Monday, May 03, 2010

Finally: Sewing Room Love

My poor poor sewing room has been in shambles for weeks now. I decided it needed a reorganize, and promised myself I wouldn't sew anything until it was finished all good and proper like.

And then I stuck to my promise. And didn't sew for weeks. And weeks.

But now? Now it is done. And it? It is a thing of beauty!

There is so much organization happening in this room, I hardly know what to do with myself!

For a very long time, I've been wanting a cabinet with glass doors to store my fabric in, so I could SEE it all. However, I realized recently that it wasn't going to happen anytime soon, so I went foraging in our basement for something to do the trick for now.
What I found was some IKEA shelves (we have bajillions of the things lying around here) so I got busy with them.

I wrapped the shelves in muslin and put a curtain on them to keep the dust out. The final result is a bit wobbly, but will certainly do the trick for now. And the best part? There is still ROOM on those shelves, people! Sing it with me - Fa-bric-land, FABRICLAND!

Organizing all my fabric by colour has inspired me to do a version of this:
Insane? Quite likely. But I'm going to do it. Or die trying!

Proved the circle quilt doesn't kill me, I can finally get around to finishing some projects that I had started eons ago, like giving this little quilt top here a back. The last thing I want to do in the room is to put up a quilt design wall...I just did a little trolling on the internets, and it seems that I have the supplies that I need to do it here. I was going to get all fancy with cork tiles, but it's SO not necessary! I think a little foam insulation and some diaper flannel will do the trick just fine!
And, last but certainly not least, introducing my new favourite sewing room accessory:
Isn't he the cutest??!!!

6 comments:

Lara said...

wow! that looks amazing!

Cynthia Krajcarski said...

The problem with such an amazing room like that -- I would never want to muck it up, so I would barely use it.

I love, love, LOVE that black and red quilt. It's GORGEOUS!

Mom said...

Beautiful Jenn, can you come and do mine now!?

Terri-Ann said...

Where where where do you get all your material? I'm so tired of the insane prices at Fabricland. Once I total up the cost and then think of all the time it will take to sew it, all of a sudden sewing your own stuff isn't frugal any more!

Kendra said...

hmm. So your sewing room looks suspiciously like MY BEDROOM chez Jenn! Have I been kicked out, am I bedroom less?

Burgh Baby said...

I'm not sure that it's quite perfect enough. I think you need to practice just a wee bit more, so come on over! I'll let you have at my sewing room!