Welcome to 2013, you guys! I spent the rest of my break working on my bathroom and relaxing. The new semester starts tomorrow, so it’s back to work. I had, all things considered, a pretty great holiday.
As always, when I have time to think I have time to plan, and I came up with a new scheme:
I’m seriously considering turning my guest room into a sewing room. We have lived here 4 years and had overnight guests only a handful of times. To be totally honest, I don’t enjoy entertaining overnight. I’m introverted, and my house is my refuge – having people stay with me makes me super nervous (I feel like a jerk saying that, but I feel the same way when staying in someone else’s house myself – give me a hotel room any day!) We can get a nice air mattress for when it’s needed. My family and friends live in town (except my best friend, but she’s allergic to my cats and can’t stay!) and Marc’s family generally only do day visits.
My current sewing room is on the 3rd floor, which isn’t ideal. Right now it’s so cold that I really can’t stand to sew, and in the summer it gets pretty hot. It shares with my exercise equipment and my husband’s Lego collection, so it’s always cluttered. I can’t control my husband’s clutter (and really, it’s his hobby, why should he have to?) but I do find that being in a messy room makes me stressed out and not at all creative.
I can take over the bedroom entirely, so long as I don’t mind giving up a closet (I don’t!) I can’t make it dual purpose because it’s not big enough – the bed takes up a good portion of the room. It’s not super big – roughly 10 feet x 12 feet. I’ll leave my fabric storage upstairs, so I only need room for my machines, ironing board, and cutting table. I have a Sullivan’s cutting table, and I might buy the ironing cover for it – that way I only need one surface for both!
Here is the room when we moved in:
I’ll change the wall color – not sure to what yet!
So here is my question: would anyone like to share their sewing rooms with me? I’m especially interested in seeing what you can do with a small room, but anything is good. I need some inspiration, and I’m not averse to buying new storage or furniture (we have an IKEA in driving distance.) I have a nice sewing desk (from Ikea) and a cutting table - one of the ones that folds up to a smaller size easily. I have another sewing desk with my Singer which I would like to place in the room, as I don’t have space for it upstairs. It still needs refinishing, which isn’t happening until the thaw – it’s living in my dining room right now!