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Thread: I have a sewing room! *happy dance*

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    Super Member Rachelcb80's Avatar
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    This week I've been working on moving some stuff around in the house and opening up an area to call my own. My house has got a really open layout and the living room, kitchen, dining room and extra room are all in one room (only four walls). The front door has two half walls, one on each side of the door creating an entry way, and thus creating two separate areas on each side of the half walls. One area is the dining room, the other WAS my kids play area. I decided this week that they've accumulated too many toys and I was ready to move them to their rooms. They have big, beautiful rooms with nothing but a bed and dresser in them. So we moved all that stuff out and I moved my sewing stuff in. I'm a terrible mommy, I know. :)

    This is my new space, looking from the dining room over the half walls. To the right of the picture is all open and is the living room. I still have all my fabric in bins and probably won't put it out on shelves right now. I can just see my kids going through it and having it all over the house. :P
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    That's one fabulous room! (drools over the fantastic window)

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    wow, love your sewing room and Congratulations!

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    Very nice! I like your sewing table!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    That's one fabulous room! (drools over the fantastic window)
    I love those windows (there's one in the dining room too), I just can't enjoy having them open this spring. My 18 month old learned he can push the screen off and out he goes! Yikes!

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    Congrats on your new sewing area, it looks beautiful, I
    love your window, you must have a very pretty home . :D

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    Nice area and love the window!

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    I love your sewing area! Everything is so nice and open.

    My house is getting way too cluttered.

    I see you found a cabinet for your 201! :thumbup:

    As for the screens, you may have to do what my husband did after my cat pushed our brand new screens out and was lost for over a week while I was in the hospital. He put screws into the frames to hold them in place.

    :thumbup: :)

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    Nice area :mrgreen: Do you use both machines ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    I love your sewing area! Everything is so nice and open.

    My house is getting way too cluttered.

    I see you found a cabinet for your 201! :thumbup:

    As for the screens, you may have to do what my husband did after my cat pushed our brand new screens out and was lost for over a week while I was in the hospital. He put screws into the frames to hold them in place.

    :thumbup: :)
    My 201 is actually sitting on the book shelf because it has not yet found a cabinet. The one in the cabinet is a 127 (I'm pretty sure that's what it is anyways, it has the Sphinx decals and the bobbin winder up high). I picked it up at a flea market today. I'm undecided as to whether or not I want to put in the work to clean it up and get it back to good working order. It works, just not well enough to sew at the moment. I really want a treadle but may just go ahead and resell this one and find one already in good working order. We'll see.

    Good idea on the screens! Now if I can just get my husband out to do it. :)

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    I so need to fix an area that's just mine ... I'm scattered everywhere :)

    Great space by the way!

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    Rachel, Congrats on you beautiful sewing area. Love the quilts draped over the couch or chair.

    You are right, I always warn my young moms that once the little ones can pull themselves up, low windows are a definite safety hazard. Putting screws in them is a great idea! I am sure your DH will do it when he realizes that it is a safety issue for his baby.

    Enjoy your new area and thanks for sharing. :thumbup:

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    Enjoy your space!

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    I am totally on board with the new sewing room. My husband and I are moving to a house (!!!) this week, from a 1 bedroom apartment, and I get a craft room! You can definately tell where my priorities are because its the only room in the new house that is completely unpacked and set up, and we haven't even "officially" moved yet! Now I jusst need to find an actual sewing table, and to make a design wall for my quilts. I'll see about posting pics after I get everything else moved in and have a chance to work in it to see if I like the arrangement.

    Yours is beautiful by the way. I love the window as well, but I love the picture frames in the background which I'm guessing have infant pictures of 3 kids? It looks like quite the inspirational setting for creating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachelcb80
    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    I love your sewing area! Everything is so nice and open.

    My house is getting way too cluttered.

    I see you found a cabinet for your 201! :thumbup:

    As for the screens, you may have to do what my husband did after my cat pushed our brand new screens out and was lost for over a week while I was in the hospital. He put screws into the frames to hold them in place.

    :thumbup: :)
    My 201 is actually sitting on the book shelf because it has not yet found a cabinet. The one in the cabinet is a 127 (I'm pretty sure that's what it is anyways, it has the Sphinx decals and the bobbin winder up high). I picked it up at a flea market today. I'm undecided as to whether or not I want to put in the work to clean it up and get it back to good working order. It works, just not well enough to sew at the moment. I really want a treadle but may just go ahead and resell this one and find one already in good working order. We'll see.

    Good idea on the screens! Now if I can just get my husband out to do it. :)
    I love your new sewing room!!! :D:D:D

    Just check to see that the splines in the screens are firmly in place... little hands pushing on them can dislodge the screen fabric, especially if they are determined to get out :wink: also, you may want to hang something up on the top window ledge to cut the screen in case of a fire....

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    Lovely sewing corner and no you are not a bad mother just need your own space and the kids do have their own space in their bedrooms where they need to keep themselves busy. They and you need time out and what better way for you to spend it so make them understand that that area is no go for them. hehehehe

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    Love the window, high ceiling(ours are 7') and all the light. Good for you.

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    Well do I remember the hazards of windows too close to the floor! When my #4 son was learning to walk we lived in really nice new base housing in Guam. The upstairs windows went almost to the floor & the screens were on the inside. My dear sweet #1,2 & 3 sons thought it would be oh, so clever to take a screen off. Not sure of the particlars as I was downstairs when it all started, but somehow or other #4 son ended up out on the ledge outside the window...too far for me to reach and pull him in...and concrete patio below...horror pictures running through my head...got to stay calm (yeah, right!)...got to entice the baby to come to momma...All turned out well and big brothers were in MEGA trouble! Just last year #3 son (who would have been only about 3 at the time) confessed to being the instigator..should have been no surprise there (just figured he would have been too young)...that has been his role for the past 30 years!

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    It looks like a model home! That window makes me drool!

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    Love your play area. It looks very calming.

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    It is a great space! Hope you have many hours of creative joy!

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    Rachaelbc80:
    Your a good mom, you know you must take care of yourself so you will be able to take care of others. (Sanity is high on the list).

    mom-6:
    Scary! Bet they got no ice cream for dessert for a long while.

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    What a wonderful sewing room. I want one too.

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    Beautiful!

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    Now you have your own play area too!You are so fortunate to have such a beautiful room. Kids getting into your stash? Put it in the corner, where you have the sewing cabinet and move that cabinet out to the middle of the room where you can watch the kids plus see out the window. Just a thought.

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