to find!

I also keep a small napkin/ruler holder on my work table for the rulers I need during a given project

I also keep a small napkin/ruler holder on my work table for the rulers I need during a given project

My coveted Ikea drawers - sadly, no longer produced.  They have housed office supplies, rubber stamps, and more.  Now I keep sewing notions and templates in here.

My coveted Ikea drawers - sadly, no longer produced. They have housed office supplies, rubber stamps, and more. Now I keep sewing notions and templates in here.

A drawer full of marti michel templates

A drawer full of marti michel templates plus a few other brands. Hey, a girl has to be fair!

Picked up at a local thrift store for a buck! I love it!

Picked up at a local thrift store for a buck! I love it! Player's is a brand of cigarettes from Quebec - this was a metal collectors tin - can't remember what's inside - but I'll bet it's thumbtacks!

Great place for pins

Great place for pins

I love my iron holder - it's right near the cutting table and get away from little hands - when those little hands somehow slip into the room!

I love my iron holder - it's right near the cutting table and out of the way from little hands - when those little hands somehow slip into the room!

doo-dads what nots and whatchamacallits.

doo-dads what nots and whatchamacallits.

You can never has too many doo-dads what nots and whatchamacallits.

You can never have too many doo-dads what nots and whatchamacallits.

View from my room into the playroom.  The cutout in the wall and the window are the same shape and finish

View from my room into the playroom. The cutout in the wall and the window in the door are the same shape and finish

Through the opening in my studio and out the window in the kids' playroom. In case you're wondering, the bird cage contains a fish from Cuba and a frog from Mexico.

Through the opening in my studio and out the window in the kids' playroom. In case you're wondering, the bird cage contains a fish from Cuba and a frog from Mexico. Oh ,and I WISH that little house out there was on my property!

Little plates, a gift from my Mother In Law (also, my friend) hung with velcro!

Little plates, a gift from my Mother In Law (also, my friend) hung with velcro! And I have used the giraffe for an Applique pattern.

Remeber the show about ducktape? Well, the 'frames' on the wall are a result of that show and the little houses? Well, I just love houses!

Remember the show about duck tape? Well, the 'frames' on the wall are a result of that show and the little houses? Well, I just love houses!

I love these hooks. And well, that little bench had to go somewhere.

I love these hooks. And well, that little bench had to go somewhere.

Tools! Near the ironing table.

Tools! Near the ironing table.

I picked this up on the street in San Fran. My mom and I painted it and it was in the babies' room containing creams and wipes and diapers for their first bit of life.  Now - it lives on the corner of my cutting table filled with scissors, applique tools, pins, marking tools, etc.

I picked this up on the street in San Fran. My mom and I painted it and it was in the babies' room containing creams and wipes and diapers for their first bit of life. Now - it lives on the corner of my cutting table filled with scissors, applique tools, pins, marking tools, etc.

Down the holes...

Down the holes...

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From the studio through the playroom and out the side door.

From the studio through the playroom and out the side door. And the chicken quilt (my one and only 'art quilt' used to hang above the hooks where Wilma is hangin' out but the sticky velcro stopped sticking. And I wish it came through in this picture, but just outside the door are the most glorious Roses in full bloom.

I hope you have enjoyed this portion of the studio tour.  Lots more to come!

Studio Shots!

OK – not the best pictures; but the best I’ve got for now…I have finally folded all of my fabric in the same way – making for a colorful and fun display.  Very pleasing to my eye. I prefer to sort by color and not by style or line or manufacturer because that is the way I quilt – mixing old and new, cotton and linen.. There is one more shelf above and below than are shown in this view. They have the plastic boxes filled with BOM’S! Oh, and I have hung that clock on the wall.

You can see the method I used to fold the fabrics over here.

The fabric wall - folded and delightful!

The fabric wall - folded and delightful!

This is a view from the corner of my room (where design wall meets fabric display). The large table is a hollow wooden door covered with cheapo muslin and supported by custom built shelving. (not shown) The white box on the table is a ‘trash diving’ find that I painted up and use to keep some notions at hand. I have so many notions, that I can’t possible keep them all at hand!  The chest of drawers (below the rulers) has many more notions like templates, (you know how I love my Marti Michelle!) as well as more pins, button makers, and doo-dads.

The rulers (oh – my lovely rulers) are being displayed in an office mail rack (cascading) as well as a traditional wooden ruler rack, or two.

My computer desk is below the window and is a mess as is the rest of the room!

View from the design wall towards the window

View from the design wall towards the window

In this picture get a better sense of the space.  (which is really only about half of the space, if you can believe it!).  The muslin that I stapled to the ceiling has yet to be completed, it’s get hard around the lights! You can see (barely) the little shelf I made for my iron on the right side of the design wall. Lots of plugs abound in this room – yet I still manage to blow the breakers…

View from the window towards the design wall

View from the window towards the design wall

And finally – (for today) – the completed top of the Fraktur Quilt… Thankfully, after all of the applique, cutting, piecing, sewing, ripping, sewing, ripping, sewing again, ripping again! and sewing again, I am still in love with it!

The finished (top only) Fraktur on the design wall...

The finished (top only) Fraktur on the design wall...

I promise many more shots of the studio to come (sooner rather than later) as well as more detailed pictures.