|Even Charley wouldn't dare enter|
I signed up to post on the MMQG blog for the sewing space series in part because it seemed like a good incentive to clean. It sort of worked-- the space has improved (it couldn't have gotten much worse), but there is a definitely a lot of work yet to do!
Starting with the positives...I do love the fact that I have my own dedicated space with a door that closes and I will never complain about that luxury. The room also has really great closets with many compartments and drawers that suit my "stuff and shut" organizing philosophy. When things start to feel a little out of control in the space, I start putting things that don't have a good home in a closet, drawer or bin so that it's out of sight and mind. Of course, finding them all later is a bit of a challenge.
|I love my closets (except for the paint color)|
After reading Tracy's post, I decided give sewing while standing a try and I moved my machine to the table and my cutting space to the built-in desk. The desk isn't the right height for cutting, but it is at least flat! I haven't sewn much with the new setup, but I like it so far. As a very short person, it seems to provide a better sight line to the machine (I was always sitting on pillows before). Also, since I now have an L-shaped work space, I think it will lead to a fairly efficient process for pressing, cutting, and sewing. I found an old bar stool in the house that I can use if I get tired of standing (the lower shelf is the perfect height for placing my foot pedal).
I store fabric cuts 1/2 yard and larger on the shelves of the sewing table. These fabric cuts are wrapped around comic book cardboard as shown in this tutorial by Angela of Cut to Pieces. Fat quarters will hopefully make it into the card catalog that I found at a second-hand shop. Though it matches the ugly color of my closet doors perfectly, I do hope to paint it a prettier color someday (same goes for the closets, walls and trim).
|Yardage (some of it anyway)|
|Fat quarter storage|