My Studio downstairs has been made by closing off half of the area under our house. The car, my husband’s work area and the laundry all live in the other half of the space. The studio measures approx 4 x 5mts (14 x 16 ½ feet).
I just luuuuv sitting down there surrounded by so many things to do with craft. I can put what I like out on display (if I have the room!), and I love to sit and look around at things that make me smile. I can play my music CD’s and recorded books or watch the small television I also have in there.
I have my collection of vintage chenille and old suitcases and my one old hat box. I also have on display things that friends and family have given me over time, and other vintage finds from second-hand and op shops.It’s a totally different feeling being in my studio, than even sitting upstairs in one of our nice spots. Perhaps because it’s my space, and it’s where I do what makes my heart sing! Enjoy!!
Still looking from the front door, but to the left, is my semi-industrial overlocker, all my cottons, another of those silky oak cabinets, a small stack of old suitcases(with my hat box on top) and the window out to the back yard.
Again, still from the front door, swinging to the right, are two things that I don't think I could ever really do without!(Apart from my computer and digital camera) The large cutting table that my mother gave to me(approx 1mt wide x 2.5mt long (4' x 7' 10"), and my semi-industrial sewing machine. In the shot you can also see the shelving that holds all my finished items, the small television, filing cabinet (where I keep all my patterns in hang files), some more small drawers and of course, another stack of vintage suitcases!! Lol.
Another shot up the other side of the cutting table.
This is taken from the door which leads back into the laundry, towards the two sets of shelves you couldn't see in the shot from the front door. One holds all my fabric stash(which doesn't always stay in order or colour co-ordinated!), as well as lots of other "stuff"!
The other one holds most of my craft/art books and mags, small drawer units for beads, buttons and findings etc. It also holds a multitude of canvases, old books, frames and tins etc, that I plan to use in collages and assemblages....... one day..........no really!! :)
Still from the same doorway, this is looking out through the front door.
The pine table and overlocker again, but you can also see the hanging ladder better, a li'l old case that I made into a holder for all my Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts mags(as well as those other mixed media publications that will remain nameless in this posting!) and on the table you can just make out a sweet pig on a wooden pull toy. He has a speckled chook on his back and a sunflower behind him. I was fortunate enough to be asked to make a pattern up for him and it was published earlier this year in a well known craft magazine here in Australia. Under the overlocker you can see a large basket that holds all my UFO's.
You can also see an old green chair, that cost me all of $5, that I love to sit in with a cup of Mocha and read my mags, or just chill and look out over my domain. :)
Well, hope you enjoyed the tour. It was fun for me to show you. If you'd like to see more studios that have participated in the Tour click here.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me and a little of my world. x
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