My Studio

Come along with me, I’m going to give you a tour of my studio loft! Pretend you are just walking up the stairs and as you reach the top this is what you see…the room is yellow with pink accents. Very feminine and a bit shabby!

On the left hand side is a walk in closet that holds fabric, copier, business file cabinets and that yucky ironing board we all need. I had a plug put in the closet so it would be its own little room. Things can be messy and you don’t see them (no peaks, sorry).

Thanks to Pottery Barn I have the perfect work stations. Cutting height and lots of storage cubes. Add some bar stools and you never have to leave. Underneath the windows are my old sewing desks and file cabinets (also from Pottery Barn). 3 hours a day of direct sunlight so I had blinds installed. I love light, so most of the time the blinds are up.

Over in the right corner is my design wall, drafting table and yes, that old white TV! Doesn’t Bessy look great next to my pretty pink featherweight? 3 sewing machines in all, but the little pink featherweight is my favorite. (A Pfaff and a Bernina are very happy here too. Not to insult the other machines…they do a lot of work for us.) All those little drawers under the TV hold the drawings etc. for the new quilts I’m working on.

From the closet area you can see my computer in the corner. I have a corner desk and a wireless lap top! I am one happy designer!

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  • from little acorns - Oh I miss that studio! The finishing touches are perfect Anne!
    I spied little Bitsy – getting a little nap in the sunlight. . . & little Miss Emma on the bulletin board. . . what inspiration!
    xo, – BrenReplyCancel

  • Little Mysteries - Your studio is gorgeous. All that beautiful soft colour and light. Thanks for sharing the photos. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Roberts - Wow! It must be pure joy to work in your new studio. I see quite a few cute pink items, too. It’s heart warming to see my cutepinkstuff in your home! Anne, have you considered an ironing board that folds into the wall? My husband installed one in my laundry room. I love it because I don’t have to store the unsightly, heavy contraption in my closet, pull it out and drag it around looking for a cool place with an outlet. I actually iron more now and look forward to using my rose scented linen water! I’ll post it on my blog just for you! I’m sure your hubby doesn’t want you to see this post! I purchased the unit at Home Depot for $170. Lowe’s has it too. Hope to hear from you when you get a breather! CindyReplyCancel

  • gloria g. - How delightful! One can only dream!

    Well done,

    gloria g. Richards, TXReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Anne its really lovely. Very warm and comfortable, inviting. I can see why you love it! I’d love it too.ReplyCancel

  • Sweet P - You have an absolutely stunning place to work. All that sunlight, the pink and the florals are fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I cannot imagine how it could be a lovlier place! It’s just gorgeous, Anne!ReplyCancel

  • Rabbit Stitchings - Great studio, I am liking those work stations real well, thinking a trip to pottery barn is in order, the cubbies for storage are just great and a great height for working at!ReplyCancel

  • Thimbleanna - I wish there were a word for that sound that happens when you see something so beautiful and you suck air in and then hold your breath — ’cause that’s the word I’d type here. It’s Just Beautiful! I adore those pottery barn shelf/tables. What a lucky girl you are!ReplyCancel

  • jenny b harris - What a fantastic place to work and dream!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - Anne your studio is delightful & I admit triggering a little bit of studio envy for me (but not the bad kind, just the kind that makes me want to get my space in that kind of lovely order)ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - Oh Anne, you are soooo lucky. That is the prettiest sewing room I’ve ever seen! What a happy cherry place to work. I too have admired those Pottery Barn pieces & did my share of daydreaming.ReplyCancel

  • mar - Why it’s Pinkishly Perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Jolly - Anne – I love your studio!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rosanne - Where did you get the fabulous rug? I think the rug really makes the room sing! It is no wonder your patterns are so delightful…they reflect your environment and you so well. Rosanne ,DelawareReplyCancel

  • Darlene - Beautiful and welcoming!ReplyCancel

  • Tami - What a gorgeous studio! Lovely little pink accents all around … especially your little pink FW. Absolutely adorable! You must be going to town with all the current Pink tools being made for Breast Cancer Awareness. (I think there was a pink rotary cutter.) :-)ReplyCancel

