Sunday, May 24, 2009

My play room

I had a clean up. I could hardly get into the sewing room for the clutter. I'm not showing you all the mess but I will show you the main parts of my sewing room. This is a before shot of my giant table, messy on top and bottom!My DH built this table which is about 13 feet long and at cutting height. There are a lot of bins stuffed with fabric underneath because this room used to be a retreat room downstairs and doesn't have any cupboards.

And my sewing cabinet is also very cluttered. Note more stash in the bins on the far right!
The shot of my table after the great tidy up. On the left, there is a cloth covering a light table which was built in with fluorescent lights underneath. I do all my drawing and cutting on this table.

At the end you can see my design wall which is also a bit messy because I put a flannelette sheet over a top in progress so I could use it for the pink and green wip. There is a bedroom next door with large cupboards and believe me, they have a lot of fabric in them too.

I have a double bookshelf in one corner that has my books in one half and stereo, photocopier and other bits and pieces in the other half.
I haven't had time to tidy the fabrics in my main cupboard but that's for another day and I can have a cull then too. There are two large drawers on the bottom where I store patterns. See the doors bulging, lol.
So now you've had a mini tour of where I get to play. It's not flash but I love that I have my own space.

Apart from the clean up, I even managed to go shopping today and found these feed sack style fabrics for a bargain, I didn't get all of them in the range but it's a good excuse to go back.
I couldn't resist making this sweet crochet flower last night just to see how it's made. These could be addictive.


Post edit, go on over and visit another Janet to see her gorgeous hexagon quilt she's made using my header quilt for inspiration. It's a beauty using Japanese fabrics.

27 comments:

Stina said...

Love your sewingroom.... great table with the built in light table... super!!! And fabrics everywhere.. guess I could feel very comfortable in there!!!! :o)))
Love the quilt you are working on.. could be a future project to work on.. and love your crocheted ( is this spelled right) flower!!! :o)))
Sorry you had to remind me to have a clean up in the sewing room!!!lol

Crispy said...

When the creative juices are flowing it can get a bit messy but your results are so gorgeous. It is nice starting with a clean slate though LOL.

Love your sewing machine cover, very pretty.

Crispy

jean said...

Janet
I can't believe it but I have spent my day in my sewing room as it was worse than yours, I certainly would not have been game for a pic , it is still not how I want it but I am doing a lot of culling.
Have enjoyed our computer chats today in between sorting and tidying. DH has been and bought me some tidy bins, I used to use the deep plastic ones but his idea to get the flat under bed type boxes, they are great for fabric as you dont have fabric buried.
I think your fabric stash looks great.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

When I saw your first picture, I was alarmed -- I thought someone had posted a picture of MY sewing room! It looks a lot like that right now!

I don't have a "flashy" sewing room, either. I've thought about a makeover for the room -- fresh paint, curtains, cabinets -- but then I'd have to move all that stuff somewhere! The thought of doing that is overwhelming.

Nedra said...

I love tours of sewing rooms, messy or not. It shows your creative side. And I can see you love 'pink'. I love your header quilt. I went over to the other Janet's site, and she mentioned the pattern is no longer available? I would love to make one, because it's absolutely beautiful.

ranette said...

Wonderful space for creating! If I were a neighbor, I'd invite myself over...lol

Shari said...

It's great having lots of space - not so great having to tidy up. Wonderful play room... and love the crochet flower...

Kathie said...

OH I love your room
Yes I want a long table like that too!
in our next house I will have our farmhouse kitchen table in my sewing room
great idea to have a light box built in
the cabinet with the fabric just beautiful!!!
Kathie

Fiesta said...

excellent sewing room! love your crochet flower and your feedsack purchases.

Lurline said...

Hmmm, looks like hardanger in the last pic, Irish crochet, too - is there anything we don't agree upon! I gave birth to Missy Perkins today - she is beautiful, hard labour for poor Mum!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Karen said...

It is always interesting seeing someone's sewing areas. I very much like the wood cabinet that you have fabric stored in!

Quilt Hollow said...

Can I come play in your room?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would love to play in your play room - do you share well with others?

Mary Ann said...

Love your sewing space! Especially the built in light box!
Your crocheted flower is so pretty, as well as the hardanger work!! Cheers! Mary Ann

Sherri said...

Love your sewing room! And your fabric stash...wow!!!

Darlene said...

Fabulous playroom - I love all the treasures that come out of that room. The lightbox in your table is a terrific idea. The extra long table is perfect! Can I come play???? :-)

Julia said...

Love your sewing room! And your fabric stash....would love to have your gorgeous big table and the wood cabinet...
great room to play in!
Julia ♥

Robyn said...

Cool Janet!!
This is so much fun, playing sewing room tag!
Love your space too and it looked a lot like mine as well.
My space isn't slash either, but it's my spot!! Love yours!!
Your personal touches are very pretty and it looks like a very practical happy space to be.
thanks heaps for sharing!!
hugs
Robyn xx

CabbageQuilts said...

Great tour of your sewing/play space Janet....it's so inspiring to see where other people do their creating. I love it xo

Carrie P. said...

Looking good, your sewing room. Now you are ready for a new project.
Cute little flower.
The other Janet's quilt is fantastic too.

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Janet--I also joined you gals in doing the Mrs.Perkins--and I got mine cut out and sewed today--but have to wait til Tues to get to my quilt shop for stuffing, so she's alittle "flat" right now--but am trying to get her done by the 28th--sooo!!! Sewing rooms are just great--but I want to know why they get so messy??????
Have a great week--Hugs, Di
PS I have two sites--my quilt projects are displayed on the Di's workbasket one!!!!

Janet said...

I sure like your playroom! Can I come over and play? :0)

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you have a wonderful sewing room. But oh, that fabric! Mine looked like that and it took me forever to get it all folded and organized. Yours looks beautiful in all its splendor!

Kaaren said...

You've inspired me to get cracking on cleaning up my sewing room yet again. I love the table that your husband built for you, especially the fact that it's at counter height.

Love the feedsack fabric. I can never get enough!

Thanks for the tour, Janet.

Karen said...

Great sewing space. I really love your fabric cupboard.

*karendianne. said...

Janet, what a great post. It's fun to see your space. I love the fabric cupboard. It made me smile. :)

Joanna said...

Ooooh I love your play area!!! And all that fabric in the cupboard is to die for!! I'd love to come play if I weren't a few thousand miles away...sigh...