Welcome to part 2 of the studio tour! You can find part 1 here.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

The table closest to you is the ironing table. I have 3-4 layers of batting, a layer of insul-fleece, and a piece of muslin clipped onto 3-quarters of the table. The iron is my Rowenta DG8430 Pro Precision Steam Station that I reviewed in Episode 66. Hanging off the side (under the iron) is where I keep the kids paper – so they always know where to get a fresh sheet and I don’t have go to looking every time.

Oh, and to the very right of the picture, you can see one of the red poles that is part of the natural divide.

If I were standing behind the table, and facing you, I would see right out the french doors that lead to the backyard. (why I don’t have a photo of this, I cannot say…)

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Those doors are to the left in the photo above.

The white cubbies, drawers, and shelves are from Michael’s. Originally, I thought I would build a double wide sewing table out of them but the machines were a lot heavier than these were made to support.

Going across the top of the photo (above and below) is a laundry string where I put up little bits that I like to look at (a reminder sometimes).

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

The design wall (and even though this room is huge – I am have wall space enough for one, because most of the walls have an electric system running mid way and I can’t hang anything long).

This is the fons and porter design wall – and I stuck up a few WIPS or actually UFO’s, well lets be honest, NFO’s (never finished objects!) for this special photo shoot!

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Picture me standing on the green carpet above, in front of the design wall, and looking straight down the wall (that is now on my left).

I think I need to explain the chair. I have psoriasis and my elbows start to really hurt if I am working in the chair for a long time, so I added some batting, flannel and good old fashioned rubber-bands to keep them on. But why stop there? I also added a stiff/padded board and a pillow with those trusty rubber-bands for my back. The rubber bands keep them from falling flat whenever I stand up which was totally getting on my nerves.

What you should really be looking at though – is the fact that the chair is in between both sewing machines and I can just swivel back and forth! The machines really do serve different purposes – and I like having them each handy!

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

I do love little containers. I have them all over the place. A lot of items that I use all the time are repeated in the tins also, so that I don’t have to searching all around the room when I need a seam ripper!

And just a tip! I put cut up batting scraps in the bottoms so that scissors and the like to get dull tips from the position I have them in.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

A different shot of the chair! And see that red bin? I also have tons of those types of things all other the room. Little garbage cans for scraps, snips, threads, etc.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

This is the knee lift on my janome 6600 – which was hitting me in the wrong place and rubbing and hurting and I really needed to turn my knee out to engage it. So I wrapped it like a mummy with more batting and pulled out the rubber bands again! Aaaahhh – much more comfortable!

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Oh yeah – you CAN see the doors! Not that they are all that great, but you getter a better sense of the space when you know where the are. I am still trying to find the best time of the day to take photos with the like from those doors – it faces north-east… The kids run in and out of these doors all day long!

This machine is a Husquavarna Viking Ruby.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

OK – moving down wall – I have a dining room table from Jarrod’s pre-me days.

Don’t you love my serger cover? Another NFO! I really should make pretty machine covers because the cob webs down here are a little insane!

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Huskylock S25. I love this serger/cover stitch machine! The thing tucked under it is the ‘shaving’ catcher.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

I made this little shadow box in Berkeley. Even more fitting now that we live at the beach!

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

These little things are the testament to me momentary love-affair with stenciling. (Yes, I did buy everything in the Martha Stewart stenciling section…) shut up.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Aside from my beautiful babies in that photo – this shot (and the one below) is of my applique station!

I have certain scissors (Kai, ginghers, and fiskars) that I use and other various tools and doo-dads. In order to get the right height to prepare applique pieces – I have 3 June Taylor pressing boards…

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Along with 2 IKEA lazy-Susans. The one on the bottom in a rotating ironing surface because I covered it with batting and muslin. The one on top is covered with a non-stick surface cut to fit. I attached an OTT light to the lower one.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

stepping back a little – you can see the ‘mini’ design wall I made by covering foam core board with batting. I used spray adhesive and it worked like a charm. You can also really see what I meant by the electrical work splitting the wall in half.

I also covered some foam core board with adhesive magnetic paper so that I can keep a few pins within reach. I AM clever, thanks!

The little blocks up there are from my Tula City Sampler quilt.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

OK – let’s keep looking down the wall. The brown table is from Episode 2 of the podcast.

On this side, I keep my silhouette die cut machines. I heart these machines!

Another item I have in various places around the room are the rubber flooring mats with little carpets to protect my tender tootsies.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

This drawer unit from pre-marriage contains lots of replacement blades, templates, office supplies, pins, different types of closures, pens, and other various sundries.

And of course, it is topped with more containers!

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

See my huge pregnant/water just broke belly in the photo!

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

OK – so this is an interesting picture (above). This was a shelving unit that was really unstable (it swayed back and forth a lot) and no matter what I did to try and stabilize it (from taught ribbons, the t and l-brackets, It would hold still. So I layed it on its side, and use the shelves as dividers for my accuquilt go cutter and dies. Another genious moment, thanks for noticing.

I keep my rulers on the top of it and it is really quite handy!

See you in Studio Tour – Part 3 of 4.