  • Joanna - Oh boy that is just stunning! It is so nice to see that a designer actually lives the same as she designs if that makes sense! Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • kjquilts - Super sewing studio! Do you use your featherweight to piece? I didn’t see any other sewing machines. Just an inspiring place to be! Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • maryscottagequilts - Oh, what a beautiful studio, it must be a joy to work in there. I love the colors, and all the space you have. It is an inspiration! Love the white tv too :)
    maryReplyCancel

  • Karen - HOLY MOLY – I would never leave. Can I come over and play in your new room, I promise not to make a mess. What an inspirational room and lordy so pretty. Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures

    KarenReplyCancel

  • charlotte - what a fabulous workroom! looks so inviting and cheery.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - It takes my breath away!! How could you not be inspired. I don’t think I’d ever leave!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - WOW – what a BEAUTIFUL work space!!! It is stunning! Maybe you should also go into home decorating!!! You did a fantastic job! Would you mind sharing the name/brand of your yellow wall color? It looks perfect – light, and not tooooo yellow! Have fun!

    Diane C. (littlealma)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - It’s beautiful! My sewing room is the only room in the house that hasn’t been painted in the 11 years that we have lived here. It’s all because I can’t decide if I want my room yellow or not. I love yellow and pink together. Now I know. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Hi I just found your blog and fell in love with it instantly! How beautiful your studio looks I’m sure if I ever got the chance to visit you’d have to throw me out at closing time ‘cos I wouldn’t want to leave!!ReplyCancel

  • happy zombie - Your post should come with a warning Anne! “Caution: viewing photos may cause extreme increases in heart rate, salivation, goose pimples, loss of breath and in incredible urge to jump through the monitor”.

    Your studio is pure heaven Anne! Heaven! HEAVEN! I want it, want it, want it!ReplyCancel

  • Georgie - My goodness that is the most divine studio I’ve ever seen! And I’ve just been reading your profile – so nice to hear other women love getting up in the morning to start work as well me! It’s so important.
    Do you sell your quilts online? They’d fit in perefectly at SheerLuxe.com (a directory of the very best online retailers) if you do….do let me know! (info@sheerluxe.com)ReplyCancel

  • Robinia's Quilt Story - Your studio is very excellent. It’s my dream. Good place.ReplyCancel

  • mamaspark - What a wonderful place to *work*! It is so cheerful!!ReplyCancel

  • claudia - hello Anna I am called Claudia and alive in a place that is called Pinamar is in Argentina you ecribo for felicitarte by that so beautiful quarter that tenes to work encantaria me to have one my and to let fly my imagination to create as pretty designs as those that voice cause that you are very happy in that place kisses from Argentina TO SOON.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - Oh, what a pretty room! It must be heavenly working in such a beautiful environment. I love the bunny curtain tiebacks and the lamp with the pink shade on the table………could you share where you got them? I think even I could be creative in your studio……and I don’t have a creative bone in my body! :)ReplyCancel

  • KSedlak - If my room looked like that I would never leave. I would be working all the time. It’s a beautiful room. So comfy and cozy. I love the name you chose for your business. We have lots of bunnies in our yard this time of year and they are so cute.
    I may have to check out Potter Barn to help redo my room.ReplyCancel

  • Debra - GOSH! It’s beautifuuuuuuuul! I’m so jealous of you but WOW. I see a cute PINK sewing machine. So Organized room. Wow..

    Thanks for sharing :o)~~ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Pinnick - My heart is pounding, I’m green with envy and inspired, all at once!
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful studio space!
    Brenda PinnickReplyCancel

  • Jen - Your studio is so cozy and pretty. I love your wood cabinet with the glass front. It is exactly what I have in mind for my studio. Is it an antique?ReplyCancel

  • Susan - I really love your sewing room. We are converting a corner of our house (the informal living room) into my sewing area and although it’s very different from your sewing space, I look at this post all the time!ReplyCancel