A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"BIG" TO ME NEWS.................I'M MOVING...........MY SEWING ROOM!

Our oldest son has bought a house and has moved out.  I should be crying and sad but I'm NOT!  I'm  happy for him buying his first house at 22 years old.  It's a beautiful home.  The reason I'm not sad is because I am moving my sewing into a REAL room!!!!!!

Dear Daughter is moving into the oldest son's room and I'll be moving into dear daughter's room.  It's not a big room but it's 9' x 14' of pure loveliness! Two windows, French doors, a closet, my own mirror, and a ceiling fan!



Sewing Room Before


Sewing Room Before


Sewing Room Before

I have always wanted my own sewing room, but my space in the dining room has worked for a long time.  I'm going to miss being in my little corner between the kitchen, front door, and dining room.  But with my own room I won't have to clean up to eat dinner.

Dear Hubby has had to listen to me ramble on about my new sewing room for the past few weeks. Really the past 10 years!  I value his opinion since he can see things from the practical side, while I just want to sew, organize, look at my fabrics & patterns and sew some more.

I'm in need of storage ideas for my small pattern collection.  I have about 200 patterns.  They are currently being housed in a 4' tall  5-drawer dresser.  But I don't have room for the dresser in the new area.  Maybe a two filing cabinets, or some type of system for in the closet.....?


Stuffed FULL of Sewing Patterns
I'm planning on painting the lamps I bought at the thrift store.  Maybe a glossy white or a bright red.  Keeping everything in the color scheme with my Joel Dewberry Sparrows fabric.

Dear Hubby made an extension to my sewing table since I lost a side of the table having to have it up against the wall.  I am giddy with excitement having all three machines in a row.  No more getting up and moving to the other side to serge!


I was able to get all 10 boxes of fabric out of my bedroom!  8 of them were knit fabrics.  The ITY knit was a booger to try to fold so I just rolled them.  It looks like I could do some knit shopping!

The top row is Ponte Knits, second row is ITY knits, third row is Jersey knits and the bottom is a mixture of double, bathing suit, terry and miscellaneous knits along with a basketful of lace & mesh netting fabrics. 


Knit Fabric Storage


Woven Fabrics
 I have an area now for my "other" job and a little peak into the closet.  I stored the other three boxes of thrift store bed sheets I use for muslins on the left and my patterns fit for me hang on skirt/short/pant hangers on the right.  Craft supplies stored on the shelves above. 

The French door on the right is the opposite side of where I always take my photos from.  I just moved to the other side!


I plan on removing the paper on the door windows one day.  I decoupaged tissue paper with school glue and water to give Dear Daughter some privacy.  I hope it comes off!

I know this isn't sewing but it was exciting news to me!

Until next time..................

Bonnie




23 comments:

  1. Lovely room! How fun to have a space that is all your own....Happy Sewing!

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    1. Thank you! I've waited a LONG time for my own room. I feel so creative in here.

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  2. I'm so happy for you! I also sew in the dining room and have to clear the table by dinner time so it can be disruptive to the creative process. Makes me feel a little bit better to know I'm not alone in having boxes and boxes of fabrics and patterns and they're all hidden in a corner of the living room beneath a four panel screen. Enjoy your new space! Meanwhile I'll be dreaming of mine!

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    1. Thank you Vi! I know your pain while sewing in the dining room. I've been pretty creative in my NEW sewing space. I was afraid I would loose my sewing mojo and just want to organize for a while, lucky me my sewing mojo hasn't left yet! Keep dreaming, that's half the excitement!

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  3. I love the dresser as pattern stash!! Glad you now have a room.

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    1. I love the dresser too, it's so full now I can hardly open the drawer for dresses! I'm hoping I'll have more room in some filing cabinets.

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  4. It IS exciting and it looks like a great space!

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    1. Thank you, I do love this space. Looking out my windows during the day is my most favorite.

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  5. Wow! You have quite a fabulous fabric stash!

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    1. Thank you. I have been blessed with quite a few donations from church ladies and of course I have a weakness for sales going on at Fabricmartfabrics.com.

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  6. How awesome that you finally have a dedicated sewing space.

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  7. Well go ahead Miss Missy. I am excited for you too. :-).

    Lyric from Pattern Review
    https://www.sewlyricallyvintage.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you! Love your blog, I've added you to my "Favorites"!

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    2. Oh man, cool beans. Thank you, Ms. Bonnie. :-)

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  8. Oh my! Fabric heaven!! I love how you have them organized! Congrats on the new sewing room. I found a filing cabinet on Craigslist for my patterns and magazines. $25! You should keep your eyes open. :-)

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    1. Thank you. My Mom blessed me with two filing cabinets this week! One of them is a deep one too!

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  9. I too took over a bedroom , actually one of the two that wasn't used unless company came. Ok I gave in to my selfish streak and claimed my territory. Loving it. I painted the walls a beautiful Tantalizing Teal by Sherwin Williams, white gloss trim and a chandelier I bought at a garage sale ($5.00). My cutting table is made from 2 bookcases (3x3) and a board from Loews (36"x46"). In order to have a smooth surface I placed my cutting board on top.(37" high). My ironing station is one I made. Actually I made the top (thanks Pinterest).
    The hubby gave me a great sewing table which holds three (3 ) machines.It is still undergoing transformation, as I find more useable items at garage sales and flea markets, but this room speaks to me each time I enter my private domain.

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    1. Your sewing space sounds amazing! I would love to see pictures.
      A CHANDELIER! Now that's a great idea!
      I do love my new sewing space. It inspires me to sew and I just love spending time in there.

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  10. Beautiful new room! Those Ikea Expedit shelves are everywhere because they just work!

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  11. I love your sewing room! How wonderful to be able to display your fabrics so you see them all the time and can dream about all the fabulous outfits that you can make them into. And how fortunate are we that we know how to (and love to) sew.

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  12. Bonnie, so happy for you. Nothing like having your own sewing room. I got mine the same way--son got married and I took his bedroom..ha
    Patterns and fabric..oh how..they are so addictive.ha Know you will enjoy your lovely new space.

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