Sunday, September 23, 2012

Studio Sunday #1

A couple of weeks ago Susan, the store manager at Bolts in the Bathtub, and I took a drive out of town to visit a customer friends studio. With fall coming it it the perfect time to look for some design ideas.


Look how welcoming - a bathtub to make us feel at home.


The studio owner wishes to remain anonymous. She has a love for birds and has them perched in places about the studio. This one greets you as you step up onto the porch.


The studio is built at one end of old building on the property. I believe it was a chicken coop. The work was done by her husband, including building the furniture. She is truly blessed to have such a gifted mate. Their talents complement each other as you will see by the sudio design.


Shall we go inside?

Look she has lemonade and cookies for us. The ribbon holder in the background is one of two. There are beautiful shade trees outside that can be seen through the tea stained lace valences that let the sun filter the trees soft light into the workspace.

Don’t you love the large safety pin?


Below this countertop is a pull out cutting area.


On the other side of the door is her computer workstation. And yes, her husband built the desk and bookshelves.  It is angled to allow the door to open, but get the most usable space.


Some close ups of the computer wall.


Her screen saver is of Classic BERNINA machines.

Click Screensaver to find the zip files on the BERNINA Canada .website. There are five different screensaver styles to choose from.


A chair for hand work, looking through new books and magazines, or to just breathe.

She has photo copied all of her pattern covers so she may look through a binder to find her next project.


The chair is upholstered in a piece of vintage bark cloth. What is commonly called 'barkcloth' is a soft, thick, slightly textured fabric, so named because it has a rough surface like that of tree bark. (From Wikipedia).


Across the room is the sewing center. Her 820 is covered, maybe it’s shy around visitors. The pull out drawer holds some of her threads.


There are vintage details everywhere you look. The wallpaper helps set the mood.


She asked her husband to build a wooden frame for her BERNINA accessory case. Doesn’t it look different when placed in a wooden container?

The head of another huge safety pin rests slightly behind a miniature dress form. Birdie makes clothing as well as quilts.


Large keys  accent the area behind the chair. Notice how she painted the plug fixture the same color. It makes the fixture look like a design element.


Even the phone and fan match the vintage mood.


Of course there is a beautiful old machine on display.


This post has gone a little long, so come back next Sunday to view the next room, because there is more to this beautiful studio.


Stitch at you Soon,

Linking to :
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on teh Porch
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Wow us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style


  1. WOW!!! What a dream studio! Her imagination must go wild here!

  2. What a lovely studio. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  3. Love love love this studio! It truly is amazing! The owner of the studio and her husband are truly amazing and talented people!:) So blessed to have them in my life!:)


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