I first wrote about Lilo’s book here. Because of something else we ended up talking on the phone for about an hour while I was in a furniture store pondering sofa’s, recliners, side tables, and color. Lilo reminded me that this area has lots of shops with secondhand furniture that might be redone or repurposed. That comment did get me thinking about how to go about getting the things I need and want for the new sewing space, although at the moment being patient and waiting until such a time where I have a place to put furniture is key to this whole thing.
Lilo speaks of the “Circle of Reach” where you are the center, then taking time to consider what is most frequently used, and what is least used. Keep the items most frequently used nearest you, and less frequently used items further outside out from you in that circle. For me this will include keeping my thread, needles, snips and Batt Scooters close. Batting in packages, paperwork, and a few other things will live in my office.
One of the things I noticed in all of the images in Love Your Creative Space is moments of beauty within the practicality. Our creative space can, and should, inspire us in the way that is unique to us. If we prefer clean lines and not much hanging around, giving a sense of calm and order that sparks ideas and allows us to function, then work towards creating that space. I realized something in the move, I like to see my fabric, notions, books, all of it so I’ll be keeping this in mind. I also like color, a lot so one wall will be painted orange, and I’m thinkin’ chalk paint. There is an image from Nancy Arsenault’s studio of her pressing station which is several drawer units with a cut to size pressing board on the top. There is one more drawer unit to the right that holds her iron/steamer. This kind of multi-function setup has the potential for fitting any space. If you’re using the dining room to sew & quilt, throw a table cloth over it and it becomes a functional side board to serve guests.
Love Your Creative Space is a must have in any creatives necessary book collection. Chock full of solutions that affirm our own aesthetic, and style this is the “go ahead and make that space your own” book we all need and want. Purchase a copy directly from Lilo on her website.
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