This and that around the studio

DSCF1033Making my studio space organized and cozy has been keeping me busy lately. I have been rearranging my stuff, making some eye appeal.

DSCF1017Aqua and red inspire me.

DSCF1041A new find at the thrift store, this children’s tool box, needed a place to be admired.

DSCF1044I have been collecting fabric for slip covers. That pile was threatening to topple over, so I took some time folding and re-organizing it.

DSCF1042When will I get to that project? I don’t know but I will be more likely to with this display of tempting fabrics.

DSCF1037In the meantime, a simple solution is to toss one lovely piece over the chair.

DSCF1036A sale on thread and I am rich in all my favorite sewing colors.

DSCF1046I took the time to actually hang this Ikea curtain wire over the open closet in my workroom. I am featuring this vintage barkcloth. It is easy to change fabric for the curtains as it is clipped with little metal clothes pins.

DSCF1048I am still crocheting bags. I decided to take apart my first Lucy bag, and add a few more inches to the height.

DSCF1049My stash of colors is very low. Just what I wanted! But now I want to make more fun crochet things and need more yarn, so…

DSCF1054I ordered some cotton Dishie yarn from Knit Picks, and love the colors and quality!

DSCF1058My two favorite colors were Jalapeno and a turquoise color called Tranquil. I love green and these greens are just the perfect marriage of saturated and softened color. Almost vintage in their style. I especially love the turquoise as it looks so 50’s! What am I going to make? I needed a travel project for my recent trip home, so I chose a baby blanket in granny squares. I would like to share with you my progress, but I think the recipient might be reading my blog. Maybe I can let you peek at part of it in a future post.

Have a creative day ~ Karen


19 thoughts on “This and that around the studio

  1. Good morning, Karen,
    I too have enjoyed making Lucy’s crocheted bags,.I’ve made
    the little flowers to sew on at the bottom of the handles–they are much fun too! I’m going out today to get more colors!
    Love your slip cover fabrics–


  2. Hi Karen,
    Welcome back! Glad to see your blog this morning, It brought a smile to my face when I saw my email. Thank you for inspiring us!


  3. oh my gosh, I LOVE your studio….those vintage fabrics are sooooo beautiful, love them!!! Also, lovin the strawberries and tomatoes ….actually, I just love it all!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing……


  4. Your studio looks fantastic! I’m new to ordering online and I’ve heard Knit Picks is a good company. Do you find their colors they show online show up in person just as nice? It’s so difficult to tell color and feel when looking online.


    • i think that it is hard to tell any color ordering online. for this reason i like to cross reference colors if i can with projects on ravelry. i do a search for the yarn by name, and then further specify color, and anyone’s projects using that yarn come up for me to compare the color. it gives me a much better idea of what the true color will be.


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