Sunday, April 22, 2012
My New Sewing Room
The moment has arrived! It's time to show you my new sewing and craft room. The only thing left to do is to build a new work table but that will have to wait until after summer projects that Brian plans to get done around the house. For now this table suits my purpose. The big cabinet behind the table is actually a Murphy bed. When I have overnight guests, I simply fold up the table and pull down the bed. I hope you like a lot of pictures!
Here it is from another angle. Yes, I do use that file organizer (long thing on the wall) that I sell the pattern for. It comes in quite handy. You might also notice the portable ironing board that I made for my room. If you click on my "Tutorials" tab at the top, you can see how to make your own. After I buy new bed linens, I'll show you the room when it is turned into a guest room.
If you follow my blog regularly, you've already seen this awesome wall of shelves that hubby built for me. The top shelves are covered because it hides the ugly stuff.
On to the details... I have photos throughout the room of those most near and dear to me. I even have one shelf dedicated to display a few of them. I also have a great spot to hang my favorite aprons. It's my new souvenir collection. It's a fun thing to collect while on vacations.
You see the baskets on the bottom shelves of the units next to the Murphy bed (top picture). Those are empty for now, but I thought they'd be handy when the room turns into a guest room. My guests will have little "drawers" to stash things in. The sewing machine table will become a writing desk or a place for my kids to use their laptops when they are visiting from Delaware. Right now you see a blanket next to the sewing machine. That is Punkie's favorite place to lay.
I found these bed risers laying around. They lift my table up to a comfy level for crafting. And these great storage containers have been on sale at Michael's. I'm going to get two more. They are perfect for storing the tiny scraps.
I actually have 4 areas for storing fabric. Here is where you'll find my 100% cottons which I use mostly. I also have a cabinet along the wall by the sewing machine where I store my smaller fabric piles (3/4 yard and under), I also have those storage containers (photo above this one) where I store the tiny scraps, and I use the top shelves of the new shelves to store felt and decorating fabrics.
My cutting tools, pencils, rotary cutters, and decorative edge scissors are so handy in these little mugs and flower pot.
I love the pretty glass jars for storing the colorful stuff! The photo in the left picture is of my grandmother who actually gave me the creative gene. I can remember hours of crafting when I would visit her. This picture was taken in the 1920's but you can tell that by her hairstyle.
And it all started with the plans above! I hope you have enjoyed my tour. I love my new room and I love the man that made it possible for me. A big thank you to my awesome husband!!!