I need to keep all my sewing stuff in here because I have no place else for it.
I have quite a few things - threads, fabric, cross-stitch charts, canvases, ribbons and trims, and lots of unfinished needlepoint.
In my early 20's, I worked in a needlepoint shop in London, and so tried lots of different techniques. I even did lots of extra sewing for the shop in the evenings, in order to save to go travelling.
So, now it's stashed all over this little room.
Ribbons and all kinds of trim are in the Ikea drawers.
I just have to decorate them !
As I'm trying to spend as little money as possible, I used some floating shelves I already had, but added the corbels underneath to make them fit in with the scheme a bit better.
Some cross-stitch charts and sewing magazines are in the box files. I covered these years ago, with photocopies of the fabric in the room.
It still needs a bit of sorting out !
Pandy (my bff) found 4 matching jars, that fit perfectly in my wire rack - they'll be filled up soon enough.
On the table are my favourite peces.
My Grandmother's sewing box.
Her button box.
Her tin with hooks and clips (written on a very scrappy piece of paper and stuck on).
A dish I love with a little scissor case and wooden needle holder.
I made up the patchwork design on the scissors case, it's on 18 gauge needlepoint canvas, and done with silks, but I didn't do the finishing. We had an amazing lady at the shop who made these up with the tiny piping. She also made up beautiful cushions and eye-glass cases, and worked on soft furnishings for an interior company.
And the reverse.
There are canvases and bigger trims in the baskets under this table.
This area needs a bit more work, and the sewing machine will probably sit here, or at the end of the bed when I have made a cover for it.
Finally, I managed to find some cheap storage boxes to fit under the bed and hold all my fabrics. Five of them fit perfectly.
So another long, drawn out post, you know I can't do short ones (though I have tried !).
The guest room is nearly done, just a light fitting to finish (I've been on it for weeks !). A few bits of sewing to do and the Ikea drawers to decorate.
Do you see the coaster on the edge of the table, that's for a glass of water ...............it is a guest room after all !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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