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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Sunday, 12 August 2012

My sewing room...

I had Cath (check her out here) suggest that some of you might like a look at my sewing room, so this is the sewing room post! I love my sewing room. So much so that it has really taken over quite a large portion of the house. My sewing room is in what "normal" people would call the dining room. We do have a large eat-in area in our kitchen that we dine in so I figured this dining room would make a good sewing room!

the "sewing" side of my room with the door to the kitchen

the other side of my sewing room with storage paxes and computer centre

view from my desk through to the loungeroom


this cupboard of patterns is in the loungeroom, oops!

oh, and I do have these fabric cupboards in the entry

but it is a big entry!

and this is where I love to sit and work
I think I am quite envious of other people's pretty sewing rooms. This is a rented house so we aren't allowed to change much here at all. (Not sure if that varies in other places or not?) I just want to reassure you that I'm not really into apricot curtains. They just come with the house. I'm not sure how different this room would look if it was my house. Maybe it would be blue. Or blue and green. And I would have a hard floor rather than carpet. Nevertheless, it is a great space and I know I am lucky to be able to take command of such a large area within the house. My aim this year is to use up what I have supplies-wise and I was congratulating myself on what a good job I was doing when I began to realise that my quilting fabric cupboard was getting quite full. Hmm... if I am not buying more fabric how could this be happening? And then I thought about it. I have actually bought quite a bit of fabric, always rationalising it by thinking that it doesn't really count because I am really just making this quilt because my Bradley wants me to and so this fabric doesn't count. And this doesn't count because I just need a little of this AND it's on special (so not counted if it's on special!). And stuff bought online can't possibly be counted because you didn't even go to a shop! So, I need to keep my sewing room clean and use up the stuff I have. I noticed people de-stashing for the first time this year and thought I would do the same, but haven't been able to part with anything so far. Yep. Can't part with any fabric, but let me work on the said fabric for hours and hours, add in some expensive batting and some more fabric and I can probably give the result away!!! Ahh... I'm a complex woman for sure! I am off to bed now so I can have a great time in my sewing room this week!

7 comments:

Lorraine said...

Ha Ha....I love that your sewing room has spilled out to other areas of the house......

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Fabric diets work great. Make it a habit of making quilts by using your stash only. I did that for a whole year, only bought maybe 10 yards the entire year to be able to finish up quite a few quilt tops. My stash got cut in half that year. since then I have been on a half diet or more. Still not buying much fabric.

Jantine said...

It is a great room! Enjoy!

Amanda said...

A couple of years ago I told myself I would only buy fabric if I had a project in mind and it is amazing how many projects I have had in mind over the last few years it hasn't quelled the stashing one little bit in fact I think it's worse. Great sewing area

Chookyblue...... said...

hey it's great you have a spot.......mine was the dining room...........still have stuff to take out.......but it will happen........that is a huge entry and waste of space......you needed some cupboards there to fill it in a bit..........nice cupboards too....enjoy your time in the sewing room this week........

Deb R said...

What a great sewing area!!! I agree with chooky, you could get a few more cupboards in the entry area lol...nice the family isnt too far away when you sew.

Shontelle said...

I like how your spot is so close to the other main areas of the house...not far to go for a cuppa and maybe a bickie or two. Also, well done on your stealthy take over of the rest of the house!