So today is my day on the Sew Canadian tour, and I’m featured on the Mad About Patchwork blog. And I had intended to write this post a week ago and schedule it, but that didn’t happen. Sewing happened instead. :) Story of my life it, seems, if I didn’t do something, I was probably sewing instead. If it was sewing I was supposed to do, I was probably sewing something else.
This is my sewing area. Since this picture was taken, I have put a bulletin board on the wall where all the papers are, to organize it a little more. The kite made by Thing 1 a few years ago at school is still there. I have the kids’ artwork all over the house.
This is my design wall, in the kitchen, across the room from my sewing corner, which is a dining area nook. The blocks up on it are from the Stash Bee, as I was queen in June. It’s called Scrappy Mountains and I used Bonnie Hunter’s tutorial. My design wall is just the back of a camping table cloth taped to the wall.
These are my scraps. I store them sorted by colour into plastic bins that I got at Home Depot for 87 cents a piece. There is a separate scrap bin for solids since I like to work with those on their own.
This is my mini ironing station, also a repurposed kitchen counter. I made the ironing board from a piece of plywood, some leftover batting and some denim. I used a staple gun to attach it to the back after pulling it tight. It is so, so handy! I make my own starch as well. I stir 2 cups hot water into anywhere from 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of cornstarch (which has been dissolved in a little cold water), depending on how strong I want it. Then I boil it on the stove, let it cool a bit, and add 1/4 cup vodka for shelf life stability.
And that’s about it! I have lots of fabric, but it’s stored down in the basement and the lighting sucks for taking pictures. I hope you enjoyed your tour! Back to sewing for me, after I wash some dishes first.