My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Some houses and a tour

Having mostly moved back into my sewing cave, I thought it time I took you on a tour—
This is my new sewing desk. I LOVE it. My Bernina sits in a little cavity, just like in my Sew-Ezi table. I made sure the desk was nice and deep for handling big projects and also that I had some decent cupboards underneath. 
Yes, that was a new little house sitting under the sewing machine. Thank you Maria for this little window decoration.
At the end of the desk is my little computer space. I made this as small as was feasible so that I had more sewing room. It works well so far but I will tweak it a bit so that I have little cubbyholes under the monitor and printer.
Oh look that was another house block hanging on the computer screen.
On one wall I have put Nanny's old sewing cabinet. This is what I used to sew on before I got my  Sew-Ezi table. I have my old Janome set up at the moment but the flap folds up and the machine slides into the cupboard on top if I don't want to sew with two machines at once. Just to the right is the butterfly-type table I used to use as my cutting table. Every time I grizzled to myself about how small and wobbly it was I reminded myself that it used to be Mum and Dad's kitchen table when they were first married!
And the Janome is looking after another block... thank you Annette for the lovely lady in the window.
This isn't a very good photo sorry as it is too sunny outside but this is another huge change in my cave. This desk used to be my computer desk but I decided I would rather have it for cutting, etc, instead. The MOML heightened it for me and it is perfect for cutting. I can also use it for preparing my tops for quilting too. Nana made me the cane baskets a long time ago which I treasure hugely. Oh and there is my ironing board too, nice and handy to my sewing machine.
A change in purpose.
And here is the house on my cutting mat. 
Fun to make some houses again - it's been a while.
I am very happy with how it has turned out and it is so nice to have all my bits around me again. I still haven't cluttered up the walls with quilts and 'stuff' but it wont take long, I'm sure.
[EDIT - to answer Suz' question re stash and scraps. They are in plastic bins and drawers under the cutting bench - still a bit messy to photograph!!]
So now it is time to get back to my fruity quilt for Dad--I'm up to the appliqué stage -- moving along nicely.
Thanks for touring with me, happy creating, everyone,

30 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

your sewing space is wonderful.....it's great when you have it set up right..........

Carrie P. said...

nice sewing space!!!
oh, your houses are so cute. I love the one with the guy washing his car.

Carrie P. said...

nice sewing space!!!
oh, your houses are so cute. I love the one with the guy washing his car.

Kerry said...

Hey. I love the cave you! Very happy for you and look forward to seeing lots more sewing creativity......

Char said...

Wow Raewyn your space is just lovely. I just did a post today on my very cramped space. I need an area like yours for quilting large quilts. Enjoy it!

LuAnn said...

It's great that you have everything handy. Love all of your little houses, too!

Janet O. said...

How nice to get your space organized the way you want.
Very cute little houses. I like the bird in the window--so cute.

Doniene said...

Just absolutely perfect!! Thanks for the tour - and the houses are adorable!!

Suz said...

Well, ditto to everyone elses comments - but where is the stash hidden?? and where do you hoard your scraps??

AnitaS said...

You have a beautiful craftroom. Your houses are beautiful.

Leeanne said...

I enjoyed the tour very much thank you, but a cup of coffee would have been nice!
Your new bench is fabulous! I like the colour.
I bet it is nice to have everything organised & in one room.
oopps....I just saw my cup of coffee, in the door of that wee house!!

Shirley said...

Thank you for the guided tour. What a fabulous space to play in. Love you grans old sewing cabinet.

Charlie and Wendy said...

You have a wonderful sewing space and it looks very organised. Your little house look great too!

Maria said...

Oh Raewyn what a fabulous place your cave is. Love the new sewing bench and it is sew nice to still have your Nan's in use too.
Gorgeouse wee houses. My builder was away this week.LOL
Have fun making Dad's Fruit Quilt.

Patty C. said...

I like your houses :)

Josie said...

Luv your sewing space. It's nice to see where you sit when you are blogging and sewing. Have to say if my cutting board was in front of such a great window I'd get nothing done for gazing outside! Can you see calves from there... oooooooo!

GittaS said...

This was a wonderful tour.
Beautiful houses you have sewn.
Greetings
Gitta

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi Raewyn,
yout seewing-room looks great, I belive that you love to work in there. I ´ve got a Sew-Ezi Table too, and I love it.
Your houses are so cute, well done!
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Grethe said...

Seeing your great work-space, I must get a move on one of these days. Lovely houses with the special windows! And thanks a lot for your comments on my blog:-)

Nicky said...

What a wonderful space you have there Raewyn, no wonder you're thrilled with it! Cute little houses, I love the little ones peeking out.

northernknitter said...

Congrats on the new space - so much space to fill up :) Oh I do heart your Nan's sewing cabinet it's a treasure for sure.

Sheila said...

Thanks for the tour , your sewing space is wonderful and we share the same machine , I love my Bernina :-)Oh I also love all your little houses , just charming !

ms lottie said...

It's fun taking a peek into other people's sewing rooms. It looks great and I'm sure you'll be happy in there for hours at a time.

Rebecca said...

I love the block with the guy washing the car....soooo purfect!

Katie said...

What a wonderful room! I love your houses too. I've just got back into making more. I'm so behind!

Barbara said...

What a fabulous sewing cave Raewyn. It is great you are all set up again and bet you are enjoying the extra space

Roz said...

what a dream surface for your
bernina and space for your creativity

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your sewing room looks wonderful. Everything is so well thought out and in its place. Enjoy your space!!

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh now, that was a treat! What a beautiful sewing room. I love the counter your sewing machine is on. Gives it a nice feel for the whole area. Your little houses are too darn cute! Wonderful job.

Sue Daurio said...

what a great sewing space. Love the deep desk with the sewing machine that fits in there so nicely!! Cute houses too!