Adventures of a sewing/ quilting Mamma

sewing/quilting studio

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Oh, and the studio is now in working condition. Which is a huge plus! There’s still some stuff to organize and a few touch ups to do. However for the most part it it’s complete. The journey of renovating had come to an end. Look for a more detailed post about everything done in the next week or so. Till then, go out and create an heirloom.
☕Maggie

 Studio renovation is taking much longer then expected =(

 

OSB going up!

OSB going up!

Here is a preview of what has been going on in the studio.  See the osb? I am going to paint and then hang shelving so I can organize all of my quilting, sewing, crafting and DIY gizmo’s and gadgets.  This wall is where the long arm quilting frame was before the renovation started. 

It seems like it is the project that never ends! I know at the end of it I will be happy with the results. I will have a little area for customer’s to try on the clothes that have been altered, almost a full wall of fabric of all kinds. A place for all my sewing machines

( Mr.Wolf has gotten me TWO more antique machines and Huskylock 1001L since this has all begun!) A place for me to do my homework away from all the hustle and bustle of the house.  But you know what I am going to love most about having the studio reno done?…

Being BACK in the studio!  So stay tuned! Til then go out and create an Heirloom.Diva "slumming" it =)

<3 Maggie

Hello everyone!

See I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, lol. I am still renovating the studio and crawling through Statistics for Behavioral Sciences at South University Online.  We also decided that our Ms Diva ( the best step-daughter a mother could have) would do better back in public school. While I am not happy with everything that is being taught, it is nice to have our relationship go back to be mommy and daughter instead of teacher.

Here she is on her first day back.

 

Waiting to go to class!

Waiting to go to class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The studio is coming along. I finished putting up the dry wall on the ceiling. I still need to mud and tape it but I am procrastinating on that because I hate despise loath  dislike it so much. The studio is however a MESS! See for yourself.

Messy, Messy, Messy!

Messy, Messy, Messy!

Right behind me in this picture is a wall that is going to have a new window put into it. I didn’t post pictures of that because I am hoping it is going to be a tutorial some where down the line. Another thing I hope is that I can give a review on some of the tools that I will be using during this renovations. But that is for another blog post. Til the go out and create an heirloom! I am off to play with POWER Tools =D.

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<3 Maggie

I know I should be working on Jessica’s purse lol, However the coldness of this winter has caused me to get my butt in gear to finish the studio walls. I am a native Floridan! I can’t work in those conditions! I also know that I should have written a new blog by now, I am so slacking and bad! 

See! Fluffy girls ROCK!

See! Fluffy girls ROCK!

N-E- ways, I just wanted to post a quick update. No I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, Yes I have been busy. Plus I just started statistics =(  which strangely isn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. Crazy I know! 

I know I promised a tutorial on a camisole and half slip, and I was all set to write it and everything a few weeks back. However when I went looking for the photo’s I had taken of  the steps they where GONE! So, I have to make another set ( oh poor me I know lol). As soon as I do I will post the tutorial of it. 

Until then go out and create an heirloom!

<3 Maggie

I haven’t blogging in over a month and to be honest, the last post was not anything to write home about. I have a difficult time finding the motivation to actually even look at the website. ( Crazy, I know!) See I thought that once the site was live and everything that the orders would be flying off the shelves. Well. Yea. They. Are. Not.  Not many people actually have even been to the website, which is another one of my problems I guess.  So if anyone has suggestions on how to increase the traffic to the site, go ahead and let me know! ( lol)

NE ways, at least I am back in the studio. While I am not working on customer orders,  I am trying my hand at making made myself a fleece jacket. It is fast becoming one of my favorite pieces of clothing. It is bright green neon green.

Green fleece jacket

 

I also made a cap jacket with a  faux  fur trimmings.  I found a great blog  here  with the pattern and instructions. 

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For the few days I have been working on a slip and camisole. Which I will be posting a tutorial hopefully in the next  few days. 

Slip and camisole

Slip and camisole

 

 

Sorry about the fuzzy pictures. I was using the backup camera because I was to lazy to go out to the studio to get it, =) I learned a bunch doing the slip and camisole. 

As I write this entry I started thinking about what 2013 looked like for me. It has brought many different changes for me.  Mr. Wolf and I came to Jehovah. We also started home schooling our children, we also took steps to get Quilt in the Woods from a hobby business to an actual business. Mr. Wolf and his friend got the web site up and running.  Professionally I have learned and grew leaps. At the beginning of the year I would have never have thought that I would be making clothes and not quilts.  Nor would I have ever thought I would have been doing alterations for customers.

The biggest event of this year. Mr. Wolf and I finally got married.  It was beautiful and stressful. I never though I get married again after my first one ended badly.  Mr. Wolf and I have been through thick and thin. I know him and I don’t always see eye to eye. But I am pretty lucky. I wouldn’t trade him for the world. So while things may not being going as fast with the website as I would like. I am reminded everyday how blessed I am, and that patience is not my strongest charter strength. 

My hope for everyone is that 2014 brings joy and happiness that 2013 has brought me. Thank you all for your support and reading my rants.

<3 Maggie 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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