Saturday, February 5, 2011

My New Sewing Room

Well, since moving into this new house... one of the definite perks is....... i get a SEWING ROOM!! Want the grand tour???
From the Right, my Quilts hanging.. Desk and computer to blog... Cutting table/organiser.....
 
Noah's Ark Naughty chair...(my mum painted it years ago for us kids...now it comes in handy for my kids) 
Display cabinet ( holds my little stash of fabric)..
As you can see I don't really have much of a fabric stash (I'm working on it though!!)... I tend to buy fabric for a specific project and use it all. I then sell some patterns, and buy more fabric for the next project. I have collected a little extra here and there... I was very lucky to inherit my grandmas sewing table and cutting bench. She was a keen sewer, making mostly clothes though. She was very wise and a wonderful woman. Although she must have been a little crazy....how could she go through her whole life making clothes when there are QUILTS to be made.
This sewing table is AMAZING!!.. i strongly recommend them to anyone!!. It all folds in, into a nice little compact cabinet. Although for me, i am always sewing so it always stays out like this...no use folding it away! The gold handle that you can see...pulls out towards you about 40 inches to another table with draws underneath... See, its definitely a  Transformer toy for mummy's!

I have this big empty space on the wall.. just waiting to be filled. My mum and I made a Canvas wall art, branch and fabric birds.. i just realised i haven't blogged it!! Slack! Ive thought of hanging one of my quilts, or making a quilted wall hanging, or two or three... maybe four.. and i can hang each different one?
 
My Cabinet also holds my collection of Quilting cottons.. I love Pearle 8 cotton.. I just cant get enough!!
 My stash of ribbon, buttons, felt wool for doll making (one day!) and a wedding picture of my parents in the background.
 My Cutting table folds out (the sides fold up) and is an absolute dream to cut on...perfect height. It has a cupboard and draws either end. A female sewer definitely designed this furniture... its genius!! Calendar, threads, boxes/baskets full of patterns, pins etc and pictures of my babies. 
So there you have it!! 
I would like a few finishing touches..a Kaffe, or Anna Maria Horner or Amy Butler floor rug for the centre of the room... The wall on back left (cant see in picture) I'm thinking of making into a floor to ceiling design wall and I definitely need to hurry up and put something above my sewing machine on the wall... Oh, and the other thing that is wonderful about my sewing room, the next room is the kitchen/lounge room... so i am still amongst all the action. 
You HAVE to pop on over to flickr and check out all the other amazing sewing/craft rooms around! SO much inspiration out there xxx
I really love seeing every ones sewing space.. so if you have blogged your sewing/craft room, leave me a comment with a link...I would love to check it out!! xx

33 comments:

  1. I love your sewing room - so pretty!! I posted some photos of my small sewing room half way through this post: http://karensquilting.com/blog/category/sewing-room/
    Is your Pearle cotton#8 for embroidery - they look lovely!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  2. what a fun room! that sewing table does look really nice. :)

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  3. Very nice, Rebecca! And I love the wall color! I don't get much sunlight or I might try something dark like that. Here's my room, although it's been updated since this post.

    http://breakfastfordinnerblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/sewing-room-redo-big-reveal.html

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  4. I love your pearl cotton collection. I recently gave all my DMC floss to a friend to make room for some yummy Pearl:) I adore it as well. It sews so well and looks stunning when on a quilt top *ahhhh*

    You are making me anxious for my own room more and more after we find our home next month:)

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  5. Looks like a heavenly sanctuary. Love the naughty chair!

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  6. Love your sewing room!! It's nice, big, roomie and best of all it's all yours!!!!!! You did a wonderful job putting it all together. Someday I will put mine on Flickr.

    Pamela.Adams62@gmail.com

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  7. My neighbor and I were just talking about the fact that so many women actually have a room dedicated to sewing/crafting and we are envious of that much space!

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  8. I am drooling right now. Seriously!!!

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  9. What a lovely space! The color on the walls is gorgeous! I just found your blog via Amy's Creative Side, and am so glad I did. :)

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  10. thanks so much for the tour of your new sewing room. You will do amazing work in there! Here is a trip around my room:

    http://aroundtheblockdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/11/wordless-wednesday-new-sewing-room.html

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  11. Lovely room! I really like your sewing/cutting table! Can I come over and play? ;-)

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  12. Love a sewing room makeover!!
    Here are some others I've found on flickr:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34114790@N07/galleries/72157624482158821/
    Andi x

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  13. That is a stunning yet functional room. The wall colour is amazing. Many a beautiful quilt will be created in this place. My quilt room is still in the building stage and will not be finished until March. I have a clean slate to work on in designing the room so I am eager to research ideas for layouts. Don't worry about your stash. If I could turn back the clock, I would only buy what I need, when I need it.

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  14. The sewing room looks fantastic, very inspirational. I wish I had one like it. Makes you want to sew, sew sew.
    Are the other rooms in your house so beautiful? Could you show us some pics someday.
    Leone

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  15. Your room looks so beautiful & SO organised! Have fun in your creative space!

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  16. Love it Bec! Can I come and sew with you?!!
    I have been meaning to blog my sewing room for ages...will get to it now!

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  17. Oh I'm jealous it looks fab! I would share some pics of my space but not sure anyone wants to see pics of my kitchen table! Would love love love a sewing room.

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  18. I wish i had a sewing room! one day when we eventually renovate :) space looks great - good job

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  19. Oh my, we could be twins!! We have an almost identical display cabinet and the same sewing machines!! I have never seen another display cabinet like it as I picked it up in a second hand shop years ago. lol How cool you have your grandma's sewing table. Such a great sewing room.

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  20. Beautiful sewing room!! Love the color on the walls matched with the white! The display cabinet is to die for, too! Ah! Just love it all! lol

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  21. I love the room. What is the name of the paint on the walls?

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  22. Its lovley! You have us all green with envy. Enjoy.

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  23. FANTASTIC!! Now i want to see it after you sew something, love Posie

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  24. Wow, gorgeous work space! I have a bunch of fabric in my daughter's room but am looking at moving it all into my room so she can have a proper girly room. One day I'll have a sewing space other than the kitchen table, not sure when that will be though!

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  25. I love your sewing room Becky!! I'm looking forward to getting my sewing room organised and looking pretty like yours XO

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  26. What a fabulous room!!
    I am swooning over your perle 8!
    I just finished my first hand stitched quilt using it and love it!! :o) I even posted it today if you would like a little peek. :o)
    Have a lovely week.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  27. Looks like a fabulous space for creating. Lucky you.

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  28. Just found your blog. What a gorgeous room, how nice to have such a calm space.

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  29. What a wonderful sewing room, one day my little poky sewing room will be much larger,when son moves out of home, I have put dibs on his granny flat as my studio.

    Love the way you have set it up very pretty.

    Blessings

    Gail

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  30. I LOVE your sewing room, especially the furniture and color of the walls. Found it in the Flickr group Sewing Rooms :)

    I was curious what kind of cutting table that is? I have been looking for a table like that but just can't find one that isn't made of floppy plastic!

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  31. You have the tidest sewing room I've ever seen. Puts me to shame. I just love it. It is beautiful. What kind of cutting table is it you have? I'm very interested.

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