Sewing & Quilting Studio Tour and Ott-Lite Giveaway

woo-hoo! The much requested studio video tour is finally here! I still have some final touches to put on the whole room but here it is in all it’s DIY and thrifty glory. I walk you through some of my DIY remixes and other furniture pieces I snatched up thanks to one of my local sewing friends, Sassy Crafter. 

I did the vast majority of everything you will see in the video myself. I am exhausted just looking at the before pictures but very happy to have some after pictures and shots to share. Phew! It’s been a long time coming and I’m glad to be in my new studio creating and shooting new tutorials for you.

If you are in the North Central Florida area I will also be offering private and small group sewing and quilting classes very soon.  You can check out my “Classes” page for more info. 

I also tell you about my Ott-Lite lamp and offer this one up to one lucky viewer. Enter for your chance to win. All the details are in the video.  Giveaway ends Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. It is open to worldwide viewers. Only proper entries will be counted.

Enjoy my studio tour by clicking HERE or you can view it below if you are reading this post on my blog (not via email).
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30 Responses to Sewing & Quilting Studio Tour and Ott-Lite Giveaway

  1. Kathy MacKie July 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Please enter me for this awesome giveaway!

  2. Quiltnut July 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    I have been looking at these lights for some time but have never been able to justify the cost. I would love to win this lamp. Nice studio…enjoy the space.

  3. Gisela Suski July 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    I need a lamp for my cross stitching work that I do for charities. Lighting is very important since I am getting older.

  4. Linda Tankersley July 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    I would love to have these lights. I’m a newbie and really like sewing. I’ve learned so much from your videos. Please enter me in the giveaway!

  5. Marian July 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    I’ve watched the video-tour, and your studio looks fantastic. Now, after the hard work, it’s time to sew, quilt, give some classes and have some fun.
    Regards from Spain.

  6. Jacqueline July 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Congrat’s on your new space. Very nice.

    and enter me please in your giveaway for the light.. these ole eyes can use all the help I can get.

  7. donnaatiu July 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    Very nice sewing space. Need another ott light for my cutting table.

  8. Gamma July 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    What a great big space for your quilting studio! I’m always trying to add more light to my work space especially as my eyes get a little older;) Please enter me in your ott light giveaway.

  9. momhooten July 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    How lucky are you to have such a wonderful sewing/crafting space. I would love to win an ott light for my sewing room.

  10. Anonymous July 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    First off i love all my ott lights. Bought a floor type for knitting on the couch, only to always find my husband reading under it. hmmm needed a second. On another note I am sad because I am unable to view any of your videos from youtube. Would love to see this one of your lovely studio. Congrats on your special space.

  11. jusaweecatnap July 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    Hats off to you for all your hard work. Your studio looks great. Wish I had a space like this! I do have a metal rack like yours, formerly holding snacks, I think. I love the fact that it’s really sturdy, and it comes apart, making it easy to move. I may not have the space you have, but I’ve carved out a little space for myself in a spare bedroom. I’d love to have some good lighting in it for all my different crafty explorations. Frankly, as I get older, I can feel my eyes getting weaker. I could use the special Ottlite bulb to help me see.

  12. BBB July 24, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    I’d love some good lighting for my first attempt at quilting…I think I’ll need it! 🙂

  13. Anonymous July 24, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    I love your large table and the great idea with the shower caddy for aerosal cans. I would like an OTT-Lite as it is getting harder to see now that I am getting older and I hear it is great for keeping one in an upbeat mood.

  14. Beckyjoles July 24, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    I loved your video and I love your blog! I would love an ott-lite to help me see better when Im sewing and crafting – I am ONLY 51 (wink-wink) but it is getting harder to see without natural light. Thank you for all your informative posts!

  15. Anonymous July 24, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Your studio looks great! Thanks for sharing. You’ve given me some ideas for my work space. I love the way you reuse too. I would love to win the Ott lite. I live in a small apartment, and like most apartments it doesn’t have overhead lighting in the living room. That’s where I have my sewing area set up in the corner. I have a lamp, but there never seems to be enough light. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your new space!
    Tammy Mabry

  16. sewinglady July 24, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    Enjoyed the video and love the new sewing studio! I have seen the lamps at Jo Ann’s and always wanted to give it a try. I could use one of the lamps to add more light when sewing in the evening. The lightening in my sewing room is not the greatest. This is one area that needs attention. However, I do have one window in the sewing room but, it is really not enough light to make a difference. Again, thanks for sharing.

