Vof vof girls and boys! I hope you are fine and having a great time! Because I was helping to quilt the baby quilt, I thought that at the same time I could give you a tour around our sewing room. The view from the window is not the best, but who looks outside when sewing – at least there comes lots of light!
Here you have the general view from the room we are now sewing and storing all our materials + many other things. See the new ironboard cover – turquoise! It’s not made by me because I was too busy to sew funnier things.
From the door: on the right side there is small office section. Computer works I do usually outside or on the dining table (note: my plates are on the kitchen floor). After the ‘office’, there are big selves for many things. At the end, under the window there are boxes with fabrics, baskets with yarns. On the left side there are unfortunately lots of other things in the boxes, bed covers, towels, table cloths, paintings etc. If I just had that space to put a comfortable arm chair to have a nap when Teje is sewing!
My table has two parts. There is a lacquered board over two selves. That self on the left has boxes filled with ribbons …. hmmmm I can’t even remember what all supplies there are … The self with drawers is full of my painting stuff. There is oil paints, akrylics, water colours, pastels, brushes + knives …. oh I want to painting! On the left I have a table (from our old taverna) and under that there is a big storage box for my finished sewings. Now that’s almost empty because they went already to the shop – but that’s an other story.
My dear moose is always in my sewing room – where ever that is. It is a ‘glove puppet’! Now fortunately we received our big wardrope to put all the jackets, hats etc. This small fleece with cats is Special to me because when my sister was here, we bought together same small blankets. Now when we sew on a cold winter day, we keep them on our lap – she in England and I’m here in Greece. Those cat figure inspires me to make a quilt, because they are simple and fun.
Here you see better those white boxes on the open self. They are from ice cream! We used to have restaurants. I wish I had kept more of them because they are so practical. My pin cushion has liquorice on it and it’s now in the small box because I noticed that’ it’s much easier to use like that. On the table, in the smaller white box there are the most important tools: scissors, cutters, markers, ripper and the needle-case in use. On the tray: scraps from the ‘going on’ project (I use all the time trays). Behind the sewing machine is small case for bobbins.
In those wardrobes are stored so many things – mostly something I don’t need now, so I was able to hang there fleece blanket to use as a design wall. Still it’s easy to take down, if I need to open the doors (which I have to do now and then because my waddings are there). Smaller pieces of wadding are in the big basket behind the last table.
My best, good and favourite Quilting Fabrics are in those clear boxes. They are sorted out by colours: blue/turquoise, red/orange/yellow, green/brown, solids and one box for mixed that has more special prints. But I need more boxes. These are now too full and I want to have each colour separate … or should I organize them in some other way? Solid box is full and I’m just waiting to get few new colours…
On the big self there are boxes with threads, up on the self there are tins with buttons etc.
There are my quilting and other craft books (not so many), magazines (‘Maalais Unelma’, ‘Koti ja Keittio’, ‘Country Living’, ‘Novita’). There is my Accu Go Baby! cutter, hexagon-Project tupperware, red bag to go to the shop. Blue, big boxes has home decor Fabrics, canvas type Fabrics etc. On the floor I have rug made by my mother!
So that’s all around in my sewing room. I’m very happy with this room full of sunlight! Walls are still empty because it’s not sure yet how long time we stay in this house. But at the moment I feel good and creative in this room and I’m so happy for the good light and that we can all be together here …
This photo of me and Hanna is taken in the evening so you see we have good light even after the sunset.
Would you like to see about the quilting? In the evening, relaxing moment …
From the beginning …
Quilting by hand … tools you need …
Half of the diagonal Lines are now quilted so soon this quilt is finished and I can start new one!
Thank you for visiting my sewing space! I hope you enjoyed the tour! Thank you also for all the fabulous messages you write to me! I send you big, furry hugs!