Carla’s Studio- update

Thought I would show you what my studio looks like today. It still isn’t finished, and I do not have my quilts on the wall yet. But I do have lots of places for storage- most of the storage pieces came from IKEA (in case you are interested):

My longarm quilting machine table takes up the most space.

A close up of my desk space:

and some storage ideas:

and how I store my yarn stash:

& thread:

As you can see, I just need to finish quilting the green sections on Jill’s booth quilt, then I’m finished.

I do hope you have enjoyed this tour. My studio is a work-in-progress, so it is always changing.

We went to visit Jack today (and his parents, too). He turns 6 months old tomorrow, can you believe how time flies?? Stop back by and I’ll be sure to post some pictures.

Happy Creating!! Carla

Studio Makeover and other stuff

My studio is empty, clean and painted- save for my VERY large longarm quilting machine which looks like this:


This machine takes up a lot of space- roughly 12 feet x 4 feet wide. Attempting to find storage has been the challenge in my revamped studio. My last studio was about 16×24 feet, plus had a storage area and full bathroom.

I’ve decided to go with Ikea for my arts/craft storage, specifically their Pax system. This stuff is NOT inexpensive, which is why I am attempting to research other options. I like that I can add sliding doors onto the Pax wardrobe system so the stuff is out of sight and doesn’t get dusty.

Here is my preliminary floorplan:


You can see how space is tight, but I do love how my desk/work station is near the french doors so I can see out while I work.

Hopefully, I can visit Ikea and get the studio room design finalized so I may purchase what I need to get this room back together!


Yesterday, I showed 2 projects I had been working on. The quilted cuff will have a velcro closure and here is a picture of it shaped:


Here is a more 3-D picture of the quilted basket or container showing the side panels. I sprinkled leaves on the side to help carry the theme:



This weekend, Joe and I went to a birthday party for my oldest son. Of course, that gave us more squeezing time with Jack, who is now 3 weeks old:

jack3weeks.jpg jackhalfasleep.jpg

Hope your day is enjoyable and creative! Hugs, Carla