Studio Tour!

7 Sep

Hey everyone!

It’s been over a year since I moved into my new house, so you know what that means – time for an updated studio tour!! Yeahhhh!!

2018 Studio - room

Same as with my last delay, I kept putting off sharing this room with y’all because I really wanted to feel like it was “done” first. Even though, realistically, nothing is ever finished in my home – I’m always moving things around! I had a little kick in my pants via a Sewing Space feature over at Tilly & the Buttons , which forced me to suck it up and take the dang photos already. What you’re about to see is my studio in it’s natural state – it’s tidy, but not show-room perfect (i.e., I really should reorganize my fabric shelve, but, priorities).

While I was compiling the photos for this post, I ended up falling down a pretty deep rabbit hole of my past studio spaces. You may not be aware of this, but I’ve had a dedicated sewing room in some shape or form since 2006. My tastes & decorating have definitely changed a lot over the years, which I personally find pretty interesting! I think it’s also relevant as a lot of people comment on how well-organized my space is – which, it should be, I’ve been working on it for over 12 years! ๐Ÿ˜› So before we jump into the NEW studio, I want to share a little bit of my evolution first!

Apologies in advance for the poor photos – it looks like my photography skills have also evolved, at least a little ๐Ÿ˜‰

2006 sewing room - Broadway

2006: My very first dedicated sewing space, back when I lived in Midtown in Nashville TN. I loved that apartment so, so much and stayed there for several years – it was a beautiful old building with crazy cheap rent. I eventually couldn’t handle the poor maintenance or the noisy bars getting built up around me, so I moved… but not before moving my sewing room all over this one apartment. First stop was in what I think was the dining room – or possibly a small servant’s quarters (it was a 100+ year old building right by Vanderbilt with a layout that suggested this might have been the intention). It was a VERY small room – like I’ve had bigger walk-in closets than this space – but it was perfect for a tiny sewing set-up.

Also, if you are curious – the dress I’m wearing is New Look 6557, which was the first proper sewing pattern I made by myself and I made DOZENS of that dress lol

2007 sewing room - Broadway

2007 sewing room - Broadway

2007: Still in the same apartment in Midtown, but I moved shop into what was the bedroom (with my bedroom in the living room, and the tiny dining room being a sitting room). My ex boyfriend and I painted the room orange, and then he claimed it for his office (a bold move considering he never paid any rent). As soon as I kicked his ass out, I reclaimed the room for myself. So this is my “fuck you” sewing room haha. I also got Amelia, my cat, around the same time – for the same reason ๐Ÿ™‚

Very little of this room is still in my possession! I have all new sewing machines and furniture. The only things I still have are the desk chair and that Little Prince poster. Also, lol at another New Look 6557 being on the dress form. And, yes, I had 4 irons. I did a lot of dumpster diving at Vanderbilt University back then and irons were a popular thing to throw away I guess.

2008 sewing room - Broadway

2008 sewing room - Broadway

2008 sewing room - Broadway

2008 sewing room - Broadway

2008: Decided I was DEFINITELY worth the biggest room in the apartment, so I moved my studio to the living room (and took back the bedroom for, well, my bedroom). This room was massive and I looooved that space so much. Painted it green, which in retrospect… not my best idea. I built a makeshift long table out of some old cabinets and a piece of plywood covers with peel and stick tile. And I upgraded my machines – I still use both of those today! Actually found the receipt the other day while I was cleaning out my files; I bought them at the end of 2007 :3

2008 sewing room - Broadway

For funsies, here’s a photo of me at that time – scene hair and all! I made that dress with knit fabric from Walmart haha

2009 sewing room - Broadway

2009 Sewing Room - Broadway

2009: Same room, with some updates! I repainted the entire thing bright turquoise (which became “my color” as far as studios are concerned!), as well painted my furniture. Got a cutting table (just one of those cheap ones from Joann’s), some new storage, and made curtains. This was taken over Christmas, hence the sparkly tree (which I still have today!)

2010 sewing room - South Nashville

2010: Ok, last one! This is the saddest looking photo ever, ha, but it’s literally the only one I have! I ended up moving out of my Midtown apartment and in with a friend who lived in South Nashville. He never used his living room, so I took it over as my sewing room! I had to work around the existing furniture, but I made it work. Lived here for about 2 months and then I moved to East Nashville to live with my BFF.

