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.  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!!

48 Responses to “My new sewing space”

  1. Katie August 2, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    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!

  2. Rene August 2, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    Very nice space…I’d love to raid your fabric closet :)

  3. Leslie August 2, 2010 at 7:43 am #

    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.

  4. Raven August 2, 2010 at 7:50 am #

    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. :)

  5. Amy Hodge August 2, 2010 at 7:53 am #

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

  6. Lisa M. August 2, 2010 at 8:08 am #

    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 :-)

  7. apeppermintpenguin August 2, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    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!


  8. Lauren August 2, 2010 at 8:36 am #

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

  9. Audrie August 2, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    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!

  10. beth August 2, 2010 at 8:45 am #

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

  11. Mary Haub... August 2, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    adorable! mazl tov! :-)

  12. Cara August 2, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    Jealous!! But very happy for you too!!

  13. Rossie August 2, 2010 at 9:28 am #

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

  14. Michele August 2, 2010 at 9:29 am #

    It looks wonderful! Have fun in there!

  15. Anna August 2, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    I love it! Such a great place to create. :)

  16. Ali August 2, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    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…

  17. Amber August 2, 2010 at 11:02 am #

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

  18. Live a Colorful Life August 2, 2010 at 11:03 am #

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

  19. Darlene in British Columbia August 2, 2010 at 11:56 am #

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

  20. bruinbr August 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

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

  21. Jackie August 2, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    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!

  22. Terri August 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    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.

  23. Andi August 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

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

  24. mamaark August 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

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

  25. Jean Etheridge August 2, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    I spy a pug….

  26. Munaiba August 2, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

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

  27. mrsbutters August 3, 2010 at 4:52 am #

    Totally jealous! It looks fabulous!

  28. PioneerValleyGirl August 3, 2010 at 4:56 am #

    What a beautiful space to sew!

  29. Kris August 3, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    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?

  30. Miss White Wall August 3, 2010 at 5:11 am #

    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!!!

  31. Nicole August 3, 2010 at 5:56 am #

    looking amazing! I want a room like that!

  32. nanette August 3, 2010 at 9:34 am #

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

  33. rebecca August 3, 2010 at 10:05 am #

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


  34. Marcia W. August 3, 2010 at 10:16 am #

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

  35. kerry August 3, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

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

  36. Bonnie August 3, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

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

  37. Stacey August 3, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    What a beautiful space – breathtaking!

  38. Rebekah August 4, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    Your space looks fantastic! Love the yellow!

  39. Susanne August 4, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    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!

  40. katt August 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

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

  41. Sew Create It - Jane August 6, 2010 at 1:35 am #

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

  42. ThePaperGirl August 6, 2010 at 10:22 am #

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

  43. Noelle August 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    It is lovely – Enjoy!

  44. maman August 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

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


  45. JILL August 9, 2010 at 7:50 am #

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

  46. Kinsey August 10, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    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!

  47. jacquie August 16, 2010 at 4:35 am #

    so great to see your new space! welcome home!

  48. Heather August 16, 2010 at 4:55 am #

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

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