Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Humble Beginnings

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.


  1. Nice. I sewed at the dining room table for years. And cut on the living room floor. I still do yoga in the living room.

    It looks like a perfect space.

  2. Oh, how I envy your room! Glad you were able to let that sewing machine in on the yoga space. Still YOUR space, after all.

  3. How wonderful to have a room of your own full of sunshine and quiet.

  4. You know, it's funny, I was just thinking how I need a sewing space in my new place. Desperately! Maybe I'll work on that today.

  5. Nice, bright, what a fab room all to yourself. You are my inspiration to start sewing = )

  6. It looks like a beautiful, serene place. Love the light coming through the window!

  7. Mardel: Sometimes it's nice to be in the fray, no?

    Sal: It still is my space, which I'm so grateful for. But I was attached to its former way. I guess enjoying life is about getting rid of preconceptions.

    Miss C: I know! (Easier with 1 kid than 3 :-))

    E8: Get going on that and show us the pics!

    Belle: Thanks!

    E: It's tranquil when the kid isn't blaring Selena Gomez :-)

    April: What a sweet thing to say. You must take up sewing and tell me all about it. I know you will be great at it.

    Thanks Stacy!

  8. The room looks so light and airy! What a beautiful sewga space! Is that lovely table an antique?

  9. That is lovely. I see you creating beautiful things.

  10. That would be a great place to sew. Sunshine is all you need while sewing. ;D

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  11. Dora: It is! Was my parents'. It's been pretty beat up living in my basement for years. Don't tell my mother.

    Sewtellme: Thank you!!

    Stacey: I'm going to give it my best shot. Thank you.

    Solo: Sometimes I think I need a sewing teacher too :-) But it's a good start!