Monday, September 3, 2012

studio tour

I've been busy cleaning, straightening, rearranging and redecorating my sewing space. I thought this would be a good time to give you a little tour, before I mess it all up again! It's not a huge space, but it's all mine & I love it. The first thing I did was pull my two IKEA tables away from the wall to give me one big workspace in the middle of the room. This way I am not staring at the wall all day while I sew! I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner!
 Do you like my pretty bunting? I found it in a little town in England when we were there and I thought it would be so festive in my studio.

The next thing I did was recruit a hunky ladder climber (thanks honey!) to hang all of my wonderful mini quilts gallery style up near the ceiling. This is my new view when I sew! So much better than before. Only 2 of these quilts were made by me. Others were received in swaps and gifts from fellow quilters near and far.
 Oh and do you like those big ceramic buttons next to my clock? I thought they were a fun addition (and yes, that's my hunky ladder man in the hallway!)
 This side remained basically the same, my comfy sofa and my duck pond quilt. This last picture is a bit dark, thanks to the beautiful sunshine streaming through the blinds. I took down my valance which had faded terribly through the years from the sun.
And that's ellyn's place! What do you think? I can't wait to get back in there and mess it all up again. Happy long weekend to you!

12 comments:

Tara said...

I love the bunting and the mini quilts hanging on the wall. I just started quilting this summer, and I can't wait until I can look around and see my handi-work throughout my own house. Enjoy your 'new' work space!

Maria said...

I really love your space Ellyn..
Bunting is the in thing and looks good.

Melissa said...

I love it! I really enjoyed our time together crafting in there today!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Studio tours are one of my favorite things! Your space is wonderful. And yay for hunky ladder men!

Sarah Ashford said...

What a gorgeous space Ellyn, it's sure to get the creative juices flowing! I have to make do with the kitchen table at the moment, but one day I will have a beautiful space of my own,here's hoping!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very nice! Love the bunting!! My room is in need of a overhaul. Would love to paint and re-arrange. But I would need a week off from work to do it!

Tricia ~~ Handmade Whimzy said...

Love your studio! Your bunting is great and love the way you hung your mini quilts!

Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane said...

The bunting is adorable! Love your space. Thanks for sharing it with us.

TheSewingLoft said...

I love the crochet blanket and the pieced pillow. Such bright colors! Thank you for sharing your space with us on the tour.
~Heather

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

I do love the bunting :-). A wonderful space

Heidi Grohs said...

Bunting for my room is on my to do list. Your room just confirmed it! Love your space!

Mary Marcotte said...

Such a pretty room! Of course I like that bunting...it's so fun and happy. Have fun making a mess. :-)