Thursday, August 09, 2012

Sewing, Painting, and Knitting Studio

Why didn't I think of this before? I felt the need to sew, but had turned my sewing table into a painting supply table. I also wanted to keep the paint at the ready too, so I thought I needed a place for all that stuff. My first thought was to buy a cabinet...and went online to look at storage and vavoom, a picture of wire shelves appeared and I HAVE THAT ALREADY. Hurray!
I went out to the garage and found the wire shelves almost clear of Dave's stuff, since he has been cleaning and organizing the garage, so it was available again for me.
The best part is getting those large canvases off the floor. All the paints are at my fingertips, but the table is also ready to iron on, should I be in a sewing mood for the day. Easy to switch out, with the plastic shower curtains I had previously used to cover the working tables.

The sewing table is kept on bed risers so I can layout and arrange fabric and patterns, without back strain.
The two tv/knitting chairs are sorta in front of the design wall, but seriously, I can move them if needed, with little effort.

Everytime I rearrange the studio, I think this is IT.  I wonder if I finally have found the best arrangement. I can get at the fabric, the yarn, the paint and have some more storage on the bottom two wire shelves.  Pretty darn good. My supervisors agree.

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  1. Wow, what a good organized studio! I'm suffering the same practical problems, but first I need to clean up to get such an organized room as yours ;-) It certainly helps if everything is ready to get. Enjoy creating!

  2. My best friend Debra and I always say if we spent as much time sewing , crafting, painting, etc. as we spent arranging and rearranging, and organizing we could accomplish quite a lot. LOL!!!

  3. LynneP7:17 PM

    Looks great, Melody!

  4. You have a wonderful studio and fabulous talent. It's a good thing your supervisors are so vigilant. hehehehehe

  5. I love your studio! Can I come over and play? I also just found your "Really Free Motion Quilting Designs." I am trying to teach myself. Thank you, Thank you!

  6. Oh goody! Now that everything is all spiffy, I can hardly wait to see what you'll be making next!

  7. Your studio is an inspiration to us. Just painted my studio Alabaster white, after new floors were installed. And ordered another white wire shelf, to try to tame the stuff that has to go back in this room.

  8. I love it! The layout is wonderful, and everything is so colorful, bright, and at hand. Love the chairs as well. I found a used one at a garage sale that I'm painting and making ready for my reading corner. It's marvelous to have room for your art. Wonderful job -- and the breakfast you posted made me want to come down and join you -- yum! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Love your studio -- what a great place to work! Thanks for posting this. I'm a watercolorist, not a quilter -- but, your quilts are an inspiration. I love looking at them -- great colors and designs.


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