I think we broke a new comment record on the blog....a billion thank you's for popping your name in the draw to win a bundle of 32 x Woodland fat quarters and a copy of Vignette magazine you have blown me away. I honestly can't wait to show you what is in store for my 2012 fabric collection....all in good time, I promise - and some things are indeed worth waiting for.
So who is the lucky person? Congratulations to Sarah Rothe (blog entry is below).....check your inbox Sarah for more details!
"Ooh thanks for the chance to win! I've never won a blog competition. Love your fabrics and vignette magazine. I am about half way through the vignette quilt!" 21st July 8.57pm
There have been a few changes in our studio space over the last month or so as we begin making room for the new addition to our Family. If you have been following my posts on Facebook you might remember that last month we had a delivery from Ikea, it was just two products or ummm..... 15 boxes.
That's a lot of boxes.
Thank goodness I wasn't in charge of building or reading the instructions, my role was planning and design (aka - making things look nice). If you are wondering which products they are pop over to the Ikea website and checkout the Besta combination unit and Bjursta table. I love both of them, they suit the area perfectly.
My studio is not just used for sewing but also for drawing and design work, the table is large enough to set out my drawing designs, laptop, Wacom tablet all at once if required. Much better work space than previously.
I *love* the loads of natural light = pure bliss
Yes it is very clean here, but to keep it real I assure you it doesn't quite look the same today. Mess in the studio equals creativity c'est la vie....such is life.
In the corner of the studio is my cutting table I have had for years, it's the place where all the sharp things are kept (away from the little fingers). The cabinet is designed at the perfect height for cutting without breaking your back - cutting mat I am using is 34" wide.
The blue table underneath was used as a prop in Cotton Floss and I picked it up at a place in town called the Mill Markets....you could get lost in that store for an entire day, I LOVE it. For now this is where my big graph pads and light box rest plus a few of my favorite 30's & 50's inspired 'picture books' a wonderful source of inspiration, both colour and style.
I need to make my studio space a place I love to be in an area that is workable and easy to get around and access. Part of making the place just right for me is making sure I have the things I love on the shelves, not hidden away. It also allows for happy gazing & day dreaming.
You will find bolts of my first fabric line 'Woodland' in the shelves. One of my framed greeting cards 'Flutterby' and a few little toadstool houses from Cotton Floss. I love that I can change the art work each time I have a new design or 'just because'.
The middle shelves are where you will find Flower Sugar, Lecien basics, old vintage buttons and a little piece of Paris.
Divine Twine, felt squares, perle thread and pre cuts I adore. The drawers below are also full of fabric, folded in colour along with sewing gadgets, and stitching supplies. Samples are tucked away in the cupboards or scattered around the studio & home.
I am still playing with the space so I have no doubt it will change and morph in time...it's still a work in progress but right now it seems to be working just right.