Creative Spaces Blog Hop: Week 1, Day 1

Welcome to the first day of the Creative Spaces Blog Hop, it’s so good to have you join the fun!

I hope you’ll enjoy taking a look into our happy places over the next 6 weeks,

a different theme weekly, with daily postings and four fabulous sponsors: Aurifil, Bosal, Crafter’s Edge, Daylight.

We have 16 creatives sharing their spaces, tips, and perhaps a few giveaways!

July 9 through August 19!

Week 1: Studio Clean Up – before and after pics

Week 2: Favorite Tools

Week 3: Organizing Tips

Week 4: Dealing with Scraps and/or Fabric

Week 5: Dealing with Embellishments/Buttons/Thread

Week 6: Dealing with Tools/Rulers

Check out some of our awesome giveaways!


Week 1: Studio Clean-up

I spend a lot of time in my studio and I try to keep it tidy, so I try to clean-up as I go… it helps me to focus, but there are times when I just run out of time and chaos ensues!

This is a favorite corner in my happy little place, and oh what a mess! Preparing for BERNINA University a few weeks ago got a bit messy…  and this is pretty clean, lol!

You should see it before Market… usually looks like a tornado hit.

I keep all the fabric in my current collection in this cart (it’s easy to hide away if need be… but don’t tell!)

Oh goodness, it’s time to straighten this not-so-neat pile… and the cutting table, well, not too bad, right?

So I usually have several machines running at the same time!

Here I’m finishing the binding on this little quilt on my BERNINA 780…

…while embroidering quilt labels on my B880.

And my desk? Yup, just as crazy, haha! But I can find anything… I think…

Then, a week later and after a few hours of heavy labor… okay, it wasn’t that bad!

My happy little corner has returned to it’s peaceful state…

And the machines? Getting a little break!


Humm, time for a new project?

I think my Q24 is feeling a little neglected…

Even the ironing board is ready to get going on…

Wait, how about we give some of these cute panels away?

Visit daily, you never know what may happen :-)!


We are so grateful to Crafter’s Edge for sponsoring our Creative Spaces Blog Hop

and giving away this awesome Grand Prize to one of our followers!

A winner will be chosen on August 19. Contest open to all, International winners pay shipping.

Congratulations Nancy!

You are our Grand Prize winner!!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

And don’t forget to visit all the participants in our hop to take a peak into their studios!



Cherry Blossom Quilting


Morning Glory Designs

Sew Many Creations


Seams Like a Dream

Poor House Quilt Designs

Desert Bloom Quilting


Canton Village Quilt Works

Cranberry Pie Designs


 Avery Lane Designs

Christa Quilts



Swan Amity


Funky Friends Factory

Simple Arts

Joanne Sharpe