Well I’m felling a bit better cause I made a few sales on my etsy site in the last few days. I still haven’t gotten some items up because being at work I’m tired when I get home. Today I fell asleep right away.
Looky here… go to my side bar and you will see the link to this site…
My entry is called the Dream Sewing Room Retreat. Of course it doesn’t have everything I would like in it, but I was having trouble adding stuff as well as making the furniture fit in so it looked like a room. The ultimate contest I would love to win would have to include adding a third floor as an attic to complete my dream retreat.
I would make it were I could store all my junk in one area in a large walk in closet, then the main room a sewing room. I would have at least 3 sewing tables for each one of my machines. The tables would have to be on the high side because I am tall. I like to sit straight when I sew and the table I have now, I bend over and then the back hurts. The next thing I would like is a table to cut fabric and patterns from. I like those tables that fold up, but the best one I like is the one with the hydrolics. Both sides have flaps that fold down when not in use and that would be great to be able to have the table at the height I need. You can even sit at it and cut purse patterns.
The next thing I would want is lots of storage. I would like some drawer cabinets. I’ve seen some at Ikea for drafting. They would be great to lay fabric in because they are drawers that are sized for large paper products, but I would need something that is more than 4-5 drawers. I wouldn’t want deep drawers because you don’t want to fill them too much with fabric, weight would ruin the drawers. I would have all my threads in cabinet drawers too. On the wall the air gets to them and sun light, in drawers I feel they would last longer.
I would definitely want a dress form and ironing board, but the ironing board has to be one that attaches to the wall. I would still want my iron press because I am sooo spoiled with that item. I would have that on a tall table, again my height. You have to make yourself comfortable. Shelving units neccessary and it would be nice to have doors on them, ultimate idea, built in cabinets with shelfs and drawers, thus everything is hidden.
You have to have computers and printer. Me two computers one with all my designs and the other for accessing the internet. I like Mac for the internet and PC for just the designs. Would have to have a flat screen tv somewhere, would make sure that I can hook up puter and iPod to it. Not only could I load pictures of my work onto the tv, but I could have my music or books on tape work through the tv if I don’t want to listen to a show. Small frig in the room so I can have my Crystal Light Lemonade and Peach Tea close by.
Then a couch. Something for me to sit or lay on when I want to take a break and watch tv or if I need to piece something together. But mostly Maggie (the wonder dog) would lay on the couch. Right now she is under my feet and with the couch I wouldn’t be getting in *her* way. She would have her place to keep me company. You never know that couch might come in handy on late night sewing week-ends. Don’t interrupt the hubby so just sleep there!
So go to the above site, enter the contest and make your own ultimate sewing room. There are over 3600 entries so far.