My new sewing space

Here it is! Before and after…

Before & After

I have to say… I’m in love. The ceilings are really low (completely fine since I’m 5’3″) so the whole place is a bit like a cozy sunny cave. There’s lots of sun and I painted it a nice bright yellow (since some of you have been asking, it’s a Behr paint called “Spiced Butternut”) to add to the warmth and light. At first I thought it might be too bright, but my design wall covers up the biggest wall space so it works.

A few more pics…

The workspace.

Work Space


And my fabric closet. It is immediately to the left when you walk in – before the two steps up to the work space. This is the most organized it will ever be and there’s even room to grow!

Fabric Closet

I’m really at home in this space.Β  I can’t wait to make tons of quilts here!

Off topic – as of yesterday I’ve had my blog for two years. Hurray! It’s been so wonderful getting to know all of you during that time, so thank you!!

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  • Katie

    August 2, 2010 at 7:34 am | Reply

    What a fabulous space! I’m jealous.

    I just added your blog to my reader recently so I haven’t been reading for the whole two years, but happy blogiversary!

  • Rene

    August 2, 2010 at 7:38 am | Reply

    Very nice space…I’d love to raid your fabric closet πŸ™‚

  • Leslie

    August 2, 2010 at 7:43 am | Reply

    I love the yellow, so bright and sunny. The closet looks great, you inspired me to go thru my scrap bin and clean it up as well. Love the quilts on the wall as well.

  • Raven

    August 2, 2010 at 7:50 am | Reply

    It’s so gorgeous!! Green with envy -if only my space could be so organized!
    Congrats on 2 years – I think I’ve been around for most of it. πŸ™‚

  • Amy Hodge

    August 2, 2010 at 7:53 am | Reply

    This little space looks so fabulous!! Congrats on two years!

  • Lisa M.

    August 2, 2010 at 8:08 am | Reply

    OMG I love it! Love the yellow! Love the coziness! I’m jealous….still waiting for my sewing space, someday… so for now I am at the kitchen table. Have fun creating in there πŸ™‚

  • apeppermintpenguin

    August 2, 2010 at 8:22 am | Reply

    Hi Alissa

    Happy Blogiversary! I’ve enjoyed reading all your sewing exploits and wish you many more.

    Love the space, the colour is fab and it’s all so tidy!


  • Lauren

    August 2, 2010 at 8:36 am | Reply

    What a happy place! You deserve it…you are so talented!

  • Audrie

    August 2, 2010 at 8:43 am | Reply

    I love the yellow walls!! I wish my sewing room had more walls… I have three huge windows that don’t allow for shelving or a design wall!

  • beth

    August 2, 2010 at 8:45 am | Reply

    what a lovely place to work!! Yeah for two years!! Here’s to many more!

  • Mary Haub...

    August 2, 2010 at 8:57 am | Reply

    adorable! mazl tov! πŸ™‚

  • Cara

    August 2, 2010 at 9:10 am | Reply

    Jealous!! But very happy for you too!!

  • Rossie

    August 2, 2010 at 9:28 am | Reply

    Gorgeous! Be careful with all that sun, though, it really can age fabric. I have a hilarious example that I will photograph soon! : )

  • Michele

    August 2, 2010 at 9:29 am | Reply

    It looks wonderful! Have fun in there!

  • Anna

    August 2, 2010 at 10:01 am | Reply

    I love it! Such a great place to create. πŸ™‚

  • Ali

    August 2, 2010 at 10:32 am | Reply

    I so love your new space. It’s so light and airy and organized too!! I hope one day I have a quilting space all of my own. Right now it’s the dining room table…

  • Amber

    August 2, 2010 at 11:02 am | Reply

    It looks fantastic Alissa…..and congrats on two years!

  • Live a Colorful Life

    August 2, 2010 at 11:03 am | Reply

    The steps are so cool: steps to your sewing space, and then more steps to the door. And sunny walls are perfect.

  • Darlene in British Columbia

    August 2, 2010 at 11:56 am | Reply

    I actually love the yellow on the walls. and yes, nice organizing and do enjoy it while it lasts!!