Other sewing spaces have their own blog post!
2011: Yellow Sewing room in East Nashville, TN
2011: Pale Blue sewing room in East Nashville, TN
2012: Giant Turquoise sewing room in West Nashville, TN
2015: Oddly Shaped Turquoise sewing room in Kingston Springs, TN
2017: Apartment sewing room in West Nashville, TN

Whew! Ok, this post has gotten long already and we aren’t even at the good stuff yet!

Anyway, here is where I am today! I moved into this sweet 1935 Tudor in 12 South/Nashville a little over a year ago. It’s a wonderful house + neighborhood and I really love living here. I use the second bedroom as my studio – it’s very small (just barely 11′ x 11′), and there are two doors, plus a closet, which made furniture arranging a little bit of a challenge! I had to take a lot of measurements and draft up a few room layouts before I figured out a good fit for everything, but it was definitely worth it.

The back half of the house was originally carpeted, and before I moved in I negotiated with the landlord to have the carpets removed (they were gross. Not, like, “ewwww carpet, gross” but like “10+ year old covered in stains gross”) and we were both delighted to discover the original hardwoods underneath. I also had her paint the walls a bright white, which really helped the overall vibe of the room. Before I moved in, this house was dark and dirty… it’s pretty fabulous now, though. I love it so much.

Also, because this comes up often – yes, I move a lot. I’m a renter, and my city is unfortunately going through some growing pains with skyrocketing rents + half the affordable houses either getting bulldozed (to build more $1M houses) or turned into AirBNBs (do not even get me started on the tragedy that is AirBNB over here, omg. It is a big, big problem and I encourage you if you visiting a popular city like Nashville to be very weary of any AirBNB that clearly is *only* an AirBNB and not someone’s home). I would love to buy and stop moving, but right now it just is not feasible. I like to think I’ve found a great long-term home here, but this is an expensive/trendy neighborhood so fingers crossed my landlord doesn’t try to turn it into a short term rental or sell it to the highest bidder.

Details about all products (including furniture & decor) are at the end of this post!

2018 Studio - doorway

Here is the studio when you enter through the hallway in the back of the house!

2018 Studio - room

As full of a view of the room that I could get!

2018 Studio - sewing machines

The back wall (facing the door you enter through) holds all my sewing machines. I built the long table with IKEA components (this will be a running theme in this room haha), because I wanted to house all my machines on one single table that I could just roll down in my chair. There are lots of drawers which is great for storing notions and supplies. The windows get a lot of light and a very pretty view, but there are several mature trees in front so I also get some privacy.

2018 Studio - sewing machines

Another view of the table and machines. You can also see part of the side porch through the window.

2018 Studio - sewing machines

Above the machines, I hung lights for some extra brightness in the room. True story – I rarely use these lights, as I realized immediately after that the main overhead light could hold 3 bulbs and 2 were blown out. I replaced all the bulbs with super high wattage daylight bulbs and HOLY SHIT BRIGHTNESS BATMAN. It’s like high noon in this room now, all the time! It’s amazing!!! Y’all can have your ~ambient lighting~ all you want but I am all bright, all the time haha

side wall

Looking to the left of the machines, this is where I keep my bookshelves that hold sewing/knitting/art books, Papercut Patterns, and knitting supplies. All my yarn fits in that one big basket ๐Ÿ˜› I also keep WIP patterns in the magazine holder on top of the bookshelf. Over the book shelves, I hung two long wall shelves – the boxes store swatches, zippers, and lingerie supplies, and the top shelf is purely decorational. Those plants are fake as fuck, btw.

2018 Studio - books and shelves

Here’s another angle – thread racks, an extra stool, and a lamp that rarely gets used (again, daylight lightbulbs are the BOMB you guys).

2018 Studio - dressform

If you continue down that wall to the left, you’ll end up back at the door in which you entered. There is a door in the middle of the wall that leads to the side porch. This is where my dressform lives. I wasn’t crazy about the large blank wall, but didn’t want to spring for wallpaper (or bother painting… I like painting, but I’m not a fan of painted accent walls and I didn’t want to paint the entire room), so I bought these wall stickers on Amazon and made a dotty wall! It makes me so happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

2018 Studio - fabric

So, going back to the machines and swinging right – you will get my fabric stash! Really thought about reorganizing this for the photo (it actually does need to be sorted and culled), decided not to haha. My old shelf that I’ve been using since 2009 wasn’t going to fit in this room, so I passed it on to a friend and bought something a little more modular. This area holds my fabric, PDF patterns, embroidery and art supplies, and my snap setters.

