Jesse's Sewing Room / Creative Space
At last! A sewing room to die for!
My new Sewing Room faces North for optimum Winter sunlight, and
has two smaller Eastern windows for morning sun. This is the view from the
Northern windows - a piece of untouched forest which has a small creek
running through it down to the sea about half a kilometre away.
|The view of the forest is so peaceful. The birdsong is
are kookaburras, lorrikeets, owls, galahs, magpies and many other weird and
wonderful birds, judging from the strange noises emanating from the forest.
We also have wallabies that graze
near the house - we'll have to protect the garden when we start planting
It feels wild and isolated, but it isn't. We are only 3 minutes'
drive to several lovely beaches, or to local shops.
| The view from the Family Room into the Sewing
Room so I can still keep an eye on the kids.
|On the right is an L-shaped desk top which we made
from craftwood, placed over various pieces of furniture for storage
|The other side of the L- shape. The machine sits down
in a hole cut in the benchtop, with a support piece added in to hold
it up. Then it's flush with the benchtop, but I can also remove the
white piece if I need a free-arm. I probably win the award
"Queen of Clutter"!
| As viewed standing behind the large cutting
table which also doubles as an ironing space with a padded board
which replaces the cutting mat. The cutting mat is on a higher cabinet
with drawers and open shelves underneath. This is at the back of the
sewing desk, and I just walk around to where the photo was taken from to
use it for cutting, or ironing. I also have a small portable ironing pad
for near the
|Opposite the sewing machine is my desk with computer
and a secondary cutting mat. We also do audio work on the computer
(recording/mixing/making CDs) so it's messy looking with extra
| More storage cupboards at the opposite end from
|Here are just some of the boxes of Craft and sewing
stuff before unpacking. It's been such fun setting up the sewing
space that I am having trouble pushing myself into my next quilting
project! It's so lovely just to sit in my space and enjoy it. I
think I'm feeling "Post Moving House Letdown"- a tiredness
has descended upon me because I have stopped being frenetic with
building the house, packing/unpacking and setting up. It will help
when Roisin (now 2 years old) sleeps through the night!