You may remember that earlier this year I posted about my new sewing space, part of my bedroom, or the only other room in my tiny house here in Spain 😉 At the time I was still looking for new storage for all of my things and I am pleased to report that it is now all done.
I had been looking for a particular piece of furniture for the room for a very long time. When these houses were built, about 40 years ago, the development company supplied furniture packs, as most were going to be used as holiday homes. Over the years most people have replaced this furniture but it still does turn up occasionally and I had been after the original dining / TV storage unit for all of my craft storage.
Before that I had a wardrobe and chest of drawers that was given to me when I bought the house but a chance visit to one of the charity shops led to me getting this lovely piece delivered on my birthday in June, the day before I flew back to the UK.
I have finally finished buying the storage to go in it, and arranging all of my stash. I am so pleases with it as not only does it look lovely, it matches the doors in the house and is very traditionally Spanish in style, it is also narrower than the wardrobe so gives me more space to sew.
I have all my wool sorted by colours in these baskets.
Deciding what to bring to Spain from Yorkshire was not easy, I had a whole craft room there so concentrated on embroidery supplies and very essential fabric, mainly my Liberty, felt, and Luna and Barbie fabrics. The bottom cupboards are all full of fabric. Some things are very easy to get here, such as wool and thread as well as basic sewing supplies. Others, such as interfacing and cross stitch fabric are not so I have brought that back with me.
I have tools in the drawers and the one cupboard and use the baskets on the shelving for my WIPs.
Cross stitch fabric, Liberty and my all important hat topper are here, we have a fancy dress fiesta coming up in a couple of weeks and I am going in my tablecloth jacket and tea party hat.
The Barbie crew are very pleased to be finally out of the wardrobe and able to see the sea, they love the new craft space 😉
The smaller white unit holds tools, needles, sewing and embroidery threads so everything is accessible when I have the sewing machine out.
I have been working on the Luna commission this week, so far all pieces of the rabbit are cut out and zig zagged and I have made the ears with this check fabric.
I am using charity shop shirts again for the contrast fabric.
We have a quiet week this week as our trip to Cordoba has been cancelled by the coach company. Sadly there are no other options but we will be doing some day trips instead this autumn. At least that gives me lots of time to enjoy the new sewing space. The knitted reindeer are coming on well, all body parts are done and I am on with the shorts for the boy.
As I am not going to Cordoba I will be able to attend the lace stitching workshop which Vivienne is running next week at my sewing group. I am really excited about that as loved the Lace Day we went to in June this year. Not that I need any more projects of course but she does such amazing work, I will take lots of pictures for you.
I still have some costume collection and historic house pictures to share with you from the summer so will be back soon with those as well.
Until then I hope that you are all having a nice week, have fun, take care, stay safe and thanks for visiting.
2 thoughts on “Finally, the new craft space is finished!”
It’s good that it’s so beautifully organised – it will be pleasanter to work in it now!
Yes, it makes a huge difference to finally know where everything is and be able to set up the machine so quickly.