I have had absolutely no desire to sew lately...and I'm not upset about it. I think I'm in that no man's land between summer and early fall sewing. I've made quite a few summer garments and I'm not feeling the pressure to finish much more especially since my list is always greater than my ability to sew...
The new September magazines are on the newsstands...that means that they will soon be dropping into my mailbox or onto my iPad. As my subscriptions are starting to expire I've been switching them to my iPad which I find I'm actually liking alot even tho' I was worried that I wouldn't. Even though I now get Bazaar magazine on my iPad, I still bought a printed version from the newsstand because I have to be able to pull inspiration pictures from the magazine! *LOL* I also lugged home the 10lb September Issue of Vogue.
I think the other reason that I'm not thinking sewing is because my daughter is moving out next week and I'm back to finalizing decisions for my sewing room. I read this article that says that as much storage as you think you need, you should double it. Why? Because people plan storage for what they already own with a little extra instead of adding alot of space to allow for growth. I know this to be true because I've maxed out the magazine/bookshelf storage in my living room because I planned for what I had with a little more. Don't wanna make that mistake with the sewing room.
So...we've picked different furniture...with a lot of drawer and shelf space. I've incorporated some more stand alone shelves for the wall so that boxes can be added to them for even more storage. Yeah, we've gone storage crazy! We had a budget...not an overly expensive one...moderate...I mean I do live in an apartment and the furniture can't be built-ins...but then I saw this:
...and I want it! Bad! Now there was no pressing station in my original room design. I was just going to use my current ironing board until I saw Renee's. (yes, I've been haunting people's blogs and the internet looking at sewing rooms trying to make sure that I've got EVERYTHING I want in mine!) Now my friend and I are fighting over this. Not because I don't have the space...not because it doesn't add additional storage to the room...but because I want to buy mine from Nancy's Notions instead of making it and it's blowing the budget up! Seriously, you can tell my designer is my friend because who else fights with their designer to spend more money! *LOL* Usually you're reigning them in...*sigh* Long story short...I don't know if this will make the final cut...
ETA: It is important to note here that I don't want to MAKE my own pressing station! I'm not a DIYer kinda girl nor do I have the time! Even all of the furniture purchased for the room was picked because it comes already constructed.
With all this budget talk, you would think that I've stopped fabric shopping right? Well you would be wrong! Between the stress of my daughter moving out, challenges at my job and not sewing...I've bought a few extra pieces of fabric. Hey, another reason for more storage! *LOL* But this time it's Rachel's fault...she showed these Van Gogh Rayon Challis' prints from fabric.com on her blog and I had to have some. Yeah, yeah I know but they feed me at work so I can cut down on my food bill for a couple of weeks! They arrived last night and they are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!
Lastly, you know I don't facebook...but when a sewing friend asks for a favor I'm there for her! So Lori who authors the blog, Girls in the Garden, and the podcast Sew Forth Now, has started a facebook page for the podcast. Would all of you who have enjoyed her podcasts please "like" her! And if you haven't heard one of Lori's podcasts, shame on you! Get yourself over to iTunes or her blog and download one. They are fun and informative...and tho' I'm not a podcast kinda girl...I really enjoy Lori's.
Okay, I've caught up! I think I might sew this weekend but who knows I may end up reading another novel and vegging...
...as always, more later!