Kathy is profiling different well known bloggers and giving you a tour of their sewing studios. You can join in by adding a link to your sewing space. Pop on over and take a peek. There are some lovely creative spaces featured there.
Most readers of this blog have probably seen the photos of my sewing studio. But for the fun of it, I'll share them again here.
I was lucky enough to score one of the two largest rooms in our house for my sewing space. The other large room, on the sunny side of the house, is our master bedroom.
If I didn't sew, this room would make the perfect formal dining room I suppose. Which means it would never get used, as no-one entertains formally these days. I love this space. As you would expect, it's my favourite room in the house, and where I spend of lot of time (when I can).
You can't quite see the full setup in the photo above, but I have three tables laid out in a "U" shape that contain my laptop, my industrial sewing machine, and my domestic machine and overlocker on the third side. This makes sewing efficient. I can check orders as they come in, and move from sewing buttonholes or applique stitch on my domestic machine to straight stitch on my industrial machine. Ideally I'd have another surface with a mini ironing board and iron setup so I wouldn't have to leave my chair to press seams. Then I'd really be humming along.
This is my favourite piece of furniture in our house. It's an old oak shop counter from France. I was told it was from a Parisian haberdashery shop. It provides fabulous storage space for my stock - 16 drawers in total!
When you stand outside our front door, this is what you see through the sewing room window. I had this armoire custom made many years ago to store my quilt collection. It has proven to be perfect for this space, and for displaying the current Townmouse range. Again, it offers wonderful storage. The top drawer contains t-shirts and bodysuits ready for applique, and the bottom drawer stores my stock of pyjamas. This means I'm not always running to the garage to pull stock to fill orders.
This set of pigeon holes is the perfect height to sit under the sash windows on the south side of the room. At the moment it stores my fabric stash. My favourite craft books sit on top.
So there you have it, that's my sewing studio. I consider myself very lucky to have the space to spread out my craft mess, and to be able to leave it there until the next sewing session. It's one of the reasons I don't want to move house in a hurry. I know I won't be so lucky in our next house. There are more photos of my sewing studio on flickr.