Tuesday, 5 October 2010

hello my old friend

I am reacquainting myself with my sewing room after a few months not making my way to its door.  Silly really as I will be loosing this space soon enough when Bini needs her own room & the boys start sharing. 

Earlier this year I revamped it, although there are a couple of jobs malingering on the to-do list.  I tried to increase & organise the storage (always an issue!) whilst creating surface space for us to sew on.  Oh & it needs to be a spare room aswell!  Tintin has now joined the storage needs for his sock dolls & has been allocated the 'larder compartment' which he's nearly outgrown already. 
I have been doing up a 1950s kitchen unit with glass fronted doors.  I adore these units, I have one in the kitchen too.  The doors I was going to put some vintage fabric in, but discovered that I had stapled through to the other side!  So now I have to repaint the door & might go back to the glass.  The pull down shelf only had one sliding hinge & I am struggling to find another one.  Any ideas?! 

My plan had been to make the kitchen unit Bini's sewing space but her great grandmothers sewing machine is now on another surface. I love this machine.  In the picture is a head scarf that she decided to make recently on it.

Ahhh its good to be back!


  1. I have a sewing machine just like that, it was my Grandma's. It makes such a pleasing whirring sound when sewing, very soothing.

  2. thanks for popping by. I adore those old cupboards / larders. I have my moum's ols Singer machine & no idea how to use it !

  3. popped back to read more. Sorry for spelling errors before ! ( Blogger !! ) Loving your blog !

  4. Hello petal... thank you for your lovely comment, especially the bit about styling. I've gone all aflutter as that's actually what that little bit of my house normally looks like... well usually there's at least one large hairy teenage boy lying face down on that sofa, but the less said about that the better!