It's saturday and Studio Tour time!! Since I ran upstairs to take photos and participate immediately (see three posts back) I have been run of my feet and so did not get a chance to clear up and retake photos which are carefully thought out and modelled (as was my idea... be honest... who wouldn't want to clear up etc if the world is coming to visit?).....
However, since I did not get the time and am still keen to participate, you will have to take me and my sewing corner as they come and like I first photographed it... real life as it was happening!
Firstly I want to say that even though it's messy, this is very cleared up for me... I like to have all the fabrics spread out around me for inspiration and so have so many piles that there is no space to cut and sew... Even now the cutting table (in the foreground, it is the cutting mat on top of a set of drawers) is allready full of stuff and I have only a tiny space to cut in!
The noticeboard standing on the radiator is to stick on samples, printouts, sketches and photos, in short my design inspiration. at the moment my first sample of machine quilting is up there, to remind me what worked and what didn't. It is due to be hung up properly soon.
The desk used to face the wall, but in my reorganisation I put it across the room with two sets of drawers backing the table. This works well as I have now some more drawers to put bits and bobs in like notions, embroidery things etc (as well as some UFO's... or WIP's whatever you liked to call them :-)
The ironingboard is close at hand to either iron as I sew, or act as a little table, my latest project (my mum's quilt) is on there at the moment, just having finished the piecing and ironed it all ready for applique to go on.
In the background my easy chair for handsewing (ah.. do not look at the rice cake packaging at the foot... I think I have been rumbled... that is what you get if you do not clear up first!!), looking out during the day down the street over the sea.
Last shot of the working corner. Machine at the ready, baskets with necessities on the shelf nearby as well as books and magazines. Higher shelves are organised with fabrics and boxes with projects I sorted together.. sometimes you cannot leave everything lying around or you cannot get in!
This space is a corner of our bedroom. When I started sewing I just put the machine on the table facing the wall. Then I slowly expanded taking over more and more space. Now this includes drawers and shelves and is organised (Yay!) (well, up to a point... do not open those drawers:-) and comprises most of the bedroom, it has become my little studio.
I am very happy and proud that I have a space of my own to sew where I can leave things when I get interrupted and get back to them as they were. I know that many of my friends in blogland have small children and sew from the kitchen table, having to clear away every time, time and time again.. I would never get anything done! I am very fortunate to have my little corner and now proudly presenting to you .... MY STUDIO !!
Update; find the other participants HERE !
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