Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Spiffing Up!

I want, well, I need my studio to be an inspiring place. I spend most of my day there, so I want it to be happy, bright, and inspirational. I added a few things this week to spiff up the place just a bit.
First I purchased this hand painted cabinet from Betsy at BonBon Atelier in Kansas City. Betsy's mom hand painted it. I happened to ask Betsy a few visits ago about it and she told me it was for sale. It didn't take me long to go back and take it home with me.
It's the perfect place for my collection of solids to hang out.
I had this old ladder in another part of the house. It's actually a piece from a very large ladder. The big part is the handrail on the basement stairs. This is the leftover that I had to cut off. I plopped it in the corner with a few mini quilts and my tomtar guards. I love having it in the studio.
I'm working on my selvage spools again....I have some wall space reserved for that quilt. I can't wait to finish and get it hung. Things are shaping up around here!

27 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's looking very good Jacquie! I was thinking of using a ladder like that too - but still looking for one. Love your new hand painted cabinet.

Patty said...

I love how the ladder looks!

Rachel Hauser said...

Just LOVELY! OK, now I feel good about my slow, but steady acquisition of Kona solids. Hey, they're nice even as decoration! course, I use them tons too. I think my office/art room is the same shade of green as yours. Such a yummy, moody color!

Amber Hansen said...

So organized...so inspiring!

Suzanne said...

I hope you will share photos of your entire space when it's done. I'm in search of some ideas for mine.

live a colorful life said...

Very cool! I have contemplating a ladder in my sewing room as well, and I love how you hang the wooden pants hangers on the rungs. And of course everything looks so festive against that green wall!

Dawn said...

Your studio looks awesome! I wish my sewing room looked that good. =) Hope the spiffing helped your creativity!

p.s. That ladder is awesome.

Serena said...

what a great spiff!

i need more spiff like that in my life. ;)

ellen said...

I love your green wall, and of course, the cabinet. What a wonderful space to hang out.

Lisa said...

LOVE the green walls- I did our entry/hallway "pear" green a couple months ago. Such a happy color for the winter.

And that cabinet??? AH! Awesome! Good find.

Artfulife said...

LOVE IT!!! What a great feeling I'm sure. Now you just need a really cool painting on your wall to finish things off. MAybe I can send something your way one of these days. Thanks for continuing to inspire.

Barb said...

I can't wait to see your finished spool quilt - it will look great your cool sewing room.
Love those stacks of solids.

luciep said...

I love it! What a neat studio!

Esch House Quilts said...

That wonderful cabinet is perfect for your solid collection! Great choice.

PS Scandinavian Stitches arrived a few days ago. Thanks!

Lynn said...

Yes, happy bright and inspirational, that's what I need. But lately it looks like someone came in and ransacked my sewing room. Ooops, that would have been me!

patty a. said...

How wonderful your space is looking! Love the cabinet - so happy and cheerful! Now I am looking around at my studio and all I can say is oh my, I need to do something because it certainly is not inspirational! I look forward to more pictures!

Lisa said...

I love these pictures...the green walls...the dear painted cabinet...and the little tomkens hanging out on the ladder. I would be inspired to work in that space!

John said...

Hey Jacquie! Everything's looking great! Speaking of selvages ... are you still making blocks, or in the assembly stage? My stash has built up again, and I'm looking for someone who can use them. Let me know!

Char said...

Love the room. Those green walls are wonderful! My first on my own, grown up bedroom had wall that color.

Anonymous said...

Jacquie, thank you so much for your heart and your site; the freedom, the inspiration, the ignition of flowing expression that it provides those of us who get locked up in the daily grind. You help me release my inner child to play freely, to not be confined. Thank you for all you do! For your willingness to share life, to help us grow and develop - wish I'd read your 4-part quilt tutorial before I started my tablerunner which isnt matching up - ohhh, SCANT 1/4-inch; I've ordered the War of Art to inspire me to break through the creativity-quenching resistance in every area of my life, and The World Vision project was absolutely inspiring and challenging. And lastly, thank you for encouraging other gifted bloggers and artists like my BFF Penny at sewtakeahike. Thankful to have been connected with you site through that great lady.
So Jacquie, enjoy the rest of this month. May your Christmas celebrations with your family be memorable and sweet! InJoy! Glynis

Helen in the UK said...

Wish I had enough space to be that creative ... but hey, I'm just glad to have some sewing space! The cabinet is wonderful as are the solids displayed within. Enjoy :)

Poppyprint said...

Your studio always looks like an inspiring place and even more so with this lovely cabinet! Love the ladder as well. I'm really looking forward to seeing your spool quilt all finished, I have plans for a small one too, inspired by several I've seen on flickr.

Amy Herbst said...

Looks great!

Sherri said...

I love the pictures of your studio...it is definitely amazing and inspiring! Thanks for the little tour!

henny said...

Wow!!! So perfect!

katielea said...

I love your ladder! My boyfriend made me a short fat one for my bigger quilts...I think he needs to make me a tall skinny one now.

Mary Lou Weidman said...

I LOVE your happy blog and that cabinet is perfectly wonderful in so many ways....and HOW do you have your fabric so tidy? I don't get how people can be both productive and tidy too!