So, hello! As this is my very first blog post, I may well just be talking to myself, but in the vain hope that someone is reading this, I’ll carry on regardless!….So apart from popping over to my ‘About’ page to read a bit about me, how do you fancy a quick tour of my workspace by way of an introduction? I haven’t met a sewist that doesn’t love a nose around a sewing room. So without further ado, let the tour begin!
Disclaimer: Yes, I did tidy my room before taking photos and no it doesn't stay this neat for long!
So, I’m really lucky to have my own designated sewing room in our house. It’s a 10’x10’ converted bedroom and has one fairly large window that faces West and overlooks farmland. The sunsets can be lovely, in fact you may have seen a couple of sunset photos on my feed if you already follow me on Instagram.
My main sewing area is made from kitchen worktops that my husband joined together in an ‘L’ shape. I literally have to just swivel on my chair to go from sewing machine to overlocker/serger which are both Berninas and I love ‘em! The thread storage that you see on the back wall was a recent DIY project done by me. I may not have drilled all the holes perfectly straight, so some dowels are leaning a little, but it functions just fine and I don’t know how I managed without it. It's so convenient to just reach forwards and pick off a reel of thread.
My lovely husband also built the cutting table out of a double fronted kitchen unit with two large pieces of MDF attached on top. The double cupboard and the plastic drawer storage are where my beloved stash lives. Behind the table is my shelving full of pattern baskets, books and general odds and ends plus the obligatory music centre so I can sing along while I sew. Oh, and I have to mention my floor standing craft lamp that lives next to my machine table... It’s by Ott Lite and gives off the most amazing quality of light over a large area. Even when working on black you can see so much detail that it’s like seeing in HD. And no, I’m not affiliated with Ott Lite...I just love this lamp...you have to try one!
So there we have it. The end of my first post...phew! And don’t worry, I will show you some of my sewing in my next post, I promise. ‘Till then, bye!