Daily Archives: January 10, 2015

A Peek Inside My Studio

It’s funny how some days just plan themselves out for you…

Last Saturday morning I walked into my studio not knowing what I was going to work on first.  Well, I thought, I can finally put away my new yarn (yes, the yarn I purchased in November).  In it went, into my fingering weight bin.  Uh, oh, problem!  Way too crowded in there.  No way can I rummage through there looking for a particular color.

yarn 768Time to organize!  This one little problem got me started on a task that took most of the day.  I needed to clear out some bins so I could see these beautiful new yarns, but where to put those other things?  I’ve had this little dresser in the basement storing…bubble wrap…yes, that’s correct.  I keep all that stuff.  You never know when you’ll need it for packing up whatever needs to be packed up.  I brought the dresser up to my studio and filled it with boring white fabric, some props that always look messy, and knit fabric that’s impossible to keep looking neat.  I now had lots of space to spread out my beautiful yarn.

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If anyone has a solution for storing spools of ribbon please let me know. The pant hangers I use show what I have, but it is hard to get at the spools farthest away from the ends.

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I now have 5 bins for my fingering weight yarn where as before I only had one. There’s even room for more… 🙂

Here's the little dresser which now gives me a place to put my serger.  :)

Here’s the little dresser which now gives me a place to put my serger. 🙂

While I was at it I snapped some pictures to show you where I (mostly) work.  I do tend to spread out into the rest of the house although I try not to, even though I have a very patient  family.

My studio is in a tiny room off of the family room.  When we bought the house it was listed as a bedroom, but was being used as an exercise room.  I took the closet doors off to make the room seem roomier and removed the vinyl vertical blind slats off of the window treatment and hung up some white cotton sheets onto the headrail.  That’s about all I did.  After 6+ years I still haven’t gotten around to painting the paneling or removing the wall paper.  It all takes time and I’d rather be creating than painting walls.  I guess if it bothered me enough I would make changes, but it is okay as is.

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At one time these DMC floss cabinets were all filled with embroidery floss. Now, with the inserts removed, they are perfect for organizing all sorts of things.

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You can see that I haven’t yet put away the fabric that I bought in December.  Maybe next month?  Hopefully I will have room for that.

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So, that’s my little creative corner of the world (house).  It is small, but cozy, and a nice place to spend my time being creative.