Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Creative Space: a space of ones own

Finally, after a year and a bit of my sewing machine being permanently installed on the dining table, I have moved into the study/spare room.
The move was not without its considerations of the pros and cons. The dining table sits across the glass windows at the back of our house so light wise it really is the most unbeatable spot in the house, but I was basically sewing at the back door, which at our house actually functions as our main entrance.

old space

So you could say I evicted myself to have a little more privacy, I can shut the door on the mess now if I want, but I am now in the darkest room in the house, which I hope won't matter too much as I do a lot of work at night anyway.


new space

Thanks to the Ikea discount corner we picked up a large table top to replace my small study desk (so recycling the table legs). I also now have enough room for dual function - crafting and computering - great!

What you don't see in this picture is that table next to mine is my husbands computer desk, yes, directly next to me. Its a bit office like. A pro, or a con? Jury's out.

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10 comments:

Ruby Star said...

sweet new spot, it looks cozy.

Little Ted Canvas said...

So nice to have a space that is your own & that doesn't need packing up every day (still awaiting that space here). Love the chair too, looks comfy...

Jennie said...

Looks like a great space - i love your walls and chair!

Yana said...

looks like a great sewing/crafting space! :) by the way, i have the same style chair in a different fabric! happy crafting! :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Great table extension the inexpensive way!! Love Posie

Mary said...

Nice!

Having made the same type of move, I can tell you you will miss the light and the view of the outside, but you will love the ability to walk away and leave everything set-up! It will also be nice to be out of the traffic of the doorway. Be sure you have good lighting; your eyes will thank you.

Enjoy!

My.Florentine said...

I love the fabric covered chair! I hope you enjoy your new space and it becomes a 'pro' spot to sew :)

dash robin said...

Looks lovely and comfy and heres hoping it'll be a great creative space and you'll find it sweet to work away beside your fella...

Cotton Kiwi said...

The joys of being able to shut the door on the mess have to outweigh anything else in my book! Love your little space. Looks very cozy and you'll have easy access to tutorials etc with the computer next to you!

Angie said...

I'm with cotton kiwi, having a sewing space that does not require setting up & packing up is very exciting (although those things don't always happen even when using the dining table....at my place anyway)

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