Wednesday, 21 October 2009

I'll show you mine... Cuada Studio

Hi everyone, it’s Chris here from Cuada

welcome to my studio tour!

I’m very lucky to have a room all to myself, where I can work on my bags and clothing. We built our house six years ago, and this room was the first room to be finished – yip I had my priorities right! It has three great big windows which leave in lots of natural lighting, as well as looking onto a fab view. One view is of the Waterford Comeragh Mountains – unfortunately on the foggy day I took these pictures, they were pretty invisible! From the other side, it is just possible to see the coastline, which has some gorgeous secluded beaches.

My Brother Machine is beside one window, this is also where I keep my fabric stash – it never stops growing! The Screen was made by my Dad, it was originally used to change behind, but comes in very handy for hanging bits and pieces from. It also comes in handy as a backdrop at fairs.

My seven-year-old daughter keeps this side of the room nicely decorated with her drawings!

The Other side of the room is mostly taken over by the large cutting table, (also made by my Dad – must be where I get my creative streak from! ) It’s usually hard to tell the colour of the table, as when I start ‘thinking’ about a new design – it involves throwing a lot of fabric around! My Pfaff Machine is on my parent’s old kitchen table – beside my old Singer which now belongs to my daughter. (Note the foot pedal on a box underneath – as she can’t reach it on the floor!)

At The moment I’m building up stock to sell before Christmas – I’m involved with a local group “Waterford Designer Makers” and we’re having a pop-up shop in Dungarvan for a week in December. The last one in April was a great success so really looking forward to it. Dates and venue are to be confirmed – but I’ll post it in my new blog ( when I know. After that I’ll be kept even busier by the arrival of baby number three, due in early December, so 2010 is going to be a busy year :)


  1. What a lovely airy bright (and VERY tidy) studio. I am now even more convinced that no matter how I would ever dress my workspace up it would never be suitable for public scrutiny. Well done on 'baring all' Sarah!

  2. Oh Chris I'm diggin' those elfboots!!! I think its so cute to see your daughter is following in your crafty footsteps! thanx for sharing! ♥