2018 Studio - ironing board

Next to my fabric is my ironing station! I started out in this room with a proper ironing board, but I desperately needed more storage so I swapped it out for a tabletop ironing board. I can’t take credit for this – I totally took the idea from Jasika as she made the exact same thing. It’s perfect! I padded out the top of an IKEA kitchen island with a few layers of cotton batting, then wrapped fabric (it’s Robert Kaufman Essex linen, specifically, if you are curious lol) around the whole thing and stapled it down. The station has drawers that hold ironing supplies and camera equipment, and shelves to hold my current projects and my Cricut Maker. The bucket of fabric next to the table holds scraps that are too big to throw away but not big enough to justify putting back on the shelf.

My iron is a gravity feed iron (I’m still using the same original one I got back in 2012!); the tank is suspended from the ceiling with a heavy duty plant hanger. Rather than keep the iron on my table, I found a small metal shelf on Amazon (used to house tv speakers) and attached that to the wall. This frees up space on my board, plus makes me feel a little less wigged-out about having an iron on top of cotton + wood. Over the station, I have a hanging light that is plugged directly into the same power strip that powers the iron. This way, I always know if the iron is on or off – and I never leave it on by accident!

The ironing station my cat’s favorite place to perch (second favorite is behind the sewing machines), so she can look out the window! I have a really great back yard, but unfortunately my crappy back neighbors tore down the entire tree line that separates us so I now have to stare at their house instead of beautiful green trees (and now no privacy! Boo!). Also, unfortunately for them, this has not deterred me from changing directly in front of that window haha

2018 Studio - desk

Next to the ironing station is my desk! This is where I get all my work done, unless I’m sitting on my porch (which is equally pretty great). On the wall beside my printer is where I hang my rulers, as well as an inspiration bulletin board and my fabric swatch board (where I keep track of the fabrics I want to sew next).

2018 Studio - closet

Next to the desk is the tiny closet. Sorry about this picture – this was the only way to not make it loo horrifying haha. I keep the rest of my patterns in here, organized in boxes. PDF patterns that I am working on are hung with clips on a small tension rod, and rolled PDF patterns are stored in a small trash can on the floor. I also keep supplies for my other job in here, on the top shelf. Rather than stack things, I built shelves with plywood so this closet is basically a giant shelf behind a door.

For more info about how I organize my patterns, please check out this blog post!

2018 Studio - cutting table

One side of my cutting table has drawers (holding pincushions, muslins, extra interfacing scraps, and lesser-used sewing tools) and bins (holding swimsuit fabric and… well I just realized that other bin is empty lol it was holding a WIP that I finished).

2018 Studio - scissors

The other side of my cutting table holds all my scissors, and more bins (boxes have leather scraps and silk scraps, bins have classroom supplies and supplies for when I need to take my machine on the road for my job).

2018 Studio - supplies cart

Finally, under the table is space for a big trash can and a rolling kitchen cart, which I use to hold sewing supplies and general art supplies.

Some detail shots:

2018 Studio - shelves

This wall makes me so happy! That jar is holding all my broken/used needles and pins.

2018 Studio - windows

These lights make me happy, too! I could only find them in black, so I spray painted them gold.

2018 Studio - Embroidery

Embroidery designed and stitched by me ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

Ok, so almost done! Finally, here are the links to sources for furniture & other stuff. Most of the things in this room are either from IKEA, or secondhand. Spoiler alert! Also please be aware that a lot of these links are affiliate links, meaning I will get a small commission if you click them and end up purchasing something. Just a head’s up!

Wall paint color: Seriously, I have no idea. White?

FURNITURE:
Sewing machine table: ALEX drawer unit + LINNMON table top
Vintage desk chair: Thrifted
Cutting table: 2 KALLAX shelves + LINNMON tabletop + 2 KALLAX drawers + 4 KALLAX casters. Scissor rail is BYGEL RAIL + s-hooks
Fabric Shelves: HEJNE shelving unit
Bookshelves: thrifted
Ironing Station: FORHOJA kitchen cart + metal dvd wall shelf
Printer table: KLIMPEN drawer unit
Writing desk: Nashville flea market
Desk chair: Nashville flea market, spray painted gold and white
Wall shelves: EKBY Jร„RPEN / EKBY BJร„RNUM
Turquoise utility cart: Rร…SKOG
Dressform: Professional female dressform with collapsible shoulders (also: full review here!)

