It’s February already?

I’m back…… I’ve been in essay land but its all done now, phew.

Remember my survey that so many of you lovely sewers helped me out with, well, I’ve been writing about that.

*** My survey is still open by the way, (as I plan to pursue this line of research, it’s really interesting) so if you are a home sewer that hasn’t filled it in, there’s still time! Its here :

In the meantime I’m going to chuck in a pic of my new sewing space – I have moved out of my little studio at the back of the house (it was too small and a little bit damp which was making my fabric stash sad).

So, we now have a kitchen/diner and the dining room is all mine!!! All my husbands suggestion, what a star πŸ™‚


When I get my kit back I will start posting more information about my results so far…


Sewing Studio … after pics

So I’ve had a few requests for the after pics …
Before you look can I just remind you that this wasn’t a massive tidy up, just enough to get some sort of order back!
I still have too many things;Β  fabric/books/paper/stationery etc etc but that isn’t going to change anytime soon! This is as good as it’s going to get for now:


The sparkly stuff now has it’s own box


My vintage Jones machine has gone to live at Em’s studio for the foreseeable future so I have a little bit more surface to fill.


My shelves are bursting but everything has its place and I know where to find it


My sewing desk is clear and my cutting space is visible – very exciting πŸ˜‰


The blackboard is even empty for a change .. though there is plenty of jobs to chalk down..


All my works in progress are bagged up and pinned so I don’t lose any bits (I had been looking for this peach ribbon since Moo’s birthday in May!)


Still a few corners to deal with but never mind … it’s a happy place once more.

Sewing studio

This is some ‘after the hoover before the clear up’ pics:


So today I have found myself at the end of a run of projects and commissions … I have a couple of kiddy free hours and am contemplating having a sort out.Β  Not a huge sort out that means it needs to get worse before it gets better… one that clears a bit of desk space and clears my mind a little bit.

I tend to grab sewing time in-between Kids/Uni/Cleaning etc so it is too precious to allow tidying time aswell!

imageThe three amigos – Overlocker, Coverlock and Sewing Machine.Β  Next on my list is an invisible hemmerΒ  I just completed a dress commission that was crying out for one! (more on that after the dress has been worn!).


even my chalk labelling is rubbing off – might wait until I can sort through the drawers before I re-label them though – who knows what treasures are lurking in there!imageThis corner is mostly piled up with Moo’s fabric; lovely big spots from Nani Iro (fromΒ Miss Matatabi onΒ Etsy) and loads of bargain sparkly tulle and satins from Goldhawk road – for future tutus of course.

Wish me luck, maybe one day when I grow up I will have a tidy, organised workspace (or maybe I will just move somewhere bigger and fill that too!)