Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I've Finally Got a Sewing Room!





Yay! We've been in this house for 7 years, with various and sundry kids and stepkids coming in and out, so i've never had a room of my own. I keep my cutting board and ruler under the couch, my iron in the bedroom, my fabric in the bathroom closet and my sewing kit in a gallon plastic bag on the stairs overlook. Not very efficient. Especially since my first baby, and now my second baby, sleeps in the master bathroom closet. Sounds weird, but it's a huge sideways closet with sliding mirrored doors that fits the crib perfectly and it keeps the baby in our area but not in our room, and away from the bustle of the other kids' rooms. What does a baby need a whole room for anyway?

At any rate, when our 21 year old moved out recently, he took the entertainment center and couch that was in our front room, so now I get a whole room to myself! For my birthday yesterday my husband bought me this Bergsbo glass front bookcase from IKEA to put my fabric in. This is the best part because I was forever trying to rummage in my fabric closet in the dark because the only time I could quilt is when the baby was sleeping. I also got a flannel design wall and a cutting table. Hooray!

PS: the flannel design wall is a $4 picnic tablecloth from Walmart, with vinyl on one side and flannel on the other, just tacked up on the wall.

7 comments:

mkissa said...

Hooray! Wow, looks great. I can't wait to see your bookcase filled with fabric. I am jealous of you because of your design wall, one of the thigns my sewing room is lacking.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your sewing room. I'm so envious! I've been wondering what to do with my "studio" and now I'm planning a trip east to our Ikea store. Thanks for sharing.

Bethany said...

I LOVE the bookcase! It's perfect. I've never been to an IKEA but it sounds like quite a place.

belinda said...

YEH...i am clapping....finally, your own room!!! Now you can do some 'big' girl quilting!!!

imquilternity said...

Your room looks wonderful, especially with that gorgeous window, those beautiful red/pink walls, and new IKEA bookcase. I love IKEA and am only an hour away from one so I feel lucky!

terri said...

Your blog is great. I LOVE your studio and can't wait to see all the fabric loaded into your new bookcase! :)

Take care,
Terri

Kristin said...

So much space! and what a lovely piece to store all your stuff in. Perfect. Can't wait to see how you fill it up with fabrics, etc.!!! I'm so jealous but so glad for you. It means a lot to have your own space to do something you love to do.