This shows my sewing room not long after we had decorated it (after a fashion) - so not quite as full as it is today!! Most of these photographs have already been taken from Flickr and posted on Pinterest - so I will ask again for this not to happen. I was upset yesterday by my photos being posted there within a few hours of me taking them...mmm. I was up at 4 today (yikes - so that might explain the tired and crabbiness) and was going to shut flickr and blog down in a fit of pique! I could hear my mother telling me not to cut my nose to spite my face so I will continue for the time being.
Separate posting needed on tins I feel.
I hate it when the fabric I really, really want is at the bottom of the pile...you cannot see the dust that I can see....
In the photo above you can just see the remnants of how the room used to be decorated - I painted a piece of cardboard box to look like a fire so that Maille could sit beside it and make tea for us both...awww, sweet (also teeny tiny vintage oven in view bottom right!)
The photo below is a year or two old now - a few things have changed in here since..
Below is the truth behind my sewing - I spend a HUGE amount of time sifting and sorting. I do work, I do have a proper job but sadly I only sleep about 5-6 hours a night leaving me with plenty of hours to fill with the sifting and sorting.
I actually have a teeny tiny space that I sew in - some might say that is because there is toooo much stuff..
Bitterly regret getting rid of my old sewing machine (I do have some 'proper' old ones mind) as this one has been useless - I bought it with my 'ebay money' - so felt quite virtuous that it had not cost me anything. If a business would like to sponsor me with a new one I will sell my soul for that offer!!!
The shelf below does not change too much - except at Christmas when they have to make way for vintage Christmas tins of course!
The awful truth of fabric sorting - this is what takes so long (separate post to come on embroideries..oh dear)
Looking back I can clearly see that things do not remain the same for very long in our house - the mantle piece below is quite different today
This is where I sit and trundle away at my sewing machine - it looks quite bare here, in the early stages of adornment....