Over the last few months I have seen sewing room pictures on other blogs.Some are just so organized with beautiful matching cabinets and shelves. Everything built in,----a special place for everything.They are beautiful and if I had the $ I would love to have that kind of space. It is not going to happen.
I am to frugal.(cheap).
Today I read this phrase* make do or do with out*
It is something I have done for years.
It is popular now to go to flea markets,yard sales, 2nd hand stores etc.
I have been doing that my whole life. My mom is the queen of 2nd hand. She has owned a shop for as long as I can remember and she is 83. Still buys and sells. Keeps her young.
My 5 siblings are all collectors of things. Not all the same things.
Over the years mom helped each of us acquire a set of depression glass, mine is Manhattan glass.I will share that another day.
In my world nothing matches. It is a hodge podge of things I have acquired over the years. Things I love. In my sewing space I don't have matching cabinets and shelf units for my fabric.
He took out the old machine, added a brace and wood to fill the hole where the old machine sat, I recovered the bench seat. My serger now has a permanent place.The cabinet was so unique I could not throw it out.The bench slides under it, the door closes and it looks like a stack of drawers.
My ironing table is an old sorting cupboard.The fabric I used ,to cover it,was a table cloth it its other life.
Because our basement flooded in 08 I no longer use it for my sewing space. I do store totes of my fabric stash there. I took back the family room for my sewing space.
This space started out as my greenhouse when I had the flower/greenhouse business. Mr.T built it with the idea it would one day be a family room which is was while our children were here.
Mr. T . didn't mind me taking the space I left a recliner and tv in one area just so he had his space to watch nascar. I will not be sewing on those days.
I am still arranging and adjusting things. My new machine is a joy and I love being in this space. I love being able to see my fabric.
So there you have it my hodge podge sewing space.I am blessed to have such a space.
Bitter cold today -30 wind chill. A good day to stay in and sew.