Since I'm working on a big, long, complicated project right now (the remaining inspiration from my Copycatting post) and I don't currently have any new threads to show you (sadness!), I thought I would show you where I do all my sewing instead!
When we moved into this apartment over a year ago (on August 14, 2009, to be exact), we had never seen the place, never seen pictures, never seen a floorplan, NOTHING. So imagine my surprise and delight to find that we not only had an extra room, it contained this nook that is perfectly shaped for sewing!
I don't have the tomato pincushion you normally associate with home seamstresses. Instead, I have this heart-shaped one that I've had for 15+ years now.
It came as part of this huge sewing basket my granny made me when I was young that contained all kinds of notions, scissors, embroidery thread, had lots of pockets for all your little tools, and was pink and white checked with a big ol' heart on the top!
And here's the real star: my Brother sewing machine. I bought this about a year ago, and it's digitized. It has tons of fancy stitches that I've never even used, but it's been very, very good to me and I definitely love it!
Above my sewing machine is this makeshift bulletin board (read: fabric-covered cardboard). I like to pin little things on it from time to time, like that bow - a relic from the Backless Summer Dress that I transformed slightly a few weekends ago.
You'll also notice a little bit of sewing artwork pinned up. A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away...anybody?), Kendra spotted this template for sewing notions display art on design*sponge and sent it over to me. It's meant for ribbons, but I just cut little swatches of fabric from all my projects instead. And I've finally filled it all up!
And of course, because I love a good visual, here's all the garments that coordinate with the swatches according to their positions on the board!
Lastly, I want to take a moment here and say HELLO to all my new followers who followed me over from Sam's blog last week! She wrote the sweetest post about the clothes that I sew, and I am insanely flattered that all of you thought my clothes were cute enough that you wanted to come over here and follow me and see more of what I make! Seriously. Thank you!