Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's finished for now

I've opened and put away the last box.  I've cleaned off the sewing table top...which had become the drop off station for anything I wasn't sure where to put it.  I've marked almost everything...still need to bring my label-maker home from work to add a few labels to things.  And my inspiration board still needs to be tacked up...but other than that my sewing room is finished and waiting to be used.


Here are a few pics:
 My button & closing shelves
(This use to reside in the armoire in my bedroom)


The first bookshelf
(holds patterns, tv & computer equipment
plus the books my parents had)


 The second bookshelf that is currently 
holding my sewing library in bins, 
as well as my thread collection.
The books will be taken out of the bins later.


Cutting table (side view)


Ikea piece - this use to hold clothing in my
bedroom closet - now it holds all of the
items that use to reside in my armoire.


I haven't tried the room out yet and I still have to find a place to put my ironing board permanently, so as of now it will have to be taken up and down for every use.  However, I believe I will gain some space once the new fabric closets arrive. This is what I ordered from Lowes:




After these are assembled and placed against the wall where the fabric bins now reside, I will gain some space and a place for the ironing board.  For right now I will improvise.  I did manage to keep all of the pieces of McCalls 6395 together during the move so I'm going to see if I can finish that dress up today.  My mojo isn't all the way back, but I think I need to jump start it with a little sewing.  Hopefully I will have some actual sewing to share with you soon!


...as always, more later!

34 comments:

  1. Ooooh, fancy! I love this. Gives me little shivers of organization happiness!

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  2. That's quite an accomplishment. Now start sewing so you can quickly internalize the location of all the things you need.

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  3. Ahh, room to set up the ironing board permanently. I'm so very jealous of that. My cutting table has to be put up and down as needed as well. Your room is coming along quite nicely and I'm looking forward to that next dress.

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  4. Great setup, every thing is so organized. I have that pattern in my sewing lineup, trying to complete new look 6067.

    Thanks for the lovely compliment on my jacket.

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  5. It's so organized! And so much fabric ^^ Now what should I be more jealous of?

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  6. It looks lovely and organized. I have very similar shelves from Lowes for my fabric. Hope your mojo comes all the way home. g

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  7. It's looking great. I don't know about you, but organization always makes me feel good. The cabinets look like the perfect storage solution for your 'collection' Where is it now?

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  8. Your room looks great--so well organized. Congratulations on your move!

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  9. Congratulations! I hate unpacking - kudos to you for pushing through it!

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  10. oooh how exciting:)Did you discover any thing you forgot you had?i always seem to do that when i organise .

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  11. Looks lovely. Can't wait to see what comes out of your machine!

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  12. You are Golden! Unpacking so quickly... Did you find the zippers, etc?

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  13. Glade to see you've started to make it home.

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  14. Awesome! Normally I wouldn't comment, being a confirmed lurker, but after meeting up with some absolutely wonderful European bloggers, I've amended my ways!
    Sheila in Brussels

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  15. Been waiting and waiting for pictures--so happy to see that you posted today. Sewing room looks wonderful and I'm happy for you. I like those boxes in the 3rd picture down that holds your magazines--where did you get those? Again, congratulations on your new home. Janis

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  16. Carolyn, that is a great room. Such organization and room. Enjoy sewing in your new room.

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  17. Your sewing room looks great; so organized and I do like your fabric closet. Now you can sew and really make your sewing room yours. Can't wait to see your next sewing project.

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  18. Oh great room Carolyn and very well organised. I'm sure you are looking forward to the cabinets arriving ( they look great) and getting your fabrics sorted and away.

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  19. Congrats on your new sewing room Carolyn. It looks so well thought out and convenient. I know you'll spend many happy, productive hours in your new space.

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  20. Looks so clean and organized. Will it stay that way for long? ;0

    Enjoy your new space!

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  21. Carolyn it's great to see your sewing room is thisclose to completion! And, I'm glad to know that mo is back soon to be (hopefully!) joined by jo :)

    P.S. I do hope that your box of zippers reappeared?

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  22. I love what you have done! Enjoy your new home and sewing area!

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  23. This looks great! Don't I see some of that new flooring peeking through some of the pictures? It really looks good. Bet it will be a breeze to take care of.

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  24. Love your organization! Found your blog as I was researching a pattern I am listing in my Artfire Studio, can get enough good stuff about other folks sewing, super!

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  25. Looking good. wishing you happy days in your new sewing room.

    Sewjourner

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  26. Huge congratulations to you for getting settled so quickly. I am really impressed - I know it must have been exhausting.
    Jump back into the pool now, come on- the water is warm !!

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  27. It looks great! Let the sewing commence!!

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  28. Fabric cabinets,really. I am turning greener by the minute.

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  29. Oh wow, I am pea green with envy. How wonderful to have a sewing room and everything looks so perfectly set up. And fabric closets on their way - I am especially envious about that - how fantastic to have fabric closets!!!

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  30. I love your new cabinet. Your sewing room does look inviting! Maybe that dress will spur you on to sew more. I the way the boxes are on the book shelve. It seems to make everything easy to see. Sometimes when I 'm stuck and am procrastinating finishing something or even getting started on a garment project, I will make a tote bag or something similarly crafty that can be finished quickly.

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  31. May you have many blessings upon the items you create in your new sewing area!! Looks all so good!! :)

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  32. Nice.., it's all coming together.

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  33. Looks good! Is this the first time you've had a dedicated sewing room? I keep eyeing my daughter's bedroom, which is larger than my current sewing room. If I'm going to steal it, I'd better do so before she comes home from college!

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