|The view from the living room. The far wall faces west.|
|The view from the other end of the room, looking back toward the inside of the house.|
On a low shelf that runs along that side of the room are these racks used to store my long cutting rulers and some templates within easy reach of my big cutting table. You can see more cutting rulers hanging on the wall between the two windows in the photo below.
My sewing machine sits on a table along with a small cutting mat. I use a comfortable office chair that gives me good support for my back. As you can see, a second, smaller drafting table is right behind it. This table also is covered with a cutting mat. There are lots of lamps in the room because good light is very important.
Everybody always wants to know what kind of sewing machine I have, which I find amusing. It's a Brother, and it's an embroidery machine, but I got it second hand, so that doesn't bother me. It's really a terrific story, and you can read it here. It has a knee lift, a needle threader and a thread cutter. It sews like a dream and I love it.
There's very little I dislike more than running out of bobbin thread and having to stop to wind a new one. So when I get down to one full one, I stop and fill about twenty bobbins at one time. I keep this little container underneath the sewing machine. You can see it in the sewing machine photo above.
|This photo was taken when I was first setting up the studio. You can see my cat Millie on the right.|
During the day, the room is flooded with light from the windows. In the summer, the trees outside keep the direct sunlight out, but keep the room bright and pleasant.
A small taboret sits nearby.
Of course, Millie also naps on the ironing table, and the recliner when she's not on the kitty condo.
To the right of the design wall is my fabric stash. Yes. It is out in the open. If I can't see it, it doesn't exist.
Accessory Bins from the Container Store.
OK, end of sales pitch. But seriously, The Container Store.
Next to the bookcases, and opposite my large cutting table is the ironing table. My sister and I made it. The height is perfect for me to iron without bending over. It is 24" x 48", so it's perfect for ironing big pieces of fabric.
Hope you've enjoyed the studio tour.