I got so busy that I forgot to brag about cleaning my studio! Yes. It took me about 5 dedicated days to do. I just couldn't stand it any more. Too much stuff, all piled everywhere, there were even places that I couldn't get to without moving a bunch of stuff (I'm so ashamed!) It got to be stressy to work in there.
I have a nice, big studio--hubby actually split the basement in half and one half is my studio! He worked so hard to turn a dark, dreary, dirty basement into a lovely space, and added lots of custom features, made to my specifications. My favorite is a giant cutting table (4' x 8'), (with shelves underneath) that is the perfect height for me when standing--no more stooping or reaching--and no more back aches! My sewing machine sits right next to it--it's a nice and convenient work space. The ironing board sits at the other end of the cutting table.
See the white multi-drawer unit on the cutting table above--well, I sweet-talked this old guy out of that during a garage sale! LOL--he had a bunch of hardware in it--and I actually smoozed him into emptying it out and selling it to me for $15. Yeah, it's good to be the Queen. Of course, it wasn't as pretty then as it is now, but after a good clean up and some experimenting with crackle paint , there it is! That little house that sits on top is a cover that hubby made for my spare sewing machine. We recently helped my Aunty Connie move into an apartment, and she gave me that cute yellow table. I brought it down and created this little crafty cubby on the crafty side of my studio. I have an astounding amount of stuff organized into this relatively small area!A major part of my re-organizing consisted of moving all the books I had (I could open a library of crafting books!) on this shelf over to the shelving on the other side of the room and moving all the tote boxes of fabric that were there over to these shelves! All the fabric yardage came out of the boxes and were folded and stacked here! What a treat! It's all over by my sewing table now and I can see it all! Love, love, love.And--all my thread is now out of the boxes too and put in this cool thread holder ---this was a thrift store find, I believe it was a salesman's sample case, because it folds closed and locks . I had the hubby screw it into the wall. Each one of those little spool shelves actually swing out for easy access to the spools.
I hope you enjoyed your little tour!
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