well that was unexpected

It’s been a year since I dipped my toe in the craft pool. Since then I’ve made six quilt covers (finishing four of them), made myself a dress (which I have worn twice because I have to iron it), a few stuffed toys, several reversible handbags and learnt how to crochet.

I think we can safely say that me and crafting/sewing is a keeper.

Which meant the reality of the sewing machine (a huge, clunky 40 year old Pfaff of Mum’s) and my small but still present collection of sewing paraphernalia and fabrics living at the end of the dining table was shitting me to tears and making my neck itch to a point of irritation.

In the garage was an old IKEA trestle table that had been my brother’s desk as a teenager. I’m telling you, that shit is indestructible.

So in what can only be called a fit of productive inspiration I now have a sewing table come desk where MY STUFF lives (as opposed to being moved from dining table to kitchen bench to sideboard to dining table to floor to WHERE THE FUCK HAS THAT REALLY IMPORTANT PIECE OF PAPER I HAD RIGHT HERE GONE).

OH sure, there was no room for more furniture in our sucky open-plan living space but I’ve made room.

What? You have to turn into Gumby to sit at the dining table. Suck it up sunshine. Mummy has a table.

And there are those ridiculous Christmas wall decals I put up last week. Five bucks for all that. And there’s more of them going along the rest of the wall. It’s not as crooked as it looks in that photo.

Now I need some storage boxes to go under my desk to hold my paltry fabric stash.

Yep, there really is that amount of crappe lying around our place on any given day.

Send help. Or alcohol.

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  • Heh …. fricken hear you on the open plan suckiness. I like your wall decal. And love the fact you hate ironing. xo

  • Tanya

    OMG! I hear you on the amount of crap lying around on any given day. It’s just a given here too.

    Glad you’ve got yourself a sewing table. I’ve actually considered buying myself a sewing machine but really just for hemming etc. Three little girls = a lot of dress repairs!

  • Paola

    As my dad says, a house must be like that in order to look “lived in”. And I am thinking that with 7 people in the same home, well, crappe WILL be floating around!

  • WTG girl!!!!!
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  • Good for u. My sewing machine is in its cabinet in our bedroom. I know! After daughter no.2 my craft/ironing/junk room disappeared. Obviously I’m not a big sew’r, the “mending” sits in a huge pile until I get the shots or the kids grown out of the stuff! Its always on my “to do” list.