Sunday, 16 January 2011

My new sewing space!


So - I was supposed to be writing a presentation at the weekend, but look what the procrastinator in me produced instead...


I now have a dedicated sewing space! Hurrah! No longer will I have to sweep my stuff to the side of the kitchen table when dinner's ready. Oh okay then, what I mean to say is, no longer will we have to eat our dinner on the floor. A dedicated sewing space! Yay!


Have you admired the gorgeous drawings on my wall, by the way? They're by Matou en Peluche. I love them so.

Black Gloves - 4 X 6 printGabriela - 4 X 6 print

Apart from those, the walls of my space are a blank canvas. I might get a pin board for inspirational pictures, fabric swatches, project ideas etc. What do you have on the walls of your sewing space?


Ooooooooooooohhhhh it's so exciting!!! I feel like I've been born anew!

[Soundtrack: 'Feels Like I'm in Love' by Kelly Marie]

34 comments:

  1. Yay for a dedicated sewing space! It looks great, Tilly! I am completely envious of your Cath Kidston sewing box - that little house is adorable!

    I have a wire with pegs up in my sewing space and I display inspirations, photos, swatches, anything that catches my fancy, really. :)

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  2. What a lovely light and colour co-ordinated space! I notice your sewing machine is all threaded up for your red Beignet!

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  3. Ooooh, I just got my sewing space last week too (after months of negotiations). I'll blog about it soon. Like you I'm completely over excited and have wasted a LOT of time rearranging things on shelves then standing back to admire them. I found a fab Make do and Mend poster in the Imperial War Museum which I've had framed for my room. I also like Sarah's idea of pegging things to a wire, may have to nick that one. x

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  4. How lovely! An oasis of sewing.

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  5. Well spotted, Sherry! I've also just noticed that the drawings on the wall are red and turquoise, the same colour combo I went with for the Beignet. Did they subliminally influence my choice?!

    Sarah, a wire sounds good. I have some ribbon and little pegs which I used to string up our Christmas cards - maybe I'll use them to peg up little nuggets of inspiration.

    Jane, yes please, do show us your new sewing space (congrats!).

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  6. What a lovely little sewing nook. I love the little house in the corner- so quaint :)
    Can't wait till I get my own little space all set up too (I'm a sewing newbie, and I cant wait to have my own little area to escape :) )

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  7. I love that wire idea of Sarah's too.
    Tilly it looks fabulous. Much more satisfying, nay life enhancing even , than writing some presentation, lol!
    Portia
    xxx

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  8. It looks fabulous! I adore those pictures!!

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  9. That is fantastic ! I have my own sewing space for a few weeks now and I enjoy it so much. I am planning on having inspirational boards on the walls too as I love cutting pictures in the magazines !

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  10. Oh, it is super fantastic! Hope I will have a place like that one day! :)

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  11. What a beautiful working space, I love those drawings!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  12. Congrats on your working space! It makes such a difference having a creative space all dedicated to sewing :) I have a small space in the office/lab/2nd bedroom I share with my partner and always looking for ways to maximise storage. One thing I'm missing is decoration, yours are gorgeous!

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  13. This is so exciting for you! It looks so adorable.
    I'm still on the dining table so very jealous of the concept of having a space all of your own. It must make such a difference.
    And the drawings are scrumptious.

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  14. I love how everything is matching in your picture. Red fabric, red bobbin, red toolbox and dollohouse, red tomato, red ginghamn, touches of red in the frames... even the illustration on the pattern enveloppe matches the color scheme perfectly!

    I plan to improve my current sewing space (wich is actually my living-room) this year, too, althought I doubt I would be able to keep it as neat for more than 20 seconds...

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  15. Oh, it's fantastic! Lots of space for creating. It's so lovely and bright. I love those pictures too.

    I am in the middle of overhauling my sewing space too, trying to sell the existing desk so that I can get something more appropriate. Inspired by you to make it as pretty as possible!

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  16. Lucky you! It's lovely! Is it a whole room, or a dedicated portion? Former front room/living room? Or guest bedroom? That's where my machine is - there's a bed in there, but when not inhabited by guests, it's a covered with a self healing mat for a cutting table. We're hoping to buy a house this year, and if we get one large enough, I'll have a whole room. Someday!

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  17. It's a corner of the sitting room, which is great, as it's got the best stereo and speakers in there.

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  18. It looks so bright. I love loads of light. And a long table - how I yearn for a long table.

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  19. Ooh, that is exciting! I used to sew on the coffee table before I recently got my own sewing space. There happened to be several nails still in the walls and I use them to hang things on hangers as I work on them. It's quite convenient.

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  20. How nice to have your own creative space. I have a white board on one wall that I keep notes and thoughts written on. I just purchased a wire system from IKEA that I can hang swatches and other small projects from.

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  21. Tilly, what a fantastic blog ...and I love your new sewing space. Your flat looks EXACTLY how I imagined it. I'm very pleased to have seen the Betty Draper jacket in person (though I would have preferred to see it buttoned up). Until soon, Joshua x

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  22. I totally covet how organised your space looks! And those prints are beautiful.

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  23. Congrats on the new sewing space. You definitely need a pin board! It's great to store ideas on, pattern instructions, things that inspire you, etc.

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  24. Yay! I'm sure it's marvelous to sew in! My sewing space consists of my tiny kitchen table and the living room floor, but I make it work.

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  25. aw this is great! it's so nice once you get a lovely place to sit and sew isn't it?

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  26. Having that sewing space saves so much time - to make more things!!! I love your space.

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  27. Great space! It looks like it gets a lot of light and I really like your wall photos.

    I don't have much on my wall, aside from a framed Vogue poster. I was thinking of hanging a bulletin board, but I used to have one and never used it.

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  28. Wonderful sewing area! I like that it's not too much on the walls, keeps one focused on the sewing =)
    I moved from a studio appartement to a one bedroom this past fall, and I now have space for a sewing area. Hurrah! I find that I get so much more sewing done when I don't have to start with unpacking the sewing machine. To have both an empty dining table and the sewing machine handy... It does wonders for my creativity! Hope you'll find the same! =)

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  29. It's a bit too tidy, don't you think..? ;-) My sewing space is always messy, and I always need to use my kitchen table as well. The other day I was thinking about what to put on the wall above the sewing space - mine is blank too! But putting the right thing on the wall is a bit difficult, so I still haven't decided. Congrats with the space anyway!

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  30. Haha, yes it only looked that neat for about 5 minutes. It's currently covered in stuff... as is the carpet.

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  31. I love that house! is it a sewing box? What a wonderful space you've created.

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  32. Lovely!
    A pinboard is a great idea :)

    And, I have the same sewing chair! lol.

    Many greetings

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  33. Hooray for sewing spaces! :) I just love the little pictures you have hung above. I have a giant cork board above mine, a "inspiration wire" above that, and then a little wire mobile I can clip random bits and pieces to as well. It's a little jam-packed on the walls around my sewing desk. hehe!

    ♥ Casey | blog

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  34. Yay for dedicated sewing space, and it looks so pretty! An inspiration board sounds like a lovely idea!

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