Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Studio {Reveal}

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As I was taking pictures this afternoon, I was thinking...

...if I had sewing friends nearby I would have an open house where everyone could come over to eat, drink, and talk fabric... 

I can't offer food and drink here but welcome to my new sewing studio, friends!

Amy Butler... Reds... Innocent Crush
Prints... Aquas... Blues...
Solids
Greens... Purples... Browns... Blacks
Don't you love the mini-bolts of fabric??  I now have no excuse for not shopping my stash first. 

So now that you have seen some of my fabric, here are the less exciting parts...

More storage...
Nope, not all of my fabric is out on the shelves.  I had 200 boards to make the mini-bolts so the rest is in the cabinet.  Most of it is large pieces for backing or smaller {less than a 1/4 yard} pieces. 


Here's my design wall, sewing machine, and look at that neat scrap basket!


To the right of that is my cutting table with cute little dresdens waiting for a new project.


If you turn around you can see the fabric "art".  The Amy Butler print on the top right is the last remnant of the first quilting fabric I ever purchased.  So, let's just blame Amy for my fabric obsession love...



Here is Chaney's corner that she has personalized with her own crafts and important items to display.  I love that she has her softball trophy on the shelf with her swimming ribbons hanging off...


And on your way out you can see my quilt waiting to be quilted and a cute little fabric wreath.

I still have curtains to make and some more projects to finish but I am officially in love and promise to keep this room clean and organized... most of the time. ;) 

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to Steve for my new studio!  And thanks to ya'll for visiting today!



47 comments:

Patty said...

I love your studio, it's so organized! It would be so fun to get together for coffee and a visit, I am in western Iowa, and we are having snow and sleet, Not too nich outside,

Patty :-)

Martina said...

Oh, this is so lovely and such a great thing to have your own studio! I wish you lots and los of happy hours spent in there! Thanks for the tour! It is so great that I can visit you even from switzerland!
Be blessed

Amelia said...

Wow Jennifer! Your studio is gorgeous ... what a wonderful place to create in!!

mac said...

Love the studio, especially the mini bolts of fabric so beautifully displayed. Thanks. It's great to visit from Australia.

Sarah said...

Oh it's lovely! I love your little bolts of fabric, what a great way to store and display them. I'm totally jealous! Hope you have lots of happy sewing time there :-)

Betty said...

Good for you!
To have a beautiful, bright and spacious ( for now) sewingroom.
Even more inviting to start on a new (Amy Butler?) quilt.
By the way, I loved your coffee and brownies; they we're delicious ;)

Kate said...

Wow, your studio is amazing. I wish I lived around the corner so I could have the grand tour in person (and could shop from your amazing stash!)

Elizabeth D. said...

I would definitely come over for some coffee, your studio looks fantastic and so inviting! :)

Caroline said...

Love your studio set-up. I'm particularly fond of your fabric "art" collection with the first lot you used for a quilt. It's inspired me to perhaps do something similar myself. I'm also impressed that you're sharing it with your daughter. Mine is in a corner of my living room but fine for me at the moment. It's great to visit from London, Uk. :-)

Mommarock said...

It is truly dreamy! LOVE it!

howtobejenna said...

What a wonderful studio! I'm so happy for you to have this space, and so jealous! Maybe someday. Great that I could visit all the way from snowy Michigan!

Cherie said...

I could sit and look at your shelves/fabrics for hours :) What did you use for your mini bolts? I want to get some comic back board as it's really hard to justify spending a couple hundred dollars on the "real" fabric boards.

AMKreations said...

I love your space and especially how you've organized your fabrics! You did an amazing job!

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

I love your studio. It makes me want to come in and create!The mini bolts are adorable!

Merry Made Quilts said...

I don't think I could bring myself to leave that room! How long did it take to fold all of that fabric girl!? I think my poor sewing room could use a bulldozing!

Paula said...

Congrats on yr new studio!!! It's any quilter's dream....mine for sure ;).
it's really beautiful and well organized. I'm sooo jealous!!
Happy sewing! xoxo

Rachel said...

Yes, Jennifer, tell us what kind of board you used for the mini bolts. Very cute way to display your fabric. Mine is such a mess! Congrats on the new sewing space.

