It is that time again!
Thank you to Karen at My Desert Cottage for hosting Where Bloggers Create 2013
I am so thankful for the space I have to create. For many years the dining room table was the space I would use for everything from sewing to ornament making. Now I have a room upstairs set aside for creating. At this time sewing is what I do most but my supplies for all of the different creative projects I like to work on are stored in this room. It is at the top of the stairs on the left.
Only one little window but usually lots of light coming in.
I have a new and very important addition in the window of my room, it is an air conditioner. I don't have to use it a lot here in the Pacific Northwest but when the temperature rises I no longer move my projects down stairs to the dining room table.
I have tried to simplify things in this room but end up putting things back out where I can see them. I guess you could call it ordered chaos.
I use this chair to sit and think a little about what I want to work on, that is if it is not covered with projects.
The green drop down table was made by my grandfather for my grandparents first home.
My sewing machine is usually surrounded by my latest sewing project.
I do try to use my cover when it is going to sit idle for a day or two.
I have several Longaberger baskets and I like to use them to store odds and ends, this one is filled with lace and ribbon scraps. The pincushion is one I received in a swap. I love it!
Each of the items in the picture above remind me of someone or a special time, that is why I prefer a little clutter.
I also have several sewing baskets around the room.
This is intended to be a planter but it works great to hold my rickrack and bias tape, much easier to see what I have. It was a gift from one of my sisters.
A pincushion purchased on a trip to Hawaii and a collection of bird thimbles given to me by a sweet friend, sitting on my grandmother's spice drawer.
I have often thought I would like a mannequin but this is the closest I have come to having one so far.
Pincushions and buttons are something you will find in several places around the room.