Saturday, 11 July 2015
Where bloggers create 2015
Welcome to the Elsie May and Bertha workroom. The room as changed a lot since last year. I needed to reorder the space to give myself more room to work and make it easier to keep things together in the right space etc. Rather than have sewing related things sitting on bookshelves, I've now moved the books off three sets of shelves and the books will go on what's left. This stage of the move has yet to be carried out.
Two tables have been pushed together, giving me room to have both sewing machines ready to use. A small bookcase and the white set of shelves are now in the corner where one of the tables were. That corner of the room has everything to do with sewing on the shelves, fabric, beads etc., keeping things close to the tables where I want to use them.
There are larger boxes and baskets under the two table that hold my scrap fabric, vintage linen, vintage crochet mats etc. I've pinned vintage tablecloths to one table to hide the boxes (but they're still accessible). I still need to do this for the ends of the other table (a 'curtain' wouldn't be suitable where my legs go when I'm using a sewing machine).
The table where I make cards, paint etc is pretty much the same, though I do have more storage boxes for different types of paper, plus my penpal letters and writing paper. My next big job will be to sort through all of my ephemera and try to get it into an easier to use system, rather than just boxes. Hopefully, I'll have that done by next year's Where bloggers create post!
The ceiling has acquired some more tissue paper decorations, a giant snowflake above my sewing table and three coloured spheres above the end of paper working desk.
On top of the set of drawers that holds some of my knitting stash, I have two cake stands, one wire and the other paper, holding a few of my little bits and pieces, including my collection of vintage greeting cards, bits and bobs of china that will be converted into pincushions one day, my thimble collection, and two of my Mrs Marmalade pincushions.
The desk with the computer on has also been moved, which means I no longer have to sit in a draft when I'm using the computer!
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