Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ta Da! The clean sewing room!

So I can enter my sewing room, walk around in it and even mess it up again if I want to! NOT!
This is the newly organized closet. My dH put shelves in for me eons ago, but I moved all my sane quilting fabric to the basement in favor of my crazy quilting supplies. (-;
This is a lovely antque dresser used by my father when he was young. I love it and it contains some of my UFOs. Next to it is one of my two ugly, but supremely efficient fabric storage drawers on wheels. Then there is the well behaved cat on the floor. I have 3 cats who love to steal my thread balls. I don't always let them in, but this one can stay! LOL!
This is a picture of my sewing and ironing center. Notice the small drawered dresser under the table -- I love things with drawers. (-; I have some of my books in a rack in the corner.


This is where I do my rotary cutting for sane quilts and work on hand work. I have a small t.v. that I watch DVDs of tv shows on while I sew. This center is complete with lurking dog. (-; I thought about putting up a peg board on this wall, but I'm not sure I have enough things to hang on one.


This treasure is the lovely cabinet I bought in November in Longmont. Gerry K., from CQI, pointed it out to the CQI ladies when they were doing their organization challenge. Unfortunately I was too unorganized to participate then, but I will be blogging about some of the things I've done since to organize my sewing area. I'm so excited because I'm almost done and may actually get to sew! Isn't this cabinet a beauty! It has 44 drawers! I spent a long time making colored linings out of acid free paper so I'd have a safe place to store all my yummy fabrics and embellishments. I sorted through my favorite fabrics looking for my ultimate favorites, and many of the drawers have become storage of fabrics and embellishments for future crazy quilts. I also have my beads stored in this cabinet. I will blog about some of the contents of the cabinet later. One of the really special things about this cabinet is that it previously belonged to a stitcher who stored all her sewing supplies in it along with her large collection of costume jewelry. Her granddaughter sold it to me and told me the memories she had of going to her grandmother's home and playing dress-up with all the jewelry. I hope to have a couple of drawers of goodies that my granddaughters can root through when they come over to continue the tradition. The top is rather junky, but I need some place to put my stereo and ribbons. (-;



10 comments:

gocrazywithme said...

Connie, both your father's dresser and the 44 drawer cabinet are beautiful. So warm and woody! And full of good memories...
Wish I had just the closet space you've got there. Someday, when the next kid moves out permanently, I'll have a small sewing room....but I don't think it'll ever, ever be this organized! Well done!

Karen said...

Just have to tell you how jealous I am of your beautiful cabinet!! Your sewing room looks fabulous to me!! Lucky, lucky girl!!

Rose Anne B said...

OH WOW Connie that is one AWESOME sewing room and I'd love to play in there with you!!! Yes that cabinet is a definite treasure!!! Enjoy.

shirley said...

Connie, how you must love being so organised. I wish I was. That cabinet is a dream..I love old style furniture. I have my treasures in pretty boxes.
You must have some wonderful treasures.
Congratulations.

Amy said...

Looks great Connie! You have a lot of nice treasures in there and the shelving in the closet is awesome!

slavetobeads.1000markets.com said...

Love your studio.I really need to work on mine you have it so pretty. I saw one of those cabinets with all the drawers in an antique shop and wanted to take it home with me they are nice.

Gerry Krueger said...

Looking great Connie... Oh how I covet that cabinet... If I could have found a way to haul it home I would have. I bet it weighs a ton.... Great job on your room... I am jealous.

Ann Flowers said...

Looks wonderful!!!! Your cabinet is to die for! It will be so much fun working in there I am sure!

Great Job!


Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Connie, Your sewing room looks fantastic and so nice and neat. Love your new antique treasure to store things in. Truly lovely. I am trying to get up the energy to clean and organize my sewing room too. Haven't got there yet but your room is very inspiring. Hugs Judy

Laurie said...

It looks lovely! I hope you get a lot of creating accomplished in there!