Friday, June 18, 2010

My Creative Space

It's party time!  Let me show you around my creative space!  If you'd like to see other creative spaces, take a look at the button on the left hand side bar.

These first two pictures are from the entryway of my sewing room.

This is my Viking, my very first sewing machine.  The desk is an old computer desk that my husband cut a hole into to house my sewing machine flush to the top of the desk.
This is a photo of some of my fabric stash.
My Bernina.
This is a shelf system made by my husband.  It holds paints, jars of beads, buttons, and whatnots.  The cabinets below the shelf have lace, threads, and other embellishments sorted by color.
A closer look at the shelf.
Fancy yarns sorted by color in an over the door shoe holder.
More fabric stash.  All of the fabric in these cubes were folded the same way.  Fold in half selvedge to selvedge, then in half again.   I used the widest ruler that I have and wrapped the fabric around the ruler until there was no more to wrap.  I didn't use any of those special boards that have been marketed and it has worked out fantastically.














Thread on the pegboard.  This is one end of my center cabinets.  The central cabinets are 4 double cabinets with 2 drawer units.  The tops were salvaged from old computer desks.














Here is a view facing the entryway.  The bookshelves were also made by my husband.  The wire drawer units hold fat quarters all folded in a way similiar to the larger cuts of fabric.  I also have some wool here and at least one drawer of scraps and a drawer of 100% wool sweaters waiting to be turned into something new.
This is the area where I do my "messy" stuff....painting, dyeing, mod podge, etc.  I have batting storage on top.
These are baskets full of my fancy fabrics, both scrap and yardage.  I also have a couple of color sorted baskets of cotton scraps as well.














This is an inside view of one of my cabinets.  I have projects sorted into shoe boxes for a quilt that is ready to be made.

82 comments:

Gloria said...

Awesome studio/work place. I'm just touring, I didn't participate because I recently did a post on de-cluttering my studio. You have a fantastic place to create. Thanks for sharing. Stop by some time. Have a great weekend.

Debby said...

WOW!!! What a fabulous space you have for your sewing. I can't believe how organized you are, it is awesome.
Debby

debi said...

I love all that wonderful storage! Your room is so nice and organized. Love the cubbies full of fabric! What a great place to create.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Love your studio and how organized everything is. Your cabinets provide wonderful storage and the fabric cubby is awesome. Looks like you have lots of room to work too. Beautiful space and thank you for sharing.
I hope you can stop by my party too.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Michele Seraphim said...

oooooooow! How wonderfully organized is this quilters dream! I could have a lot of fun in this room. Thanks so much for sharing your space. I just want to dive right in and make something spectacular with everything so handy so you know just where to find it!

craftyles said...

What a great space. You are so organized. I love that you have a place for everything. Love some of your organizing ideas. Thanks!

zandra said...

Love to sew, too. Everything in it's place...I wish I could be that organized. Love my time here. Enjoy the rest of the party!
Hugz,
Zandra

Queen Bee said...

What an A W E S O M E space! You are so organized! Love it!
Queen Bee Studio

Gypsy Mermaid said...

ohh what a big space you have!! I love all the cubbies!! Big hugs

toodles-
sarah

Robin said...

Love all that fabric! Everything is so organized. Thank you for sharing. ~Robin~

Rebecca said...

Wowzers! Love the fabric and what fabulous storage. I LOVE organization. I could soooo find a home here!

Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca

oldgreymare said...

So organized- Makes my organizing gene go pitter patter!. Makes me want to return to quilting, but with muted colors....haha

Suzan

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a such a lovely dedicated space for your sewing, quilting, and dyeing. I really love that center island that is a cutting area. The thread storage on the end is quite unique, too. Love how you store your yarns and fibers. Very clever. Thanks for sharing this really beautiful and inspiring space.

Jillayne said...

What a great room and I love your fabric shelves - just perfect. I am a Bernina fan too!

Halle said...

Wow... what I huge room! The storage your hubby built is wonderful!

Angelique said...

Now this is what you would call a STUDIO ! My little craftingspace is nothing compared to your room. I just love the organisation and the tidyness of your materials. You spend a lot of time in organising the fabrics and it shows. GREAT !

Kind regards,
Angelique

Pam @ Frippery said...

I have organizational envy! What a great space.

marie said...

Your storage options are awesome - and I love "the shelf"!!

Syd said...

What a wonderfully organized space. Thanks for the tip on folding fabric - I'm going to try that.

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh I'm drooling here - what a huge fabulous neatly organized creative space! All those colors right out where you can see them - all that brain stimulation! Thanks so much for sharing.

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Your fabric is so wonderfully organized! Thanks for the tour!

Karen Valentine said...

