In response to Helen's request to see our working spaces, I have taken a few photos. I used to have the one studio (which used to be our son's room) but then I realised I kept walking through a room the kids used as living room when they lived at home. So I got rid of the furniture and suddenly had a new studio.
I use this one for sewing and it has a great design wall which takes up the whole wall so is used for inspiration as well as works in progress. I have lots of Ikea wire baskets which are OK but the ones under the cutting table are the more expensive Elfa ones which I do think are superior
The other studio has a great big cutting table (a quilt show prize) with a really cool mat which covers the whole table that I had sent from the US but worth every cent. We cut heaps of fabric and this has made life so much easier. Peter is so much happier and I like to keep him happy. Who would have ever thought that buying a big cutting mat would get my husband so excited. I also have another table (yes - another prize) which wasn't really getting much use till I started doing the C&G Course and suddenly I realised I had a perfect work table for painting and stuff. It pulls out to double the size which is useful sometimes too.
And of course there are the beads which keep breeding.