ACCESSORIES & DECORATIONS:
Yellow & white storage boxes: DRร–NA
Large white storage boxes: IKEA, discontinued (these are similar)
Small white storage boxes: IKEA, discontinued (these are similar)
Fake plants: FEJKA
Industrial paper roll: Given to me when my old job (advertising) was downsizing and clearing out the art room!
Ceiling light (over ironing board): KNAPPA
Ceiling lights (over machines): Geometric Light bulb cage pendant (spray painted gold) + Edison light bulbs + HEMMA cord set
DMC thread organizer: thrifted
Thread racks: given to me by Elizabeth Suzann, but here are some similars on Amazon- thread rack + serger thread rack
Sewing room art: Joanna Baker, via Madalynne giveaway
“I’ve Made A Huge Mistake” chalkboard sign: Custom made by Kaelah
Sewing machine print: Madalynne
Polka dot stickers: Gold polka dot wall decals
Baskets: thrifted & spray painted gold
White floor lamp: NOT floor lamp
White desk lamp: Another score from the art supply room cleanout at my old job
Small turquoise/white stool: Nashville Flea Market
White cutting mats: The Shop Company
White deer head: Gift from Elizabeth Suzann
Snap setters (only people people always ask!): Purchased secondhand from Elizabeth Suzann

2018 Studio - Amelia

Ok, I think that’s all! Hope you enjoyed the tour ๐Ÿ™‚

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58 Responses to “Studio Tour!”

  1. Nilzeitung September 7, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    congratulations great workplace, wish you good luck with the new studio

  2. Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 10:48 am #

    Great space and organization! I love all your windows, and the white walls make it seem very open and airy. Was that a coverstitch machine on your sewing machine table? You’ve probably blogged about your machines before, but I missed it.

  3. Ellie Swanson September 7, 2018 at 11:39 am #

    Love it!!

  4. Jennilee September 7, 2018 at 11:45 am #

    Oh the scene hair. I used to rock a bright stop sign red “shotgun” haircut. Man, I loved that hair. lol

    • LLADYBIRD September 7, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

      Ha! I had the same hair color at one point. I do miss having fun hair, but I definitely do NOT miss the upkeep involved haha

      • Jennilee September 7, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

        The constant bleaching and dyeing because the slightest bit of roots was SO noticeable! I miss my fun hair too, but you know adulting. lol

        • Lusty September 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

          I used to have leopard-spotted hair! So fun! So much work!

  5. Kat September 7, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Such an awesome space and having all of your machines on one table is so convenient. To be honest I saw your ironing station on Instagram and made my own, such a fantastic idea plus storage!

    • LLADYBIRD September 7, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

      It’s the best! I’m so glad I saw Jasika’s version, full credit goes to her!

  6. steelyseamstress September 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    What a beautiful workspace! And what a trip down memory lane – I’m impressed you’ve managed to make a sewing space with each move, couldn’t have been easy. I live and dream as I just have to contend with the dining room table for machine sewing and the living room floor for cutting. Your embroidery made me laugh – a touch of the Judi Dench about it – just google Judi Dench and embroidery if you don’t know what I’m on about!

    • LLADYBIRD September 7, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

      OMG I had no idea who Judi Dench was but I am pretty sure she is my new hero! What a woman!

  7. kay M September 7, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

    I love your new sewing room!!! Congratulations!

  8. tracy September 7, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

    OK, I gotta ask you about the Outatime license plate because I love that movie. (And 3. Not so much 2.)

    Also that Ikea rolling cart is the BEEEEST THING EVEEEEER

    • LLADYBIRD September 7, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

      I love them all, but the first is my favorite!

      The license plate was a gift from a friend, who bought it originally at Universal Studios when he was a kid. I usually keep it on my car, but my new car doesn’t have a spot for a front plate so it lives in my studio now ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Carol Kelleher September 7, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

    Really enjoyed the tour. It will me help me out a lot. Are you one and the same person who made the Lander pants, as you look so very different. Anyway, thanks again. Lucky you.

