April 19, 2021

Studio Fun...

Brynwood Needleworks - Fabric Studio Corner

This is the view from my cutting table toward the corner of my fabric studio. I really am paring down my inventory, but I still have more fabrics to list. (These are some of the ones I'll keep.) I'll get to the photographing and listing part soon, but I'm finishing up the companion "Ensemble" hobo bag to go with the "Nocturne" bag I made last week.

Yesterday Kathy D. came to the farmhouse for a little collaboration and brain storming for a project she's working on. Although I have lots of grommet hardware, I now know why I have so much. I really don't like using them, and working with them yesterday just reiterated that. In the end, we went with another idea which is much more user friendly. 

Even when there are glitches (like getting my bobbin stuck behind the mechanism in my sewing machine), or the punches not cutting through fabric as they usually do (sigh), we could laugh and be glad there were no video cameras running to document our mishaps. Luckily I have a tool with a magnet on the end, so we could extricate the wayward bobbin. Even though we got the holes cut and grommets installed, we were happier with the alternative.

I have a lot I want to get finished this week. My plan is to take a little road trip on the weekend to spend a few days with my sister who lives just over the border in Minnesota. So...I'm going to finish my morning cup of coffee, get my act together, and go to work. Tag will be here tomorrow, so I'll see you again on Wednesday to share my progress with you. I hope you have a great week!

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6 comments:

  1. All of that fabric is so pretty!
    Sounds like you had fun working on a project with a friend.
    Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn:
      Pretty fabric makes it harder to use or purge. lol (That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.) ;-)
      xoxo
      Donna

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  2. I like my grommet, even if it was a little painful for us! Lol. Yesterday was fun, and I'm going to enjoy experimenting with our other ideas today.

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    1. Hi Kathy:
      Those grommets made me feel like a rank amateur yesterday! lol I've used snaps for decades with no issues, and have done the grommets in the past, but never were they as resistant as yesterday. sheesh! Thanks again for my gift! I'm definitely going to be making and sharing those in the future.
      Looking forward to our next visit.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  3. I sew enjoy seeing your studio with all your wonderfully arranged bolts of fabric. How fun to spend the day with your bestie and be creative.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sherry:
      I hope all is well with you and yours. My studio rooms are my happy places, even when there is a bit of creative chaos. I just take a deep breath, tidy things up, and get right back to it.
      Blessings for a wonderful week, my friend.
      xoxo
      Donna

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