Thursday, April 26, 2007

WIP :: as good as it gets


Well, this is as good as it gets. My tables was clean just hours ago and immediately began filling with new projects and ideas. Below is where most of my sewing and crafting is done. Technically this is my dining room. We have another table in our hearth we use everyday, I really don't make my family eat on the floor somewhere so that I can sew. This room is seldomly used for dining, but when we have tons of folks over as we did last weekend I have to pack it in for a day or two. I love this room because I can be a part of the hustle and bustle of our home while I am crafting. I love the energy that our life brings to my art.

Having a clean table helps sometimes. I have to start new. Look at things in a different way. Below I have a number of WIPs. Several blankets in various stages of being done. Bags ready to go up on Etsy. A few zipper pouches ready to find a new home. I wanted to post this picture while you could still SEE the top of my table. Ask me in a few days how it looks! No, really, I am ALWAYS this organized. Did I mention that my 8 year old color coordinated all of my thread and bobbins in the process? I love that girl!


6 comments:

lera said...

I sew in my formal dining room, too. Most days it looks like a sewing factory exploded in there. I think I would be too ashamed to ever show a picture of it (lol). As soon as I clean it up, I realize I need some trim that is on the bottom of a shelf, buried below other containers of buttons, zippers, etc, and then I make a big mess all over again.

Stacy said...

Can I please rent that 8 yr.old? PlEaSe?

I do wish my "creation station" was more easily accessible to daily life! I think it's great that you have let your craft space take over your dining room. My dining room is just a dust collector. :)

erin said...

I love the top photo of all those threads organized by color!

In our old houe, I used to sew in the dining room too. I miss being in the middle of all that is going on, but at the same time, I really enjoy having a door to close off the mess now.

kat said...

I use to do my projects in my dining room too until I decided that the utility room off my kitchen would be perfect for a studio. I'm with stacey... can we rent her? She'd be a great help :)

Blitz Krieg said...

I like the folding wood chairs. You wouldn't have a measured drawing like Norm does on New Yankee Workshop would ya?

African Kelli said...

loving that workspace and the beautiful bags hanging on the chair! I cannot wait to see those!