Monday, November 12, 2007

At Last

This is the very quick sketch I gave DH to work with:




And now I have this:



I have achieved sewing room bliss!

DH dragged the pieces into my sewing room last night and reassembled it (inside the room this time). The top from my old cutting table is actually just laying on top of this one with my cutting mat on top of that. We had planned to use construction adhesive to attach the old table top to the new base but once the top was in place, it didn't move and so I didn't see any point to gluing it down.

I've still got some more reorganizing to do (because of course this has started a domino effect throughout the room), but I've already started loading 'er up. On the upper shelf is the stuff I use for altering and cutting out patterns. Things such as pens, chalks, scissors & rotary cutters, pattern weights, tape dispenser, and a few other odds & ends that now live here too. The bottom shelf holds the on-deck fabrics & projects and things I don't want to put away yet because they're reminding me of something or are inspiration. In the middle of that bottom shelf is also one of the pillows Dani can't leave alone, still waiting for me to sew up the corner. Even though the shelves look full from this angle, there's still a lot of room left. At least for a little while longer.



I hammered some high-tech nails ;-) into the side of the table to hold my rulers, squares and curves. A few more that I don't use often are hanging off the back side of the table. Still accessible and near the others but not in the way of the favorites.



Having this table and its shelves means that my ironing board surface should now remain free and clear. Right?? I still need to do something about organizing/hanging the pressing tools which are now in a plastic bin under the board and/or on the shelf to its left. I think I want a slatboard or pegboard on the wall. And I keep meaning to make myself a nicer cover for the board. One of these days …



Once again, a BIG thank you to Melody for making her table first and inspiring me & DH! It took a little longer than planned because of DH's limited weekend time to work on it but it was well worth the wait. I am SO trying it out tomorrow!

18 comments:

  1. That is so nice! I'm envious :) I cut at our nice big dining table but I have to be very careful not to run the rotary cutter beyond the cutting mat. How wonderful to have a big space like that, just like at a fabric shop.

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  2. I'm glad DH got it done before the end of the weekend. Now you can sew at your new table AND see out the windows. :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing this! It looks absolutely perfect! Maybe someday I'll have one made for myself, when I have a spare bedroom!

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  4. Very nice!! I am going to be taking over a kid bedroom for a sewing room soon, and maybe I can have a cutting table(it's in the attic...a lonnnnng way from the dining room).

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  5. I love it! I have dreams of something similar. It would be so nice not to have to do my tracing/altering/cutting on the dining room table.

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  6. Debbie, I love your table, shelves and flat surfaces to fill up!

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  7. YOU are such an enabler. As soon as I type this comment, I'm calling DH over to the computer and show him. He can do this, too. Sheesh....when will it end??? :)

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  8. How NICE, Debbie!! Another way that (some) men say, "I love ya", eh... By building something special!! Enjoy!!
    Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

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  9. Isn't it great to have a man who can build! My DH has made everything in my studio. And some of the other sewists comments reminded me to appreciate how lucky we are to have a dedicated sewing room. Bliss is right.

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  10. I'm sooooo having my DH make me a table like yours (he's in need of a good project afterall, right?)! I need the storage underneath too and I love the spot where you can hang your rulers - brilliant.

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  11. It is absolutely beautiful Debbie! When one of my DD's finally leave, can I borrow your DH for the weekend to make me one? I will pay his expenses and feed him well....pleeezzzzeee! *LOL*

    Ohhhh, you can come and play in my fabric closet while he builds the table! :)

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  12. VERY nice cutting surface/storage area! It's fabulous to be able to cut on a large area...I'd pay ransom if anyone ever took mine! LOL!

    Pam from ~Off The Cuff Style~

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  13. What a great table! What a great DH! You're one lucky woman! Enjoy!

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  14. YAY!!! I'm so glad you've got your table (and fabrics). Oooh, more fabulous clothes for you!

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  15. arielle.bkshlf@gmail.com10:37 AM, December 13, 2007

    I'm just discovering your post (was away on vacation) and I wonder if you could tell me the brands and sizes of your rulers? Especially the French Curve one. I'm thinking of trying to draft my own patterns (pray for me!) and I need a rec on good materials. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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  16. Great table! How did you attach your cutting mat to the table top?

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  17. Great table!!!! Your room is looking great. I just moved and think I'll use those Ikea shelves as well - can't beat the price:)

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