Thursday, July 17, 2014

Where I Sew

It's Where I Sew Month at Pink Chalk Fabrics! Since it's been 3 years since I last participated and I've relocated my sewing space in our home, I thought I might as well share again. Mine is nothing fancy and has a few issues I'd like to improve on, but all in all, I'm more than thankful for it and enjoy it alot. So here's a little tour around my studio.

Walk in the door, and you'll find my design wall on your left and then the desk area. You'll see that there's 2 desks back to back. That's because hubby and I actually share this room, though he likes to give me a bad time that I took over 3/4 of it. I guess that's true, but he did give me permission! Anyway, this is where I wake with my morning latte, blog, and do all my computer stuff.
Behind hubby's desk are a couple of bookshelves, and I've claimed just this one little shelf for my favorite quilting books.
Then along that wall is a nice large window where my cutting table is. That big ole basket is for scraps. Yeah, I'm not a sorter, and I canNOT seem to empty that basket!! So there's my machine set-up. If there was one thing I could improve about my studio, it would definitely be a big table to set my machine on. I think it would really help with my wrestling with quilts as I machine quilt. Though I have a real fondness for that sewing cabinet that holds my grandma's old Singer - the machine she taught me to sew on. All these years, whatever machine I've had, it's sat right on that cabinet. Just in case you're curious, my Patchwork, Please! You've-Got-Mail Wall Pocket holds my basic Aurifil threads - gray in one pocket, white and natural in others, so they are always handy. And that metal thing is an IKEA magazine rack from daughter-dear's old room. It's perfect for a few magazines, bee block instructions, and other paper patterns I'm working with. Over the weekend I was inspired by Leanne/shecanquilt's "show off corner" and hung my 2 ribbons from AQS shows
There's alot I like about my studio, but one of my favorite parts is my fabric storage. No longer in bins, I can open the closet doors and see everything I have. Yes there are cubbies behind that tiny wall, but hubby installed 2 lights on the other side, so I really can see in there pretty good. Can't say I totally cleaned it up for you, but you can see I keep my roll of batting, a bin of all my interfacings, extra rulers, etc. All in all, it's pretty workable.
And lastly, the ironing corner! The Noodlehead bag has all my zips, and there's my main mini wall. The silver IKEA holder in this photo holds my postcard collection - unrelated to my sewing, but they make me smile, and should give you a clue where my idea for The Postcard Quilt came from!
So that's where I create pretty much everything I blog about. It's a comfortable, happy place to be.

Linking up with Where I Sew.

19 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your space with us. I especially love all of the minis hanging around the room.

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  2. It does look nice : ) you produce a lot from that room.
    Happy sewing

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  3. It's fun to visit your creative and fun space, thanks for sharing. Love your minis!

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  4. What a great space, and I love seeing your ribbons up on the wall like that. I need to make a nice big bag for my zippers, and maybe some others for other stuff, what a good idea.

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  5. Your room is so bright and inspiring. I wish my hubby let me hang up more minis :D Great closet organization, too! I bet you feel very inspired working there.

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  6. Fun room! My husband gave me a hard time when we shared an office, too. ;) Also, I'm pretty sure my Singer cabinet is exactly the same as yours!

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  7. Thanks for the tour, I love seeing where everyone sews! Your space is great, and so sweet of you to share with your husband even though he thinks he's sharing with you! ha!

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  8. What a happy space! It is lovely to see where you do your creating! One day I will have a space dedicated to my craft, just like this, instead of being spread all over the place....

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  9. I absolutely love seeing where my favourite bloggers create - thanks for sharing!

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  10. I'm so jealous of your big window and natural light. My "studio" is in the basement, so it has become a storage room. I would rather sew at the dining room table with a view of the back yard.

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  11. What a great place to sew...thanks for sharing it with us!

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  12. I like how your iron plugs into your ironing board. what kind of vintage singer is in that cabinet? thanks for sharing your space with us.

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  13. Wonderful room, thanks for sharing. I am very jealous of all of your closet space and I love all of the minis on the walls!

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  14. It's so nice to see your sewing space Debbie. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. You've got a great sewing space :)

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  16. You have a nice sewing space!

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  17. This looks like a great space

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