Quiltstory said...

LOVE IT~! I want to know what board you used also. Hopefully you will be joining in our Block Party to use up some of those gorgeous prints~!

Shannon said...

What a nice room. I love the look of all the bolts of fabric all lined up like that. Wow!

Terriaw said...

Wow, your new studio is gorgeous! It looks so fresh and clean. I love how you organized your fabrics by color and to look like mini bolts! I keep mine in stacks because of the size of my shelves. Love the different work stations you have too, especially Chaney's corner. How fun to spend the day in this fabulous studio!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Aww, your studio is just perfect! And yes, I love your mini bolts very much! With a clean and inspirational space I bet your creative juices are a flowing!! Enjoy!!

Carol T said...

You have a ton of fabric! Your studio is great.

Des said...

wow, it's brilliant!! i love the play area idea.

felicity said...

Beautiful! *Almost* makes me want to move out of the city to a larger home so I can have a studio!!

Rene' Sharp said...

I can't believe how much fabric you have, lucky lucky you. I wish I had a Fabric Shop near me, apparently my closest is over 2 hours away, and I still haven't been there, need to go because I don't have any stash!!!

~Niki~ said...

~lovely collection there.
I'd love to have a cuppa with you~if we were close. happy tuesday~

Poppyprint said...

I would so be there for food, drinks and fabric love!!! Wow, your studio is gorgeous and so is your stash.

sewprimitive karen said...

What boards did you use for the mini-bolts? They look great!

randi said...

love it! I love how your fabric is so accessible. i am working on that for my own stash. :)

Beverly said...

Fabulous! I'm working on my space and I hope it's just half as nice as yours!

Jenniffier said...

Ok now I want to put my fabric on mini bolts too. I am curious which ones you picked. Also great shelving for them. Did you pock it up some where?

SewSara said...

we are all obviously drooling over your fabric and studio ... wow!
i would love to come hang out and talk fabric!
those mini bolts are to die for.

Katie said...

My first visit to your blog and I get to drool over your studio! What a great space and a great stash!

Carla said...

I'd love to stop by and chat about fabric over a cuppa! Congrats on getting so organized and making it beautiful as well!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Your sewing room is amazing. I had never thought of using the mini bolts. It looks like you have your own little quilt shop there. I anticipate many, many gorgeous things being created in that room!

And the next time I visit my brother in Dallas, I'm coming over for food and wine, okay?

emedoodle said...

Your room looks great! :) I'm so jealous of your fabric stash!

twin fibers said...

Oh, how fun! It was neat to see how you have everything arranged and organized! The mini bolts are adorable and if I lived closer, I'd love to come over and talk fabric! :) ~Jessica

Kerry said...

WOW that is amazing. You lucky girl.

pamela said...

Visiting here from Nashville TN, and I love your new studio. What a lovely place to be creative in!!

Susan said...

Jennifer, your new studio is lovely. I think it is wonderful that your daughter has her own little spot in the corner. Happy sewing and crafting to both of you!

Madame Samm said...

and it looks wonderful Jennifer..every wee corner..and could not help notice your wee waiting area for little people..lol divine

Tina said...

consider me officially jealous! Looks great, can't wait to see what comes out of it considering all the fantastic stuff you've made before you had it!

Rebecca Johnson said...

oh looks so lovely!! Great idea about your design wall... i have a space im wondering if i should put one up... your stash is to die for.. if that was my house... i wouldnt leave that room... hope you feel better soon xx

Neoma said...

Oh wow! what a dream it would be to have a studio like that!

Caty said...

I adore your quilting space! What I wouldn't give to have one of my own! Right now, my quilt space is a VERY small coat closet that I stash all of my supplies in haha.

I'm your newest follower from www.madewithlovebycaty.blogspot.com

Thank you for sharing all this. I'm quite new to sewing and quilting and I just love seeing what others are coming up with.

Martha said...

Beautiful studio. It is so nice and relaxing to be able to have a beautiful space to create in. Great job!

Victoria Paige said...

I LOVE your studio. I love love love all the colors. So pretty and cheerful. What a lovely place to work.

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