Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stu-stu-studio!

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!

29 comments:

Swirlyarts said...

What a fantastic studio! I LOVE that spool holder and it's even better that you got it at the thrift shop :)

Tammi said...

Awesome studio! I can't imagine all that space...and organized, too!

kiddlebug said...

Ooooooooo....fabric! Love it!

earth and sun folk said...

wow....sweet studio, looks great! want to come help me organize now :)

fookaDESIGNS said...

nice and tidy...that's how I work best too!

I recently posted about my re-organization of my studio too.
It just has to be done every once in awhile. :)

Lauren said...

Wow, what a lovely studio!

Sandra Williams said...

It looks great! My husband did the same for me....split the basement so I have 1/2 for my studio! I love a nice clean studio..only it doesn't stay that way for long!

Catnip Studio said...

Ha Ha, it's great to be Queen! I recently posted about cleaning up my mess of a studio and called it S-S-Studio! Great minds think alike (and make the same messes) :-) Kathy

BackwoodSophisticate said...

Wow! Fantastic studio!! So nicely organized and designed! I am green with envy.

Amanda said...

OH NICE!!! I'm jealous!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Awesome studio! I'm so jealous! Can you come work on my craft room? Twyla

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

Wow, Karen! You are set now to create all kinds of great items in a beautiful setting. Your studio is fabulous!
- Teresa

tscrapper said...

Wow, that looks great! What an amazing hubby!

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Sharon said...

What a wonderful studio. It's getting me inspired to get my sewing room in shape.

Always Amy said...

Wow! Now that you are done cleaning yours, wanna come over & help me start on mine?! haha

MELANIE said...

What an organized studio. Love it!

Jennifer said...

Great studio!! Isn't it nice to have a workspace for all of your stuff?

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I would love a studio like yours!!! OHHH LA LA !!!
Diane

luluvillage said...

oh, I am so jealous! great space, so well organized,
I am getting inspired....

Jenn Maruska said...

Hi Mrs. Kwitty! What a fun blog post!

I had to chuckle when you mentioned having to move things to get to other things... for a while that was my way of life in my studio, too.

I recently hauled everything out of my cramped little studio closet and re-organized. What a relief! I'll be doing a blog post about that soon.

That spool holder was a GREAT find! Congrats on finding that treasure.

: D

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

OMG~!! That is amazing ...you have a beautiful working space..
love it.. love it ~!!!!
hugs Patty

iSew said...

Oh my gosh! What a great space and so very organized. You've got yourself a great hubby there Misses Kwitty. (You shouldn't have shown me that fabric...I can't find my way to Duluth you know. hehehe) It looks great! And I really love the little house for your sewing machine. I need one of those.

ricracsally said...

DROOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!
I LOVE everything, and you got some fantastic finds!!

Christopher And Tia said...

Wow. Its huge. And full of STUFF! I could have a ball in there.

Estela said...

You don't even understand how jealous I am of your studio!! Mine is in a tiny bedroom!! haha

Carol said...

Great thread storage!!

minoridesign@hotmail.com said...

Karen, I have just showed my hubby that I want a room like this :0)
My word, I will live in this room, love love it! You are soo organised and soo neat!

Theresia (minoridesign) said...

Karen, I have just showed my hubby that I want a room like this :0)
My word, I will live in this room, love love it! You are soo organised and soo neat!

Desreen said...

I am sooo jealous of your studio. It looks so neat and organized and I bet it just makes you wanna go down there and just craft away. It really looks great.

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