Wow! Looks like I really hit a nerve last week – so many of you shared intimate details about your sewing room. I’m impressed with all the fabric organizing efforts even cutting swatches of fabric and making a catalog of your stash.
Some ideas really hit home like this one from Jimmie Beth’s: “I would pay someone $1000 to organize my space.”
And Jill said, “My embroidery machine is elevated at the same height as my elevated cutting table. I used a sturdy folding table and elevated it using ceramic flower pots turned upside down.”
After researching other ways to raise a table, I stumbled across a new-to-me blog: Sew Many Ways and found someone who also likes to elevate her work tables. I really love her tip for transforming any table into counter height – just add finials to the bottom of the legs. Read her post and scroll down for the details.
I love Marcie Bayhi’s commitment to cleaning up everyday. She spends ten minutes putting away the supplies and leaves only the project still in process out. Great habit!
I’ll bet Marcie’s studio is tidy enough to be featured on a page like this at Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/adlibcorner/craft-room/
I found some other great ideas from Pat Sloan and a few of her readers over at Quilter’s Home.
Want to take a look at one of the prettiest studio’s I’ve spotted on the web? Truth be told, I know my studio will never look like this. I’m just not that tidy – I work on multiple projects at one time therefore creating multiple messes. But hey a girl can still dream. I totally love the dress pattern Mod Podged onto the table top.
Here’s an interesting idea – Shannon over at Madigan Made was inspired by paint chips when reorganizing her craft storage area. Check it out – it’s fun idea.
I loved hearing how many of you would like to (or already) have your embroidery machine at counter height. But I must confess I was most impressed with Jean who said she doesn’t use a chair – she sits on a fitness ball when she sews! Oh my, when I mentioned it to my 22-year-old-triathlon daughter, her face lit up. I’m waiting for the day when I walk into my sewing room and see a large ball has replaced my office chair!
Just like a kitchen redo, careful thought must go into redesigning a creative space. So for now, I’m taking notes, doing research, gathering ideas and devising a plan for my studio update. Meanwhile, I still have lots of projects in the works – one I’m really excited about is next week’s post. I’m working on a handbag pattern from Indygo Junction – part of Amy Barickman’s blog tour. Make sure to stop back and get in on the goods!