Monday, January 13, 2014

Hello everyone!

Oh my goodness it’s been a while hasn’t it?! I last blogged in September?! Wow. This year will be the year I get my blogging and sewing mojo back… for sure.

So much has happened over the last few months, I barely even know where to start! I bought my first house(yey!), went away on some holidays (cottage with my sewing besties, Mexico with my family), took up a new hobby that doesn’t involve needles or thread (Pole dancing!), started a new eating plan (Zoe Harcombe), and generally just took some time out for me.

One of the most exciting things that has happened recently is getting an advance copy of my book to look at for the very first time! EEEEP! It will be hitting stores in March I think, and is available for pre-order on amazon right now.

So, shall we start with a look at my new sewing space?


It’s MUCH smaller than my old space, because before I used to sew in my lounge/diner. But I LOVE it. I love that it’s so self-contained. I can make whatever mess I want and then just close the door. It’s the key to a happy life I think.


The room itself is kind of a weird L shape. Teeny tiny box room with a cubby on one side that goes over the stairs. I knew when I first came to look at this house in March last year that it would be mine and this would be my sewing room. I love sitting at my desk and looking out over the street through the little window.



The only requirement I had for this room was that I could have a standing height cutting table. It looks a little weird stuck there in the middle of the wall, and granted I would have much more space without it, but I love it. Standing desks are the way forward people! It’s so much nicer on the old back for cutting and pressing.



It’s not 100% finished yet, I have a couple more bits to put in there like an airplay speaker (because TUNES!), a chalkboard (because DEADLINES! :-S), some fairy lights(because CUTENESS!) and I want to hang a bunch of mini quilts that I have up on that wall there (and possibly with something more permanent than washi tape, haha).

So it’s a bit of a WIP. And will probably never be this tidy again. Ever.

24 comments:

  1. Looks perfect - and yay for buying a house so you can have a sewing room (because SENSIBLE!)

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  2. Looks fab, and what a great sewing space, I would kill for a perfect sewing room right now. Good Luck getting the sewjo back :o)

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  3. Such a cute and creative space! Wishing you many, many fun hours in there! Jxo

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  4. Welcome back missus! I started sorting out my spare room/storage room over Christmas and now I think it's never going to end o.O Hope the end is in sight for you soon!

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  5. I have so missed your updates. Congratulations on your new home! That is so exciting! Can't wait to see what you are going to be making this year. Will your book be available in the US? Will we be able to get autographed copies? Blessings! Amy

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  6. If your sewing room is tidy, you're doing something wrong :) Your space is lovely! Nothing better than a door to shut all the mess behind you, is there?? I finally got my dedicated sewing room too, and it's wonderful. And as short as I am, I too need a raised, standing cutting table hehe

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  7. well done .. dont forget to BREATH in the midst of all this fun xx

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  8. I have missed you! So glad to see you back again. Listen, we all need time off. Even though sewing/blogging are a source of great happiness, we need a real life vs. online life balance. Take all the time you need for your real life - we'll always be here waiting for you. xx

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  9. Lovely to see you back. I dream of having my own sewing room. Can't wait to see your room with quilts up on the wall.

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  10. Nice to see you back in blogland. You have a really lovely sewing space. Di x

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  11. Congratulations on your new house! Your sewing space is lovely, perfect

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  12. You had such an exciting year! Love your new sewing space - I sooo need a cutting table. Looking forward to seeing more of your book x

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  13. It's a beautiful room and I think the cutting/pressing table is fab. Looking forward to see what you create in it.

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  14. such a lovely sewing room. I agree, I also have my own room on the top floor and I love being able to just stop and walk away without tidying up. I need a standing height cutting table...

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  15. never thought of a standing desk - and a lot of space under for more storage bins - maybe one with wheels that holds projects that you could wheel up to your machine....

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  16. I can't believe you BOUGHT a house. You're so grown up. I think I might get round to that some time in about 2032. Sewing space looks fab, can't wait to see the creations that come out of it :)

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  17. Your sewing room looks wonderful!!! No room for a standing-height cutting table in my sewing room (or an ironing board!) so I use the breakfast bar in my kitchen. Happy new home xx

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  18. What a sweet, cosy sewing room! I dream of having such a space. Congratulations on your new home!

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  19. I'm glad you are doing well and have such a lovely sewing space now. I am looking forward to hearing more about your book too.

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  20. Congratulations on your new home! Looks like you are settling in well :) Looking forward to seeing what you get up to this year.

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  21. Well jel of the sewing room! Looking forward to the book xxx

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  22. I saw your picture on Justine's blog and though..hmm.I haven't read a blog post from her in ages...and now I know why!" You have been busy! I love the new profile picture and it's clear you have been doing something different because you look amazing! Congrats on the new home and the sewing room...what fun!!

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  23. Tell me more about this new diet because you are a walking success story. And your new home is beautiful.

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