Sunday, 8 January 2012

Sunday Stash

Another first for the blog, welcome to Sunday Stash. Normally what I shall do for Sunday stash is to pick out a piece of fabric from my stash that I love and post about it. Why I love it, where I got it, how long I have stashed it for and possibly what I intend to do with it (if I even know :-) ).

So I thought I'd make the first Sunday Stash a really really big one and its also 2 posts for the price of one.

I'd like to introduce you to my sewing room. I wanted to give it a little revamp before I let you guys see it so I took some pictures of what it was like before:

sewing room old (4)

sewing room old (1)

sewing room old (3)

And this is what it is like now that I've finally finally finished it ( 9 months after setting it up!). The boxes at the end of the unit hold my wool stash. You can also see Lil Rotten here too.

sewing (2)

This is my main unit with all my fabric. It was originally an Ikea Magiker unit but I turned it on its side and made use of all the little compartments for fabric.

sewing room new

The box at the end is a wine box that my mum had and holds my FQ's. The cute tins next to it came from the Boots sale and are actually lunch boxes. One holds my scraps and the other holds all my bits of Liberty.

sewing (6)

I've included this picture to show off the thimbles. My mum, as I will have already mentioned, was a keen craftswoman from whom I learned and this collection belonged to her. Whenever any of us travelled we brought her back a local thimble.

sewing (3)

This is the boring side. It has all my stock and display things for craft fairs and a roll of bump batting. Ignore the incredibly cute attention seeking moggy. What is more interesting is that bag on the floor there. That my friends is what I have picked out for the travelling stash. Now just to find a box to put it all in.

sewing (1)

Last, but CERTAINLY not least, my sewing table and cutting table. The wooden crate box underneath the table holds my WIP's and the tins are buttons and thread (again inherited from my Mum).

sewing (4)

I really like my sewing area but I also like looking at other peoples sewing area's. I'd love for others to post about theirs so I can have a nosy.


Katy Cameron said...

Heh, I just posted about mine about a week and a half ago after an Ikea fuelled overhaul, including bookshelf fabric storage :oD

BTW, what kind of camera do you have? And photo software?

Cindy said...

Wow! What a lovely place to sew. I love the purple walls!

Tawny said...

You are so lucky to have a room! I have the dining room table in the corner of the living room. It doubles as both my sewing and cutting table and permanently has a cutting mat on it, I just lift my machine out of the way when I need to cut. I will post a picture of mine one day, I just need to tidy it so you can actually see the table.