  • bruinbr

    August 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Reply

    Gorgeous space! Love the cheery yellow on the walls too! Happy blogiversary and thanks so much for a wonderful class yesterday! πŸ™‚

  • Jackie

    August 2, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Reply

    Alissa, it’s perfect! I don’t think the color is too bright at all. The darker floors really grounds it and look fantastic with the color. I’m looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things you make in this room. Congrats!

  • Terri

    August 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Reply

    I LOVE it! The steps make it look like a little stage (which, of course, it is!). I think the wall color is really lovely. I would want to spend all day in that little nook! (Your new project looks great too!) Happy sewing.

  • Andi

    August 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Reply

    What a wonderful space.
    And happy blogiversary too. I love reading your updates!!

  • mamaark

    August 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Reply

    What a great space! Very jealous. And happy for you to have such an inspirational space.

  • Jean Etheridge

    August 2, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Reply

    I spy a pug….

  • Munaiba

    August 2, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Reply

    Happy 2nd birthday and congrats on your new design and sewing space. Enjoy!

  • mrsbutters

    August 3, 2010 at 4:52 am | Reply

    Totally jealous! It looks fabulous!

  • PioneerValleyGirl

    August 3, 2010 at 4:56 am | Reply

    What a beautiful space to sew!

  • Kris

    August 3, 2010 at 5:00 am | Reply

    Oh my goodness, I love it! I’ve been planning to paint my sewing room a similar color and since yours looks like a great shade, do you mind asking what the color is called?

  • Miss White Wall

    August 3, 2010 at 5:11 am | Reply

    That is a VERY organized fabric closet, I LOVE IT! And I love the yellow walls, so pretty and bright. I’m definitely jealous of your space! Congratulations on 2 years!!!

  • Nicole

    August 3, 2010 at 5:56 am | Reply

    looking amazing! I want a room like that!

  • nanette

    August 3, 2010 at 9:34 am | Reply

    I love your room. It is beautiful, organized and full of light.

  • rebecca

    August 3, 2010 at 10:05 am | Reply

    Great color!! May I ask the name/maker?


  • Marcia W.

    August 3, 2010 at 10:16 am | Reply

    Wonderful space for sewing! and, congratulations on reaching a blogging milestone.

  • kerry

    August 3, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Reply

    What an incredible space- the colour glows. Congrats on 2 yrs dedicated blogging!

  • Bonnie

    August 3, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Reply

    Wow, its beautiful! I cannot believe your closet… SO organized – puts mine to shame! = )

  • Stacey

    August 3, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Reply

    What a beautiful space – breathtaking!

  • Rebekah

    August 4, 2010 at 5:28 am | Reply

    Your space looks fantastic! Love the yellow!

  • Susanne

    August 4, 2010 at 11:42 am | Reply

    LOVELY! Two years…feels like I’ve known you for loads longer than that. I hope you are equally if not more in awe over what you have accomplished in such a brief amount of time.
    Congratulations: great space, great blog, great lady, great quilts, great view, great book…just plain great!

  • katt

    August 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Reply

    I wish I had a sewing space like that. RIght now I’m crowded into a corner in 2 room apartment with my fiancΓ© who also has a corner for his photo stuff.

  • Sew Create It - Jane

    August 6, 2010 at 1:35 am | Reply

    Looks like a dream location to create and sew. Yellow is a perfect colour for the walls…just makes you feel happy!

  • ThePaperGirl

    August 6, 2010 at 10:22 am | Reply

    I absolute love your quilts and the room is adorable. Is the sewing maching in the picture the one you do your quilting on???

  • Noelle

    August 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Reply

    It is lovely – Enjoy!

  • maman

    August 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Reply

    I really like the quilt-to-be for your bed. You have such a sense of color and design! Bravo!!!!!!!!!


  • JILL

    August 9, 2010 at 7:50 am | Reply

    This looks like a lovely place to create…congratulations on two years of blogging…

  • Kinsey

    August 10, 2010 at 10:50 am | Reply

    I don’t comment much but I read your blog all the time. I love your special space. I can’t wait to have something like that of my own someday. I also can’t wait to be able to do the kind of amazing work you do. Congrats!

  • jacquie

    August 16, 2010 at 4:35 am | Reply

    so great to see your new space! welcome home!

  • Heather

    August 16, 2010 at 4:55 am | Reply

    Wow, That is just beautiful, how wonderful for you to have such a bright and inspiring space.

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