15 October 2008

Sewing Room!

I've taken on the task of designing myself an office/sewing/crafting room. It's exciting! A place (all in one room) to sew, chainmaille, iron, cut out material, store all my yarn, material, craft stuff, and on and on! And eventually, when I'm working from home, I'll have a comfortable, quiet place where I can go and work-awesome!

The decision to overhaul the spare room (Delilah doesn't really need her own room yet!) was spurred on by the fact that I lay out and cut material on the living room floor, take it downstairs to sew, bring it back up to the living room to iron, and so on. My yarn is currently stored in 2 bins in the basement, a garbage bag in the spare room, a basket in the spare room, a basket in the living room, and a bag in the living room. Material is likewise all over the house. Ridiculousness, really, when I could have it all in one place. Ben agrees as that means at last he'll have some of the boxes out of the basement which means more room for his workbench area, and eventually we'll set up a media area down there. Yay!

So far we've gotten one floating shelf up and will put up the second one tonight. I got some nice cherry coloured baskets from the dollarstore to place on the shelves; the baskets have already been labelled and filled with notions. My sewing machine is in its new spot -although I'm getting a new desk for it, one that will run the entire length of the wall. A matching desk will go along the parallel wall which will serve as my cutting and layout table. Should I require a huge work surface for laying out/cutting, I can push the 2 desks together which will create one 8x4 work surface. Woohoo! I'm so excited!

I'll get pics after it's all set up so all you disorganized people can be jealous. ;)

4 comments:

Stacy Raszga said...

I will be jealous! We don't have room in our apartment for my own sewing room. :( That's a dream for me when we buy a house...in ten years the way things are going...

Berry said...

Well you'll get to see the "in progress" mess that it is this Saturday! Right now it's half and half storage and sewing room. Yikes.

MommyAmandaK said...

The crib was still in there when I was getting the tour. Are you going to sell that as well or find a corner somewhere?

Berry said...

It's going into our room. We have the wood now for the tables! Yay!

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