Hi, I'm Vanessa Fromm of Fabric Confetti.
Welcome to my studio(s).
First up is my desk where I have two computers. I design on the Mac with 2 screens and I digitize on my PC laptop. There was a point in time that I did everything on my Mac but last summer I got tired of using Parallels on my Mac to run my digitizing software, so I broke down and bought a gaming PC. It works wonderfully now, and I share files through Dropbox.
Next up is Studio One. We created this area by adding a floor above our dining room. Our high ceilings made this possible. This studio is more of a loft. It has one solid wall, one wall with windows, and one wall that is half wall, half railing. I love this room and my husband loves walking by it because it is so cheerful and colorful. The large armoire was my daughter’s closet when we lived in England. The rest of the furniture is care of IKEA and Big Lots.
On either side of Studio One, I have two large tables – one with a cutting mat on it and the other with an ironing surface.
I keep my Silhouette cutter and laptop computer at the back of the cutting table because it is in constant use. I use my Silhouette to cut out ALL my applique shapes.
The middle island holds my embroidery machines and I hang my hoops on the wall.
I am a bit of a collector. That word sounds so much better than “hoarder.”
I try to keep my fabrics and threads organized by color.
There are a few exceptions: I have designated drawers for Kaffe Fassett fabrics, for batiks, and for solid fabrics.
I also have special boxes for Aurifil, Isacord, and Floriani threads.
I keep my Bottom line threads on a pegboard next to my embroidery machines. Everything else goes in drawers.
I use plastic bins and drawers to store most everything. I label each drawer so I can find things easily.
Last but not least is Studio Two, otherwise known as Olivia’s old bedroom.
This is the home of my longarm and everything else that does not fit into Studio One.
My second Potpourri quilt is currently loaded and needs to be finished by next week.
Thank you for joining me on a tour of my studio. I realize how fortunate I am to love what I do and to be able to get out of bed every morning and be creative. Stop by periodically and see what I’ve been up to.
If you’d like to enter my pattern giveaway, add your comment by the end of the Studio Spotlight Hop (Jan. 23rd) and five winners will be randomly drawn and announced on Sunday, Jan 25 (my birthday!).
The prizes are:
Confetti Affirmations + a 9 inch x 18 inch piece of chalkboard fabric
Confetti Greetings + a 9 inch x 18 inch piece of chalkboard fabric
Confetti Cupcake Quilt + pre-cut confetti
Confetti Veggies Quilt + pre-cut confetti
Timeless Quilt and Table runner
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