Having signed up for this great virtual party to share with other creatives where we create was so exciting for me. Now...I'm asking myself , what was I thinking? But I did revamp my workroom without getting my husband involved, (except for his wallet) and managed to straighten and organize my then chaotic space. There's still work to be done, but I'm assuming it to be a work in-progress, that way I won't stress over one more thing not being completed.
The upside to having a 'room of one's own' is not having to clean up when you leave it unless you're done with the project (or not). I remember those days when I worked on the dining room table, having manic meltdowns when someone touched my "stuff" before I finished, was interrupted because of dinner preps or had an unscheduled appointment (unbeknownst to me) to tend to. Of course the downside, if any, is the
chaos that my room can turn into when frantically rushing from one project to the next.
Here's my workroom, small but lovingly used:
In the above photos is an area directly left of entering my room is my treadle table still waiting for the perfect machine to be installed. In the meantime, my little Singer 99k (known as a 3/4 machine) sits there waiting to be taken to the next sewing/quilting social. In the first photo I had things piled on the top and bottom as well as the sides of this table.
Notice how little room I had on the side of the serger to do any sewing. Now I have the space I need.
As you can see the 72" X 40" work table was a toss all. Now, I have room to work on this little stool for one of my grand children using oatmeal containers.
These two bakers' racks full of containers flank the sides of my worktable.
So I house fabrics of all kinds, Hawaiian prints, batiks, juvenile prints for the GCs, decorator fabrics, and fabrics for crazy quilts. Then there's containers for glues and glue guns, one for brass stencils, one for grommets and grommet pliers and there's even a container, a big one, for all my ribbons and trims. I have 2 plastic drawer towers that hold rubberstamps and ephemera that I've had for years, I just couldn't let them go.
This is my workroom and I love it. Enjoy the photos and please send me some feedback, good or bad. I love hearing from all of you.
Aloha for now,
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