Sunday, 7 December 2014

My new sewing room!

Hello my dear readers! How have you been? I know, I know, It's been an awful long time since my last post, and I've been a busy bee. In this time I've gone to a couple of places (for work and for visiting my parents), and had quite a bit of works done to our house (knocking through the kitchen/diner plus a few other bits), which had some complications and delays, as well as a mess in a few of the rooms. I'm pleased to report, however, that I've now claimed back my sewing room, and completed the finishing touches to it. So greetings from my new sewing room! I can sew in peace again, and in warmth too as the radiator is now fitted - a must as the temperature has really been dropping lately! Some of you will know that we moved to this house back in March, and I thought I'd share a few snaps taken from this room when we first moved in:  



There was some old carpet in the room, which smelled badly, so that was thrown out on the day we moved in! 

Interesting colour choice eh? Odd place for the ceiling light, and what a shame to have the fireplace blocked up, with that radiator? 

So they all had to go. 
I'm particularly fond of the patchwork hearth (I just couldn't resist!), the framed vintage pattern envelopes, the stripped floors, and the classy radiator. Oh alright, I love every bit of it! 


 Then there's this little piece. I picked this up from a charity shop, and man, doesn't it clean up well with some elbow grease and a lick of paint! I love the little bureau compartment in the middle, and the mixture of open shelves/cabinet and drawers. It's also just the right size for the alcove.  

 

Those Liberty boxes are my 2nd anniversary present (cotton) from the hubby. Aren't they fabulous?


Here are all my sewing books:

Then we have the extendable dining table (fully extended) in the bay, where I do my sewing and cutting (except for the bigger pieces, where the floor is used), and the little shelving unit which keeps some of my fabric stash, and my overlocker. You'll also see a clear box and a vintage suitcase, where I keep the remainder of my stash. OK... you got me, there's not the end of my stash. Some of it is hiding in the chest of drawers and cabinet, too... and there's another box! 


So that's it! I'm returning to the blog after a little break, with a tour of my sewing space. It took us 8 months to finish it off, and I'm so pleased with it. I know I'm super lucky to have such a wonderful space to enjoy my sewing in, and I shall make the most of it in the months and years to come :) 

14 comments:

  1. Lovely space. Enjoy blogging and sewing. :)

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  2. Wow! Congrats on the new "girl cave"

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    1. Ah yes, I think you hit the nail on the head there. It really is a girl cave and I'm proud of it :)

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    1. It is like a dream come true. I'm so pleased with it!

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  4. Oooh, lovely light room, lovely floor - nice and sealed, no pins going down cracks etc. And the best bit? That wall with the dressform could probably fit in at least three more similar shelving units, and who knows about the other wall. You can never have too much storage space in a sewing room LOL!

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    1. Thank you Sylvie. Yep, the pins were definitely one of the considerations :) I'm managing ok with the storage for now (and it's probably good to be strict with not buying more fabrics/patterns...) - the current thinking is to maybe buy a fold-up table (so that I have a separate platform for pattern alterations/drafting and cutting, and maybe a vintage chair. I think they would finish off the room nicely ;)

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  5. Oh my! That is gorgeous, I'm so jealous! x

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    1. Thank you Hannah! I'm loving it, and am still tweaking/improving it as I go along, too :D

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  6. Lovely place! beautifully arranged <3

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    1. Thank you Katharina! Actually I'm still working on some storage solutions, and bits and bobs to make things even more convenient. Maybe it's time for an update post soon!

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