In the beginning

In the beginning, I was sewing on our dining room table.
In the beginning, I was buying fabric in one yard increments from stores like JoAnn’s.
In the beginning, I thought I was busy.

A lot has changed! We don’t really use the formal dining room or living room, so sewing on the dining room table worked out fine. The problem is, I quickly out grew the area. Plus, having all my “mess” in the house wasn’t working. Once my husband figured out this wasn’t just a one time thing, he started thinking of ways to make it all work better.

We set up my work space out in the extra storage area of our garage. (This has been set up for quite a while…I just didn’t have a blog at the time, so I thought I’d share with you now.) We put down carpet and everything! It’s my own little studio. It’s great because I can escape to work and my projects don’t interfere with our house!

This is our old desk. It works pretty well as a sewing surface, although I dream of having something with the machine dropped down. Maybe sometime when my husband has a free minute he can make me one! I use the drawers to store labels, shipping supplies and various other items that need to be close while I’m sewing.

My cutting table used to be a desk top from my husband’s work. They were throwing it out, so he brought it home and rigged up this table for me. YEAH! I was getting a horrible backache from bending over to cut, so it’s really nice to have something up higher. You can see one of my craft fair tables as well as one of my rolls of canvas. And let’s not forget my iPod! What work area would be complete with out an iPod? There are many other items you’ll notice if you look closely…that is, if you want to!

Storage, storage, storage. These were given to us by some wonderful people from my husband’s work. Most all of it holds fabric. One drawer has embroidery supplies. None of these hold completed items. That’s in another area that is not pictured 🙂 So there you go, my work area. When I get my new place, I will add in an area for my computer and printer too.

3 Responses to “In the beginning”

  1. 1 Fellow 4-Her October 12, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    And to think, we tried to organize you with a tack board and index cards. What a joke! Lots has changed in 16 months!

  2. 2 LazyTcrochet October 14, 2007 at 11:16 am

    I’ll have to get organized, one of these days! maybe after the holidays LOL

  3. 3 heap October 14, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    WOW! I knew you had set up a work space in the “garage” but had no idea it was so handily done. Awesome! Love the little “Sweet Pea” set you just finished:) Keep up the good work………

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