Saturday, January 15, 2011

Clean Studio

I've spent the last week cleaning and reorganizing my studio. If you are anything like me, you just keep buying, collecting and aquiring "stuff.." As dollmakers we need lots of stuff! Not just cotton fabrics but felt, wool, silk, lace, velvet and brocade. We need different colors and styles of yarns, trims, beads, fringe, fur, feathers, pipe cleaners, buttons, bells, well, you get the idea. I'm lucky enough to have a VERY large studio so I have plenty of room to store everything but sometimes it all gets away from you You know you have something but can't begin to find it.I pulled all the fabric off my shelves and sorted through the piles, throwing away the too small scraps and making give away piles. I organize by colors and patterns. Checks are together, polka dots together, batiks together. I have an old school room organizer with 36 cuby holes.Even after getting rid of two big boxes of fabric, they are still full! I think I may have overdone the cleaning...now I'm afraid to mess it up, but not for long!

5 comments:

lihertzi said...

Oh My!!!! I am so impressed, very New years day of you, later, LI

Agathe Sainte Marie ♥ said...

Well done for the cleaning ! It's funny because I've done the same thing this weekend ! Except that I haven't finished yet so it's still messy and that my "shelves" are just a pile of carboard boxes :)
I guess we dollmakers all have the same problem ;)))

Mayra René said...

wow¡¡¡!!!

your studio was beautiful. those colors of the fabrics gives me much inspiration. What a great start to the year. Congratulations!

WendyCarole said...

it looks lovely all that wonderful fabric

Alicia said...

Just looking at the px's of your studio get me excited, I love all the color! Keep up the great work! By the way, I learn about your dolls through my aunt who got her hands on one of your patterns from a freind of hers from Maine.