Saturday, October 4, 2008

We're Back!!!!

The work is all done, the paint is dry. The whole house repainted, carpets cleaned, closets, cupboards, drawers, etc., cleaned and reorganized, furniture scrubbed and polished - nothing left untouched. Ahhhh - even the dogs are clean and fresh. Finally - life gets back to normal - after three weeks of chaos.

I thought you might be interested in seeing how our little corner of the world turned out. Come on in -- I'll give you a quick tour..

Here's Sabrina's drawing area. She bought a beautiful drawing table with several months' allowance (she saved over the summer) from Jerry's Artarama. She keeps all of her pencils, pens, etc. in clear glass jars (from mayonnaise, pickles, etc.!) and they really look nice. (Lisa, do you recognize anyone in particular in this picture???)

Here's my area. Nothing changed here really. Just re-organized. The fabric is folded and put on some shelves out of Sabrina's room when she was a baby. They were unfinished pine and I put a clear polyurethane coat over them. The sewing desk my husband built out of plywood and covered with laminate. Really, really inexpensive - but very functional. It's also just the right height for me. (Lisa and Monica, do you recognize anything in this picture???)

On the other side of the room is another table my husband built where we keep the light-box, paint rack and a few other misc. things. I also lay a cutting mat over top of it and I can do some cutting on there. When I have yardage to cut, we have a freestanding table from Sam's club that is about 8 feet long and 3.5 feet wide that I set up in the middle of the room and then put away when I'm done cutting.

The walls used to be light blue with a slate blue floor. It was pretty, but the blue didn't reflect the light very well and was a bit depressing. I bought new daylight tubes for the flourescent fixtures (WOW what a difference.) I picked out a nice light yellow for the walls and a very light (almost white) epoxy for the floor. Not a huge room (about 15x16) but big enough for three work stations and lots of open space for Gizmo and Tobie. We also have a little closet in the back that is lined with shelves for supplies. And with the painted cement floor - if we spill something, or drop a paintbrush or a soldering iron - it's no big deal. The best part - NO clutter! I can't work in clutter.

Tomorrow promises to be a wonderful day. No work - and ALL play! I've got some serious catching up to do.

First Order of Business: Finish the runner up prize I promised to make as a Pink Artist for Girl Gone Thread Wild's Drawing for Love Squared which is to occur on October 15th. This piece is done, I'm just waiting for the paint to dry and I will post pictures of it Monday.

Second Order of Business: Finish up applique big blocks.

Third Order of Business: Get started on that huge pile of Christmas gifts!!

It's oh so good to be back. I'll see you around!!!

P.S. I have the best husband in the world!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX


3rdEyeMuse said...

we just might have to have a duel to decide which of us has the BEST husband in the world ... perhaps we can call it a draw. :)

The Cat Quilt is fabulous & for such a good cause. Count me in for 6 raffle tickets (email me your mailing address and I'll send the $'s come Monday).

Your studio looks devine! I would love to have a space like that. One day.

Welcome Back!! ~M~

Anonymous said...

what a great workspace - you are both very lucky.

Candace said...

Your studio looks so cheerful and clean and organized. It would be a wonderful place to spend time and do what you enjoy.

daydreamstudios said...

I love your space. Isn't it nice when it's all fresh and clean. But sometimes all the organization steals my creativity. I think I need a mess to feel free enough to make a

ACey said...

Wow everything is super-functional and sleek! Was great fun to enlarge the images and see the colorful organizaton in detail. I will also be taking a play date tomorrow so will definitely be thinking of you!

Michelle said...

Welcome back! The studio is FABULOUS! Inspiring! Can't wait to see you. xo.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Looks great! Now get in there and mess it up!

Teresa said...

Your studio is wonderful. I could use a bit of the organization bug myself. I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you two create in that awesome space.

Jane said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT...when can we all come over ?? Really, what a fab place for you to be you!

Pursuing Art... said...

Glad that you are back and all fluffed up and organized! Your studio looks wonderful! I bet you are glad to have everything done and all put back together. Nice and fresh and now you need to enjoy it. It is stressful to have everything upside down when you are having work done.

I loved seeing that the dolls are keeping you girls company! That brought a huge smile to my face and I'm glad you shared!

Hugs...~Lisa ;-)

jeanne herself said...

love the new digs. i can't work in clutter or dark dreariness either. will be fun to watch what you create in your re-nest.

Denise H, Southern California said...

Saw your sewing room featured on
Great layout and features.
Thanks for sharing the floor paint info.
I have a lot of work to do on the whole house, but I am looking forward to having a clean and newly organized sewing/quilting area :-)


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