Saturday, October 3, 2009

Online Studio Tour

WELCOME to the studio of NESTLINGS by Robin. I have been wanting to do this for quite some time and pairing up with the Quilting Arts community was just the push I well as some time to get it a bit neater.
For the past 6 years I have been extremely fortunate to have a dedicated space to work and it has allowed me to accomplish so much.
This is my stash of fabric....ok, only part of it:0 The rest is below in a giant pile on the floor and in another bookcase over with the supplies and some under a table-you get the idea, right? I love fabric and it keeps finding ways into little nooks and crannies of my studio, but it just brightens my day when I walk in and need to look for something.
This is my cutting station with my award winning 'Ladybug Invasion' hanging over it. There are 13 hand beaded, movable ladybugs on it that are just too much fun!
This is my sewing station complete with rainbows of thread and beads. Above the bead box is a wonderful painting by an artist friend, Jean Baardsen. It was gifted to me and I love the bright red flowers. Next to it is my little owl that I made when I was 9 or 10 years old. It was the first cross stitch project I ever did and proudly hung in my grandparent's house for 30 years before I received it back. Now it serves as a sweet reminder of how far I have come.

Here are my bookcases full of supplies: books, magazines, threads, paints, more beads, etc. I use UFOs to cover up some of the messy shelves and they inspire me.
For years I worked in the dining room and on the dining room table with the family shoved to one end for meals. I know there are still some of us that do that and it makes me even more appreciative of my space. Even so, don't ever let space or lack of squash the creative spirit within all of us.
I hope you enjoyed this small peek into my world and of the other artists on the list. Have a wonderful weekend!


Cathy Tyler said...

Thanks for the tour! Yes, its wonderful to have your own space. I, too, spent my time in the dining room. A delight to now have use of the extra bedrooms!

Judi B said...

Thank you for sharing you creative space, Robin. Even tho I have my own room for a studio, I still overflow all around the house. I think it is the nature of the fiber artist! If you have time, drop by my virtual studio and share a virtual pot of tea with me.

Pam said...

You have a lovely space for your studio Robin. Looks warm and cosy. Thanks so much for the tour. :)

Anke Martin said...

Oh yes, I remember those dinning table days too!
It's a great thing to have your own Studio! So enjoy enjoy enjoy creating in there!!!! It's your room!
Smiles, Anke ;)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love your idea hanging artwork in front of your shelves. It's a great way to add interest to your space. Thanks for inviting us!
Mary Anne

Gina said...

Even though I have a room just for sewing (and other fiber stuff)I still spill out into the dining room at times! Thanks for showing us your studio!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Thanks for the studio tour; it's amazing how yours multi-tasks so beautifully.