    • LLADYBIRD September 7, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

      I’m not sure if I understand what you are asking? I am not Kelli of True Bias, the designer of the Lander pants pattern, but I did have an OAL that I co-hosted this year where we made Lander pants.

  10. Becky September 7, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing this space with me! It will help me a lot when I set up my own dedicated sewing space. I know this efficient and welcoming space makes sewing even better than it was before you set it up. Who could be in here and not be happy?

    • LLADYBIRD September 7, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

      It is definitely my happy place! Love this room so much!

  11. Lusty September 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

    Love the tour! Stupid question: if you were to cut off the legs of the ironing table below that shelf at the bottom, how much shorter could you make it? I have a perfect narrow space I’m targeting that has an unfortunately-placed window sill in the way. But I’m short anyway, so a shorter table would be better, and would fit under the window sill. Bonus!

    • LLADYBIRD September 7, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

      I just measured them (you caught me at just the right time lol) and it looks like the feet are about 5 1/4″ tall. Of course, you could always remove or reposition the bottom shelf and make it even shorter!

      • Lusty September 7, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

        Awesome! Thanks! This will be the perfect thing for me!!

  12. Kellie September 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

    Such a great and inspiring space! Those windows… I too have moved from 50’s thrifted furniture to a lot of IKEA pieces. Those Alex drawers and Linnmon tables are fabulous and the drawers are surprisingly long and deep. There clean design also works well with remaining vintage accents. Earlier I stole your idea of putting all my machines one one table…so awesome just to roll back and forth between my serger, main and top stitching/basting machine. Fun post!

    • LLADYBIRD September 8, 2018 at 11:31 am #

      Yes! Having 1 table for all my machines has really made a difference in how well my space works!

  13. Betty Kline September 7, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

    Enjoyed your tour very much. What brand on all 4 machines? Which is your favorite? And was that a Singer FW I saw up on a top shelf? Thank you.

    • LLADYBIRD September 7, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

      Hello! They are Bernina, Pfaff, Babylock, and Janome. The machine on the shelf is indeed a Featherweight. I donโ€™t have a favorite machines – they are do different functions and I love them all.

  14. Hailey September 7, 2018 at 8:36 pm #

    I love everything about this post. You are such an inspiration to me!

  15. RedRabbitKnits (@RedRabbitKnits) September 7, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    It looks amazing! What a developmental process, and what a great payoff. You have a wonderful and functional space.

  16. Heather Myers September 7, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    Thanks for the tour and info! Your organization is impressive. What a lovely room for your creative spirit.๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Nurse Bennett September 7, 2018 at 11:29 pm #

    Hi Lauren! Iโ€™d say thatโ€™s some crazy good organization. Since I am only 5 hours South of Nashville (in Alabama) maybe you need a road trip one weekend and help a worn out old lady figure out how to organize a VERY LARGE space with what should be plenty of furniture. Stress has fried my creativity. I can feed you well and the llamas, jackasses, goats, sheep and only God knows what else next door are sure to entertain. Or fly, and Iโ€™ll pick you up in Atlanta, as itโ€™s only an hour and fifteen to the airport. Iโ€™m sure some lovely fabric could go home with you, too. Sounds like a deal, no? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m old and prudish, so Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™ll be good for many laughs. My 8 y/o, on the other hand is sure to entertain, as I was watching the senate hearing re: Judge Kavanaugh and when one Senator was cross examining Kavanaugh, my son passed by, stood for a minute and calmly replied, โ€œWell heโ€™s just a dick, isnโ€™t he?โ€ I had no response.

    • LLADYBIRD September 8, 2018 at 11:32 am #

      haha that is amazing! Your 8 year old sounds like he is on his way to great things!

  18. Sarah September 7, 2018 at 11:34 pm #

    Love seeing sewing organization ideas, appreciate the post! I thought I spotted a little IKEA wooden MOPPE unit under your fabric stash? Can I ask what you use it for? I got one because it seemed so useful but I’m having trouble finding a good way to make sewing supplies fit the drawers. Would love a close up photo! (couldn’t make out the labels).

    • LLADYBIRD September 8, 2018 at 11:33 am #

      Yes, that’s a MOPPE! I didn’t take a close up photo because it’s really not that interesting looking, ha. I use it to organize elastic and trims (for garments, not lingerie). Works pretty well for me!

