This is my little room and it is tiny. It is the smallest room in the house but it is mine to store the accumulation of all my materials. I have spoken to other crafters from all different specialities and we all appear to share a common gene - the need to gather materials as if the world was coming to an end. My room is overflowing with many things - yarn, patterns, knitting and crochet needles, many works in progress and now, sewing things. I have been collecting fabrics, reels of cottons, sewing needles, scissors, patterns and all of my magazines. I am afraid that this is another obsession just lately - craft magazines and I have enough projects now to see me through until I am at least 150 years of age.
The one thing I am short of though is time and I am sure you will all relate to this. I have to work, clean the house, shop and do all the things we have to do which leaves very little time to actually get down and make all these wonderful products. I am hoping my blog, although this will eat into my time, will enable me to see the woods for the trees as I will have to organise myself much more and actually work on one thing at a time. At the moment I feel like a butterfly touching on one thing and then another.
Oh, one thing I did miss but you might pick up in some of the photos. I do have a great love for anything vintage, particularly haberdashery and although I am not an expert in anyway I do like to think that I can give something old a good home. I try to go to as many vintage fairs as I can to see what I can find and have lots of fun doing it. I know that there is a great interest in vintage now and often see very young people buying the lovely frocks and coats on offer. It is great to think that we are hopefully moving away from the 'disposable' attitude to society.
Here are some of the vintage treasures I have found, not a very good photograph but I will show more in a other posts. As you can just about see I do love old tins, particularly anything to do with the Coronation and adore the old Sylko boxes. The one on my shelf is a real find to me and I waited ages to get one of my own. I also love little sewing machines and have two of these - I told myself they were for my granddaughters.....ha ha said my husband, are they!! It probably looks a real clutter and it is. I wish I could be a minimalist and do envy other crafters when I see photos of their workspaces which are all neat and tidy. I also wish I had a much bigger space but my husband always says that if I had a barn I would fill it, so maybe being confined to a small room is better for me! It would be lovely to hear about your craft spaces, I think that the sewing room, which was an important part of a home many years ago, is now coming back. The magazines I read show wonderful pictures of summerhouses and sheds being turned into beautiful places for people to work in. I can dream.....