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The fun has started

Ellabella

The fun has started
« on: January 19, 2019, 15:44:01 PM »
I tried to post pics yesterday of my redecorated sewing room in its empty glory but everything crashed so today I hope I can do things better as I now have some furniture.
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I am determined that this time I am going to organise things properly.  I knew I wanted a good sized work station and a bit of browsing on FB Marketplace and Gumtree produced two desks. Next week I get the last of my furniture back, so a couple of bookcases and a small chest of drawers will be installed.

Hope I can start some actual sewing soon 0_0
Stash reductions 2019 31m
Stash additions 2019 55m

Efemera

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 16:59:54 PM »
Will that be that last time we see the floor? :thread: :sew: :fabric: :wool: :pattern:

Iminei

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 10:24:33 AM »
Now now Effie, dont be mean ( it would if it was my sewing room)
That is soooooo exciting and with a new, mint in box Janome too!!!

Please post pics of it fully kitted out too, Im so pleased that things have sorted themselves out for you Ella, and relatively quickly too*, your Insurance company must be very good ...

* There was a house in my town that had a fire, it didnt look too serious from the outside, the front door and one window was boarded up and there was smoke damage on the exterior of the house, but it took years before the damage was repaired
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Ellabella

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 11:08:55 AM »
This was DHs contribution to the fitting out  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

He has earned serious brownie points. The machine has been dropped down to table level and with a lovely space to the left and right I’m looking forward to some serious sewing,once I’ve made several pairs of curtains.
Stash reductions 2019 31m
Stash additions 2019 55m

toileandtrouble

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 15:13:57 PM »
Ooh, am I jealous!  That's perfect.  I have an attic room but full of the old furniture and power points fairly inaccessible.  Can't change it, I'm afraid, so I shall enjoy your room vicariously. 

Iminei

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 12:44:48 PM »

This was DHs contribution to the fitting out


WHAT ???!!! :angry: He unboxed your new toy??? That is NOT on!!!

OOohhh! You mean he made the 'ole for it to sit in, that ok then? All is forgiven   :angel:

How does one go about making an 'ole for your beloved to sit in??? Would it work in a dining room table, say?

So ermmm Ella, Will you be in on this years PL thing??? :[
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Ellabella

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 22:44:03 PM »
Well @Iminei I think it would be perfectly acceptable to fit a sewing machine into a dining table. 

Count me in for PL.. :D
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Stash additions 2019 55m

Ohsewsimple

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 16:01:02 PM »

This was DHs contribution to the fitting out


WHAT ???!!! :angry: He unboxed your new toy??? That is NOT on!!!

OOohhh! You mean he made the 'ole for it to sit in, that ok then? All is forgiven   :angel:

How does one go about making an 'ole for your beloved to sit in??? Would it work in a dining room table, say?

So ermmm Ella, Will you be in on this years PL thing??? :[

Haha that’s exactly what I thought @Iminei
I would love to have some sockets at that level.  I have to grovel under my worktop. But I don’t like to grumble as I love my sewing room as it’s nice and light and sunny and realise I am lucky to have one. 

Iminei

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2019, 10:34:20 AM »
I love my sewing room as it’s nice and light and sunny and realise I am lucky to have one.

and you're not too far away ...... how about hosting a sewing day ????  :devil:
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So Chic

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 16:07:57 PM »
Ellabella, you are so lucky to have a sewing room.  I sew in the dining room which means unpacking and repacking everything after every sewing session.  Mr. SC is not happy about my suggestion of using the spare bedroom as a sewing room.


Me too :( and if its too late ie 3pm, I just dont bother getting everything unpacked and ready to have to repack it away into the corner a couple of hours later! Imi

(sorry for hijacking your post xxx)
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Francesca

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2019, 21:45:42 PM »
@So Chic could you have a spare bedroom AND sewing room combined?

I used to sew in the dining room. BF had the spare bedroom for his office and the tiny box room was my dresssing room plus a squeezed in sofabed. Now we've swapped, so the box room makes a lovely cosy office for him (he actually prefers it) and the spare room is a combination of spare room, dressing room and sewing room.

I've got a sofabed in one corner, dressing table by the door and my Horn cabinet on the other wall. Horn cabinet can be tucked away when guests are over and the sofabed can be pulled out. It's a very comfy room!

I hate the idea of having a guest room just for the rare occasion guests arrive, and not allowing yourself to enjoy your hobby instead in your own house!
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So Chic

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2019, 10:31:20 AM »
Francesca,
Thanks for the suggestion and I will try to talk himself round to this way of thinking.
So Chic
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Ohsewsimple

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2019, 14:11:30 PM »
I love my sewing room as it’s nice and light and sunny and realise I am lucky to have one.

and you're not too far away ...... how about hosting a sewing day ????  :devil:

Hahaha.  Only just picked this up @Iminei.  No I’m not too far away!  I wouldn’t get many folks in my room as there is a big cutting table taking up most of the room and several machines on the workbench.  We won’t talk about the mess that’s lying around.  :o

Ohsewsimple

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2019, 14:20:14 PM »
@So Chic 
I hate the idea of having a guest room just for the rare occasion guests arrive, and not allowing yourself to enjoy your hobby instead in your own house!

I’m with you there Fran.  Seems such a waste.  I’m lucky I still have a spare room as well.....which is used about twice a year if my mum stays over or when stepson and wife come to us.
My mum was always complaining about her bungalow because she couldn’t offer a nice room to my uncle and aunt when they stayed.....a couple of times a year.  :[ The rest of the time it was her craft room with a knitting machine, motor, ribber etc  so took up a huge amount of space.  Now she is in a one bed retirement flat and we have still managed to get the knitting machine in the bedroom.

Francesca

Re: The fun has started
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2019, 15:08:21 PM »
That's why I love my Horn cabinet. At the moment, it stays out a lot but I know if guests come over it can all be tucked away so it doesn't bother them. Ironing board goes of the back of the closet door, iron goes in the sewing cabinet too. I still have my big pegboard with all my tools and the lamp stays out so it's not completely hidden away but enough not to bother anyone.
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Traded: 45.9m
Added: 41.9m
Up/down: -45.95m

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