New Year, New Room, New Machine
So I've been living in Atlanta for about 8 months and I finally organized our office/guest room into a useable space. I was kind of forced to by a new addition that needed to find a proper place.
Tada! For Christmas my boyfriend got me a serger. (He has definitely been the financier for my sewing endeavors.) I was so excited that I went ahead and made matching dust covers for both it and my sewing machine.
|got some scrapbooks and Sailor Moon too!|
The cube shelf could only fit in the office if I faced it away from my desk, so I put things on it I didn't need immediate access to. That includes books, paint, knitting, scraps, plus my boyfriends leather and beadwork tools.
|toolbox and tote|
Behind the cube shelf is my toolbox with all my sewing machine stuff and other notions (elastics, grommets, etc). I also have a tote for my measuring/cutting tools. It's super portable so I can carry it back and forth to the dining table where I cut my fabric.
|DIY cardboard shelves|
To the left of my desk are shelves I made out of cardboard boxes and I love them! I needed some vertical storage, but didn't have the money for it. So I just grabbed some boxes leftover from our move, stacked them, and now they hold all my current and planned projects, patterns, and notions. I like this system cause I can easily switch projects and don't have to go hunting for some fabric or a zipper.
|jars of notions|
Below the shelves is a box of thrift store finds waiting to be refashioned. Next to them are a bunch of candle jars I use to hold trims, piping, zippers, and buttons.
|More cardboard shelves!|
Finally there's my thread and bobbin collection. I use the bitty machine box I found ages ago for the bobbins and a box from the thrift store for thread. Overall I'm trilled with the new workspace. I'm totally ready to get started with a whole year of new sewing projects.