Hello there! It has been a while hasn’t it??  I’m not going to apologise for my absence from the blogging world. I think 5 weeks is my longest ever break from this space. Needless to say, it has been busy here, but now I’m ready to come back.

Our renovation has made staggering progress and we are almost finished our kitchen, back room and laundry space. Hopefully I’ll be able to share some photos soon. While in the fixing up mood, and with my sewjo well an truly MIA, I have channeled my spare energy into organising and tidying my sewing cave. A job which has been well over due for months and exacerbated by the renovation as we’ve been storing tiles and other building materials in there.

I’ve never purchased any furniture for my sewing space. I’ve been lucky enough to receive everything from family, friends or from the side of the road. So while in the ‘spendy’ renovation mode, I headed to Ikea to purchase some new bookcases to hold all of my sewing junk and my ever increasing stash of teaching resources.

I wish I could show you pretty, styled and colour matched photos of my sewing space, but unfortunately, it is a rather practical space organised by me, and I’m not really like that 🙂

Here are my new, organised bookshelves. I still have more space to squeeze in books and school resources. I just need to sort them first.

I’ve also moved a small desk into my room, so that if my husband and kids are hogging the study and dining table, I can still work.

My fabric is now folded and in one space. No more clear boxes. I wish I were organised enough to coordinate the fabric into colours or types, but at least it’s all away neatly now.

So with my newly organised space, my freshly serviced over locker and sewing machine, and summer fast approaching, I am ready to head back into the sewing cave to make something awesome!

I’ll be back soon.

  • that looks fantastic, so organized.

  • Wow, that looks fab! I love your chartreuse table.

  • Looks super organised. My stash isn't colour coded either! One day.

  • That all looks lovely, and good to hear that the renos are progressing well. I love that limey yellow desk too!

  • Good luck with the renos. I don't envy you!!! Love your sewing space though!

  • This looks great! It's so tidy and neat!

  • Your sewing space is so enviable! I dream more about space to actually create, than colour co ordinated boxes and such. So I'm right there with you making a space functional is much more useful.

  • Your sewing cave is great! And it sounds like having an organized and updated sewing room is already motivating you to sew. Look forward to seeing what you make next 🙂

  • what a great space! when we're finished our renos I can't wait to set up my own permanent sewing area 🙂

  • Please come and sort out my sewing space. Your version looks so inviting and workable.
    I'm sensing you have heaps of sewing posts to come. Yay!!!

  • Your sewing space looks great! I recently tidied mine up to make space for my new overlocker and found a load of fabric I was in denial about. It has forced me to stop buying fabric – for a while!

  • Renovations are tough and I can understand why your sewing mojo is in hiberation! But what a wonderful upgrade to your sewing space. I'm sure when you spend quality time there you're really going to enjoy the improvements!

  • Looks awesome! Mine is a hot mess right now. Good luck with the rest of the renos. X