Monday, 23 July 2012

The corner where I sew

Pink Chalk Studio are having a link about 'where I sew'

Pink Chalk Studio

 so I thought I'd join in...

I sew in the corner of our dining room. It's a tiny space that's blocks the door from the hall but we have an open plan living/dining room so we can still get in the room!

I don't have a sewing room of my own, or really enough space to manage all the crap sewing supplies that I amass, hence all the boxes next to and under the desk. The desk was a great find on gumtree and it extends as well, although that can't happen in my little corner!

I'm surrounded by beautiful makes from blogging friends (see if you can spot something you've made!) and I love the hanging organiser made by Emily, now next to my small "design wall" - ha!

And yes I know it's a mess but I've got so many projects on the go... here's some of what I've been doing:

working on the next rose star block

mmm... any guesses?! ;)

Next up I've finished the ET phone home block cushion front! Thanks for all the encouragement and suggestions regarding my mistake... thankfully it's all been for the best and I really, really love it now!

I hand quilting using Anchor perle 8, a pale green around the triangles:

and a cream in the border:

I'll get more pictures once I've finished the cushion. I look forward to getting this done, it's likely to be one of my favourites and I'm going to call it 'ET turn up the volume!'

Also linking to:

Sew Happy Geek



  1. You have a small sewing space but you are sure productive, so it obviously works! It is just nice if you don't have to pack away everything when you are not sewing. I love 'ET turn up the volume' and look forward to seeing it finished. Di x

  2. small, but perfectly formed :-D
    I love the hand-quilting on your cushion

  3. What a wonderful area, Lucy! That table and organizer are awesome!

  4. I love what you made out of the ET phone home, it is beautiful! A very creative sewing space as well!

  5. Thank you for showing us your space. I have been worrying the little corner in my dining room is too small to use for sewing - and it's bigger than this! You've inspired me to get cracking with getting it sorted!

  6. Its great to see where other people sew. Loving your ET block

  7. I sewing on my 'dining table'... good job I never ask anyone round for dinner ;o)

  8. Ah! I love your ET phone home block. I can't believe with you took it up a level with the hand quilting. It looks awesome :-D I love that you make all of this quilty magic happen in your crafty corner.

  9. Your ET cushion looks fantastic!

  10. What a cool sewing space. Mine somewhat resembles that chaos at the moment too.
    Great sneak peaks on what you've been up too =D

  11. I have a small sewing space, as well, but I am not nearly as productive as you are.

    That ET quilt top looks FANTASTIC! It is quite a wonderful piece!

  12. I will neverever whine about my tiny sewing space again. You win! Amazing what you get done - I like that ET phone home block (couldn't stand the movie!) and all your creative 'mess' - love!

  13. Well Lucy, you are still very productive in your small space!

  14. Cute sewing space! Lovely works in progress!

    by the way, I've left something for you over at my blog. Hope you'll visit when you have time, thanks!

  15. I always love seeing where people create their beautiful things. And you certainly do a lot with a little corner! Beautiful hand quilting...

  16. Suddenly I feel greedy for having most of the 2nd bedroom and like a serious slacker for not accomplishing more!