Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Studio

It's time to reveal my studio! I'm still working out the bugs and the decor but all in all I am happy with the end results. This is the corner at the top of the stairs, the only thing unfinished is the door into the knee wall but that won't take long to do. I have ALL my painted on this one stand, a former bookshelf. What it best about it is the easel it leans on, it makes this unit mobile. The above paper towel holder is actually a paper spool, the other shelf holds my flat trim like rick rack and hem lace. Look close, Wooly is trying to figure out the open window. Here is the long shot of the big window, the rails are iron and heavy duty tin that matches all the way down the staircase. It's kinda french shabby chic.

Here is my craft station, you can see the current work on top my table, the white paper pinned to the wall is my notes on "The Village." The top of the bookcase holds my patterns both purchased and handmade. The small upright stand holds my stencils.

I tried to get the puzzle photographed but the room is not wide so it was a little difficult. The empty cubby is the felt that is out because it's being used. The tote is black, red, orange, yellow, gray and white yarn I use for doll hair.

Here is the long shot of the cubby wall, everything is sorted by copper, beading, embroidery, etc. boxes. All of the boxes are marked. I'm not happy with the stuff on the floor but it is overflow from the dressers and it has to be there until I use it. I've promised myself not to buy more items. Ha!

The corner looks very crowded, I have a chair that will be re-upholstered to match the curtains and the boxes on top the bookcase holds buttons, a button box! There is also a roly-poly that has embellishments in it. Those things really do work.

Here is where I stitch. I need to be careful of my chairs because they roll easy on the bare floor!

We have a large shelf with a rod that we felt would come in handy while making dresses or even, when I paint my doll parts and I need a place for them to dry.
The large trunk has remnants in it and the items on top are projects I need to finish, I thought I'd have more but what there is, is enough. Batting is also contained in the blanket bags.

Madames station is not set up yet, the tote on the floor has all wool fabric and the egg crate foam is waiting to be placed on my son's bed. Check out the spool racks, handy little things.

This is my haven, I cherish all my time up here and sometimes I can't believe I actually have a studio.

I also know e-v-e-r-y thing I have for supplies. C&G Design

Words and photos by Dawn,C&G Design.


tina said...

It is wonderful! So well organized and all put together well! You hand Joat have every reason to be proud of it!

Protector of Vintage said...

Very, very nice!!

Jean said...

Awesome Dawn!!! In the end I love the floor also. Did not think I would.

Jean said...

Oh darn, I meant to ask where Nana's oak sewing table is? Did you keep it downstairs?

Debbie said...

Oh DAWN!! Here I have been waiting (impatiently!) to see this reveal and i was in the HOSPITAL!! Arggg!! Don't worry...all is ok. I will have a streas test next week. I had heart attack like symptoms but they were false! Anyway! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, YOUR STUDIO!! Just the words DAWN'S STUDIO brings a smile to my face!! I am sooooooo happy for you! I absolutely LOVE the floor. YOU have a vision Dawn, I must admit! Oh boy do you have a lot of stuff my friend. I thought I had a lot and it must be 1/16 of what you have. I think if you never left the house again, you could craft for a year?? Whadaya think?? Wow that's a lot of craft stuff! I really love the way you took us through each section. I had to go back and look at all the pictures 3 or 4 times just to be able to take it all in and picture where it all is in the studio. The cubbies are wonderful. The spool and ribbon holders are very cool. The one thing that stood out as being very different but very cool was the stair railing! Did it used to be a headboard or foot board for a bed? I love it....very decorative. Your window is beautiful and I see you can open it on either side. For some reason I was thinking it would be a stationary one. Oh I am so happy for you & Madame too! You even have your own telephone and tv and a computer?....and AC and fans....gosh...all you need is a little college fridge and a bathroom and you would never have to leave! Do you spend a lot of time up there? I have not been in mine all summer...but that is mainly because I have been so busy. CONGRATULATIONS DAWN!! I hope we see the changes over time that you make to it and of course the decorations you put in there for the holidays too! I envision a little xmas tree all lit up!

Lola said...

That is phenomenal Dawn. I knew you would have a treasure when you got it finished {projects are never finished} but it's way beyond my expectations. I'm so happy for you & madame. Now the 2 of you can do more crafts quicker as you can find things more easily.
I hope you are not finished with obtaining more supplies?

Skeeter said...

It is fabulous Dawn! From the cubby holes in the walls to the unique poka-dot floor! I was wondering how the flooring would turn out. I was a bit skeptical of it but girl, you got it right and it looks wonderful! A great place for you and Madame to explore your creativity with being able to find everything! How exciting….

Clara Di Vincenzo said...

Que grande y espacioso es tu estudio de diseño. It is wonderful!
Yo tengo uno también, pero es pequeño:(
Voy a ordenarlo para despues publicarlo.
Muchos besos!!!!!!!

Nukke said...

It's so long time ago I have visited here that it has happened so much like this your new working place is finished and it looks so well organised !!!! Very interesting interior, everything on its place, easy to find different things !