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“From the Cutting Table”: Update to tierneycreates Studio (Guest Blogger)

It’s been a while since I guest blogged. Hi there – it’s tierneycreates Beastie and I wanted to share some changes to my home (Tierney’s studio).

I’ve titled my post “From the Cutting Table…” because my dog Mikelet and I now live on the cutting table in Tierney’s studio:

 In case you are new to this blog, here is a little background on me:

My name is tierneycreates Beastie and I am a Monster, but the good kind of Monster. I was made by Helen of CrawCrafts Beasties in Dublin, Ireland. You can read my story at I’m A Monster!!!. You can also check out the other posts I’ve had to guest blog on (i.e. when the human Tierney falls off the blogging-wagon and I have to help) in the series of posts: Beastie Adventures.

I like the cutting table, I have plenty of room and it is not too scary like it was when Tierney had me next to all those creepy giant schnauzers (see January 2020 post Guest Blogger: What the heck is going on here?)

Can you see the look of sheer terror in my eyes??!?!

Whew, glad those days are over! Oh you might wonder what became of my fiancé John Beastie (see post Guest Blog Post: Mail Order Groom), well he spends most of his time in John the Human’s office downstairs. Tierney and John Human feel it is best not to let a couple of Beasties spend too much time together as mischief is certain to happen! (Just wait until we get married, they’ll never keep us apart!!!)

Here we are in July 2020 celebrating our engagement

Oh I think I am getting off track on my post…

So yes my dog Mikelet and I spend most of our time on the cutting board in Tierney’s studio and we like it, though I have to keep an eye on Mikelet because sometimes he plays in the pincushion and I think that might be dangerous.

By the way my maker Helen of CrawCrafts Beasties made me my own sewing machine so I could help Tierney sew projects and once I figure out how to use it maybe I will have a guest post about my projects instead of Tierney’s!

Now what I was I originally planning to tell you? Beasties are easy distracted. Oh yes, I wanted to tell you about a recent change to my home the tierneycreates Studio.

John, Human John not Beastie John, Tierney’s partner, recently made an ironing board table for the studio. Before the new ironing board table, Tierney was using a traditional ironing board and iron.

What started this change was for Christmas John got Tierney a cordless iron:

Perhaps you wanted to see a full image of the iron but isn’t the iron much cuter with me in front of it?!!?!?

Okay here is the iron:

Image from Amazon.com

Now that Tierney had cordless iron she had more flexibility on where her iron could be located, so John (again I mean Human John as Beastie John could not have handled the tools involved which are bigger than him…) built her a 2 foot by 4 foot ironing table for her studio.

First John cut a piece of plywood the same size as the table base being used (an old counter height folding table). Then John and Tierney wrapped and stapled four (4) layers onto the plywood base:

  • Batting
  • Insul-Brite heat resistant batting
  • Heat resistant fabric (like the type used for old ironing board covers)
  • Cotton fabric

Tierney is really pleased with her new ironing table and she used it while making all those tote bags she talked about in her recent post (see post Tote, Tote, Tote Bags).

So that is the big change to the studio.

Somedays I get tired of the studio and miss the days when I used to go on adventures with Tierney. The pandemic has slowed down my adventures. Tierney promises that soon we will resume our adventures, I just need to be patient.

For now Mikelet and I will wistfully stare out the studio window…


Postscript

I am going to close this guest post by sharing a secret: Tierney is sort of a slob in her studio.

Look at these mini Toblerone candy bar wrappers she left on the cutting table!

I caught Mikelet sniffing them, luckily there was no candy in them as chocolate is bad for dogs.

I hope she will be more respectful of my space and clean up her wrappers!

34 thoughts on ““From the Cutting Table”: Update to tierneycreates Studio (Guest Blogger)”

  1. Ha Ha, such a funny post, and Beastie is right about not letting Mikelet play with pins, my cat swallowed a pin, cost me 350€ to have it removed by endoscopy.

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  2. Beastie thank you for sharing all the tidbits about Tierney’s studio. I enjoyed reading about how the table was made and the cordless iron. You did a wonderful job telling the story. I look forward to your next post. 🙂

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  3. You are so lucky to live on a cutting table. (Just be careful not to go too near the edge.) So many exciting things happen on quilters’ cutting tables, especially Tierney’s. Thanks for the personalised tour of your new abode and the report on what’s been happening in Tierney’s studio. Please tell her that I am amazed at that cordless iron.

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  4. Aaah, it’s so nice to catch up with you and Mikelet again, tierneycreates Beastie! You both look so happy in your new home, among all of Human Tierney’s awesome new quilting toys… Cordless iron and pressing table, oh my! I bet all those other schnauzers were giving Mikelet an identity crisis too, so you’re better off on the cutting table. Maybe you can help Tierney with some tote bags while you’re there? She might reward you with a conveniently Beastie-sized mini Toblerone… 😉

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  5. Love, love love this post. And that on top of the great news (albeit long over due, and based upon years of grief) of T.Rump’s second impeachment…
    I am starting out my Thursday a very happy camper!
    hugs

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  6. How splendid – a new ironing table and cordless ironing freedom! What cute fabric on the ironing board. Glad to see your new home on the cutting table with Mikelet. 🙂 Let us hope the chocolate and the iron never cross paths lol (I have learned my lesson from past food+fabric/food+painting mishaps, hihi).

    And my extremely belated but profoundest congratulations to Tierney and John on their 2020 engagement!!

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  7. I’m not sure if Beasties should be allowed that close to irons…cordless or not. Then again, maybe Tierney Beastie can be trusted more than Finn McSpool. Your studio is really turning into a place of wonder!!

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