i always feel funny calling my workspace my “studio” because really, it’s just a corner of our playroom! it’s where we spend the majority of our days – playing, schooling, crafting – it all happens in here. the thought of my own space in some ways sounds dreamy, but in so many others it sounds so lonely!
so this is my space! there is a ton of light that pours into this room and the views from the windows are lovely.
i have my desk to the left that holds my sewing machine and laptop, and to the right my new die cutting machine (purchased recently due to never-ending aches in my hands, wrists, and arms – boo). to the right of my cutting table are huge hooks that hold bloom bags and next to them is my table top ironing board.
this is one of my favorite views – aaaaaaah!
this is my cutting table, my main work station. this is where i design, where i fiddle, where i pair together fabrics – my happy place!
and the fabrics. oh, the fabrics! just one of the very many reasons why i love my job! wanna know where i get it? almost all of it is from hawthorne threads. seriously awesome selection, and very competitive pricing, which gets discounted with each purchase!
i need more red and black fabric. can’t you tell? ;)
a jar full of happiness! future chubby button hairclips, or buttons for posies.
more fun! most of these will find homes on covered notebooks.
and now for a peek in my drawers: this is the top drawer. i can reach it easiest when i’m at my sewing machine and just turn and grab the scissors i need. or my glue gun and sticks. also in here are my rulers for rotary cutting, and extension cord for when i have too many things plugged in under my feet, and a roll of white paper for photographing products (a near daily job).
all this fabric was for petal pushers. i say “was” because it is no longer there, but cut into perfect petals and slowly being assembled for many many new petal pushers. do you see a new color or 2 in there?!
this drawer is now empty, too! these were all transformed into ruffled scarves last week! more fabric in super fun colors are due to arrive monday… eeek!
and i don’t even want to look in this drawer! unfinished projects galore. ugh.
top drawer of the right side: my mini shipping department. i don’t normally do any of my shipping from here, but if i need to, i have a few necessities, and some extras: stamps, tape, price tags, paper clips, business cards, post cards, and stickers.
this drawer is dedicated to tiny pouches, petal drop necklaces, and covered buttons.
on the right are loose posies (not in sets yet), and on the left is a bag of bags. sounds silly, but i use a lot of bags. big bags, little bags, huge bags, tiny bags. i use them to separate and organize and keep tiny things from getting lost. and i reuse them, so this is where all my bags go when they are empty. in the bag ;)
this bottom drawer holds my iron and some other fun goodies, tba soon.
no, my work space rarely looks this good! i am a messy messy girl and work on way too many things at once. but when i do get it all nice and back in order i like to reward myself with a little treat: pairing new fabrics together! these groups above have all now become tiny pouches!
speaking of tiny pouches, did you see them all? i am really loving these new combos!
and a few more chubby button hair clip sets!
now that you’ve seen it all pretty and clean, i’m off to make it messy and make something pretty and ruffly!