Monday, January 18, 2010

Snowy Update

We have had snow for quite some time now, but this is the first chance I have had to update my blog. A fresh coat of snow came overnight and is giving our yard a nice clean coating.

I haven't been doing much sewing, but did start the quilting on my Mom's anniversary quilt. Ignore the mess - I need to tidy up my shelves.

I have been looking at pictures of inspirational craft/hobby/art studios on the internet and have been getting lots of great ideas that I would like to incorporate into my next studio. The room I have now is in the basement and it has served me well. My only complaint is the lack of windows - it has just the 1 window on the door and there is a set of stairs outside the door which block the sun.
My newest favorite gadget in the sewing room is in the photo below. It is a turning caddy with all sorts of cubbies and drawers. I found it at Home Goods, but I have seen it online through several different scrapbooking stores. I will be making labels for the drawers.

Another new favorite thing is this rag light string that my SIL made for me. It is simply homespun tied onto a string of lights. It looks much nicer than the picture shows. I laid it around some antique hammers that are in the cubby above our wood dumbwaiter for the fireplace.

Remember the vintage wooden boxes that I had my scrap fabrics stored in? I decided that the fabrics really needed to be kept out of the sun light, so I went on a search for something else to keep them in. I ended up with these lovely faux vintage suitcases that I keep stacked.

A peak inside one of the boxes finds my green scraps.

And I will end this post with a couple new pictures of 'Charlie Boy'. He has grown so much since the last photo's.
He is still a ball of fire and getting a picture of him sitting still is quite a challenge.

He is going through a 'wild hair' stage that matches his personality!

Until next time, Suzanne Print Friendly and PDF


  1. Great to hear from you, Suzanne!

    What pretty outdoor pictures. We haven't had any fresh snow to speak of in a while. I can't believe I'm wishing for snow.

    I love the cupboards in your studio. I'm sure they're great for storage. I have a few vintage suitcases in my studio as well. Don't you just love them?

    I can't believe how much Charlie Boy has grown. I guess he's now a permanent member of your family, huh? How could you not resist?

  2. Oh my goodness, I'm in love with that precious sweet thing...

    Your studio is just heavenly to look at.

    I LOVE the scraps of material you have. First place I go to when yard saling is fabric material...Now just to LEARN how to make a quilt. LOL..yes, I have tons of material, sewing machine..and it all sits...

  3. Love your pic. of snow and your soo tidy sewing room wish it were mine...

  4. Hi there! Can I ask how the spool holders on the wall were made? I need to have my husband make mine and spotted yours on today's visit. Thanks for your help!!

  5. I enjoyed reading this post. Love those quilts hanging on the walls in your studio.
    Looks like a great place to sew even though you don't have many windows.
    Your puppy is sweet.


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