You win the prize for most organized!!! What a wonderful space to create in! My mom is the sewer in my family and she would be sooo jealous!!! I love the amount of space you have to spread out in. That's important!! Thank you so much for helping to make this years party such a success!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Jane said...

What a wonderful space and I know it's been said before but I have to say it too....you are so organized!! I'm sure it's great to know where everything is when you need. I love all that space you have in there too.
Jane

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! I would love to sort through those bins!! Talk about being a kid in a candy store. I fold my fabric the same way. It makes it all so much neater.
Thanks for sharing your sewing room with us!

Penny said...

I love your creative studio, It is nice to have handy hubby's to help make storage ideas come true. I know because I have one too.
Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Penny

Lori said...

What a wonderful space you have! You have as much fabric as I do paper! I love how you store your scraps by color and in the separate bins--so colorful! Love all the storage ideas as well. And, I just LOVE the shelf unit your hubby made---NICE! Thanks for sharing your space--it's great.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

It's a good thing you are organized with all the fabric you have! Very nice space and so well put together. I enjoyed visiting, Connie

debbie said...

I like all of your organized space. It looks like a place to get alot of work done. I recently received 7 of my granmother's vintage quilts(mostly damaged)made out of flour sacks.
I'm looking for ideas to use them instead of hiding them away. Do you have any ideas?

Creative Grammie said...

OMG Juli! I am so loving your studio!! So big and spacious looking, so organized. Ok ok, do you really work in there? I'd be afraid to mess it up. Your studio is a dream! Glad I stopped by for a visit...actually, I think I'll just start following you. LOL
Thank you, have fun at with the rest of the party.

fiberdoodles said...

What a great space and LOTS of storage! Wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

Angela Weimer said...

what a wonderful creative space you have. Its like walkinging into a sewing shop. So organized I love it. Thanks for sharing it with us I had a wonderful visit. Angela

Claudia said...

You have such a wonderful space - and you are so organized! You must love creating there. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Claudia

kimberly shaw said...

The first thing that comes to mind is "LUCKY!" This is quite an impressive room with everything for creating amazing quilts. I took a look through your blog and your quilts are beautiful.

Cherie Wilson said...

I adore your organized process and lovely happy colors! Nice to meet you!

Denise said...

What an orgaNIZED and wonderful space. I can only imagine having a space like that to sew in!

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

OK, you may win the prize for organization! And from your description, you have a very handy honey! Loved it! I just wanted to get in the fabric and start sewing! Had Fun!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great room! I love the storage shelf your hubby made and your fabulously folded fabric! I had to enlarge the one picture and look at that in detail. Love how everything has a place here. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Terri said...

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Look at all that space..Wait while I wash the green out of my eyes...serously the things you are able to do...how wonderful.

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Vintage French Hen said...

Wow! You are so organized! Great job and thank you for sharing! Marcia

Bette said...

What organisation! I love it. This is what I have been striving for! Oh to have it! Hmmm, see through shoe boxes for WIPs. I will have to file away that idea! Thank you for this glimpse into your creative space.

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Beautiful organized storage! I love it! I am drooling over the fabric organization.

happy day!
~marcia

Sylvia Drown said...

Beautiful space!!! Look at all that fabric!!! Love it...thanks for sharing!!!

Geralyn Gray said...

You are really organized and neat and lucky to have such a great space to create in!

Chris said...

Wow! You look like you have tons of space! And everything is so organized and neat. You're my hero!
Best wishes,
Chris
www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

luluslovlies said...

What a great space for a quilter, you are so organized, I love the amount of space you have, you must quilt up a storm. I wish I could devote myself to just one craft or art but I want to do it all and there lies the problem, you are truly an inspiration, I'll never be that organized, only in my dreams! lol. Enjoy the blog party and come visit when you have time. Blessings XOXO

Janet Bernasconi said...

Awesome work space! You are so neat! I love it. So glad I stopped by for a visit. This party is fun. Off to visit more blogs.
Have a great day,
Hugs,
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

Cathy said...

Hi Juli,

What a great way to organize your stash of fabric and craft supplies. You've got it all there! Wow.

It is lovely and thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and giving us such inspiration.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Niki said...

Wow! What a great space! Who couldn't create in there? My room is not up yet, but I hope you'll check it out at the end of the week.

Gail said...

Now that is a quilter/CQer room. I was especially drawn to the shelf your hubby made, that is a great way to keep things within reach. Thank you for sharing how you keep things under control.

Our Back Porch said...

What a wonderful HUGE space you have! So organized! Thanks for sharing! Come on over to see Where I Create!

Creative Blessings,
Rebecca

Miss Sandy said...

Your creative haven is fantastically organized and the colorful fabrics, yarns, and threads make great art inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

gm glimmerglass said...

