Friday, June 28, 2013

My Studio Space

I realized recently that I have never properly shown my studio space where I create and quilt every day.  I should preface this by saying I live in a small home- not that I am complaining- I love our home, my guy Jeff has been vacationing at the house we live in since he was a very young boy.  His Grandmother had our house built, and lived here until she passed- since it has been in his family for generations, and we have the luck of having lived here for the past 10 years.  But small it is, we have 2 bedrooms, one which we use, and one is dedicated to our business.  That leaves a corner in the living room for me and my overflowing quilty items.  A year ago I had the good fortune of coming across the shelf set pictured at a thrift shop.  The price was right and the size was perfect, so we decided to go for it, rent a truck, and my current studio was born.  I love all the new space I have, but it didn't take but a few minutes once it was here and in place to realize that I had more stuff then space.  I have done my best to organize and find a home for all the essentials.  A lot of what I have lives in bins in the garage though, alas, one day I will have a big studio with it's own door and lots and lots of shelf space.  Until then, I will be glad to have what I have and in the famous words of Tim Gunn " make it work people!" 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Quilt Market recap... about 2 weeks late.

Okay- so you have seen the pictures and heard the stories already.  I know, I am really late.  I promised you all an update as soon as I returned, but I returned a week later then everyone else because I took the opportunity to visit the nieces and nephews while up in the Northwest.  Then I had a lot of catching up to do.. and you know how it goes.  You see, being at quilt market is awesome because you meet super cool people who have amazing opportunities to offer you, but once home following up and executing these things take up time... and lots of it.  But in the best possible way- being busy is very good for me right now.  SO even though this is all old news by now here are my favorite pics from market- enjoy or yawn and skip them, I don't blame you.
Tula Pink's booth

this quilt was ahhhhmazing

henna tattoo ala Angela Walters... I got the first one and a full sleeve... you know you are jealous!

cute bag in Tula's booth

Heather Baileys booth with real grass!

Angela tatooing with henna markers

Emily Cier and Angela

Bari J's booth was one of my favorites

the appliqued detail on the hemline was breathtaking

best booth- loved it!

holy cow! I mean swan!

Carnaby Street booth, won a blue ribbon!

Angela's booth- so much fun- sure miss all the friends I made!