1.30.2007

My new sewing space

I have spent the last week working on a submission for the AntiCraft book which I am not allowed to show you so I have no proof. I have also been working on a pair of socks when I have downtime. These are made with some yarn sent by my last secret pal that has been sitting in my stash for way too long.

After all of my book stuff is done I will start my sewing phase. Philip agreed to let me do some rearranging in the studio so I can set up a small sewing table. This means that my machine will have a permanent home and I won't have to sew in the dining room anymore. He is also letting me take over the drafting table I bought him last Christmas since he rarely does any drawing there. I have already adjusted the table so that it is flat and put my cutting mat there which means I don't have to do my cutting on the floor anymore. I went out with Sarabeth this morning to see if I could find a sewing table at a local thrift store. I wasn't looking for anything fancy, just a 2'x3' table, preferably with one of those hinged leafs. If I didn't find one my plan was to go to a hardware store and pick up those pre-cut table parts and build my own since I didn't want to wait around for a table. Anyway, I found a small writing desk at the first thrift store we went to. It was a little larger than I wanted, about 2'x4', but it had nice big drawers and it was solid oak all for under $20. Getting it home was a bit of an ordeal since it was about 1" too tall to fit in our car and about 5" to wide to fit in the trunk. We ended up having to call my dad to come and get it for us.

When we got it home I sorted through all of my sewing stuff and organized it into the desk drawers. I didn't even think to look for a chair so for the time being I will just use one of the dining room chairs. Overall, I am very pleased with the day's outcome and my new sewing space.

6 comments:

robiewankenobie said...

awwwww. it looks so sweet!

Ninni said...

I love the red chair!

Kim said...

It looks very nice. There's a lot to be said for a space of one's own.

vania said...

I love that chair too - it looks so comfy on top of cool! I can't wait to see your anticraft project!

sarah said...

It looks great! Add me to the list that loves your chair! Your sewing machine is so fancy! Are all of those extra stitches easy to use?

robyn said...

I bought this machine about a year ago when my vintage Singer's repair bills were getting out of control. I chose this machine because it is laid out exactly like my other machine so it was a smooth transition. The stitches are easy to use although they are completely wasted on me, I usually just stick to the straight stitch and the zig zag stitch which in my opinion are all you need.