My Studio Summer 2012

I haven’t really shown you my ‘studio’ in a long time, and I think I am well past due in sharing my space with you. Since we moved to our tiny apartment in Brooklyn, we have been redefining and recreating our space on a regular basis. It used to be that the sewing portion of my studio was housed in what might otherwise be considered a walk in closet off the bedroom, but David now has the roost of that room (which is a good thing). If you would like to see my old ‘studio space’, check out this video.

I am very excited about this new work space. There have been piles and piles on this table for months and while I know this is useful in its own right, piles are visually disruptive to me and I need the habit to stop.  At the same time, I know that if I have the ability to paint at a moments notice, I will. So having items related to painting, all neat and organized will help me tremendously.

I can get pretty obsessive about organization, I keep eyeballing the stuff stored way high up and wondering if there is a better way to reconfigure that stuff. Hmmm.

In the meantime, boy am I enjoying stitching!

6 thoughts on “My Studio Summer 2012

  1. Hey Melly,

    Very cool that you have expanded your space! So did you move your sewing space into the (what would be) the dining room? I love the tight shot of the piece in this post.

    My studio is full of piles of fabrics and things and I realize I didn’t organize it very well. I have to rethink it, especially this huge table I put in the middle that overwhelms the space.


  2. Thank you for the tour! I love that you are working on several pieces at a time! Your studio is soooo cool. You should post it on this blogparty “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” so more people will see it! Julia posts on Wednesday (obviously!) at Patsy from HeARTworks and papemelroti


  3. My Bernina 1001 is envious. I realized this weekend that one of the reasons I am slow to paint is that I have to set up each time. Your space is so color filled and functional. I also do not do well with piles and I married the king of piles! LOL! Have a fabulous week creating is your spiffy space.


  4. I have a large pegboard above my workspace and love it. I wish the whole wall could be pegboard! I have collector lunchboxes hanging there holding small baubles and sewing implements. You will love your pegboard and how accessible but NEAT things are kept!


  5. Thanks for the peep into your studio. Living in a small space myself, it’s comforting to know that it’s not the size of the studio which determines what you create, but you yourself. I agree about piles being visually disruptive, and I also know that they drain me of energy. However, I’m not very good at getting rid of piles and clutter; they seem to have a life of their own. But, I’m working on myself and trying to mend my wicked ways, because I know that what you say about tidiness and organization is absolutely true. I’m getting in more and more storage bins and boxes of different sizes, and I’m constantly on the lookout for new ways to maximise my space and make it easier to get to things. Having to move a lot of objects in order to get to one can be a total turnoff for me. I call this activity ‘developing the infrastructure of my home’. The pegboard solution is really something I might have to consider too.


  6. I am pleased that you are finding stitch satisfying. I suppose I am organized somewhere deep down; I do know where most of the piles are, which is a start, probably.


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