Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Sewing Area...Yay!

In my last couple posts I alluded to a crazy time in my life right now.  One part of the craziness going on here at Hubby's and my house is the addition of a new family.  Not an addition "to" the family, the addition of a new family.  Just thought I would clarify.

Some family friends are moving in with us...a family of five.  Crazy huh?  The new living sitch has forced me to consolidate all sewing, embroidery, paper, and bead related supplies into a very small area.  You might remember the post where I confessed my sometimes "piggish" tendencies with this picture:

My Old Sewing Area

After I posted this picture I cleaned up the area...mainly because there were ants in the room.  I really am not a disgusting person, it just seems like it.  And, in my defense it is the time of year for ants...but it did not help that I had a huge pile of thrift store goods including a toaster that still had crumbs in it.  (Smiling sheepishly).  I rearranged the furniture for a better layout and organized my supplies.  It was pretty clean and organized until I piled more junk on the table.

Thankfully, I was able to restart the organization process by moving my sewing area into a corner of our bedroom and store my other supplies in our closet.  All I need to do now is find a lamp, hang my inspiration board and hang either a piece of art or fabric covered embroidery hoops above the table.

Drum roll please...Without further ado here is my new sewing area:

My New Sewing Area

Ta Da!  I know this is super exciting for you.  Don't hold back the applause or the standing ovation, I can take it :).

I love a tidy area even though I sometimes live like a pig.

I am pretty proud of myself for consolidating most of my sewing supplies and sewing area into this 26 square foot corner of our room.  I hid the remainder of my fabric stash and my much needed (and hoarded) crafting supplies in our closet.  You can see the box, tote and drawers picking out from underneath the clothes. (Disclaimer:  at some point you could see the box and tote, but I somehow deleted the picture).

There you go, my new and improved sewing and storage areas.  And if you are wondering about my sewing cabinet in the top picture...I am letting my new roomie use it for her sewing machine.  It only makes sense since the cabinet is living in the room her and her husband will take.  A built in sewing buddy.  How awesome is that?

Any spring cleaning going on out there?  It feels so good to get rid of clutter.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  ~Leslie


  1. Your sewing space has made me proud. I would take credit that I taught you everything you know but I didn't. Goo job!

  2. @bubbamcp
    Yes, I owe so much of what I have learned to my LITTLE sister. Thank you for showing me the way.


Essie Sews is a drama free, mean free, spam free zone. I reserve the right to remove any of said type of comments. I don't mind differing opinions, however when they cross over into mean, then I mind. Thanks for understanding!