….my SEWING ROOM!!!! That’s right, I have a new sewing room! Or sewing ‘studio’ as I like to call it.
Up till this point I have done all of my sewing in a part of the dining room that I have taken over as mine. I had a table with my sewing machines on and then I had the rest of my sewing stuff in other parts of the house; my fabrics in a wardrobe upstairs, other sewing equipment in two different places in the house, ironboard stored away…. So doing something is always a big project. And I confess that when I do a project, the dining room always becomes slightly chaotic. So you can understand why I was dreaming of having my own sewing room. And now, that dream has come true! At least it’s true for some 5 months or so. The reason for that is that my new room is in the attic/loft of a smaller house of ours next to this one. And it is not insulated (I believe that is the right word) so I will not be able to use it once the weather turns too cold. So then I don’t know what I will do. But until that time comes I am planning to use and enjoy this room as much as I can!
Since my mom first suggested I take this space and use it I have been very excited about the idea! There was some work to do on it. First emptying the space of all the stuff that was there, and then fixing the wall which had some very big holes in it in places (I think we did a splendid job at that Jake!) and then bringing in all the things I would need up there. Putting up shelves, going through all my fabrics and folding them (and I even threw a few things away! I am very proud of myself for doing that!), sorting all (alright, some) of my sewing things etc, etc. And now today, it’s done! And I am a very happy girl!
So here are some pictures for you to see.
My sewing room 😀
My throne. Quite necessary for when I’m doing any sewing by hand and don’t want to sit on a hard chair
Chest of drawers, now full of threads, patterns, ribbons, scissors, etc, etc…
Some beautiful flowers
My fabrics, now finally neatly folded
Sewing machine and serger (which I got for Christmas!), I will have a pretty nice view while I do my sewing
I thought I would write a little thank you speech here now, to thank all those who helped me make this possible. So here we go, in true Oscar’s style.
Mom – for first coming up with the idea for this and for being a constant source of ideas and opinions when I need them.
Dad – for helping me put up those shelves and fixing electricity cables. And for being the one I turn to when I have something practical I need help and advice on.
Jake – for coming to my aid and offering to help with the walls when everyone else was deserting me.
Grandma – for buying me that chest of drawers and the mirror.
Aron – for helping me carry heavy things up the stairs. And for not taking over my new room with all your Warhammer figures… yet… 😛
Prinsen and Tsaritza – for keeping me company when I was working on the room (though knocking over that pile of newly folded fabrics that I had stacked so neatly was really quite unnecessary! And my darling Tsaritza, I know you think the bumblebees are great fun, but they do not like being chased around! And even though I think you are one of the cutest things on the face of the Earth, I seriously doubt the poor bumblebees agree with me)
Viktoria – thank you for being such a great sister (I know, this is not really relevant to the process of creating this room, but I didn’t want you to feel left out of my speech)
Thank you all for putting up with me for years occupying the dining room with my sewing. And thank you for never being mad at me for spreading pins all over the place. Not even when those pins end up stuck in someones foot…
You guys are the greatest and without you this project would not only have been a great deal more difficult to complete, but also a great deal less fun. So thanks!