Thursday, 3 May 2012

My sewing corner

Sewing corner
Music score
Books
Roses

Every crafty girl needs a space that's hers and I've finally got around to making the space in the corner where my sewing machine sits, mine. My Standard Book of Sewing, an estate sale find, goes so far to suggest "your sewing corner should have sufficient light ... [with] enough room for your sewing machine, a comfortable chair, a footstool ... and easy to reach shelves ... on which may be placed boxes and jar for buttons and other sewing accessories". Okay so my corner needs more work but we don't have a huge apartment so we're fighting for space with all our collections between us but I wanted to mark this territory as my crafty zone. Lets call it a work in progress where my sewing and my vintage things sit happily together.

Starting with a few old music scores from of my favourite musicals - High Society and My Fair Lady [I also have Moonlight Bay which is waiting to be added to the wall] all picked up from a flea market in Pickering [UK] - one day I intend to get them framed properly rather then using drawing pins. To my somewhat small collection of sewing books sitting proudly on my sewing table of which I want to keep adding to. The sewing box if you remember I picked up for a steal of $7 in Frankenmuth and is my treasure trove where I keep all my sewing basics - from threads, needles, scissors to some sewing kits for future use. Lastly I had to resort to the student faithful of reusing bottles, in this case a tequila one for a vase for what was remaining of the surprise flowers from my guy. And of course, the pile is all neatly topped off with a boxed 1969 vintage Avon powder compact which is now on eBay [hint hint].

Do you have any special "me" corners where you live? Where do you craft - I'd love to hear!

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  1. My desk is supposed to be my "me" corner. It is far from it right now. I definitely need to take some of your sewing books inspirations.

    Hey Rachael, do you know how to do alterations? There is a lot of money in alterations for people and it's off the books. Maybe it could be a new possibility? I just had my dress altered for that wedding and it made me think of you! Just throwing it out there! =)

    Lemanie's Randomness Blog

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    1. I wish I could do alterations although those books are full of how to's so I could probably learn it! Alternations seem a daunting part of sewing to me still haha!

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  2. How wonderful! I hope the have a crafting corner one day. I really love that your corner has a vintage feel. It adds to its uniqueness. The musical posters are just wonderful!!!

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    1. I've been wondering where to put those posters ever since moving and I thought i'd just throw them there and make it my little vintage and sewing corner. Think needing some shelves soon though!

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  3. i am loving your little sewing corner! especially with those old sewing books. too cute!!
    xo TJ

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    1. They are worthy of display alone!

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  4. I love how you've decorated the space, I definitely need something like this :) x

    http://bowtiedbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I'm normally a little bit of a cluttered person so it's nice to have somewhere tidy.

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  5. Your sewing corner is so perfect, I love what you've done. I really do love your sewing box too. Taking inspiration from this xxx

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    1. That sewing box was a total steal, while it's not in perfect condition I love it to bits.

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  6. These photos are gorgeous, especially the last one!

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  7. those pictures are awesome! love the vintage feel

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    1. Hopefully something to keep adding too!

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  8. I love your crafty corner, such a pretty and tranquil spot. x

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  9. gorgeous photos! I love the old sewing books!

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

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    1. They really are a delight to have a flick and a read through aren't they?!

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  10. I love your corner, it's so pretty! :D

    Lucy
    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    x

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    1. It feels very girlie which is unlike me a little haha!

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  11. your little corner is super cute, Rachael. I have a little room for my crafts, but it's being very neglected at the moment :(

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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    1. I'd love my own little room, but it would probably become a heaven of vintage goodies and be taken over haha!

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