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A Tidy Workroom is an Unproductive One.

After finishing the two bags and after all projects come to that, I like to have a good tidy up. There’s nothing worse than starting a new project only to find half the things you need are in the wrong place or missing.

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I thought I would give you a little tour of my tidy space. The room has two windows one at the front facing west, so really sunny and bright. This is where I do all of my sewing. Being a sunny room I always keep my machine covered when it’s not being used. Underneath the worktop I keep four other different¬† machines, cottons, buttons, you name it it’s under here.

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Cottons Galore…..

I made some curtains for the front of this area, I find it easier to use than having doors. The fabric is appliqued with imaginary flowers and foliage, all made from a sample book of fabric.

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The curtains have been recut and made to fit as my room had a different setup a few years ago.

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Doing this type of applique is very therapeutic, as I can just let my imagination go mad, I wasn’t trying to copy real flowers.

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Also on this worktop I have my PC and a¬† small TV on the wall, this doesn’t get used much but it does come in handy now and again.

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This is the view towards the back. This is where the sampling and pattern cutting goes on, as you can see I have a bit of a thing about scissors, and that’s not all of them. Behind the white curtains I keep all my fabric. I use to have it open, but I realised that the fabric was fading on the front edge. Underneath is all the paraphernalia that goes into the making of all the things I do, like zips, studs, dyes, felting stuff, you name it it’s here. Now you know why my granddaughters like to be let loose in here.

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Megan printing fabric that she used to make a little elasticated skirt.

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Imogen displaying the little houses they made for Halloween last year.

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My sister often brings her granddaughter round during the school holidays. Then the three of them have a ball using all the beads and glittery bits to create something special. Here they have made a triangular bag, all of their own design.

As a lot of you put photos of your sheds and garden work spaces, I didn’t think you would mind me putting my favourite work space on.

It won’t stay tidy for very long so make the most of it …..

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