There have been a lot of new things lately. The biggest thing is that we moved into a rental home! We had a cute little apartment before but now it is exciting to have a house that we can spread out in. My studio for instance is amazing! I have multiple work stations and can even leave my ironing board up all of the time. Before I would have to break it down when done and set it aside. Ironing is a major part of sewing and it is great to be able to have it ready to go.
I will go into what I have been working on and the space. Moving takes a lot of time and energy and this has soaked up my free time lately. It is worth it to set up your space right for you though. It is sometimes a work in process, but once you get it, it feels great to be in the space!
My first sewing project happened before I even moved into the space! I picked up a few shifts at a great local restaurant, Krista’s. Currently, there is a major renovation happening and there was a need for a large curtain to be created to cover up one of the walls in the restaurant. Krista learned that I loved to sew and asked if I would be interested in creating this custom curtain. She has some great fabric and thought that burlap might be an interesting material with that.
Since we didn’t have much furniture in the space yet it was a great place to spread out all of the fabric, measure, and piece it together. It was quite a project! Burlap is kind of a tricky material to work with mostly because it likes to shed. When I was done working, there were little hairs of burlap running around the house like tumbleweeds!
Working on this project was a great way to see how I could best use my new studio. I had to be creative with my set up because I didn’t have all of my tables right away. Here is my table top on my ironing board. Using the top of the stairwell ended up being a great location. I wouldn’t have thought of this without this project!
This is the final product! It will have a new use once the new construction is done. Not sure yet what that will be. In the next few days I will be creating a bunch of pillows with one of my lovely new coworkers. It will be fun to work in this space now that I have it set up!
Shortly I will create a post that shows how I actually set up this space.