Monday, September 28, 2009

A Working Weekend

I created chaos again.
I've been fussing for weeks about what colors to paint the studio. Look to what you love to find colors you love. So, I made a choice. I'd call it 'Flea Market Fancy' green though it's actually Lime Rickey...and the lighter color is Citrine.
I made a new bulletin board to keep my reminders.
And I painted the accent wall....pretty bold for me, but I want the studio to be a bright, happy place.
I made a new design wall. I use foam core presentation boards, the kind you get at office supply stores. Last time I covered each with flannel individually and then put them on the wall. This time I taped 9 of them together into one big board, covered the whole thing with flannel and then attached it to the wall. Can't wait to fill it up!
Things got put back together. I still have a ceiling to paint, woodwork to paint and the rest of the walls. They'll be a much lighter shade of the green. You can tell, I like to work in phases. It will all be done eventually.
I've had a few wonderful surprises come in the mail. I won a giveaway on Nicolette's blog, Dutch Comfort. She sent me this gorgeous bag and some fab fabric. I love the bag so much...it's made with beautiful Dutch fabric...and it's the perfect size for me. Thanks Nicolette!
I also won a giveaway at Sheree's blog, Sheree's Alchemy. There is so much here I could barely fit it all in one picture. It's a quilter's dream and look at that fabric spilling out of the box. I can't wait to sort through it. Thanks Sheree! You know I will use it all.

64 comments:

amandajean said...

your studio is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have fun creating in your happy space.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Wow, the change in room is obviously paying off. What a great space.

Kris said...

What a great space! I love the colors you picked!

Patty said...

The studio is looking so nice; I love the green!

What wonderful prizes to win; it makes it seem like Christmas came early for you.

connie said...

I absolutely love your studio. It is incredible in green, good choice. I am anxious to see what you will do next. Have a great week looks like you are off to a great start.

beth said...

enjoy working in your beautiful room! wow! you sure scored on those wins too!

Jilly's Space said...

What a beautiful sewing space!!
And you scored big time on those wins..congrats!

paulette said...

You sewing space is bright, fresh and awesome.....no I am not going to look around my sweat room!!! No I am NOT!
Paulette

E. said...

I want this space. Excellent choice!

Kigwit said...

That green looks great! How fun to have a studio!

Stephanie said...

The perfect green! We're turning our finished basement into my sewing studio...goodbye carpet. Still deciding on wall color.

QuiltedSimple said...

It's gorgeous! Love the colors...
Kris

Jenny said...

your studio looks fantastic. and can't wait to see you work with all those giveaway fabrics. lovely!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your studio. The green walls are perfect. Can you tell me anything about your shelving for your fabrics. I've wanted to do that for so long. Where you got them and what should I ask for? Sorrr, I don't mean to be impolite.

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

What a beautiful space! I'm moving soon and I'm collecting all the "how to set up the studio" ideas I can. Love the green.

Sarah said...

love the green walls!

Cheryl said...

I love the green! And the bulletin board is wonderful. Great fabric! I love it all, you know.

Oh, and my last name is Schenck. :-)

Barbara said...

That is a spectacular sewing room. Love the green color you chose. Definitely bright and cheerful.

Judy said...

Love it Love it Love it!

nettie said...

green is my favorite color, so I absolutely love this!

Amber said...

I agree - the green is amazing! And your space is so nice - how fun!! And good for you on the giveaway wins!!

Trisha said...

You have got the dream studio! The lime green is perfect and bright and cheerful. Great idea for a design wall. You have a great work space!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

LOVE your studio color! Oh wow! Awesome. Thanks for sharing. ;o) ooxx`jodi

Jo James said...

A dream studio, for sure!
LOVE the colors. All my faves :)

Rose said...

Wow.

Alissa said...

I love the color choices!! And don't think I don't see that HUGE sewing machine sitting there so happily in your studio. Amazing.

Sandra said...

Wow,your studio is great I love the colors,would like to spend a lot of time in there ;) !

Mrs Moen said...

Fabulous studio; I'm sure I would be happy there.

Lucky you, winning 2 giveaways!

A La Mode fabric said...

