I’ve been tidying all week.
You might not believe me when you see these pics … but it’s true, I really have!!!
Here’s how I fit WAY too much stuff into WAY too small an area LOL.
Firstly my desk/cutting table/ironing board. I bought this desk off eBay for a ridiculous $80!! It’s an old Canadian banker’s desk and it’s fabulous!! As you can see I’ve got everything but the kitchen sink on the shelves above … essentials like family pics, the ‘puter, licorice allsorts mug, ruler shelf (with a drawer for my cutters), books (invoice/order etc.), … things I need on a daily basis ;o). Oh, and the gawjus little drawer my iron is sitting on is an old treadle drawer, love it!! I can keep little knick-knacks in that too!!
Round to the right of my desk is my Rosie – my beautiful Janome Horizon :o). As you can see, she too is surrounded by various fabulous storage pieces … every one of which is absolutely chokkers lol!!! Top left is another cabinet of old treadle drawers – I have a hard time resisting these have you noticed he he. The funny long tail thing hanging from the drawers on the left is my zippers, all on a ring and hanging from the handle. To the left of these drawers is a built in wardrobe … all my pre-cuts and special fabrics are in there – along with a LOT of other stuff!! My threads are all lined up on the sill … my scraps stash in the clear drawers under the table. Directly under Rosie is Bertha, my Janome 6500 (still for sale if anyone’s interested!!). More clear drawers on top of the terrific little cupboard my Dad made for me years ago.
Next is one of my favourite parts of the room, I just love to drool over all of these pretty fabrics … and to browse through the pages of these books… a great way to while away some spare time ;o). That’s my printer on the right by the way … this room is so small that I couldn’t get far enough back to take a pic without getting the printer in … as it was I was leaning right back over my desk LOL.
Tucked in the little corner between the book case and Rosie is this … another treasure trove of much loved gifties … pics of dear ones and more treadle drawers lol – gawjus!!!!!
So here’s the last bit … my trusty printer sits on YET ANOTHER set of drawers!!! That’s my notice board on the right and it’s under another ruler shelf. Both of my ruler shelves were made by Cath’s husband Ron, they’re a really practical way of storing rulers and yet still keeping them very handy to grab. I love them!! This one is even better cos it has a shelf under it for my stapler, sticky tapes, stamps and stickers etc, and also a bunch of hooks where I can hang my scissors and pretties :o).
My room is filled with sweet treasures and gifts from dear friends …. each one is cherished. Not a square inch is wasted LOL.
This is my workspace, my sewing room, my office – sometimes even my refuge ………….. it’s my cave and I love it :o).
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little tour :o).
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