As being someone who gets sucked into the inspiration of others, whether it be blogs, or flickr, quilts, or studio's. I am constantly finding a new idea for something in my creative world.
I wanted to take a minute and get a little personal with you all by showing off a project I have been working on. It's not by any means glamorous but I hope that maybe it gives you some ideas for your own space. Your creative space does not have to be fancy, expensive, or even matchy matchy. It can be anything that makes you feel comfortable and creative.
I have been extremely blessed to have moved over the last 6 months from a shared kitchen table, to a new beautiful room that I can call my own and decorate any way I want.
When I decided on what I wanted, my priorities were mostly organization, and simply clean. Everything has a spot, fabrics are sorted to keep separately my shop fabrics and my personal stash. I love to display when I can and enclose at times to.
This room still needs a lot of work as I track down that perfect piece to replace whatever it is I already had, and I am still using in the room. but I can say that I feel creative here everyday.
Take a peak into my creative world in the Studio of Sew-Fantastic!
(above) This part is a little under construction. I am looking for perfect white modern chairs to put here and some crafty projects to add to my newly painted gray walls.
(below) Kona is most definitely my favorite so of course it has been showcased so that I can see if every day. The shelf actually goes higher to view my large yardage pieces. The smaller pieces are kept in the simple Martha Stewart Divider cube from Home Depot (50.00) Great price for a simple clean look.
(below) Under the window is these great little ottomans I found at Traget (20.00 each) In tons of colors. The tops come of to use them for storage. I keep my vintage things and japanese goodies in there. When Sophie somes in to visit me this is where she sits and tells me about her day.
My closets are the same ... very organized. I find it easier to know where things are most of the time, so that I can find it on a dime. Things are labeled and separated very well. Plastic storage is very inexpensive to and you can always put your special touch on it if you want.
Although my hubby bought it for me a few years ago, he still thinks it's funny that I actually have luggage just for my sewing machine and projects, :)
As you can see my walls are still bare,they have just recently been painted a lush gray. I am hoping to get some wall quilts up soon. There are a few boxes of fabric still to be shelved and a great notions board that my hubby is putting together as I write this. I can't wait to show you a video tour when I am done.
I am a fiend for Law and order, CSI, Bones and of course GLEE! So the TV is a staple in this room
My scraps are showcased in individual containers. If you have the room for this I highly suggest you try it. Before my scraps sat in a bucket, never being touched. Now I actually use them, as they are sorted by color. Making it easy to grab something for a project.
All of my shopp fabric is storage indoors in this cabinet that was given to use by my mother in law.
This is my workhorse, Claire! She is strictly my shop machine and she treats me good. The other machine only comes out when I do a little personal sewing.
The double design wall is also nice to keep projects up. I like to move things around a lot while they hang there until they are pieced into a quilt top.
Below is my cutting table. when not in use it folds up but I love having it right in the middle of the room where everything else is accessible.
Thank you for taking a little tour with me, and like I promised before that when it's done I will do a video tour for you all. It really is easy to get a great functional studio on a budget. I did it and SEW can you.
Happy Sewing my friends.