My cutting table is the centerpiece of the room. I wanted it to be a free-standing island so I could walk around it and cut from any side. This also makes it easy to work with more people in my room.
Under the table, I had the electrician put an outlet in the floor. I wasn't sure what I might need to plug in, but just in case. If you have an island, this is a good idea so you don't trip over cords.
My cabinets in my cutting island hold rotary cutters, scissors, and notions, etc. One cabinet has all my artwork and supplies in narrow roll-out shelves. They are perfect for oversized art pages and printouts.
Beyond the cutting table is my office area. It is only 5 feet wide, but a perfect solution to my office needs. The transom window over the opening gives it a little bit of presence and defines the area.
Light from the office window spills into the sewing room, too. I had an L shaped counter top made to go under the window and along the right wall, creating a desk area. A bank of drawers holds up the left end and there are file drawers on the right side of my seat as well. I have my computer here with the printer on the shelf.
The right wall has some cabinets to store office supplies and pattern masters, etc. I have my "to do" boards on the back of the walls so they are not visible unless you are in the office. (These are usually very messy areas--and almost never are caught up.)
The left wall is filled with built in shelves stacked with bins for all kinds of stuff from credit card machines to patterns and books. My Appli-Glue and Poke-A-Dots inventory and raw materials are also stored here.
I am having an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate the new studio and my new book! It's going to be on September 27, 2012 from noon to 6 pm.
Put it on your calendars now and stop by for a visit. We are going to have so much fun!
Free demos on binding, applique, scallops, bias strips, etc!
Free gift for everyone
Since my new book is about decorating your home with quilts, you can see how I use my quilts in my home to dress it up. It is going to be a really fun day, so bring your friends and come. I will be giving you more information as time goes by.
Thanks again for reading along. I did this little blog tour for those of you who are far away and won't be able to be at my Open House. I wish you all lived close enough to come, but I will be sure to have some prize drawings for those of you who can't.
Keep following along.....