Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I don't talk much about sewing on this site which I think is strange. I sew or think about sewing every day. I like to think of it as doing a lot of mental sewing. I will wake up having dreamed of the math for a quilt, how many blocks, what size borders, how many yards of each fabric I would need and on and on. I also think about who I want to make quilts or other items for, when I want to give them, what style each person would like, etc.
I spend a lot of time puttering in my sewing room, decorating, organizing, reading, planning...and sometimes actually sewing! I am fortunate to have an entire room in our home which is basically mine to do with as I please. I sometimes feel slightly guilty about my space, but then I remember the sad, cold, dark, tiny, spider-filled corner of the basement of our old house that was my sewing area and I feel okay!
This room does double as a guest room, so it has a futon in it also. I mixed the paint color by hand until I had just the right green. I replaced the closet doors with sheers that mask the organizer shelves where I keep my stuff. I sewed a blanket and a valance especially for this room. I have a tall table that is good for cutting and planning and a large table for sewing. I have a view of trees. It is lovely.
Recently, I've felt a surge of creativity and a renewed interest. I basically took the room apart, thoroughly cleaned it, moved the furniture around, re-organized everything in the closet, and culled out old books. I also decided to change the art, so I covered canvases with batting and fabric for art pieces on the walls. I have a clock that I really love and I am now thinking about how to incorporate something in mirrors and how I want to display some of my photography.
I often run across things and think "I wish I'd thought of that" or "I wish I were more creative and original". I'd like to figure out a way to generate some income by doing something creative, but that's what everybody wants, isn't it? The good news is that in my resurgence of creative energy, I just might stumble upon it and I have this beautiful place to contemplate it.
Tell me about your creative space...
Posted by suddenly sahm at 10:15 AM