Sunday, August 18, 2013

Come check out my sewing space or spaces.

Have you seen Studio Spotlight hosted by Ellison Lane?  I always love seeing where everyone else sews.  It gives me idea of what would make my own sewing space more efficient.  Like everyone else I would love to have a dream room filled with all the necessary shelving and a center island for cutting and a wall big enough for a design wall (and of course a cleaning fairy to put everything back neatly after a sewing session) but that is not happening anytime soon for me and a lot of others so I love to see everybody else's improv. 

I started sewing back in March and since then I have moved from the basement on my industrial Juki, great for piecing not so much quilting, to upstairs in my living room with my beautiful Janome Horizon 12000.  I convinced my husband to let me keep it upstairs for a while so I could learn how everything worked. 

These are my keeping it real pictures

I've always done all my cutting upstairs on this beautiful Dora the Explorer table.  It is honestly the best height for me to sit on the couch and watch TV and do cutting.  The only thing is my table got left outside from a birthday party and rained on so its beginning to sag in the middle. 

I use to press on a little dorm size ironing board until I started making some serious quilts and my husband got me a big girl ironing board.  I always get all paranoid about hurting someone with my iron so everytime I step away, even if its off, I yell "the iron's hot".

Since I've started writing this post I really want to make my basement space my own and have been cleaning it out again to combine my sewing spaces into one sewing room.  It isn't the easiest since it is the space for my stock pile, you heard me right, a stock pile because I happen to be a couponer as well.  Wish me luck and hopefully next time I share my sewing area it will actually be a room. 

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there, sweetie! It just keeps getting better. An ironing board for now, a new cutting table for Christmas, something else for a birthday, and before you know it, you'll have every gadget and trinket and bauble that a girl could want. No space is ever big enough and there's always something new and exciting on the horizon. Gotta love this game!