Beautiful and very SMART space you've got here. I love the idea of the clear pocket holder and the pegboard on the end of the table. Simple and lovely.

I Spy Color is the yummiest quilt! Lucky baby!

:-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing space you have created! It inspires me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Juli:
I love your HUGE studio space. I'd love to be able to spread out in my studio, especially since my Labrador likes sprawling out on my limited floor space whenever I'm in there. I see that you, too, have Horn cabinets. I love mine! Some day I hope to have enough room to keep my Quilter's Delight open full-time! I've joined your friends list and will be back to explore soon. Hope you'll visit Brynwood, too!
Blessings,
Donna

Julie Ranae said...

A wonderfully inspiring creative space...thank you for sharing it with us : )

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Juli... Wow! What a beautifully organized space to create in... thanks for showing us what "organized" really means! Love all of your little bins of fabric and such... xoxo Julie Marie

Melly said...

Fantastic creative space and so organized too. What a blessing to have a handy hubby :)
Have a super day!
Melly:)

Fleur de Bee said...

Oh my goodness your space is HUGE!! And your quilts in the post below are AMAZING!! I am impressed by how organized everything is too. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Juli,

Nice to meet you..what a perfectly organized quilt studio. I love every bit of it!

I would love for you to visit with me and stroll through my studio..it's been a labor of love to put together and now after a year in our home putting everything together as it should be I feel like I can "spread my wings" and fly!

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Thespa said...

You've certainly got the space. Love all that surface to work on and you are rocking the organization. Wonderful!

live a colorful life said...

What a great space! My biggest problem is scrap storage, and finding the space for said scrap storage!

She said...

Oh what a lovely craft space, love all your fabric. x

MosaicMagpie said...

What a great husband you have to help create your workspace.
Debbie

someplace in thyme said...

So much storage, so many wonderful containers. I am in love. Your room is spacious and gives the promise of beautiful things to come. Char

janet said...

What an amazing space to create and work in!!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning,
Your studio is huge...and so organized. I envy you! Thanks for sharing your creative space. Have a terrific Tuesday ~Natalie

Jenny in Maine said...

What a beautiful studio!! I am drooling over the size of it!!

If you have time I hope you'll visit me: www.ThisEverydayLife.com

Hugs,
Jenny

Charlene said...

Juli, I can not believe how amazingly neat all that fabric is. It must be your folding method because mine always looks like a heap & wants to fall over!!! Love the shelf with all the buttons & goodies. Your space is so well organized it must be a dream to work in. Sorry I was late in starting my visits but, we had to keep the GRANDS over the weekend. And thank you for sharing your studio. Hope you will come by to visit me too. Charlene

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Colorful & Very Well Organized Studio.... I will have to check back often for Inspiration & Organization ~ Thanks for Sharing
Stop by if you get a chance, I had camera trouble & Finally upload my photos

. said...

Thast one amazing space you got there, so much room and light and all that open space to create on... I so have to get my walls up and get my space done. I see you have also the great wire baskets from Ikea, I love them, really handy.

sissie said...

Wonderful creative space. Everything is so neat and organized. Love it.

hugs
Sissie

Rustique Gal said...

Wow, you have a beautiful room here! I envy you all that storage and workspace. You are so organized-I love the shelves your hubby made, especially the wall one that everything fits perfectly inside. Enjoy!
Sherry

jen said...

So organized and wonderful your quilts are stunning.
I am so late getting to everyones blogs but better late than never right?
luvs and glitter
~jen

p.s. i'm having a giveaway if you would like to stop by, but no pressure really just thought I'd let you know, there is vintage wallpaper and antique buttons involved:)

Sherry said...

What an amazing, open and organized space to work in. It is great that your husband is so handy and can repurpose furniture for you. Your fabric stash is awesome too. Thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

What an awesome space! Wow! You have such a beautiful, organized space. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Tricia

Connie said...

OOoooooh, I wish my fabric stash looked as good and organized as your does, sugar! Everything is as neat as a pin. Great job and lovely place to create.
xoxo,
Connie

peppermint said...

What a great space! I love your stacks of fabric so visible to see what you have!

Karen said...

Nice space. So jealous that you have such a neat tidy space.

Michelle May said...

A wonderful space! I love all the organization! A gal after my own heart!
Thanks so much for the tour!

Astonishing said...

Love your room, I am still working on mines. Love the cabinets with fabric top. Great idea for large pieces.

Sherry F. said...

I love all of your countertop space. I am a scrapbooker, cardmaker, etc. Well, anything papercraft!! I do my work standing up and would love to have a large area like this to work with! My craft space can be viewed on my blog and you will see there is none like this!! Maybe one day...