It sounds so official when I call it a Studio. I usually call it the sewing or craft room, and it’s also our guest room. I think this is the best studio/guest room we’ve ever had — at least size-wise. It has it’s own little bathroom, and more square footage than previous rooms.
The studio is just off our living room, so I won’t feel like I’m being antisocial or out of the loop when I’m in there (this could end up being good or bad). Did I mention that it has a humongous closet?
It actually makes my stash look small. No worries though, I have plenty of other art supplies to put in there too, plus our holiday decorations which I think store better indoors than in a garage (they are out of sight behind the door).
Between the closet and the bathroom is just enough space for my treadle sewing machine which one day I may figure out how to use (it’s the bullet shaped bobbin that’s intimidating me). The machine table makes decent storage though. The pedestal table that I love but which has never found an appropriate space in our kitchen or dining rooms is my cutting table for now. The ironing board works where it is, but that’s also the space where I figure I’ll lean my design board. Nothing terribly permanent though — I don’t want to block the AC vent!
As you move around the room to the right, there’s a large glass door to a patio outside, so the room gets a nice amount of light. The kids took possession of the larger bookcase I usually use, so my reference magazines live on the floor, but all the odd bits for beads and threads and embroidery floss are now somewhat hidden behind the pretty glass doors on our barrister bookcase. The sewing table is a little squished between the bookcase and the bed, but I’m hoping that will work to my advantage and that quilts will just pile up in the far corner of the table instead of falling off the end and messing with my machine quilting stitches.
My mushroom collection lives!
Then there’s the bed. We ditched the futon in Hawai’i. It was a good space saver, but this queen sized bed is so much more comfortable for our guests, who are most often our parents.
I look forward to other guests too. Quilty girlfriends, you know who you are, and you are welcome any time! The bed is big enough to bring a spouse, and the kids’ rooms can accommodate friends as well.