Thursday, July 11, 2013

Welcome to my studio . . .
I am so glad you stopped by!  I hope you enjoy your visit.

You are coming into what I call my little paradise on earth.  I spend all the time I can in my studio . . . sometimes sewing, sometimes creating, and sometimes just sitting and drinking coffee.  It is so special to me and I would like to share my space with you. This space was a long time in coming as working, owning a business, being a wife, mother, and grandmother was more important at that time of my life.  But when we retired 7 years ago, my dream finally came true.
Come into my studio from the garage. . .


From this area you will see through both of my little rooms.

If you turn to your left, you will be facing the double windows which allow so much natural light in.  But alas, would not cooperate with my camera and flash, so I closed the blinds and this is what I got.  I also use the top of the fabric storage area for some of my creations. Below the windows is a fabric scrap storage that my husband had built for me.  (I have 3 total.) And I just love them.  Now, if only I would just fold the scraps and put them back neatly instead of cramming them in … well it would look better!

Turning to your left you will see my OLD desk.  It is loaded with lots of notes, pictures, my stuff.  It really is not as function as a corner desk would be, but I love my antiques and for now it serves me well.

Directly across from my desk is the TV and more scrap fabric storage.  I use the TV for music and my wonderful Interweave Videos.

By the double windows, I have one inspiration board and one of my favorite creations (idea from Alisa Burke of a mobile.  I made one for my great grandchild and liked it so much, I made me one, too.  I have really enjoyed it. And some of my threads for quilting and yarn for knitting and crocheting.

Entering into the next area under the arch (oh, and my husband built the cornices over the window and the wide arch) is where I have my cutting table and beloved sewing machine.  Along with more books, fat quarter storage, and sewing essentials.
I love my cutting table.  I know it is a bit messy, but I love it anyway!  The fabrics on the end are the fabrics I make the KnitClutches with and the batting peeking through at the bottom is what I use for them also.  It is definitely a great working space and so functional for me!


I am also a fan of modern quilting and quilter, Elizabeth Hartman.  You can find her at  One of the classes that I take on she demonstrated how to make a great ironing surface.  This surface is so much better than a standing ironing board as it is a sturdy board (I used MDF) covered with batting, Thinsulate, and canvas.  I love it and rarely ever use my old ironing board.
I have another small window in this area which is to the left of my sink (where I love to dye fabrics, fibers, etc.) which use to be a beautiful white.  And beside the sink is another set of shelves for storing my fabric scraps and a bookcase to house some of my books.

I thought I would use the old cutting table for holding some of my WIPs.  At the moment, there is a wall hanging, table runner, small quilt and some of KnitClutches® waiting for me to get busy and finish.

Here’s one of my KnitClutches up close . . .



And this is how it works . . .
It is wonderful to use to take your
Knitting and Crochet projects with
Now going into the Paper/Painting/Card Making/Mixed Media area you will see the desk and shelves that I use for storing some of supplies for crafting.

I have a free standing shelf, bookcase, and built-in to house some of my rubber stamps, shape punches, glues, paints, etc.

I have a tall cabinet that I store other supplies and frequently used items.

And finally, I needed a design wall and after this little tour you can see that I did not have a wall space big enough so I borrowed a wall in our guest bedroom.  More walking, but problem solved.

All of my cabinets were built by a local cabinet maker, Johnny Baker of Baker Cabinets in Bogart, Georgia. 

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my space.  Please come back and visit my blog to see what I am creating in my Studio.  Have a great day!

“You know you are a Quilter if your ironing

board is always set up, but you never

iron clothes.”


  1. I have always loved your studio and am so happy that you decided it was time to share it with everyone. It truly is a magical place.

    1. Thanks so much Debora! Coming from you that means so much to me! It is truly my sanctuary!

  2. I'm soooo jealous of all your space!

  3. Thanks so much! Wish we could get together and sew a little!

  4. Oh Wow! I think you need one more hobby/craft/love! Seriously, your space is beautiful and how you keep it all organized and findable (my word) is amazing. Gotta admit, I could be so jealous!

    1. Thanks so much! I have to admit I do have a good time and it is not always so organized. It is a work in progress!