"My Creative Spaces" is being hosted by Shannon from the blog "Thoughts and Thimbles". I have been following Shannon's blog for years, her sewing, decorating and homemaking tips have always been an inspiration. When I recently read her invitation to fellow bloggers to participate and link-up I thought it would be a great time to share a little bit about where I sew and how I organize my supplies.
The photo above was taken in our dining room, where I do the majority of my sewing. I have always enjoyed sewing by a window, the natural light and view of God's beautiful creation brings me great pleasure.
Beside our dining room table is an antique cherry server that a dear friend gave me before Adam and I married. I had no idea then just how handy this lovely piece would be. There are two drawers in the bottom of the server, the one drawer was designed with dividers for silverware but I am using it to store my ric-rac and bias tape. : ) I am storing some lace and elastic in the other drawer.
Our dining room is rather narrow and I found it awkward to do any ironing in the dining room, but the kitchen is off the dining room and a great place for my ironing board.
The ironing board cover was made by my sister Rachel and given to me as a wedding gift. I really like the cheerful colors and how well it coordinates with my iron.
The table in our living room was built by my father when my sisters and I were little. The wood used to build the table came from the woods surrounding my grandparents home. I am so pleased to have this table as part of our home! I have many fond memories of cutting out my first sewing projects on this table with my mom.
I enjoy using tea cups to store special little sewing treasures. Not only is it attractive, but handy. Many time I will set buttons for a current project on the saucer.
My little pincushion mouse (sneaking around the teacup) is the perfect place to keep my hand sewing needles. The peach calico mouse is filled with sand, which is helpful in sharpening needles.
Last Christmas Adam gave me this lovely antique sewing box. I store all of my most special projects in this box.
I must confess I am a bit of a "basket case". I have baskets in almost every room of the house, and each is filled with fabric or other supplies for projects. The basket in the photos above is especially handy as it has a lid. I store my yarn in this basket. Our cat Winston is very fond of yarn, and this is a great way for me to keep my yarn collection protected!
Some of my supplies are currently being stored in our laundry room. My thread is on a shelf near my washing machine.
This bookshelf is also in our laundry room. I have my fabric organized by amounts suitable for certain projects. I have more fabric over at my mom's house that I haven't had time to bring home and organize.
I have found photo boxes to be a terrific help in keeping my supplies organized. Each of the boxes contain different supplies such as buttons, ribbons, patterns and the like.
And to close, the view out our dining room window. Truly an inspiration while sewing!
"And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands."