Saturday, January 15, 2011

The 2011 Paying It Forward Challenge and I Can't Believe It's the Same Space

I'm in!

I first saw this challenge on Facebook.It was posted by Jen Carlton-Bailly

"Pay it Forward in 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status." The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011."

What a great idea! And what a fun sewing project for my new studio space. So in betwixt organizing fabric, learning about long arm quilting, and assembling the last of the IKEA furniture, I will sew for the first 5 people who are also willing to pay it forward. Just leave a comment at the end of this post. And then.....when you least expect it, something handmade will arrive in your mailbox! But the absolute best part is that you get the opportunity to PAY IT FORWARD too!
Here are a few more pics of the sew on studio.....we are hoping to have everything done by next week.

Here's the soon to be cozy seating area. The far end of the space will be used for the long arm machine which should be delivered next week. Hmmmm, looks like some patchwork pillows are needed!

A place for coats.

And messages and notes.


Design walls.


And of course sewing. Lots of sewing.

The next 5 pictures belong in the believe it or not category. This is how the studio space looked the first day we saw it. Complete with portable cubicle dividers, baby blue paint, computer parts and metal shelving. Looking back now, I can't believe all the changes!

Change is good. The only thing that would make it any a comment or visit from you!


  1. What a transformation! Congratulations, Cherri!

  2. Yeah...when's the studio-warming party?

  3. I saw the challenge from a FB friend and silently committed to it; but want to say this among other creatives..I'm in too!
    You're space is lovely! Love the storage unit. :)

  4. The space is amazing!!! I can't believe you took the cube dividers out though.

    I'm expecting great pieces to come out of this space!!!

  5. Thanks for the before and afters! I can really tell ... I loved seeing those dividers.
    I'm with Megs... When IS the Studio Warming?

    ..."did someone say party?"..

  6. Looking forward to seeing the space tomorrow! You are such a joy to know.

  7. The pictures don't even do it justice! It's *such* a great space and so fun to see how many people turned out for the open studio.

    PS: Thank you so much for the cookies!