Where I Sew – Alyssa Thomas of Penguin & Fish

on Jul 3, 2013 in Where I Sew | 91 comments

Alyssa Thomas is an author, illustrator, designer, and artist. As a child, she would make everything from beaded bracelets to large papier maché masks and then barter with her brothers at the “trading post” outside her bedroom door. Alyssa is owner and designer for Penguin & Fish, manufacturer of lovely and quirky hand embroidery patterns, kits, sewing patterns, and artful plush. Alyssa also designs fabric for Clothworks Textiles and recently released her first craft book, Sew & Stitch Embroidery, now available in stores.

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    91 Comments

  1. A room filled with creativity. Thanks for letting us see a glimpse of your space.

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    Lindsey F

    July 3, 2013

  2. My eye went directly to that colorful stool at her sewing machine. So pretty and vibrant!

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    Gina

    July 3, 2013

  3. Such a bright & cheery space for creating!

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    Ellen Ban

    July 3, 2013

  4. This is such a lovely room ~ love that she didn’t ‘straighten up’ too much.

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    elsa

    July 3, 2013

  5. What a fun room! Lots of creative eye candy!

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    Heather Braun

    July 3, 2013

  6. The little stuffed kitty next to the sewing machine is adorable! I need to make one!

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    Emily

    July 3, 2013

  7. Love the very “real” space. It looks so inviting. I feel like I could just walk in and sit down and sew for awhile. Thanks for sharing your space.

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    Elizabeth

    July 3, 2013

  8. That is a great sewing space. I love the stool cover too!

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    Cecilia

    July 3, 2013

  9. I love P&G’s embroidery designs. The softies all over the room are adorable!

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    Elizabeth W.

    July 3, 2013

  10. This does look more like an “in-use” craft space, and I love it! What a cheery stool.

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    Margo

    July 3, 2013

  11. Love the sewing room – so bright and cheerful!

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    Debbie H

    July 3, 2013

  12. What a bright and cheery space. It looks like it would be such a fun place to be creative!

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    Cherie

    July 3, 2013

  13. The first thing I noticed was the stool at the sewing machine. It looks like crochet – is it?

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    Cathy E

    July 3, 2013

  14. I want to pull out all of that fabric and look through it!

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    Angela

    July 3, 2013

  15. I Like the colourful stool, maybe I can try something simlar with the husband’s piano stool

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    Claire

    July 3, 2013

  16. I love seeing everyone’s sewing space and how individualized they are.

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    Tamie

    July 3, 2013

  17. Now this is a real room! Looks like it grew up over time, with accumulated treasures. We’d all like to sew here!

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    Fran

    July 3, 2013

  18. What a great space – love that stool cover, wishing I could crochet

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    mary

    July 4, 2013

  19. I love the stool cover but I don’t think my back would enjoy sewing without some support!!

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    Gill

    July 4, 2013

  20. I think I might have to try sewing with a stool. Thanks for the idea and the great space!

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    Monaquilts

    July 4, 2013

  21. Love this feature. Such great inspiration.

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    MistyBee

    July 4, 2013

  22. I love seeing how folks separate their spaces into areas for each part of their creative process. It would be awesome if we could see more than one shot of the spaces.

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    Erin

    July 4, 2013

  23. There is much to love here! Her creatures and gorgeous stool cover. But really thrills me is that she sees on “older@ machines! And her computer monitor is elevated, yay books! Ima dork!

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    Emily B

    July 4, 2013

  24. I love Alyssa’s embroidery patterns. Cool stool!

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    Lisa E

    July 4, 2013

  25. That looks like a lot of creative activities happen there! I would LOVE to play in that room!

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    Johanna

    July 5, 2013

  26. Love all the different storage ideas! Oh, to have an organized sewing room!

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    Deb H.

    July 5, 2013

  27. I didn’t know she had a book! I like that her room is hmm…full of stuff 😉 This is the first room I’ve seen that I want to rifle through the boxes of to see what’s in there!

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    Ali M

    July 6, 2013

  28. This is how I like my studio to look – interesting, colorful things all around me. So much fun to see how other people “decorate” with their “stuff” in their sewing/art spaces. Thanks for sharing!

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    Maeve

    July 7, 2013

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