Sewing Room Pictures

Over the last few days I’ve been reorganising my sewing room, I’ve been mulling it over for a while as the previous layout just wasn’t working. I decided at the weekend to rearrange the cupboards, then if I’m happy, I’ll make it a bit more permanent. More about that later, it’s still a work in progress as you can see but so far, so good…

Of course when I’m moving everything round, emptying cupboards and drawers I find stuff, get distracted, you know what it’s like! Propped up in the corner I found an Ikea box frame, still in it’s packet, I think my daughter gave me it when she was having a clear out. I realised the aperture was a perfect size for a sewing themed card a good friend had sent me after attending my quilt in a day class. The card had been stood on the windowsill ever since as it’s so pretty. I stuck it in the frame but it needed something else…

As a box frame there’s room for little things in front of the mount, I started looking round for bits, an old thimble of my mums, a handmade label and some buttons. Somewhere I have a box of vintage cotton reels, but of course I haven’t found that box yet! In the meantime I found some wooden reels, I’m tempted to wrap a little ribbon or lace round them but for the time being they’re plain. I then had the idea of standing a couple of long pins in one of the spools…

I like it, it’s all a bit temporary as nothing is attached, so if it is tipped, the whole lot will change, but I think it will make a nice addition to my sewing room.

This friend clearly knows me too well too, at the weekend she sent me a link for the virtual classes being set up instead of the live ones at the Festival of Quilts. I’d managed to ignore the direct e-mail they sent but of course temptation was too great once I’d followed the link. I’m now booked on to two live classes on zoom, they’re £15 each, so I’ll let you know how I get on. I’m doing Folding Circles with Jennie Rayment and Machine Embroidered Landscapes with Wendy Dolan. Follow the link if you fancy learning something new.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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9 Responses to Sewing Room Pictures

  1. claire93 says:

    “bon courage” on getting your sewing room sorted and how you like it ^^ and the box frame really sets the card off well!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Laura says:

    The box frame makes a great treasured keepsake display! 🙂


  3. nanacathy2 says:

    Amazing what you find when you have a good sort out and tidy up. Lovely use of the box frame. The classes sound great, but I really don’t need or actually want to add anything to my projects pile!


  4. The frame is lovely! Well done! I love the spurt of creative energy and excitement that accompanies a good clean out.


  5. Jane M says:

    💕 I have signed up for the mini quilt course


  6. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Margaret, you’re giving me ideas . . . . . ❣️


  7. suemreed says:

    Wendy Dolan is fantastic! Such a super tutor you will love it!!


  8. What a clever idea.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. tialys says:

    Love those Ikea box frames – they work really well for my doggie portraits and really reasonably priced too. I love the way you’ve used yours.

    Liked by 1 person

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