Tuesday, January 31, 2006

My shop

Today I decided to clear out my fabric room. I used to call it my sewing room but, as it is so full of stuff and there is no room to sew, I sew at the kitchen table by the aga. I have started to call it my fabric room. It was out of control. Cupboards overspilling, bags of fabrics everywhere. I could hardly get in the room let alone find anything. It took nearly all day but I am happy with the results. I removed 7 big black dustbin bags full of rubbish and things for the charity shop. At last I can see what I have got and can find things easily. I found a few unfinished projects and some things I had forgotten I had. The room needs decorating badly but it is low priority in this house! I think you'll agree that my shop has a great view too. You can usually see the sea behind the trees on the left but today the sea and sky are the same colour (grey).









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20 comments:

euro-trac said...

Oooh.. I want to rummage! I don't know if that's how you spell it, but it's one of my favourite words! :-)

Calamity Tat said...

Oh what a lovely shop you have madame. Do you serve biscuits in your shop and tea, I so hope so, will be calling by soon, what's your shop called?

Calamity Tat said...

Oh i can see your mad about the boy too ;-)

ramblingwoman said...

OMG Dons, you're as bad a tat!

Your house is as big as my new friends! Wonderful view. What a lovely place to live.

hippo_pepperpot said...

WOW!!! Impressive....

Tell your daughter to google Banksy... there is loads of stuff on him. I love him. Met knows all about him...she is an art fan. When we go out, she can spot a Banksy straight away.

Calamity Tat said...

hahaha re Luce's comment. OMG i bought Lizzy the cutest thing tonight, I got Titch one too, It's gorgeous and ohh so vintage baby:-)

grumpy old woman said...

yum, yum, your fabric "shop" looks good enough to eat!

hippo_pepperpot said...

I wish I had all that fabric... I love to sew. My MIL bought me a sewing machine last year... I love it. My mum and gran taught me to sew when I was just a little girl.

I'm glad Jazz likes Banksy. I have always liked street art. Banksy's art really stood out to me when I first saw it. I had to research him and his art. He is quite clever. I see his art all over Bristol. I would love to have a Banksy someday... he used to sell posters..not sure if he still does. I have some stickers that I sent away for last year... I will see if I can find them. I'm good at saving things and forgetting what I did w/ them. ARgh

Léons Life said...

I am green with envy of you sewing room. Espeacially love 2 bits of the furniture.

Tha tall shelf like one with a glass front and the low one with a glass top and draws.

How did you get your hands on them ? Are they old fashioned (sorry vintage) shop storage equipement ?

PG said...

Arrrgghhh....!!!! I am driven temporarily insane with desire, this is the room of my dreams...it's wonderful...you've even got my old Noddy (is he one of the old rubber ones with with wire in the limbs and a real bell in his hat?)Oh my word, I've come over all faint...

Gina said...

I would love to have one of those fabric dressers for storage.

Antipodeesse said...

That's a very regal driveway Dons! Glad to see you sneaked in a naked lady too! But I hope you don't mind me saying that her boobs are a little pointy, and she'd look better with a head...

euro-trac said...

Mmmmmmm... the cream tea was very, very yummy! :-)
xx
You just can't beat a dollop of clotted cream can you?

Wendy said...

That room is the stuff dreams are made of...I'd sit there all day and play shop-shop. Lucky you!

Joanna said...

Thats a wonderful room, I would have great fun painting it.

Gina said...

So I've been looking around for one of these fabric cupboards, but my main problem has been finding one that is thin and tall enough to fit in the space (or lack there of) that I have available. Perhaps I should just shop around a while...

tlc illustration said...

OK - fabric envy. What a lovely, filled-to-the-brim-with-mouth-watering-things space! My mother is actually the seamstress of the family (a 'needle artist' I think she says) as I try to avoid anything that actually involves sewing - but I can never get enough of fabric. The patterns and colors and heft of them... It's one of those places where I have to sharply curtail my collector's tendencies...

ramblingwoman said...

Dons, have you been buried under all your fabric? You haven't posted for at least three days! You clearly have a life!

Onyx said...

Wow!! I love those cabinets!!! Everything looks great! You don't do this for a living, do you?

And the view is fantabulous!!! I wish we had green here. All we have is brown. Bleh!!

Gina said...

If you go over to my "Nanogirl" blog you can see that you did inspire me to organize my fabric! It's not in the beautiful wood cabinets you have, but it least it's visible and finaly put away!