I am on travel for work this week, at a professional conference for my day job as a human factors engineer. The city of Boston is neat, the sessions at the conference have been interesting, and it has been good to see old colleagues and friends. But alas, no sewing machine. However, I do have something sewing related I can blog about. 🙂 Small victories. For me, I guess – you poor saps have to read it.
I decided a week or two ago that it was time to turn the third bedroom upstairs from a “stuff room” into a “craft room”. My husband and I both got tired of me taking up the dining room table, and I got tired of having to clear all my projects out when we were entertaining guests, etc. It has disadvantages, too, such as the fact that heat rises (even though it is fall).
I pulled out our $20 folding table that we got several years ago from Target figuring it would do for now. The first time I started sewing on my machine while it was on this table, however, I was convinced that it was not going to work for any length of time. Stitching was moving my whole machine up and down as my needle was going up and down. I can only figure that is not good for the machine. So I have ordered a sewing table. I hear from my husband that it has arrived while I am on my trip this week, so maybe y’all will have a picture sometime next week. In the meantime, here is my new setup.
I acquired a less tiny ironing board – also less sticky. I will be much more careful when using heat n bond in the future. I have lots of floor space sans italian greyhounds for cutting when I need to, and conveniently some old desk chairs. Well, admittedly one is more of a stool that used to be a chair. I liked using it for a Rock Band drummer stool. The two barstools in the corner are not part of the decor so much as they did not belong anywhere in the rest of my house – they will hold my scraps.
I do have drawers for my fabric, but alas my current stash doesn’t fit completely in the drawers. So it lines the walls as well. Also please note Cthulu bag, sadly and quietly awaiting the day when I will feel like replacing its tentacles with purchased bag handles. Maybe that will be soon.
During this craft room creation, I got a good look at all of the fabric I own. Below is my current fabric stash. Sometime in the near future, I intend to do a post in the relatively near future elaborating on my plans for some of these fabrics. And possibly on plans for fabrics I have not yet purchased. I intend to have a list of projects and fabrics all planned out and every time I finish one, I can just pick a new one from the list.
It’s good to have a plan right? With this fabric, I think my list will be kind of long …