Here is the Summer view of the outside of my play space. I walk down into my studio from our living room.
My Studio is a Granny Flat off the living room of our house - yes I have a really nice bathroom attached to my studio. It isn't large enough to be a wet area but I do have running water. My wet area is the kitchen - not ideal but in summer I have a big paved area under the oak tree (in the photo above) that I use for dyeing and printing. The back yard is a perfect spot for wet play.
On the left, in this view, is my design wall and on the right is my inspiration wall! The ironing board is in front of the design wall here, but that is a moving feast! It just goes where it needs to be. The table in the centre is my cutting/printing table. My couch is behind the cutting table and my favourite magazines are on the bookcase beside that.
This is the view you see when you get past the "Guard Cat" at the top of the stairs.
Here is the room that has all my "go to" stuff! Fabric, books, sewing machines (7 of them live in here, in the little bath in the bathroom), over lockers (x 2), batting, paper making stuff, spare irons, the treadle sewing machine, the gocco printing machines and paraphernalia - the list just goes on!
This is the store room really - the "what will I do today" space.
This little corner at the bottom of the stairs is where the beads, pencils (watercolour, charcoal, drawing, marking etc) live. Some of my fabric paints are here too because I haven't found them a home yet. The draws have all my stencils and stamps in them. To the left are my paint brushes, rollers and others stuff for making marks on fabric. The top shelf has artist canvas just waiting!
Bottom left (in the corner) is the cat spot! Food! All good studios have a cat - mine is just a bit paranoid!
This messy space is technology space. I quilt with the DVD player working.
In this corner is the TV, DVD, Net book, printer, iPad, refrigerator (bar fridge under the printer), cottons (wooden catalogue draws from the 1930's that belonged to my Dad once upon a time), speaker and my glass of wine!
Looking at these photos I am realising just how messy my work space is but I just love it. When I tidy up I can't find anything and I get very frustrated and I walk away.
The board in front of my beautiful Bernina is full of the things that inspire me and the stuff that I want to take further.
My cutting table as a printing table - it works for me! All my rulers are in a rack I bought in a stationary supply shop. There must be over 30 rulers of varying kinds stored at the back of the table.
I do hope you have enjoyed a little look at my messy work space. Next time you visit it will look totally different! It depends on what I am doing!