I see a lot of posts by a lot of creative bloggers wherein dedicated "creative spaces" are the subject of profile.
As some of you know, since I started sewing (in October 09), I've worked at the dining room table. My system has been functional, but labour-intensive, requiring full set-up and tear-down on every sewing occasion. While very orderly, my accouterments have been stored in the basement (scary place that it is), the family room, under couches etc.
Others of you will know that, since I moved into my "good size for 3 people" home, ten years ago, I've had a yoga room (of my own). It has been without a stitch of furniture, simply filled with yoga props - and most of those tucked away.
A room of one's own is a great luxury. I mean, Virginia had it right. And a room of one's own with no clutter - a space of utter zen simplicity - is its own kind of fantastic.
It's taken me a few months to come to terms with the fact that I can either keep sewing at the dining room table or crossfunctionalize the yoga space.
Ainsi, meet the sewga space:
It's hardly complete - even since I took these shots there have been numerous improvements - but it does provide a dedicated place for my every sewing prop. And there's still more than enough space for a gal to do some good yoga.
So there you go.
PS: The view out that window looks particularly "urban bleak" in February. Spring through fall it has the charm of foliage, which def improves the look - and mood.