So today, following another morning of moving stuff down 2 sets of stairs, I took some time this afternoon to enjoy actually doing a little work in my new studio. OK, it was computer work, but increasingly it seems that’s what I do the most anyway.
Here’s my new work area, pretty much set up the way I want it. It was ridiculously cold outside today, but it was warm and toasty inside, especially with the sun streaming through the side windows… Ok, I’ve got to do something about that direct sunlight, but for today, it felt GREAT!
Now that I’ve finally got my cabinets fixed and organized the way I want them, I’m ready to let you take a peek inside.
These storage closets have sliding shelves to provide easy access to all items, even the ones at the back of the shelf. The cabinet on the left houses my fabric stash, while the one on the right holds some of my notions. The upper storage areas are for my bulkier items like fusible fleece, interfacing and Peltex. I’ll probably put some bolted fabric up there as well.
I’ll store my finished handbags in these totes in this closeted area. They’ll be completely protected from damaging sunlight here. (Do you notice that Joba is conveniently in each picture?) He is completely in my way at all times, wanting to check out EVERYTHING! I think he may like the room just as much as I do!
Each little drawer opens COMPLETELY so I can access the stuff at the back of the drawer just as easy as the stuff in the front. I had a blast organizing these. If you could see how I had this stuff stored upstairs in my old area, you would know how much easier its going to be now, while I’m sewing, and especially as I fill orders!
So there you have it. We still have some decisions to make about window coverings for the two windows & the side door causing the sunlight problems, (since it’s winter time and the sun is riding so low). And I’m thinking I’d like to make some cushions for the window seat, and maybe some curtain doors for the two storage rooms, but there will be plenty of time for that later. Right now I’m dying to get started on the layette for Little C and also to pick up where I left off on the new pattern I started in November. I may actually get to do that tomorrow, (I’m so excited I may not sleep!) if i can get the Direct Tv man out of my hair in the morning that is. I hope he’s not chatty!