This is the corner of our living room. My sewing machine lives permanently on this Ikea Norden gate leg table, which was a second as it came with only one of its drop-leaves. It makes a fabulous sewing table, with deep drawers on either side, space for the sewing machine to sit out, and a big deep sturdy table leaf when extended.
I used to keep all my sewing notions and tools in various compartments all over the place but it was confusing and frustrating. Plus, I'm not great at packing away and I kept finding sharp objects in the hands/mouth of my toddler and baby! So I came up with a cunning plan which my very obliging Beloved executed last weekend:
Now my most frequently-used tools and books are accessible but out-of-the-way. This board is to be an evolving, mutating inspiration board as well as a storage tool...
In our small space I think it's imperative to make art from clutter, to combine the practical and whimsical, to celebrate the everyday items.
Looks serene, doesn't it?
Visit kootoyoo to see who is playing along with their creative spaces this week. Edited to add: or maybe not, Kirsty's taking a break? But here's my space anyway!