I am LOVING the Lime!!! Hot color for a Hot quilter!!! {wink, wink}... :)

Heather

Kristin L said...

I was going to say that you mess was the best kind ( a fabric-y creative one) and then I scrolled down and saw the room all painted and cleaned up and it's even more fabulous!! Happy creating in your new space. :-)

Dena said...

Congratulations on your wins! I love the green and orange combination. There's' something refreshing about it and it looks great in your sewing room. Nice job!

Victoria said...

What a fabulous space! Your color selection rocks!

Laurie said...

It's coming along beautifully! LOVE the colors!
Laurie

Needled Mom said...

The studio is stunning. I love the colors.

Congratulations on your nice wins.

C. Jaeger said...

That's a great way to spend the weekend. I love your studio! Enjoy!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a happy place to work! Love the green feture wall - such a perfect choice. It is a wonder you ever want to leave such a fabulus studio.

Poppyprint said...

What a cheerful space to create!

Donnelly said...

I love the colors you chose for your studio. Thank you for sharing how you built your design wall. I am going to be moving my craft room into our basement before the snow falls, thanks for the inspiration!
Have a great day.

XUE said...

You have such a lovely looking studio - all those colours & space & storage areas!!! How fun to be in that room, looking at those fabrics!

Kellie said...

I love the new studio colours and layout - fabulous! I would feel very inspired hanging out in that fabulous space. And thanks for the tip on foam core boards covered in flannel for a design wall - genius, doh!

Kari said...

Oh how envious I am of your studio (maybe because it's such a lovely green). I can't wait until the day when I have my own home and I can paint all the walls. I hope it brings you many many hours of quilting and crafting inspiration!

Joanna said...

I love love LOVE the green! You are a woman after my own heart:) I actually just painted my kitchen/hallway green and am about to do the living room the same. I love color and it's refreshing to see when others do too:) You will have fun creating in there I'm sure :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

out of chaos comes beauty. I love the color you choose, and your winnings, love the bag, and all the other goodies.

Cherry Possum said...

What a lovely studio, and the reen wil be nce and relaxing - like a green room they have in theatres for actors to chill in before they go on stage.

Shari said...

Love your studio. It's coming together quite nicely. It's ok to work in stages - you still have to have time to sew each day!!

Love the clothesline quilt. Very successful. Your friends will love it.

Rene' said...

Love the color you picked out for your studio. Thanks for sharing pictures of the studio and goodies you received. Your clothesline quilt is fabulous and fun!!

MightyMom said...

that green is similar to the color of my boys' room.

Marit said...

Your studio looks like a good place to be creative! Love your design wall! Enjoy....

handmadeandpretty said...

Wow, I love that green, it's just gorgeous! So fresh and yet calming.

How did you manage to win such wonderful giveaway prizes too? Very lucky!

Metanoia said...

So in love with your green walls! I really want to do something bold in my room, but haven't had the time yet. A lot of great ideas here. Thanks for sharing!

Quilts on Bastings said...

The green wall is to die for! I love your studio.

Team NE said...

Love how the studio is turning out! I am saving my pennies now for a cutting table!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

LOVE your space!! Happy creating :)

Thimbleanna said...

WOW -- LOVE that green Jacquie. It looks fantastic with all of your fabrics stacked in their pretty cubicles!!!

Janet said...

What a wonderful place to work. I would be inspired. Enjoy, you deserve it.

calicodaisy said...

Gorgeous!

mlkeegan said...

Your studio is stunning. I am about do set my own up. Can you tell us where to get the shelving units where you have your stash?
Thanks!

bonnie said...

wow....your place looks awesome....

AJ said...

Love the green on your wall! Beautiful space.

Cascade Lily said...

Lucky you winning Nicolette's giveaway!! I love your studio and dream of having one just like it one day (maybe when the kids leave home in oh about 20 years!!).

Rebekah said...

your new space looks fabulous! Love the color (almost the same as the color in my room)

jaybird said...

i love the green!! i went very neutral in my studio so that it wouldn't play a role on how i see colors.. but i do love that green! {i went with peanut butter by behr...yumm}

Leanne said...

Green my most favourite colour. I love it.

Corrie said...

that green looks so great. inspiring!