If you have a strong aversion to red, especially red gingham, I would advise you to look away. Now. The stuff seems to be multiplying, covering an alarming number of surfaces in the studio with its cheerful, Swedish-ish checkerboards. Sorry, but I really really love how it looks against the color of the walls, and heck, its cheap!
Anyhoo, here is the latest progress on my studio redo... I finally got the red dotted oilcloth stretched over the top of my worktable. It is the perfect surface for working on, fabric slides easily and it wipes off in a jiffy. The table is huge... it's a seven foot long map table. Jeff helped me hang the four shelves, and I promptly pinked ziggurat shelf edgings for them. I'd seen versions in books and magazines and have craved some of my own for awhile. Oh, you probably noticed I also covered the ironing board with the gingham, but I think it isn't cotton like I assumed, so it might have to come off. Boo.
The trellis has already come in handy for hanging things, like this swag of reproduction vintage children's hankies, and my cagelet from Alicia.
The dollhouse is back in here now, hopefully it will get some attention soon. The goodies I received from Club Little House are waiting for their little home.
Jars of buttons and other crafty bits. See, more red gingham... it's a sickness I tell you.
And a lovely peony, which is actually a pretty good fake, bought on sale at World Market. I love that place!
It is so nice to have a creative space that makes me crazy happy. This weekend I bought the book Where Women Create and was in awe of some of the rooms showcased. Mine is not so flashy as some, but it works for me!
Now back to work! (I mean me, not you) ;o)