  19. Katie September 8, 2018 at 6:31 am #

    I LOVE that ironing station idea. I have a little corner in our basement for sewing, and having storage where the ironing board is would be so awesome for me. Going to FB marketplace right now.

  20. PsychicSewerKathleen September 8, 2018 at 9:32 am #

    Your space is so pretty Lauren! I’m tickled to see how much you honour your craft with not only thoughtful organization, top machines and tools but also with all those extra special decorating things like painted hanging lights, artificial plants (my husband mounted fake plants all over our balcony because it’s just too much work to drag dirt and fertilizer up to our floor, through our apartment etc and everyone has commented on what an amazing green thumb he has! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) pictures etc. Beautiful, sacred space. Virginia Wolf would be proud ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LLADYBIRD September 8, 2018 at 11:35 am #

      LOOOL people always compliment my green thumb specifically in this room! My entire house has loads of (live) plants but they really hyperfocus on the only fake ones! I think it’s hilarious. Thank you so much! I really love this space and I think honoring my craft is a really lovely way to put it ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. kathysewsclothes September 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

    Great tour! I have the same ironing station – saw it on Pinterest, it works so well. I also have the cheap Joann’s cutting table and desperately need a new one with some storage underneath – I like what you’ve done.

    • LLADYBIRD September 9, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

      I liked that Joann’s table when I had it but wasn’t really a fan of how rickety it was. Much happier with my solid table!

  22. Megan September 8, 2018 at 5:53 pm #

    It looks fantastic! Like seeing all the other sewing spaces, it’s very interesting and informative, you don’t need to have a wonderful light filled room but it helps. I agree about BRIGHT LIGHT. Your blog post is all the better for two cats… we need more cat photos. Is that magnificent tortoise shell the same cat we see early wistfully looking out the window? Sensational. Thanks for sharing.

    • LLADYBIRD September 9, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

      Thank you! I only have 1 cat – the tortoiseshell. She is the same cat you see in any photos, and I’ve had her for 11 years ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. bethnegrey September 8, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

    Lauren, this has to be one my most favorite-est of your posts, besides being most inspirational and useful! Thanks so much! Even though my sewing room is even smaller than your old 11×11, at least it’s mine (and everyone deserves a “fuck you sewing room,” for whatever reason:-) ). And, as nothing is ever finished around here, either (which, to me anyway, is definitely a good thing), I know I’ll be back to this post countless times browsing for more ideas.
    One of the things I’ve always loved best about you is your constantly growing sense of self. And that just shines in your sewing spaces. (And, why ever in the world, do I have this strong urge to send you a bunch of super-fast growing trees???)

    • LLADYBIRD September 9, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

      Thank you so much!! What a wonderful comment โค and I'd be happy to take some fast-growing trees if you had some to give, ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. EllenP September 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    Hi Lauren. Loved your post, especially the extra links to your arcane tools and pattern organizing techniques. I was wondering about your jar of broken/used needles etc. Do you have a future purpose for them? I’ve just been throwing mine away and realized there might be “a better way.”

    • LLADYBIRD September 9, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

      Nope, no future purpose! I was just curious to see how many I collect in a year ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Cat September 11, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

    Hi Ladybird,

    Just wanted to say that you have a beautiful dedicated sewing space. Thank you for sharing. I wish mine was that beautiful and tidy. Sad to say it is not but it does put a smile on my face for sure. Thank you also for naming some of the accessories and where they came from.

  26. Koojie September 19, 2018 at 1:56 am #

    Fabulous – great place for inspiration (and I’m glad to see your cat enjoying your studio too). I’m currently adapting to a new room having moved – it’s a bit awkward at the mo, but I’ll get there eventually. Thank you for sharing – even the earlier set ups are good too.

  27. shannon applegate September 23, 2018 at 10:12 pm #

    LOVE everything about your space–especially your needlepoint. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Deborah Penner September 24, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

    Noticed the Cricut Maker in your sewing room. Have you used it lately? Do you still like it? Trying to decide if it will be useful for sewing in addition to crafting.

  29. Alison October 5, 2018 at 10:38 am #

    One of your previous tours inspired me to get some fake plants. Now 50% of my plants are fake (100% of my thumbs are black).

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