Sunday, February 11, 2007

Make Way

I feel spring coming. Not in the's just a feeling. I'm nesting like a mother bird (and no, mom, I'm not pregnant). Though I am preening and cleaning like I am expecting something for certain. Hmmm. What could it be?

Each and every piece of my stash was subjected to snipping and folding this weekend. It was time to cut off those dangley weird strips leftover from random quick cuts & tidy up the shape of every length of fabric. Oddball pieces went into the scrap bowl for sorting. I just cannot throw away anything that might be big enough for a yo-yo or some other little fancy. Translate to I throw away nothing.

Ahhh much better. Tidy 9"x6" rectangles fit just right in these shelves. Some little storage boxes have cozied up next to the stash. I thought outside the box too. The felt box has a new little label made of embroidered felt (a'course). A box of miscellaneous items is covered in fabric. A box of embroidery materials is covered with the bodice of an old garagesale smocked girl's dress. And two big boxes to house all the misfits of scraps.

So any guesses on why my stash would want to look it's best?? And why a bit of room has been carved out here and there??

Yup. Chocolate Lollipop is on the way! Save room for dessert and be ready for sweetness in my next post! My newest collection of yummy fabrics for Free Spirit is about to be delivered. I am a proud new mother. I can't wait for big sister Bohemian to meet her playful new little sister. I think they will get along famously! If all goes as planned you will have Chocolate for Valentines day!

Stay tuned! xoxo,AM


  1. Anonymous12:37 AM

    Can't wait for the chocolate!
    Love the organized "candy store" of colors you have, there! I am totally into the spring cleaning mode, too. It's contageous!!!

  2. Anonymous2:55 AM

    Oh YAY! Can't wait to see the new line! I've adored using Bohemian, and I'm sure Chocolate Lollipop will be no different! (What a sweet name. I love it already!)

    All the best~

  3. Anonymous4:44 AM

    Looking forward to seeing the new range of designs in Chocolate Lollipop. Love your stash, containers and shelving. I am inspired just by looking at must be a wonderful place to create.

  4. Anonymous6:13 AM

    Another line from the lovely Anna Marie Horner? I must say I'm very excited! I'm a huge fan of the Bohemian so I know this next one will be just as fantastic. w

  5. Your workroom looks like a work of art in its own right - I am very shamed and very jealous.
    My workroom is attached to our dining kitchen - last night we had friends round for dinner and I was reduced to pinning up sheets over the entrance to the workroom to hide the abysmal chaos.

  6. Anonymous7:38 AM

    how exciting! i can't wait to see your new line. i am sure that it will look right at home in your tidy little studio!

  7. Very cool. It is also very nice to have an organized project room. My room is about 10 x 12 and really should be 12 by 20 or more to accommodate everything in there and make it more usable some day to have a nice studio space. Can't wait to see. Congratulations on the new kid.

  8. can't wait to see the new baby!!!

  9. Your beautifully organized space is a model for us all. It really does look like a candy store! I can't wait to see the new fabrics!

  10. Love the fabric boxes, I saw some of those in a magazine I just got.

    I can not wait to see the Chocolate line...I'm sure it's delish!

  11. Can't wait to see it!!

  12. Yummy, I can't wait!!

    I think it's time I cleaned up my fabric shelves...I need to make some room!

  13. Anonymous11:33 AM

    oh my stash is one self..wanna come help???

    can't wait to see your new designs!!!

  14. Yum, I want to see it!! I'm so happy to see I'm not the only one who feels like that about fabric. I don't throw anything away.

  15. Anonymous12:13 PM

    Cant wait to see your new line!

    Your shelves remind me of a candy store....yummy!

    Love that you used a felt label for the felt. :o)

  16. Anonymous12:17 PM

    Oh, this is SO yummy!

  17. Wow. That supply room is art in itself. You have such a gift.

    I've got the bug too, organizing, nesting. And I'm not even pregnant either! Definitely spring on it's way ...

  18. So excited to see it!

    I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one to hang on to every little piece. I was working on my heart garland this weekend and could barely throw out the little corners.

  19. Anonymous10:48 PM

    Chocolate and fabric--two great tastes in one! Sounds like the best thing since that guy with the candy bar bumped into the girl with the peanut butter. And we all know what a marriage made in heaven *that* has proven to be! Can't wait!

  20. Anonymous11:51 PM

    Now that's what I call a stash.

  21. Anonymous12:07 AM

    Ahh the teasing is nearly over!!

    Chocolate Lollipop - just want I need to go with my knew chocolates scissor fob.

  22. Anonymous5:38 AM

    Soooooooooo exciting! And the cute little "felt" box just made me melt ~ love that! Wonderful eye candy, as usual!

  23. it's so lovely, i want a day off to do the same!!i like sorting.

  24. How absolutely wonderful!! Can you please oh please share how you did those boxes?? Are they fabric-covered? I have been envisioning something like that for my sewing room and would LOVE any tips.
    THANK YOU! :)

  25. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Good evening I'm a french woman my english is not very goog I'm so sorry but I would like to say to you that you make greats things ! Sincerely
    I'll come back

  26. Anonymous12:03 PM

    I'm so jealous! I wish my craft room looked even remotly close to this! :)

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