Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Space

Welcome to my studio! Sewing room? Craft room? Personal getaway? Any of the above, but nonetheless, this is our upstairs hall closet. This is a 6.5 ft by 8 ft storage room that has housed all my sewing and craft supplies on one side, and bins and boxes of extra stuff (off-season clothes, linens, luggage, etc) on the other side. This closet is ALMOST big enough to be a bedroom, except that it lacks an air vent and a window (but it does have cable and phone hook up - go figure). A few weeks ago I got the notion that perhaps I really could make this into a true workspace and not just a storage space, so I am giving it a try. Most (but sadly, not all) of the storage stuff has been moved out, either to the garage or given away (have I also mentioned that we've been on a big purge around here?). I bought an adjustable-height folding table at BJ's, and then promptly moved in my current project:

Roofing, painting, and otherwise sprucing up the dollhouse which my mom and I made many moons ago and Amy now plays with. We never added shingles, so those are going on now. I also removed some of the railing on the upper porch which was damaged by a) Amy pulling on it trying to get her dolls through the doors and b) two kitty-types that insisted on gnawing it into little splinters. I plan to paint the roof and repaint all the white trim and paint the interior, as the inside was never more than just primed.

Once I finish with that and some of the miscellaneous non-sewing projects I have in mind, and perhaps find some spare cash laying around for a new sewing machine I'll put the machine on the table and have a nice big surface to support quilts, etc. The best part of this whole space is the ability to CLOSE THE DOOR and keep everyone, especially the cats, away from my projects when I'm not working on them (and when I am working, come to think of it).

This is my corner of fabric, yarn, books, and projects awaiting their turn. Oh, to actually make a dent in it all! Now I have no excuses.

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