If you have something but can’t find it, do you really have it? –Lilo Bowman
Love Your Creative Space, by Lino Bowman, turned out to be the perfect book at the perfect time for me.. When I read the sentence quoted above, it struck a nerve!
Here’s my stash of backing fabric before:
I’m pretty sure some of that fabric hadn’t been touched in several years because I couldn’t see it and therefore didn’t know it was there.
Lilo’s book is about both studio design and organization. I loved every part of it, but here are some favorites:
There are ideas on organization and storage for many types of creative supplies, not just quilting things. She has many photos from real studios to give the reader ideas.
Some of the studio photos look to me like they were done by a decorator, which I am not! And some were very realistic-looking in my opinion!
The book also addresses ergonomic studio design, including sewing machine set-up, which I found especially helpful.
.In addition to studio ideas for “most people”, Lilo discusses adaptations that many of us will need as we age, or simply as a result of our physical limitations. There is one especially nice chapter on how one woman adapted to being partially paralyzed after a stroke.
This is not just a book for quilters, though I found it very helpful in my quilting studio. There is an emphasis on making the creative space attractive “without breaking the bank”, as the subtitle says. You can learn more about the book here.
Note: C&T sends me lots of books and I review my favorites so you don’t have to hunt around to find the best books. Of course, “best” is my personal opinion 😀