Welcome to Kats Cottage.  As you can see from the before and after pictures, my studio used to be a storage building. My sewing room was in the only room we have upstairs. After I quit working and really started to spend more time sewing, Ricky ask me if I would like to have a building of my own for my studio, which he calls a shop. I was thrilled with the idea, so we had a friend of ours who does remodeling work come out and take the old building down to the frame work and build my studio. Just a few steps from my back door and I'm ready to work or play. So take a look around and come back anytime.

See the small red building near the carport?


Welcome to my Cottage

This was before I did a makeover in the spring of 2013.  

I painted the walls and finally made curtains for my windows.

 This is my art, mixed media and scrapbook table and supply cart.

 This is my $25 dollar find that I reworked and also use for storing art supplies.

This is my current oil painting that I'm working on for our church.  The one on the bottom I found at a thrift store.  I mainly wanted the frame, but the painting would work in my bathroom so I will probably reframe it.

My design wall with several pieces that I have going on.  The one that is hard to see is a thread art piece that I am currently doing from a class on

My Longarm quilting machine used to sit in the middle of the floor but I moved it in the house to my old sewing room.  Now I have space for my cutting table to be left up.

My sewing machine that I use mainly for piecing and on the other table is my embroidery machine and serger.

I went through my fabric and sorted them by colors and types.  I keep my batiks, civil war and 40's fabrics separate from the others.  In the container on the floor are novelty fabrics.

My embroidery and sewing thread on a peg board covered with old pattern paper and color washed.

This shelving unit holds my bolts of fabric as well as other larger pieces.  The binders hold my Dear Jane, Sylvia Bridal Sampler, Just Takes Two and Chocolate Truffle quilt patterns and blocks.  I also have a couple of baskets that hold my mystery quilt pieces from Bonnie Hunters Quiltville.

And last but not least is my desk area.   I can actually say I love coming in here now.  Before it was just to plain and had no life to it.  Now it's so bright and cheerful that it makes me want to work on my projects.