Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop 2019

 Welcome!  It's my day for the Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop 2019.  I'm so thankful for Cheryl Sleboda for organizing this hop every year.  I need the motivation to de-clutter.

 This year's hop came at a perfect time for me.  My husband had just purchased the entire contents of a sewing room at an estate sale and dumped it all over the house for me to sort through and organize.  Ugh!  It was just too much stuff.  This is a photo of my living room ~ eek!  No room to live.

 And it wasn't just contained to one room.  This is the foyer, looking down from upstairs.

 Some of the mess didn't even make it into the house.  This is my front porch.

 I didn't finish all of it before the hop, but here are a few before and afters of my quilting studio.  This was my MCM steel tank sewing desk.  It was a $10.00 thrift store find that served it's purpose for years, but the drawers all stick and it's not too pretty!

 After photo:  A Horn sewing desk and drawers that do not stick!  I have to admit, I like sewing here.  I wasn't sure I would like the style, but it's a lot nicer to work on this desk.  The Janome Memory Craft is new to me, too.  I love this sewing machine.  It's so much fun to use.

 This is the other side of the desk.  I have lots of room for storage.  I'll probably change the way it's currently set up.  It could be utilized better.  I kept my wheelie cart.  I like the way it tucks under the edge of the table, and it's so convenient to push into the living room when I want to sew in there.

 I redid this area, too.  Look at all the clutter in and in front of these bookcases.  What a disaster.

 I cleaned out the bookcases and moved them behind my quilting frame.  I'm filling them up with new fabric from the living room mess.  All the fabric you see has been washed, dried, folded, and sorted by color onto the shelves.  I still have a lot more to go through.

 I put this cabinet where the bookshelves used to be.  This is so much better.  I have all my Accuquilt Go supplies on and inside this cabinet.  Now I can use my cutter without running here and there to find all my mats, dies, and etc.  I'm also storing my shipping supplies inside the big door section of the cabinet.

 My 8" Qube and some of my small dies and mats fit perfectly inside this drawer.

 This rainbow ten drawer storage on wheels is my favorite component of the studio remodel so far.  It's so colorful!  This was full of scrapbooking supplies when I received it. But now...

 It's home to my cone sewing threads!  The purple thread goes in the purple drawer.

 The blue thread goes in the blue drawer.

 The green thread goes in the green drawer.  And so on....It's so much easier to find what I'm looking for.  I love it.

Thanks for joining me today!  Hopefully I'll complete my Spring Cleaning before Spring 2020.  

Thanks again to Cheryl Sleboda for hosting this annual event.

Here's the list of the other hoppers so you can visit their freshly cleaned studios and maybe get inspired to do some cleaning yourself.  

April 29 - Linda Bratten -
April 30 - Sandra Johnson -
May 1 - Jennifer Schifano Thomas -
May 2 - Becca Fenstermaker -
May 3 - Sue Griffiths -
May 4 - Kate Starcher -
May 5 - Jo Westfoot -
May 6 - Sam Hunter -
May 7 - Simone Fisher -
May 8 - Elisabeth DeMoo-
May 9 - Sarah Myers -
May 10 - Amy Bradley -
May 11 - Kathy Nutley -
May 12 - Carla Henton -
May 13 - Sherry Shish -
May 14 - Kate Colleran -
May 15 - Pamela Boatright -
May 16 - Cathy McKillip -
May 17 - Cheryl Sleboda -

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

Subscribe to the Curlicue Creations Newsletter

* indicates required

This is an affiliate advertisement.  Clicking this link will not affect the purchase price.


  1. Wow! It looks like your husband found you some great things for your own sewing room. I have a Janome Memory Craft and really love it also.

  2. Like the colored thread drawers! You made great progress with all that loot. I know my husband would not do that to me, but it seems like you got a great deal of awesome stuff. He thinks I have a lot - he has no idea what some others I know have.

  3. That's a great desk you scored, what a great hubby! I love your vintage machines that is something That I want to start collecting. So cute!

  4. You have really made some progress in putting that great stash find away. Great ideas for storage. Thank you!

  5. Lol looks like my sewing room....Kerp working at fun....