Thanks to my dear friend, Sherry at Createology, I have a name for
my studio "after" shots..."Studio Bliss". Perfect!! Thanks, girlfriend!!
I actually find myself with clear "walking around" space! I moved
the pattern cabinet out of my work space and moved in a little,
rustic armoire that I used to use for display in my needlework shop.
I had painted it, decoupaged Cheri Blum calendar image elements to
the doors and then added a pair of custom-made acorns I had comissioned.
I won't show you my paint job up close. I wouldn't exactly call it "shabby".
The pattern cabinet occupied 32" in width and more than that in depth of floor
space, which really cut into my room, and made it nearly impossible to get into
my last set of closet shelves (not pictured). The armoire is 27" wide and only 14"
deep, so I have more space in front of it, and opening my shelf doors to the left of it
is no problem at all now! The pattern cabinet held an insane amount of stuff, so
I had to sort through everything. Thankfully, most things are still in my room.
Inside my armoire are boxes containing teaching projects, patterns and
fabric. All of my Sulky #12 spools, instructional DVDs and fabric (I
know. I said that twice.), cording, ATCs and a little more fabric. There
is also a drawer below the shelves and all of my needlework scroll frames
and kits are in that drawer, so I can quickly locate them. Sweet!
Shelves tidy, counters and sewing tables cleaned, and chaos tamed.
I can find things again, and I'm ready to get back to finishing a few
things that I've started. The sun is shining and I can see clearly now.
(Are ya humming, Shell? hee hee)
Next on my cutting mat...this fabric will become a sweet pair of pj
bottoms today. Don't you just adore the cheerful fabric? I couldn't resist!
No, they're not for me, but after they're finished, I might just have to
run out and get enough fabric to make another pair. They're super simple
and crazy easy to make thanks to my trusty serger, Evvie. I'll show you
what they look like tomorrow. I bet you're gonna love 'em, too!
I'm so anxious to get back to creating thanks to my blissfully tidy studio!!