Thanks to the lovely Gemma for organising this tour, I feel like it would have actually been a fairly significant effort to get us all on board to do this thing - she is a star.
So far on the tour there have been all kinds of sewing rooms - with lots of space and beautiful views! I don't have much space, or a view, but I like where I work in the corner of our living room.
The other tin contains all kinds of notions and bits, including a map of Taipei which I have had since we lived in Taipei. For some reason I just can't bring myself to throw the map away so it just keeps living with my notions.
This board did originally start out as an "inspiration board" of some sort. Turns out I'm less interested in having an inspiration board and more interested in having a place to sick pictures and cards from my friends. I do also keep a few buttons here and lately it has become the best place for me to put my zippers as well.
So many random treasures......
Unfortunately for some reason this photo turned out a little blurry - annoying. However, moving past the blurry photo, here is my collection of sewing books. It seems that when I start getting into any kind of hobby I start obsessively buying books.
On top of the book case I have some buttons and my Easter card from Ria - I also have other essentials including a softie strawberry, mummy lego figure and in case you're wondering that cage at the back is a zombie softie bird. I need a zombie bird in a cage for reasons that should be obvious to everyone.
So next to the bookcase is some of the fabric I have - that pile on the left is the much feared "mending" pile.
Also these are are all my patterns - new, vintage and indie. I officially have enough patterns and in fact may have some kind of problem.
My other storage space is this poor bookcase that is overloaded to the extreme! So many things.
Some of the items on top of the bookcase - as you guys know, I am a mature adult who makes sensible adult choices when it comes to decorating my space. It's the little things that make it special.
As well as a general tour of our sewing spaces/rooms there were a few questions that each person taking part in the blog tour could answer if they wanted to.
What I'm working on:
I usually have a whole lot of projects on the go at once as I have a really short attention span.
However, I do have two main projects, the first being this ALMOST complete dress. I just need to shorten it a bit and hem it and then its good to go.Dreamstress' classes. I don't have much to show yet - but its going to be awesome and make all of my cardi dreams come true.
Next project in line:
I do have a lot of things in the pipeline - but I am hoping to make up this Pussy Bow Dress next - the fabric has both anchors and hearts!
Show off your stash:
So compared to a lot of the WSBN my stash is actually pretty small - but still to show it ALL off is a bit too much. I'm just going to show you a few pieces I'm hoping to sew up soon.
Made on Marion.
Favourite thing I've made:
So are you guys still with me? This post has become ridiculously LONG!!
For my favourite thing - I have actually chosen THREE things! First up is my ONLY costume so far.
Princess Bubblegum and Fiona? That was a good time.
However, every time I wear it I get a bunch of compliments, and I was one even told it was so "on trend". I am basically never, ever on trend - I think this dress is just so great it doesn't need any trends!
Vix Dress which is named after a very inspirational lady. It's also cost me next to nothing as it was made from an old maxi skirt and its already visited three countries (NZ, Malaysia and Indonesia). It's super easy to wear and I feel happy whenever I put it on.
Leimomi's post and you can work your way back to Gemma's original post.
As for who's next? It's the amazing Joy - I can tell you from personal experience Joy's space is incredible and is NOT just a corner in an inner city apartment! Hope you guys enjoyed this wee tour of my space and one final thing....my sewing chair includes a (handmade) domo cushion. Just thought you'd like to know.