I dug my old sewing table out from the corner of the craft room, re-arranged some storage bins, and made myself a nice little sewing area. It’s inset between the two closets, so it won’t be in the way for the Dye Lab (there are other white board Adrian can use–those notes are her formulas form Yarn Schools past).
My $4 garage sale sewing table could be sturdier, but it’s servicable for now. The index card cabinet holds sewing notions and general craft supplies. I’ve reserved the lower drawers–those at about waist level when you’re seated–for sewing machine accessories and tools, plus notions like elastic, twill tape, fasteners, etc.
The antique jars in the wine crate hold buttons (I don’t like to use any jars of uncertain provenance for holding food–you never know what the last guy stored in there), and the side of the filing cabinet, with a few more magnets, will make a nice inspiration/bulletin board.
I’ve got two vintage sewing boxes I need to sort through behind that little drawer unit, which holds notions, interfacing, and machine accessories. I want to remove all the sewing stuff and use them to hold current projects away from dust and clutter.
Over all, I’m quite pleased! I still need to mount my iron holder and ironing board rack (as soon as it turns up), but it’s already been quite handy to have a little organized sewing station. So far, I’ve been able to quickly mend two sheep jackets and a feed sack caddy recycled from two old feed sacks, and I’m going to make a bunch of bags and pillows next.
Yarn: 2 balls Webs Northampton Bulky (100% wool; 100g/109yd) in Chestnut Heather
I also finished Ron’s slippers, a very late Christmas present. In the meantime, I lost the mate’s button and had to dig up some new buttons to use. I also had to knit the same errors into the 2nd that I made on the first (sleepy, last-minute knitting :)), and my gauge was a little tighter on the second one. I knit the first one on a big thrumming bender, so I was apparently knitting a bit looser than gauge then. But I’m still pleased with them. I gave the 2nd one little piggy green eyes instead of big blue ones. They’re fraternal twins.