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My Sewing Room Today

Welcome back!  Sorry if that last post was a bit of a snoozer.  I tend to get excited when it comes to my sewing space and geek out too much.  Are you ready for round two?  Hope so!

Here it is…the moment you’ve accepted is coming been waiting for…

A tour of my sewing room today!

2020-02-12_0183View from the entrance of my 10×11 sewing paradise.

2020-02-12_0182To the right, you’ll find storage.  Lots and lots of storage.

2020-02-12_0173To the left, sewing desk, and small storage.

2020-02-12_0184As you exit, you’ll find a closet, a cabinet, and a dress form that needs to be kept
out of sight of the doorway lest it freak you into thinking some strange really
still person has invaded your home.

Now that you’ve seen The Sewing Room in all of its glory, it’s time to explore.

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My Sewing Room: an Evolution

My sewing room has been a work in progress since I bought my house in November of 2010.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve lived here for almost four years now!

In those four years so much has happened.  My sister had my niece, (my nephew was just over a year old when I bought the house) and shortly after I met Mr. 5.  In 2012 he moved in, (Oh, sin!) and then we got married this year.  <3

These are just a few of the lots of wonderful things I’ve experienced in this little starter home.

This is the first photo of them together and one of my favorites

From the first time I looked at the house, I knew the room the current owners were using as an office would be my sewing room.  My sewing room, which after proof-reading this post, seems like a poster child for Ikea.  Hope I don’t bore you too much with my loquacious detail:  seeing other people’s sewing spaces is fascinating to me and I decided it was time to share.

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IKEA! (and my 100th post!)

There’s a magical place not so far away that I make a pilgrimage to every year or so (though I’ve gotten to go TWICE this year; whoa!).  It’s a place filled with Swedish meatballs, Lingonberry jam, flat packed monstrosities, claustrophobia, and a scent that can only be identified by it’s name:  IKEA.

My big goal for this journey to Schaumburg?  A new cutting table!

Here’s my current cutting situation.  A folding table in the basement:

I left the mess from my Mini Wardrobe so you could see my piggy shame, just like my last post.  And this is after picking most of the scraps up along the way…

I only had two criteria for my new cutting table:

1.  Must fit my 3×5′ cutting mat
2.  Needs to be at least 36″ tall for ergonomic cutting (AKA fewer backaches).

As you can see, my current situation fits neither of my needs, but I’ve been making it work for the last few years.

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Closet Surgery 101

I live in a pretty modest small house that was built in the 1960s, during a time or by a developer who did not believe in the magic of healthy sized closets.  Or garages for that matter (mine was an afterthought build-on), which is essentially a giant ass closet for your car and lawn maintenance machines.


Closet space is now at a premium due to the Mr. 5 & Jess Household Consolidation Act of 2012. Not only are we working on combining households in the last two weeks, but we’re amalgamating two whole HOUSES of belongings. A subtle, yet important difference. Mr. 5’s house is also bigger and has comparatively decadent closets.

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