I don’t know if I mentioned it, but I grew out of my studio. My gameroom, 15×25, is my studio where I longarm, but I needed a sewing office, too. Yes, I feel guilty even saying it! And so I took over a bedroom off of the studio, and that is my sewing office, the place where I do paperwork and administrative things, plan projects, use my design wall, warehouse my fabric, and keep people’s quilt tops and finished quilts prior to them picking them up. I don’t actually sew in the office, but that might change soon.
This is the view as you enter the office. The wall on the left houses my design wall. I intentionally left the whole wall free of objects so that I can put a couple more design walls since quite often I need more space due to my many WIPS. Straight ahead is my old chair that will be getting an extreme makeover some time soon. Above it houses some of my framed vintage hankies.
My favorite part of the room was using some of my vintage sheets as curtains. It just makes me happy. The best part is that if I need them for a project, I’ll just yank them down and use them, and throw some other ones up.
The left edge of the pic is my business office. An old nightstand ($4 thrifted, and then painted by Nacho Daddy) is now my printer base, and the drawers house my business supplies, like paper, ink, mailing supplies, etc. Above it is my dry erase board where I keep my commissions and longarming jobs organized. Beside the printer is my armoir, which houses fabric. It’s a hot mess in there, so we won’t go into details. The shelf to the right ($10 at a garage sale) contains quilts to be longarmed. On top is a basket of wool scraps (tub of thrifted and felted wool is in the closet, along with more fabric, more vintage sheets and linens, and all kind of fun quilting supplies). The little table by the closet is for paperwork (with big tub of WIPS), and the big table is for sewing or cutting or even gazing out the window. Or looking at my sheets. Yeah, looking at my sheets.
This is the third time I’ve redone this room in a year and a half, so check back soon, and I’m sure it will be a whole new configuration. As my needs change, the studio and office evolve as I try to find what works for me. The main thing I needed when we did this redo was a larger design space, and computer space. I finally have it. For now.
My next design projects will be 1.)recovering the chair by the window, 2.)finding an inexpensive lady desk (that we can paint white) in place of the large desk, and 3.)finding something more stable for the folding table. All on a budget, of course!