Sunday, February 8, 2015

Re-Organized Sewing Room

I used to have 2 sewing/crafting spaces. One room held my sewing machines and the other room held my cutting table, my fabric and my ironing table. Last week Mr. P. wanted to put the exercise equipment in the space that had my fabric, iron and cutting table. We had the re-bounder, the free weights, the weight bench, the mat and the sit-up thingamajig in the garage and it 's too cold this time of year out there. So I had to move it all out and put it in the other room. Well almost all of it out. The ironing table could stay and I got to move one sewing machine in the small table into that room with the exercise equipment. The large cutting table is now in the garage. Most everything else is all in my small sewing space. I organized some things, threw out some stuff and donated a couple of boxes of stuff too. I still have a lot of crap stuff, but I'm too worn out right now to purge any more things. I find it hard to know what to toss as I need my sewing and crafting supplies and some of the handmade things I love, but I could get rid of some of the ones I don't like as much. That stuff will be waiting for me another day because I didn't sew for 3 straight days because that's how long the rearranging took,

Then I needed to take my favorite sewing machine in for repair because the thread was getting jammed when I tried to free-motion quilt. So I cannot work on my bags for the bag of the month club until I can get my machine back. I could use another machine, but the one in for repair has more power since it's a semi-industrial and can handle the heavy layers, whereas my other machines struggle too much and then it's no fun for me or my machine. It will take 3 weeks before I get a call telling me what the repair will cost and then who knows how much longer before it gets repaired. So meanwhile I am working on other things that I can do on a different machine.

Here is my re-organized sewing space:
My sewing space has 2 doors that open into the room, but I now need to keep the one on the left closed so I have more space inside the room.
Closet on the left is stuffed full of supplies too.
My fabric is stored in wire drawers. These are the kind of drawers that you typically use in a closet space. I have a small portable design wall in front of the window. Those are the Quilter's Garden Blocks on there now. I got some curtains up now too. Mr. P. moved the curtains into the other room that were in this room.
Another view of the closet and the closed door on the left is giving me some space to put a couple of rolling carts that hold supplies and tools. Plus I have a hanging door thing with pockets that I made to hold some tools too.
Looking straight into the room. I do have an ironing board too, but prefer the ironing table in the other room. I have baskets of stuff under my table too. I am glad to have a sewing space all my own.
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22 comments:

  1. I think of your sewing spaces like shrines and it pains me to think of you getting rid of any of it. Your two rooms were so beautiful and filled with so much creativity. I think you need to knit covers for all the exercise equipment just to put some craft back into that space.
    I'm sorry for your room loss.
    tara

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  2. I love your turquoise doors and all of the bright color!

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  3. It's a beautiful space to create in. I LOVE the turquoise doors!! We have a lot of wood in my home that I would love to paint, then I think about how old I'm getting and the painting upkeep is not appealing anymore! Two sewing machines. I have been thinking that I need another simple straight stitch/zig zag machine so I don't have to keep resetting my Viking. I have had to move my "room" several times as my daughter and grandkids moved in and out of our home. My favorite room is very much larger and is empty now but I hesitate to move again. I pretty much like it being just Terry and me and I don't want to jinx that! LOL
    xx, Carol

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  4. How fun to wander through your creative center. Thanks for the inspiring tour! :-)

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  5. It is so much work to clean and revamp sewing rooms. Congrats on getting it done. Mr P should thank you very much! Giving up space you once "owned" isn't easy.

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  6. It's wonderful. There is so much creativity going on in there, I love it but the thing I love the most is your Patchouli Moon Studio banner. I want one!!!! Maybe I should put that at the top of my list. Any tips on how I would start to make one?

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  7. Good job, Daryl! Love all the colors. Your room is a treat for the eyes.

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  8. Your room is awesome and decorated so lovely. Looks like you can get real creative in there!

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  9. Thaks for a peek inside of your sewing space. I always like to see where people create!

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    1. I still love peeking into your space again!! LOVE your turquoise doors!!!

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  10. Daryl I love your sewing/creative space. That turquoise color really brings life to your space. You are always sewper busy and I cannot imagine how sad it is to have your sewing machine not available. Thankfully we are the fortunate ones to have wonderful spaces for our delightful creative pursuits. Blessings Dear and Creative Bliss...

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  11. What I like is all your creations surrounding you.

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    Jin
    www.imarksweb.org

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  13. Daryl, your room is so bright and frienldly...makes me want to jump in & sew!!
    I know what you mean about organizing...i am still working on redoing my room..it has been 10 days since ive sewn and im having real withdrawls...but i hope in the next couple days to finally get my machine up...:-)

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  14. Hi Daryl!!! I loooooove your sewing room, all those colors reflect your personality. It is a place which gives a lot of inspiration. Hope your sewing machine will be repaired as soon as possible .... I can imagine how you missing her!!!!

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  15. Your room is lovely, and I especially like all of the bright colors in the room. And those teal doors are awesome!

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  16. Fabulous organized sewing room and I agree with Marisa with all those amazing colors and projects displayed:) TFS
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  17. How wonderful to be surrounded by all your beautiful projects, Daryl. I have a hard time giving things away, too.

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    Rica
    www.imarksweb.org

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  19. Wow! How cheerful! Are all of your doors teal?

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  20. So much colour! It seems like a very inviting place.

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  21. I ❤ the decorating in your sewing room. It's so colorful and cheerful. Definitely makes me want to spice mine up a bit. There's a guy here in Phoenix nabbed named Zoltan who makes house calls to fix machines. It's super convenient and those of us who use him never have to be w/o our machines.

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