Isn't that a lovely studio? Not mine, I'm afraid - but I'm always interested in seeing other folks' sewing spaces and how they organize them.
In the past, I've taken the week between Christmas and New Year's to deep clean and organize my own studio. It was always a lot of work, but so worth it to start the new year off fresh, clean and organized. But for the past three years, we have planned a vacation for immediately after Christmas, which means that my sewing studio is a non-deep-cleaned, messy place. When we decided go on a cruise this year, I was secretly sad that I wouldn't be able to do that longed-for deep cleaning for another year.
And hence, the title of this post - "Be Careful What You Wish For...". Because after we signed up for the cruise, my husband got a promotion, we decided to move to a house closer to our daughter and her family, and that means everything needs to be packed up!
That means my sewing studio looks pretty sad these days - no pretty fabric on the worktable....
...all my inspiration pieces off the wall, and the pretty fat quarter bundles are packed away and no longer gracing the shelves...
Even my UFOs have been packed away, and the empty shelving unit holds packing supplies and a few things I haven't found the right box for yet. I haven't yet tackled the fabric shelves - I can't imagine what that's going to be like!
But because I have to pack everything up, it means that I will definitely be getting a deep-cleaning this year, just not quite the way I wished for! It is exciting, though, to think of moving into a new space and setting it all up. Here's what that space looks like right now...
This is the view into the room from the top of the stairs.....
And here is what you see once you step into the room. Two levels!
There's a little kitchenette in the corner, which will be handy for drinks and snacks during the work-day!
And this is the view from down in the lower part of the room! All in all, the space is about 21' x 34', 714 square feet all for me! Although my youngest granddaughter has requested a tv and a place to sit and maybe a few toys in there too - I think I can handle that! It will be so much fun to have the grandkids close, with time enough to do lots of fun things together!
So despite the need to be careful what you wish for, I think in this case, the end result will be pretty awesome - a nice new space in the new year, all clean and organized!