I knew that I wanted to make the room pretty and fill it full of things I love (other than just loads of fabric!) I wanted a picture shelf rather than having pictures hanging on the wall. I found most of the prints on Etsy and bought as many varying frames as I could get my hands on. I love the way it came together, better than I imaged it could be.
We already had the storage unit from Ikea so I just filled it full of fabric and notions. I can fit two rows of fabric in each cube so can make it look like my fabric habit is not that bad...
I also have a cube full of sewing books and patterns. Most of the sewing books I own have been purchased from The Works, Roisin tipped me off to their awesome selection when I first told her I wanted to start sewing. After making my beautiful silk dress I want to learn more about couture techniques so when I have my next occasion dress to sew I am going to pick up a few tips from my new book to make it even more special. And I do own more than one pattern even though I choose to only make one!!
Talking of only making one sewing pattern, Christine Haynes kindly sent me the PDF for the Emery pattern cover so it could take pride of place in my sewing room. It was only right after all! I have also framed my gorgeous #simplybereal illustration.
Gray surprised me by also getting me Violet, my Lady Valet for Christmas. I had asked for her for my birthday (WHICH IS IN A WEEK!) so it was a total surprise when he pulled her out of hiding on Christmas day. She is modelling my latest make, I don't like leaving her naked! My BFF is Janet, a Janome SMD3000, I love her and we spend many happy hours together. She can occasionally be a bit temperamental (can't we all) but it is usually my fault and nothing that a fresh bobbin or a clean doesn't sort. I love her dearly and recommend her highly if you're in the market for a new machine.
In case you were wondering Gray does still have a desk in the sewing room. Kinda. I have decided that I prefer having my sewing machine and overlocker on separate desks BUT I have also promised not to use my overlocker when Gray is in the room (sounds like a drill apparently) so we will never have to fight over the desk. It's his when he wants to use it, I'm nice like that. I have a Singer 14SH754 which I purchased for a fraction of the price at Lidl last year. She has recently needed some repair work which was covered under the warranty and the service provided by Bogod & Co was awesome - picked up, fixed and returned to me within a week. I think she might have broken because I haven't named her yet...