February 28, 2012

from the studio

After a serious de-cluttering and cleaning session, my studio is beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Thought I'd show you around a bit. Function is the name of the game here.

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My dad was an artist-wannabe. But alas, an engineer he was and the only evidence of this desire is this lovely paint-by-number painting which is dear to my heart and sits atop the new storage case. Someday I'll frame it.


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the Juki - a.k.a. the monster


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This is as clutter free as the worktable gets - neat stacks. My worktable is made from a HEAVY wooden door. The Plyler fellas built the base which includes a large bottom shelf. I've tacked a kingsize sheet around the outer perimeter to hide the ugly.


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Stacks of leather and baskets of my homemade patterns. There is no way to make this shelf look nice.
I've tried. It doesn't work.


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My clip holder (a great way to use the kids art)


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possibly a backpack? still haven't decided


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a future leather bag - one of two I have slated


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playing with leather patchwork


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iPad cutouts


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under the table - scrap basket and another basket of recycled structural pieces

That's it! A work in progress - always.


11 comments:

  1. It is inspiring to me to see the bright and cheerful place where you create your magic. I love the light that is coming through and the bright colors you have sprinkled throughout. Makes me itch to clear off my clutter and get a new handle on things. I am looking for a cubby type case that I can fit under part of my desk. Right now what I have just isn't working. Thanks for sharing. (And you know I have my eye on that bomber jacket to be made into a purse!)
    Enjoy the day.
    Erin

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  2. Thanks for showing us around your creative place. My husband is a musician and, I am told creative people NEED to be cluttered or it messes with their creativity?? I am not so sure... my 2 daughters are very creative (one and interior designer & the other a dancer) but both are tidy freaks.
    I LOVE that machine!!

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  3. What a great work space!I can't wait to get one of my own. I'm sharing the living room with everyone else.. Thanks for showing us around!

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  4. I love seeing other people's studios! It's always a work in progress and cluttered at best.

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  5. WOW busy bee over there!

    You just had to do the whole close up thing of the JUKI. I'm swooning over here. Someday I will locate one in my price range, till then I think I'll make yours my screen saver.

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  6. Looks fantastic. I love seeing getting a tour of someone else's studio.

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  7. Loved the sneak peak into your studio. Heavy duty door for a table, and kid art holder were great. (i currently have about 6 paperclip/thumbtack holders)
    Your work in progress pictures of leather and fabric leave me wanting to blow the dust off my own sewing machine.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheers.

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  8. Love your studio, it is very inspiring! Thank you for the tour. The natural light is fantastic. I enjoyed all of the little details too, especially the sneak peek at handbags to be? I also like your white cube organizer. I have the same one in espresso. I could use a few more of them! I am still organizing my studio, don't have all my beads and findings in place but I did get my work table set up. If nothing else, I needed it in place to work on pieces for this weeks blog hops. I did take some before pictures (quite scary) and will post photos once it is completely set up.

    Happy creating!

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  9. love how bright & light your space is! and clean! are you back to sewing? how is you arm?

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  10. Gorgeous studio Lori! I'm glad you are getting back to it. The painting - wow, so special.

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  11. I love your work space! I also love your new header - it's all spiffed up around here!

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I love reading each one of your comments. Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful day.

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