So, no new makes to show off today, but I am going to show you my new sewing room! We completed on the purchase of our flat at the end of November last year and moved in straight away. You may remember me bemoaning the packing away of my sewing machine and the fact that I wasn't going to be able to sew for a while. Well I'm pleased to say that we're all sorted in the flat now, my sewing room is set up and I've been sewing again for a few weeks now. Yay!
Here is the room shortly after we moved in, full of crap. For quite a while at first it was our dumping ground. As you can see it's small-ish, but has got excellent built-in storage cupboards along the top of the left wall and next to the door.
And here it is today! Better, huh?!
We didn't need to redecorate at all, as the white walls were already fine. We bought a roller blind, cut it to size (hacksaw and all!) and put that up. The chest of the drawers on the left wall is from Ikea and is perfect for storing all my bits and bobs and is a lovely large surface for tracing patterns.
I found the 50s green formica table at a market in East Dulwich. The stripy basket stores all of my scraps. I do my cutting on the floor on my wonderfully large cutting mat (Xmas present and I LOVE IT).
The round table/chest in the corner houses my new overlocker on top, and a load more sewing bits and bobs in the drawers. The top also lifts up! It used to belong to Josh's nan and when it came to us I opened the drawers and found all these lovely sewing goodies inside! I love to think how some of these goodies are probably about 50 years old, and now I'm lucky enough to have them.
And my modest stash and pattern collection are kept on shelves on our landing.
Thanks for stopping by!