Here is my sewing room, so far. When I was away in Vancouver, hubby put up a chandelier. It’s the IKEA one with 3 bulbs, just like I wanted. He put the desk at an angle with the window behind me. Presumably for natural light, but there isn’t too much that makes it’s way through the wooded hill. But still the right place for the desk.
The bookcase is a continuing concern and will likely be constantly changing. Right now it has my already cut patterns in the teal box on top, books on the first shelf, fabric on the 2nd and 3rd, then notions and my new pattern box on the 4th shelf. The last 2 shelves have containers with my scrap fabric. I need to sit down one day, keep the good stuff and offer the rest on Kijiji for stuffing or quilting.
My new pattern box. Isn’t it pretty? I bought it at Dressew in Vancouver. As I was putting it together I thought it was just going to be a shoe box size. But it isn’t! It’s perfect height for standard size patterns! I put all my unused patterns in there. This is not the perfect system, just the one I am using now. (Pretty modest stash, am I right?)
I picked up a mirrored tray at a yard sale from a friend. She suggested putting perfumes on it for on top of my dresser but I have 1 perfume and it’s in a big wooden case… Anyway, I thought it would be perfect to hold all those little things that you need nearby when you are sewing. The seam ripper isn’t there because it has been in heavy use. More on that later. He would reside next to the magnetic pin cushion.
I almost forgot to mention my machines! Betsey, the Brother sewing machine, and Ellie, my Janome serger. I have plans for a small cutting table. (But is a small cutting table even worth it?) This room will have to do a little double duty and we will likely put a daybed in. This won’t hamper my ability to sew in here as I can sit on it to pin, prep, hand sew, etc. Or more likely, throw myself on it to cry my tears of frustration at whatever sewing issue I’m experiencing at the moment.
It’s coming along. What do you think?
As an added bonus, my husband replaced the standard round, boring light fixture in the closet with this:
What I’m listening to: Walking Far From Home by Iron & Wine