When I found out I was pregnant in 2009 (WTF? 2009?) I knew my sewing room was to be short lived. I struggled with where I would move all my junk until I realized that Alexis never spent any time in her room until she was nearly 3. So, I thought it was a great idea to combine the baby’s room with my sewing room. Until he went mobile what could happen?

Well, nothing happened, not even any sewing. I sort of forgot that the only time I would have to sew is when he was sleeping, and he would be sleeping in my sewing room. Um, duh. I blame pregnancy brain.

But before this great revelation, I spent a lot of time looking to see if anyone else had had this (stupid) idea. I couldn’t find anyone who had. In fact, at the time, pictures of workspaces in general seemed few and far between. My own blog post on the subject came up pretty high in the search order if that gives you any idea of the rarity. I’m happy to report that since then many many many bloggers have shared their workspaces with us. Which is great because I love seeing where people do their thing. I particularly love Anna Maria Horner’s new space. It’s given Chris and I some inspiration for our loft space(s).

Anyway, back to 2009… I was searching and searching and not finding squat! So I vowed I would take pictures and post the finished room. Yeah, ok, so I was slow about it. But it took most of my pregnancy to even pare my stuff down enough to get the crib in the room. So here are the pictures… finally. I won’t bore you with commentary on each one, but thought I might point out the closet share, and the storage in this great desk. I love having my thread on the keyboard tray, so easy to get to!

The drawers hold lots of stuff too! And my serger fits right in the computer tower cabinet like it was meant to go. Alas, I didn’t get a picture of that.

And here’s the side no one is really interested in… the baby’s stuff. ;) He desperately needs some stuff on the walls. I know it’s bare, but I just didn’t have the energy to decorate like I did with Alexis. Still, his side of the room is functional at least. More than I can say for my (dusty) sewing machine.

I bought that big rocker on a whim after my 28 week labs at the doctor. That stupid glucose drink makes me soooo sick, and so they put me in the room where women get hooked up to the fetal monitors. That room had the BEST most comfy big old rocker recliners, that I seriously went out and bought one that weekend. I had every intention of sleeping in it for the rest of the pregnancy, but that didn’t happen either. I did sit in it lots, and I use it all the time now, of course. So money well spent.

So that’s it. Just in time for me to move it… so stay tuned for the migration of the sewing room.

PS – Don’t buy that baby monitor… it sucks.


2 Responses to “Sewing/Baby Room”

  1. Melizza on June 10th, 2011 11:17 am

    You are so tidy. I love it. I wish my fabric stash was as tidy. Better yet, wish I had a good place to STORE them so they would be tidy.

    Thanks for sharing your space. Looking forward to reading more!

  2. Karen Alexander on June 14th, 2011 11:09 am

    Nice space. Lots of room to grow. Keep any eye out for an inexpensive office chair that will get you up higher though. That sewing machine is way too high up – will give you shoulder “ouch” if you spend to much time reaching up to it.
    The bad news using a desk or kitchen table is that to get high enough, you have to get an office chair that will get really high… many won’t get there. OR, if you are short, you end up needing a step stool for your machine pedal….I see a lot of gals who are sewing in really painful settings… hold your hands flat out at a 90 degree angle from your body as you sit… that’s where the top of your machine bed should be when sitting… most reach up to it, a strain on your shoulders, elbows, and neck!

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