Friday, August 5, 2011

Greetings! Cheers to Day One!

Hello, my name is Allison and I love to make things... When I'm not making jewelry you can find me sewing, knitting or doing hand embroidery. Lately, I've been really inspired by the modern quilting movement. I've been experimenting on small projects, building up my skills so that I can create a quilt!

I’m married, work full time, teach jewelry classes on the side and sell my jewelry on Etsy. I don’t have any real children (yet), just one of the furry, four-legged, feline variety.  I’m sure you’ll learn more about me as my blog progresses but for now I must get on to the featured topic!

In January of this year I set the goal of starting a blog. Well, the months have come and gone and I can’t believe that it is August. Today is day one of my blog (hooray) and of a ten-day stay-cation, but more importantly today is the beginning of my studio makeover!

I’ve hit rock bottom… I just can’t work in my studio any longer.  Now, if you know me, you're aware of my undying love of craft supplies. However, my tendency to collect has resulted in a sizeable stash that has outgrown my studio space.
Exhibit A:


This table is a place for my purse, keys and mail. Gee, I don't know how all the knitting projects, fabrics, beads and beading magazines got there....
I’m documenting this journey in the hopes that it will inspire others to tackle something challenging in their own life. I can organize a box of beads until the cows come home but when it comes to a whole room I get overwhelmed. I’m really skilled at acquiring “stuff”, not so keen on de-stashing. 

Today I took photos of my studio! They aren’t perfect but I wasn’t going to let the crummy weather get in my way. I wanted to take “before” pictures so that I can laugh victoriously upon completion of the makeover. Without further ado…my studio:

Ok, here we go....

Bright grey overcast with a hint of drizzle masquerading as sunshine.   







This concludes our tour.... until next time!


  1. Oh my! You do have your work cut out for you! Can't wait for the 'after' reveal.

  2. Thanks for the comments Amy and Valerie!