Come on in! (finally)

I should have known better than to promise I’d be done last Friday.  What am I – a rookie?  Whatever the case may be, here is my studio – reorganized a bit, freshened up, and bursting at the seams.

The yellows and blues have exploded beyond their designated cubes and have mounted an invasion on the meager Green Territory.  My anal left brain is not pleased with this, or the fact that there is a ramshackle overflow shelf (conveniently not shown) where a whole rainbow of colors are commingling with absolutely no regard for order.  My looser right brain told the left to shut the hell up and get busy making something.  Lefty is still skulking in the corner, whimpering from time to time, but otherwise subdued.

In what may be the biggest triumph of this whole re-do, my robust collection of bias tape and seam binding is now safely out of reach of the chubby little hands which took so much pleasure in pulling the irresistible packages out, unwrapping the brittle plastic enclosure of each, and throwing them in the garbage.  I have no idea how we will spend our days now that this activity is out of play.  I might be a bad mother.

The lighting in this room, the most spectacular studio space I have ever inhabited, is sublime… until the sun shuts off and I’m left with some paltry task lights here and there.  I shall be delegating a portion of future Etsy proceeds to fund a proper fixture install right above my worktable.  I suspect that would rock my world and double my productivity.

And that brings me to my big, exciting news.  All this cleaning and organizing and New Year planning and subliminal thinking and in-the-shower brainstorming has given me an idea.  I shall tell you all about it tomorrow.  I promise.  (really)

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8 Responses to “Come on in! (finally)”

  1. What a fantastically inspiring place to create! Been lurking here for a while after finding your sweater mitten tutorial. I’m hoping to organize out a studio of my own in our new place.

  2. urban craft says:

    oh the colours! Oh the organization! I am jealous.

  3. Wendy says:

    LOVE IT! I am so super jealous of you! I have yet to dare post pics of my “studio” space (if you can really call the corner of my living room that I use that lol) on my blog (or anywhere else for that matter!). I am laughing at the sparse amount of green having to share quarters with the blue because I did the exact same thing last month when organizing my stash. The other thing that has me laughing is the bias tape collection that you have amassed. My smallest child also has an affinity for taking all the tape out of the packaging and unraveling it all to her delight. What a wonderful thing to have it up and out of reach. Enjoy your new orderly working space!

  4. meg says:

    awesome! well done! that is no small task. As for lighting, I think if we put our little brains together we can diy this shit up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/decor8/5349141007/

  5. sweetbugfarm says:

    Yay! I suspect that we will be just as thrilled to see what comes out of this fine, fine room. And I imagine that chubby hands will make their way into something else just as fun! I’ve been finding cheap puzzles for the little hands at our house. Loving them, other than the fact that there are unfinished puzzles & pieces everywhere!
    Happy sewing!!

  6. Angie says:

    Wow! It looks great! It is always easier to create when it’s organizes. Not that I would know, I can’t walk into mine right now. And I am so happy to see someone else has a 5×5 Expedit filled to capacity. Mine has now morphed into rubbermaid tubs in the basement, it is so full. I was resenting the blue taking over so many of my cubes, so now I try and fight the good fight and buy orange and green when fabric shopping. I am not sure that is a good plan, as there is no space left!

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