So how many garments have I made so far in 2014? None. I have been busy. Plus, I have been putting together my sewing corner, with the help of my sweet husband. With my new interest and love of sewing, I wanted to have a dedicated sewing space, that wasn't the dining room table.
So I searched the internet far and wide to find a sewing table that suited my needs. We don't have enough rooms in the house for me to have a sewing room. But we found a sweet corner in the playroom/bonus room that will serve me very well. And I found a perfect table that can open and shut to protect my sewing items from current and future small children alike.
I will still be using the dining room table for cutting out patterns, at least for now. My plan is to get a folding table and bed risers, which will then become my cutting table. Space is an issue so finding space saving solutions (like a cutting table that can be stored in the playroom closet) is essential.
So, here is the evolution of my Sewing Corner, complete with artwork created by Chris as a Christmas gift.
|My sewing table - put together by Chris with hardware assistance provided by yours truly.|
|Oscar helped too.|
As you can see, it is a totally awesome table! I bought the little lamp from Walmart because I really liked the pop of color that it added to the corner. Which is what inspired my next two design choices.
|My Sewing Corner!|
The art Chris created was perfect, colorful and really inspired the entire design. (I watch A LOT of HGTV.) I decided to boost up the color value by spray painting the frame. I also purchased a spool rack at Walmart to hang on the wall. I decided to spray paint that too in an effort to make the whole corner stand out. I have to say I am really proud of how great the whole space looks. In a sea of toddler toys, this little corner is devoted to me and my creative pursuits.
|After the remaining decorative elements were added.|
|Sewing machine ready to go!|
|One thing I plan to add very soon is a soft sewing machine cover. I will either make it myself or purchase one from Etsy.|