Monday, November 3, 2008

Where the Magic Happens: Inside The Pumpkinhaus Part 1

Here are pictures of my studio/sewing/living room. I have heard from many people that my house sounds like a wonderland, so this post is the first in a series showing the inside of the Pumpkinhaus.
My workspace takes up half of my living room. I set up shop in here so that I would be able to spend time with Rowan and Cael while I worked. My living room is a stone addition built on to the back of the house.

Stacks of fabric for future pettiskirts and such. Those Mellisa and Doug trays come in really handy for doll eyes, snaps and joints. Hello Print Gocco peeking out from below!

I like to keep current projects stashed in little baskets on my sewing table. I do all of my cutting and then stack everything up neatly. I am way more likely to return to the project if I do this!

I will be the first to admit.... I cleaned up for the pictures! When I am working, lets just say.... not so pretty!

There is a stone fireplace which currently serves as a warehouse for my spools of tulle. We are working on fixing up the garage so I can move everything out there, and we can start utilizing the fireplace for heat. I am standing in the kitchen for this picture to give you an idea of the layout of the house. This room is 10' x 20'. The ladder on the right hand side of the picture leads up to the loft. The ceiling is vaulted, and there is a sky window above that allows for great lighting during the day.

This is an amazing steamer trunk given to me by my friend Lorrie. It has so much hidden space in it! This is where I keep all of my vintage trims and patterns, zippers, knitting needles, pom pom makers.... you name it, it's in there! And I have a lot! The top folds down and it is on wheels if I ever need to move it around.

I am a folder and stacker. I love to be able to see what I have at a glance. I keep all of my art books in the library, but I have a few here for easier access.

I have two antique sewing tables opened up next to each other to create a long, corner worktable. I still do all of my cutting and ironing at the kitchen table though, I just can't squeeze that in there!


Itsy Bitsy Funzy Onesie said...

it is so awesome that you posted your work space. I love seeing how other people fit their craft into their home!
sally and Mabel look comfy ...I love them!

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LoopyBoopy said...

Wow, what a wonderful space pumpkin!! I love that you share it with your children too. Thanks for sharing the inside of your precious pumpkinhaus!!

Mia Rae said...

Your organization and stocking methods woe me!

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