Friday, February 18, 2011

Sewing Studio update

I painted my walls and ceiling all the same color when Mike fixed this building for me.  It looked like someone had been smoking in there with the room being a funky shade of yellow. Painting the ceiling white lightened it up a lot in there.
I had some closet maid cubicals on the back wall and had the whole wall covered up.  I used the cubicals in different ways and freed up the back wall for hanging quilts and some of my cross stitiching and mini quilts.
The first use I got from my cubicals is an ironing station. The cubicals on the wall behind the ironing station is for my stash.

The second piece I got from my cubicals is a cutting table. This idea I got from my dear friend Pam.
This freed up enough space for my design wall. It was two peices of 4X8 Tyvek which I had one on two walls.  Divided they were not big enough so I put them together.  I just nailed the tyvek to the wall with some large headed nails and cut my flannel big enough to cover it.  I then pinned my flannel on around the edges and tucked the raw edges down behind the tyvek with a putty spatula.

I left my sewing machine table in front of the window.

This 6 drawer storage thing with the tv on top is where I keep my thread to keep the sun from faiding it.
The other wire drawer storage is for my UFO's.  and the book shelf is for my books and magazines. Now all I need to do is go get the rest of my stash out of storage.  I have spent the last two days sewing in there so I already have it in a mess.   I want to make me some kind of drapery to go in front of my fabric stash so the sun will not fade it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Projects for February

January was gone in a flash and it is now the 15th of February and it seems like yesterday was Christmas eve.

I have been very busy trying to get some of the clutter out of my sewing studio.  I had accumulated so much stuff that I could not get anything done.

DH and I painted the walls and ceilings.  I had some closetmaid cubicals on the back wall for my fabric stash.  I wanted to do some stuff with some of my collection of BOW and WOB and when I took them down to cut them I had some gray streaks in them where the light had faded them while they were folded in the storage bins.  I also had no free walls in my studio and I wanted to make it more appealing to the eye when you walk in.  Before it looked like a cyclone had gone thru it and I spent more time looking for things to do with and never got anything done.

We took some of the cubicals down and screwed them together.  Then we put a top on them.  One section has become my cutting table/work table and the other section has become my ironing table/work table.

I have left 6 of my cubicals together for my stash.  I also purchased me some closet drawers to store my thread in because the light was also fading my thread. 
I will take some pictures tomorrow and post to show you what I have done so far.  I will try to find a picture of the room before.