Thanks so much Jennifer for letting us peak in
Where is your Sewing Space?
I sew in what is technically my formal dining room, which is just off the kitchen and flows into the living room/ playroom.
What 3 words do you feel best describes it?
Location, location, location :) It's the only free space in our house- we use every inch of our house!
What are your most important things in there?
My new sewing machine- without that nothing would get done! Also, my iron and my fabric. The dollhouse is just an extra bonus. The kids like to be in there with me all the time so my sewing table is usually cluttered with princess barbies, trains, baby dolls and crayons.
How is the room laid out?
I sew on the dining room table facing the playroom. I only iron when the kids are not around because my children are so young and my little boy pulls on everything. When they are napping or at night, I use a small portable table-top ironing board which sits on top of a rolling cart near my table. My design wall is to the right of me, and it is just batting pinned to the wall. At some point I would really like to have design wall boards but at this point, this is working.
Do you have anything in the room for inspiration?
I am working on that! I have two minis on the wall and have another one in the works. I would like to have a bulletin board of pictures that inspire me- one of these days I will get to it!
Where do you keep your fabric stash and how do you organise it?
I keep my fabric in a big rolling drawer cart. I am pretty sure it should be hidden from the light but I am not sure where else to put it. I have it sorted by color and if it is big enough to fold then it goes in the drawer. If it is about 10" or smaller, it goes in the color-coordinated scrap tubs. Really small scraps go into a central bin. The bookshelf is a catch - all for notions, scrap bins and patterns.
Do you have any top tips to do with work spaces?
Gosh I wish! I need someone to come redo my space in a proper work zone. Seriously though, I am grateful to have the space to sew and a husband that doesn't mind and encouraged me to turn our formal dining room into my sewing room. I love the light my sewing room gets.
What would your ideal workspace look like?
I would love to have one that had a table in the corner for quilting big quilts.
A big design wall and enough storage for everything. I am really a tidy, organized person by nature so lots of storage space would be great. A comfy chair, a computer, and iPod speakers would be great too!
Jennifer all those projects around your space look amazing, and your fabric stash certainly looks like one I would love to have a rummage through. Thanks again for sharing, its been lovely