It must be for about 10 years now that my dear friend Liz and I know each other. We first met at a regional quilter's gathering of a German online quilt group. Liz showed me a crab she had hand appliquéd. I was totally stunned by her gorgeous work. You wouldn't believe how tiny the crab legs were. Some weeks later Liz taught me how to appliqué and we are best friends ever since. She is the queen of appliqué and makes the most beautiful quilts. For the last two years I haven't done much quilting but a lot of mixed media and altered art projects. One of those had been a box, decorated with all kinds of sewing items. Liz had liked that box and I thought I would make something similar for her. So for Christmas I gave her this little sewing studio. Since she too loves pink I could do it in my favorite color:
In a miniature dollhouse shop I bought some small baskets, a sewing machine, scissors, a glass vase and a dress form because those were things I couldn't make myself. The base of the dress form had been a little bit too wide and so I replaced it by a thread spool.
The shelf had originally been a small shadow box itself. It had the perfect size, I just had to get rid of the roof and the molding, turn it and paint it white.
I had some tiny spools and thought it would be nice to have a spool holder. So I made one from a round wood chip, a little wooden stick, a bead and some toothpicks:
For this tiny pincusion I used a button as a base and I also made that little quilt journal:
Every quilter has at least one scrap basket, so here we go:
Liz also likes to embroider and therefore I filled a basket with floss bobbins. It had been quite a challenge to cut those tiny cardboard bobbins (1/4" width) and wind the floss around.
I added bolts and piles of fabric as well as ribbons and laces.
Liz had let me borrow this picture with a Cent she had taken to show the dimensions of the notions.
I had a lot of fun working on that sewing studio for Liz and I'm so glad that she loves it.
Have a great Friday and stay warm, dear friends!