  17. hueisei July 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Love your sewing studio. Very nice. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Anonymous July 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Enjoyed your video… think i’ll copy a few of your ideas… if i win the light, just pass it on to the next person; i have plenty and it looks like some people don’t even have one… enjoy your tutorials and your blog… congrats on your new place to live.. you do so much!! where do you get the energy? gail

  19. Anonymous July 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    I have looked at these lamps for awhile now and I would love to have one in my sewing room. My sewing room is light green to brighten the room – I need all the light I can get!
    Thank you for your helpful videos – I love your sunny disposition!!
    I’m not sure how to publish my comment.

  20. lindachrisk2009 July 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Love your the ott light and could use that. I get older, my eyes appreciate sell the help they can get! Please enter me into the give-away.

  21. Anonymous July 25, 2012 at 3:39 am #

    Would love to have an Ott Light…I have wanted one for a while but haven’t had the money. I do a ton of sewing but it is mostly at night. This is would be a huge help 🙂

    jessica (dot) m (dot) groves (at)gmail (dot) com

  22. Sherryknit July 25, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Wonderful giveaway. Lovin the new studio…….. Just think of all the happy times you will have there. I am one of those people that her eyes are getting worse sooo the Ott Light would come in real handy.
    Thanks for the chance

  23. Gill July 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    I love your studio! I’m green with envy!
    The ott lite would be so useful as my eyes get older!!!

  24. Vanessa July 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Hi, Vanessa

    Love your studio and I enjoy your tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing and I am a follower of your lovely blog. Have a great week.


  25. Anonymous July 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    It says the video is unavailable 🙁 I’d love to be considered for the ottlite though – i live in an apartment with no natural lighting and have to turn on a zillion bulbs to sew!! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  26. Dee July 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    I have been following and subscribing to your excellent posts for a while. I definitely liked your video and would LOVE to have a space like that to work in. I picked up some excellent tips from your space and will put them into use… a hook rack for my tape measures – so simple and will save my constant search for one under fabric and supplies. I currently have all my rulers standing up against my sewing table. I will now hunt out a container for them and get them off the floor. I have a tin which I use for my cutters but it is now too small – time to upgrade.
    I would love the Ott light as I have been crushing on one of these for several years but they are out of my budget (still). I embroider and sew and scrapbook. It is really hard on my eyes when trying to embroider in less than desirable light. An Ott light would seriously change my life. thanks for hosting this give away.

  27. debbiereisetter July 26, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Thank you for your posts and tutorials, Crafty Gemini! They are very helpful and inspiring to get me off my butt and crafting again. You are an excellent teacher.

  28. Ethel July 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Loved your quilting studio, thanks for sharing it via the video. Would love to win the Ott Light, my den where I sew is so dark. Wish I had a nice bright cheery room like yours.

  29. MaryLee July 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    I have an empty room (my youngest child is 24 and this was her bedroom) just waiting to become my studio. I have taken so much inspiration from your tutorials (and I have bought patterns to help you out $$$) and I look forward to anything you have to share. I had to laugh when you said 1973 was “old” since that’s the year I got married. Thank you for showing others how to add your children to your activities (like cooking) and how to repurpose items we might find at thrift stores. I can’t wait for your next tutorial – I confess to a serious addiction. 🙂

  30. raprettyman October 8, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Caught a YouTube video of yours when I was in need of a fabric label (I’m so making my own now and not buying them, Thanks!) and thought I would look up this craftygemini and see what you had. Love it!
    Really love your studio. I have a room that I converted when our oldest moved out. I painted it princess purple (my term for little girl bright purple) and white. It has a good closet and I reused some kitchen cabinets, so I have lots of storage space.
    I think your studio looks fun. I would love to hang out and sew! Too bad I’m in Illinois. 🙂 But I’ve bookmarked you and can’t wait to see what else you have on your site. Rayna from RaynPrettyDesigns

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