In the last 8 months, I've had a lot of life changes. My husband got an amazing new job, which brought us to Nashville. In doing so I gave up my job teaching costuming at a university and am now focusing on my Etsy shop full time. Since I've been working in busy costumes shops for my entire adult life, with lots of other noisy happy artists, I knew that the switch to solitary work days would be big for me. I was worried about getting a bit depressed being on my own all day, so I decided that my new studio had to be a fantastically welcoming place, where I would enjoy being all day. This is the result!
First a teaser pic...
And now, lets start at the beginning... View from the door, including my happy rainbow rug, and my giant squashy armchair. You can see the dreamcatcher FiberAlchemist
made just above the chair.
Beside the chair is my newly finished gallery wall! Lots of treasures there, but two of my favorites are shadowboxes. An Outlander inspired one by Knickertwist
and Gryffindor one by pinkleo
. The giant safety pin came from T.J. Maxx, and I made the wooden button out of a wood charger from the craft store. The black and white mandala piece was done by a former student.
On the opposite wall is my main work area and supplies storage. The left side bookcases, full of craft supplies like paint, brushes, markers, glitter, colored pencils, hand sewing supplies, etc.
Main desk area, with most often used tools, and all my jewelry supplies. Beads, charms, findings, etc.
Crowning my desk is a shelf full of many of my favorite treasures. Mostly items made by my Craftster crushes.
(Left to right Fashion Matchbox by spidermom
, wooden TARDIS box by lanikins
, Dream Shrine by pinkleo
, Steampunk Fairy Shrine by rackycoo
, Alter Moon Spool by jillybeans
, Sewing Shrine by pinkleo
, Slug & Jiggers Apothecary Storefront by Knickertwist
, the king & queen we used as cake toppers on our wedding cake, Gryffindor Pencil Cup by endymion
, and Theatre Matchbox from cackle
Right side bookshelves, full of a few more treasures, all of my completed jewelry, and shipping supplies. Currently my computer is on a small rolling desk, so it can be moved around to my armchair, or out to the living room.
And I actually have closet space! DH and I built some cubbies from Target, and I spent two days organizing the rest of my stash into them. The 3x3 cubby contains scrap fabrics in bins, and yardage folded below.
Beside that is a 4x4 cubbie, full of yarn, wood & glass crafts, paper crafting bits and bobs.
Ironing board, large scale artwork from grad school, and filling bins for sewing patterns and my shop paperwork.
I'm such a lucky girl!