Moving my sewing room…

by Helen on June 8, 2013

Inspired and energised by the wonderful summer sunshine we’ve been enjoying here for the past couple of weeks(!) I decided to undertake a project that I’ve been planning for a little while.  Not a sewing project … but a sewing room project.  My old sewing room was in the smallest upstairs room, at the back of the house – lovely to look out over the garden in the summer months, but cold with little sunshine through the winter.  So I decided to move things around and transfer my sewing area to the little-used spare bedroom at the front – not such a nice view, but much cosier – and larger too….

Coombe Leigh

 With room for a lovely comfy sofa – that also doubles as a bed for guests.  The hand-crochet blanket was an amazing bargain from Totnes market – just £20 (that’s around $32) for an enormous – about 6′ x 4′ blanket – I don’t think I would even be able to purchase the yarn for that amount.  I did query with the stallholder if she was certain that was the correct price, but she assured me it was so I carried it home in triumph and have been waiting to show it off in all its multicoloured glory!  One of the teddies is a childhood friend, the other was rescued from a village fete a couple of summers ago – a very handsome fellow indeed.  My sewing machine also looks as though it likes its new home…

Coombe Leigh

 And the collection of Bustle & Sew softies are waiting for a shelf to sit on – hopefully I’ll be able to sort them out in the next few days.  On the noticeboard you can see a collection of lovely illustrations by my friend Jacqui of FlapdoodleDesigns.  Some were for my “Simple Stitchery” free e-book – if you don’t already have it you can download it from the right-hand sidebar – and some are for my upcoming “Handstitched Christmas” collection – it’s all finished and will be published next month in time for “Christmas in July”.

Christmas Collection

  I felt very hot and dusty after moving everything around, so I rewarded myself with a deckchair in the garden, a lovely iced lemonade and some fresh-picked flowers to make the perfect finishing touch to round off all my hard work….

Coombe Leigh

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Julie June 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Love the blanket. Your room does look lovely and sunny. What do you see from your window? The sea………?
Julie xxxxxxxx

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Helen June 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm

No, sadly just the road and then our woods. The sea is over a hill beyond the next village. X

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jasmine Patrick June 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Love your new room!!!!

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Jeannette June 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm

It looks very bright and airy…just right to get those creative juices flowing…..do the sneaky hounds jump on the sofa though? or are they barred?!!!
Cheers from a sunny Wensleydale(Even drinkies and yorkshire tapas in the garden tonite!!!)
Jeannette..xx

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Helen June 9, 2013 at 4:00 am

No dogs in workroom! Indeed, no dogs upstairs at all! So they wait at the bottom of the stairs and POUNCE whe I come down. Hope you had a nice evening, sounds lovely.

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Amanda June 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm

What a wonderful find, the stall holder clearly didn’t value what she had hold of. I love having a really good sort out every now and then, finding treasures I’d forgotten and clearing out stuff I wonder why I kept. I’m sure you had a good sort out too.

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Helen June 9, 2013 at 4:01 am

Yes,you’re right, I did. Amazing what you find……..!

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