Happy to finally share a look at the room I get to call my "studio" in the house we've moved to. Not only is it exciting to have a lovely new space to work in, I'm finally starting to feel a bit more settled after all the upheaval that is a part of moving. We love the new place we're renting!
It really helped that nearly all the furniture I had for my sewing space could be disassembled for ease in the move (yay for IKEA furniture!). Thankfully, I made sure to label and keep all needed components together for the reassembly. It made things a little less painless. ;o)
|With all the furniture reassembling, I started to get well acquainted with Allen keys and screwdrivers! ;o)|
The fun really began when I starting unpacking my boxes of fabric to start organizing the shelves. I told my sons it felt like I was opening presents! What a joy it was to unleash all those wonderful colours and see the shelves filling up!
|Unpacking is way more fun than packing!|
One new addition to my studio is a cutting table. For years, I have been using our dining table as my cutting station and although that was fine, it was time to have something at a better height for my back. ;o) Inspired by something I had found on Pinterest, I configured four wire shelving units from IKEA (the Omar units), to be the base of my cutting table. Not only did this create a table at a better height, it gave me excellent storage!
|The wire shelving units from IKEA work beautifully as a cutting table base. They are adjustable, stable and give plenty of storage with the height being just right for easy cutting when a top is added to them.|
Initially, I had hopes of finding a table top on the used market that would work for me, but no such luck. Fortunately, my husband came to the rescue and made me a top that works beautifully and was economical to make as well. Added bonus is that I will still have the ability to flat pack all the components for any future moves.
|Check out the size of that cutting table - it measures 48" x 72"! Lots of room to lay out projects and needed tools.|
My Janome is set up along one short end of the cutting table and my hubby has plans to boost the height to match my cutting surface to give me ample support and space when machine quilting. Stay tuned on that project!
Love that I have all my fabric storage along one wall and my cutting table in the middle of the room. I have plans to set up my vintage machines parallel to the fabric shelves (which would be the foreground in the photo below). There is a huge window at one end of the room and the wall at the opposite end, will eventually become my design wall. A pretty good set up for me. Plus, did you notice? I even have lights in the ceiling (another first for me)!
I am thrilled to have all this space to work with and it's likely I'll continue to tweak a few things as I spend time using this set up.
Honestly, it just seems so wonderful that if I'm dreaming, please don't wake me up. ;o)
My creative space started out looking like this in the spring of 2010
Here's what my sewing space looked like summer of 2010
My sewing room looked like this in the summer of 2011
My last sewing room update in the previous house was in the summer of 2013
Hope you enjoyed my little tour!