I'm into something good...
I've been organising my sewing room lately. My previous sewing spot was an absolute disaster. I haven't got any pictures but I'll draw you one. I have a small space on top of my bedroom where I used to sleep as a kid. I used to be able to stand up there. That was when I was six. Unfortunately I didn't stay 1 meter tall. There's just enough room for a seat in there and I put together something that appears to be a makeshift table for my sewing machine. This was far from ideal. The sewing machine barely fit in there, with only 15 cm room left above it. The table was also very rickety and it didn't help my already horrible organising skills that I had to crawl around to get things. Combine this with absolutely no space to lay out pattern pieces flat except the floor and you get the recipe for a sewing disaster. My sewing space kind of grew there over the years as I stocked up on fabrics and patterns and learnt a lot. It was kind of like a tumor growing on top of my room, in the end bursting open and spilling the sewing stuff all over my room.
Luckily my brother has a good sense of timing. Since he left the house to live elsewhere I got permission to colonise his bedroom too. I had to leave all of his stuff in place though. So now I have a desk (hurrah for flat surfaces that do not make your knees hurt), extra floor room (you know for when things get big) a makeshift cupboard with all my fabrics and stuff, and room for my (finally finished) sewing mannequin. (Too bad she turned out around 2 cm to big for my size all round). I also dug up my own irons, I bought them second hand for 10 euro once and I'm very happy with them up until now. There the old fashioned kind without steam but they will do and are handy when you are ironing on sticky things like fusible facings. I have to get my own ironing board now, since dragging the one we have up two long flights of stairs each time is going to get old really soon.
While organising I found loads of old clothes I made and while slightly embarrassing, they show how much I've learnt since then and that does make me proud. I might make a post about that soon, but not all to publicly since I did do really weird stuff.
I've also been busy finishing off some old projects I will be posting about and a super secret birthday project I'll have to hurry along since my deadline is tomorrow evening. Jajks!