A few days ago I finished putting the “skirt” on my new cutting table – it is complete!
Made from two IKEA kitchen cabinets, an interior door, some small lengths of timber, little hooks and eyes, some stretchy, covered-springy-stuff that holds up the curtains, and about 5.5 metres of fabric (Shangri-La by Three Sisters for Moda – stolen from an uncompleted project). I am so thrilled.
The top is painted in the same custom colour that we had mixed for the gutters and the heater surround at our last house – it is hard to pick from the photos, but it is a very dark kingfisher blue – verging on black and I love it.
The cabinets are holding my stash, which is still stored in several plastic crates. I am debating storing less attractive items under there, and putting the folded piles of fabric on my open shelves – but that is a pretty big job, I’m still thinking through the pros and cons. Can you see these lovelies well enough – here is a better look.
This is the other side of the space (which was the formal dining room for the previous family – you can see it here)
My Mum has been extremely generous, and has given me her Horn Cabinet, to store my sewing machine in. I have yet to colonize the space inside it with all my bits and pieces. It will take me some time to decide where to keep everything – the thing is full of little partitions.
You will have noticed my little friend in the first photo.
After Lotta’s recent clip, the weather turned cold again, so I had to put her in a coat, which I almost never do. She is wonderful company in my beautiful sewing area, and pretty cute as well. Stay tuned for more sewing room projects.
Does anyone keep you company when you are sewing?