At the end of October I got busy taking my sewing room apart in lieu of some new furniture / storage my boyfriend kindly offered to buy me. He had finally had enough of the constant mess I was creating, so luckily he decided to help me rather than kick me out!
Anyway, on the weekend I finally found some time to finish converting this...
I'm still housing my patterns on the old bookcase - which has worked well for me so far - and having got rid of the small bookcase, I've also relocated all my sewing and knitting books. I like having everything close together like this, it's really handy.
We also replaced my old desk, which has surprisingly made a world of difference! This one is wider which allows me much more movement when sewing and the lack of shelves is actually liberating and a whole lot less claustrophobic! Sadly, we're not allowed to hang / pin stuff on our rented walls, so it looks rather sparse on that front. However, I 'd like to make some mood boards, or something, to at least blu tack to the wall...
The piece de resistance, however, has to be the wall unit! The cupboards and drawers allow me to hide all my messy notions / tools and the cubicles are perfect for storing fabric. I've anally sorted all my fabric into types - it took forever to refold and sort, but it was so worth it just to feel this organised!
There was even room left to display a very special (and quite early) 30th Birthday present from some very special friends...this early 1930s tea set is literally to die for. I'm so happy I finally have somewhere to keep it where I can openly admire it!
Obviously this is a long way from my dream sewing room - I'd have a huge room, wooden floors, way more colour on the walls, inspiration boards / photos hanging from everywhere, double aspect windows for more light, more surfaces to cut out / work on...the list is endless - but I think we've done really well with the space we have and considering our renting restrictions. And, I totally know I'm lucky to even have a dedicated sewing room in the first place!
So, are you happy with where you sew? What does your ideal sewing space look like?