Thursday, March 10, 2011

Where I stack beautiful things into pretty piles to wait for me

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Oh wow. Its been such a several days. Busy work, busy remodel, busy family, busy heart, lots going on. Looking at this image that I took a few days ago as I was making lofty hand work plans helps me find a little order and peace today.

I've been wanting to share more attic photos, though we are in the slow (boring) stages of drywall and its been so dark and rainy especially with the windows boarded up until the real windows get here (fingers crossed behind my back for tomorrow). I have piles of boxes everywhere that would normally be stored upstairs as well as lots of drawers and such to put together that will get built into the walls for storage up there. Yea, so, btw, one of many things that I've been able to figure out about doing built-in wall shelving, drawers, etc, underneath slanted ceiling lines is this: buy ready-made drawer or shelf units and have your contractor just set them into the underneath space then build out to look built in....it actually saves money and time. There are some places in the new studio where what I need is a little more custom-ish, so I'll get them to custom-ish-ize those (as in bigger bucks spent) but, man, I loved searching through the home office section of the Home Decorators site to find units. It was so oddly satisfying. I don't know how much fun Jeff has had putting them together so far, but..... well, time and money, time and money.

This'll make more sense later when I can show ya. Pinky promise. I'm all out of cute phalanges references.

Anyway, who else has succumbed to the vexing ways of the Liberty rainbow? This little stack of gorgeousness will be the first plop down of all plop downs once that room is ready to inhabit. I dream about getting to know it better with a cup of coffee and perhaps a cozy chair in my new, old, attic hideaway.

smooches, Anna

34 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the photos. This is going to be an amazing space. And great idea about building out to look built in.

    Hope you get to that gorgeous stack sometime in the very near future!

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  2. I love liberty at the moment and funnily enough I have mixed your fabric with liberty and it looks sooo good together.
    Good luck with all the kids boxes and building!

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  3. Just found this post today, an adorable jumper in one of my most favorite fabrics of yours: http://thedillspiel.blogspot.com/2011/03/secret-garden-danielle-of-my-sparkle.html
    The photography is awesome. Some day I hope my little blog grows up and looks like hers and yours! Probably need to invest in a new camera at some point:)

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  4. What a cute little liberty stack. I often put fabric and thread together in piles waiting to be made into something I have seen in a magazine or book. They wait so patiently for me too, sometimes years! Looking forward to having another sneak peak into your new space soon. We have a flat roofed house, which is such a pain, as there is no out of sight space to store things. Jacinta

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  5. Can I just say I'm on edge waiting to see some sneak peaks of your new line? Can I just say it? Cause I am.... ;)

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  6. I'm eagerly waiting to see more attic pics!

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  7. I love liberty oh.so.much. If I could afford that stack right now, I would buy it in a heartbeat! I even dedicated a board on pinterest to it (which has not been nearly as fleshed out as I would like). :) I hope you show us what you make with it. <3

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  8. so lovely! hand work has been my project of choice these days. it's a great distraction during times of business!!

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  9. Lovely fabrics, can't wait to see your working space, dee x

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  10. Those Liberty rainbow bundles are gorgeous! I sometimes feel I'm actually penalised for living only an hour from Liberty of London rather than new Purl, as I usually get so overwhelmed when I visit that I only buy one or two prints.

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  11. So sad the liberty snack costs a zillion dollars, because I would love to mess around with one!

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  12. I love Liberty. But you know, the quality of the AMH voiles reminds me alot of tana lawn. Your voiles have a little bit of a sheer quality that the tana lawn does not have. Your voiles do have that silky something that you get with Liberty. Your stack of blues and greens is gorgeous and I love the "floss toss" on top!

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  13. They are gorgeous. I don't know how you are waiting to dig into that pile.

    Anna

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  14. Stacking things in pretty piles to wait for you makes life more lovely ^-^

    Hi Anna,

    I just found your blog and I have to say it's really wonderful - your quilts are so gorgeous it makes me want to hop it down to Hobbycraft and buy out their entire supply of patterned cotton!

    Claire x
    slightly-noodles.blogspot.com

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  15. nancoo12:14 PM

    Anna:

    I LOVE the cute tote bag sitting on the floor of your workshop in your home studio photos!

    Do you sell a pattern for that tote? If so, please tell me where I can get it!

    Thanks!!

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  16. everything you do is an inspiration! i love you and your work!

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  17. you know i'm working on a quilt from that very bundle, right? can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  18. Hey- Erin- Well, where have I been? I need to pop over and see!

    Oh and Nancoo- I think you might be referring the the "here we go Bag" from my Handmade Beginnings book :)

    xo, Anna

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  19. What a pretty pile...will check back to see what you make of it!
    Regards from sunny south Africa
    Shannon
    http://incomparablebuttons.blogspot.com

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  20. Sounds absolutely wonderful, I hope it is finished quickly for you.

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  21. We live in a one hundred year old house that has an attic the entire length and breath of the whole house with a brick chimney running up through the middle of it. Unfortunately, the only way to get to it right now is to climb through a little door in the ceiling of a bathroom. I have always dreamed of a huge sewing room up there and these pictures make me want it more. I can dream. Your room looks wonderful.

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  24. I'm curious--are you going to make the quilt they designed on Purl or something completely different? I'm living in London at the moment and actually going to the liberty store is like sweet sweet torture for someone with my budget! I just look and dream, sometimes sift through their remnant basket. Anyway, look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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