Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Studio

Hey everyone....I have been meaning to take photos of my studio to show you where I work....but I was waiting until it was clean. I finally decided that we all might be too old to open our computers any more if I waited that long, so I shot some quick pictures this morning...:)))

This is the back wall of my room....I use the tall counter as my cutting counter and the antique cupboard to the left is all full of wool....Above it is one of my favorite things. When Sally and Alice of Kindred Spirits left their shop, they sold some of their originals. This is "Sweet Annie" and I LOVE it!!!!

Do you see the overflowing box of wool on the side of the counter?. I am busy cutting a new project and since I am sure I will need them again.....why put it all away...:) (Is that rationalization or what?!)

The old cupboard sitting on the counter has buttons and ribbon, etc in it for my dolls....and the old metal stand is from a hardware store and holds rusty tin stuff.

The projects thrown over the old wooden folding chairs are ones I am working on right now ...I am planning a new book (Crazy at Home)and busily sewing away.... I hope to have it out this fall. (I figure if I keep on telling people this, that it will happen)

Here is another look at the room...You can see my fat quarter cubby to the side of my sewing table. I do all my sewing on my Featherweight! The cupboard on the wall holds folded fabric...

....and here is more of that wall....The quilt is one of my retired blocks of the month...."The Sounds of Time"...underneath it is an old shoe rack with loads of bits and pieces I use on dolls...

...a closer shot of the fabric cupboard.....

....on the opposite wall from the fabric there used to be a closet...We took off the doors and I have filled it with antique shoe racks that hold all my patterns....The shopping basket and bucket have doll hair for past and future dolls....

I hope you enjoyed the mini tour.of my studio...Now I think I better go up there and get some work done!
Hope you have a good day of stitching today....Jo Ann


  1. Jo Ann! I am drooling! Your studio is fabulous! Karina Ascencio

  2. I love your studio!! You've surrounded yourself with wonderful things you love!! How can you not be creative around that?! Thanks for the tour.

  3. Wow Jo Ann...that was like a visit to the County Loft!! Loved every moment of it!! Such lovely things...and I really LOVED hearing about the NEW BOOK in the works!! I might just have to pop into the CL this winter and buy a copy!! Maybe even a signed copy...ha ha!! Well I must go back, have another look and drool just a bit more!! Your WOOL..:o)!!
    Take care and thanks for sharing!

  4. I love your sewing room, can I come over! LOL

  5. Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I do love working in it! I wish you all could come for a real visit...:))

  6. I love seeing your studio JoAnne. So primitive just like I thought it would be. Can't wait for your next book.

  7. Debbie Lofgren....Little StitchesAugust 18, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    I always love visiting your studio! It just inspires me to actually get moving & to do something! lol The next time I visit, can you please just leave me there? ;-)

  8. Joanne, I love your studio...its so YOU! All of your cubbies are so neat, all stacked with all that fun wool and fabrics. And the shopping cart with "hair" is my favorite. Brown bag was fun as usual today...thank you!

  9. Hi Jo Ann. I just found your blog and I have to say I have already fallen in love with wool crazy quilt stitching in just a few minutes of looking at your photos. Your studio looks so cozy, like creating in your own private shop!

  10. Love it all! Your studio is amazing!Hugs,Jen