Here it is: the sewing room, or studio, if you prefer that. I call it both. I painted it this beautiful turquoise-y blue last August and have been dreaming of getting it organized since way before then. I did it and know that if the machine hadn’t been gone for three weeks it never would have happened.
Here is the machine in its newly spruced up home. I hung the peg board and keep patting myself on the back because it was a great idea. No more lost scissors, rulers, embroidery hoops – they all have a home.
Here’s the view I have while sitting at the table. I covered a piece of plywood with cork and then fabric. It looks a bit empty, but I am excited to fill it up with all the little things I have hoarded over the years. Fatty hung the thread racks awhile back and I added the old E and photos of my little family. And that little painting in an oval frame is an antique that my former boss and friend Susan gave me.
Next to the peg board on a blank spot of wall, Fatty and I installed a flannel board. It small, but handy. I like to lay out patchwork to visualize it and I think this will help. It can also hold all the little bits of the appliques I like to do. No more lost pieces!
Behind the table are shelves filled with fabric and trims. The cottons along with the trims and buttons are organized by color. The rest of the fabric is organized, too. You probably couldn’t tell how, though. There is a stack of wool felt and some larger flat folds of cotton. Throw in upholstery weight fabric organized by room/project and you get the drift.
Set back a bit from the other shelves, these hold the nuts and bolts: books, patterns, supplies and super large flat folds.
On the next wall is a little alcove covered by a makeshift curtain (it still needs to be hemmed) which hides more stuff. The ironing board can hang out of the way when not in use.
And on the door is this collage, made my friend Suzanne. It always makes me smile.
You can see before pictures here and more photos of the finished space over on flickr. We have family in town and a big weekend ahead. If it’s quiet on the blog, you can probably find me sitting in my chair, soaking it all in, loving my little space.