Thursday, September 12, 2013

My Room / Sewing Studio

About a month ago I was going through my room because I was starting to organize the items that I'd need to take/throw out once I'd move to Savannah (I just arrived yesterday!).  Then I thought that it would be fun to show you all what my room looks like, since so much of my time has been spent in this space.  I'm always either sewing, editing photos, or working on some kind of project in here.  
When I was in the 3rd grade I made the decision that my room HAD to be lime green.  If you walk into my house, even though my my bedroom is the last one down a long hallway, you will know it is my room!  It's easily one of the first things your eyes will go to, because the green walls casts this alien glow into the hallway whenever my door is open.  It's a wonderful thing.
                                  ^This is the station where I spent most of my time at.
My room is really more of a work studio than a bedroom.  Yes I slept there, but I even moved my bed into my closet so that I could have more space.  I did this shortly after I first started sewing in the 7th grade.  At first my sewing machine was in my closet.  I had a little desk set up, but even then, I needed more floor space to pattern draft.  That was when I made the best decision I ever made, and moved my mattress into my closet.  The bed frame was too big to fit into that space so my bed is actually my mattress on top of several  plastic storage tubs.   It's not the best for back support, but at least I was able to sew! 
^My closet shelves store most of my fabric.  My bulkier fabrics are tucked away in random corners of my room.
^Where the blogging usually happened
^I used cardboard as a makeshift cork board and nails are holding up my sewing tools.  

Over the years my room became a place where I've loved to create and most of my days were spent in there working.  Right now I'm in Savannah and I've been slowly collecting items for my new room while also waiting for my items from home to come in through the mail.  Those boxes should be arriving in the next few days.  A few of the boxes are my sewing supplies and fabrics, which I can't wait to test out on my new sewing machine (it's a beaut)!  I'm excited for the possibilities of my new room, but I'm also going to miss my old space - including the alien, green glow! 
  
Have you posted any photos anywhere of your room or studio?  If so, comment with a link!  I always love looking at photos of how people decorate their personal space!   

29 comments:

  1. Maybe it's because I'm nosy by nature, but room tour posts are my absolute favorite - and yours was incredible! I love the color (I've lived in rented houses for years so any painting has been out of the question and I'm surrounded by dull beige walls :[), your garment rack (everything looks absolutely stunning, to say the least!), and your magazine collection! Teen Vogue will always be very dear to me :')

    My room is an absolute disaster but here are some pictures of my desk (which is also... very busy)! :)

    http://mermaidens.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-desk.html

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    1. Aw, thank you Kailey for such sweet words about my room! I always love room tour posts as well, and your desk is soooo adorable! I'm in love with that ice-cream cone and I can't imagine where you found that beauty! And Teen Vogue will always be very dear to me as well! I feel like it will be one of those nostalgic magazines that I always go back to :)

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  2. Can I have your room, please? It's perfect. LOVE all your accessories everywhere!

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    1. Aw thank you Jordan! Haha well I am moved out, so I guess my room is open occupancy now ;)

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  3. P.s. I have your Blog bookmarked and I always come here for photo/fashion inspiration :)

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  4. beautiful. Love it :) you are so organized and efficient! I love your fabrics! Here are some pictures of my sewing space: http://www.kitty-ears.com/2013/03/sewing-space.html

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    1. Thank you Carolynn!! Oooooh I love your sewing space! It looks so cozy and also well organized! Your dashboard behind is such a cool idea as well! I love looking at sewing rooms :)

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  5. I love it! I think its brilliant you turned it into a studio! AND put your bed in your closet :P if i was single (happily engaged and set to marry next sept) i think i would do that and turn my room into a walk in wardrobe/boutique for all my clothes :P

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you Haley! :) Ohhh yes, that would be so cool to turn a room into a wardrobe/boutique! I knew someone who did that and it sounded like the coolest way to decorate. And congratulations on your engagement! How exciting!

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  6. I love seeing people's rooms and studios! I love how you have all this makeshift stuff, it really makes it seem homey.
    I've done a few of these posts myself: one for my college dorm here http://floralprintsandcommonsense.blogspot.com/2013/08/apartment-tour-my-room.html
    and one for mine at home! http://floralprintsandcommonsense.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-grand-tour.html

    Rachel

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    1. Thank you Rachel! I checked out your posts and both rooms are so lovely! I adore the Christmas lights that you had wrapped up in your bed stand at your college dorm. I'm a sucker for soft lighting, it's so pretty! Also your cat - such a cutie!

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  7. Wow, your room is so cute and tidy, just like the ones you see in home decor magazines :) I'm still in the process of decorating my new room so no pictures yet, sadly.

    Lots of love,
    Trish
    Don't miss my GIVEAWAY ♥
    http://wingsforliberty.com/2013/09/05/hello-autumn-giveaway/

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    1. Aw thank you so much Trish! I'm almost done decorating my new room in Savannah and I've been having so much fun! I hope that you've been having just as good of a time decorating your new room as I have been :) I can't wait to see photos of yours!

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  8. You are such an inspiration, Esther. So many people buy high-priced gadgets, expensive accessories, and fancy tools in pursuit of talent. But you prove that all it takes to be successful is dedication, hard work, organization, and inspiration. I am so excited for you as you start school - I hope that your abilities are encouraged and nourished in the next few years!

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    1. Oh wow, thank you so much for your kind words! This comment was really encouraging to me, thank you :)

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  9. Oh, so pro! Love it. You are so gifted and all things lovely awww!

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    1. Aww thank you Nancy!! You always say such encouraging things and I really appreciate it :)

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  10. I love it! Moving your bed into the wardrobe really shows commitment. If i was your parents, id be like 'right, well shes serious'. I remember trying to do some really interesting things with my stuff when i was a kid. i wanted to be an interior designer so i would just do the random stuff in order to "practice". I remember making a little corner of the room for listening to music - cushions, speakers candles and the like.
    Here is my sewing space - though its more like sewing areas within my apartment http://sewingthe60s.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/my-sewing-space.html

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    1. Thank you Catherine! Haha I remembered that my parents just laughed when I moved my bed, because they thought that it was funny how excited I was to sleep in a closet. Your little "interior designer space" as a kid sounds incredible! If it's anything like your sewing space now, I bet it was just as cool and super well organized! I'm totally in love with your sewing area and I'm glad you sent me a link! Using a toolbox for storing thread is genius and I might have to copy you! :)

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  11. I just found your blog and I fell in love immediately! It's beautiful! Everything you make is lovely, you're so gifted, haha! It's really inspiring to see people like you, I've just started my blog and I hope it can be as great as yours one day (:

    www.lerevasser.blogspot.com

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  12. love this post <3 i'm always curious about others' sewing spaces!

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  13. I love the organisation of your room, my walls are green too. I am an avid sewer and had trouble with the space issue, so I decided to get a loft bed. This definitely frees up space and I keep my sewing machine on a desk underneath.
    I love your old fashioned telephone!!!

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  15. Gorgeous blog, really enjoy reading posts from a fellow crafter. I just got back behind the wheel of my sewing machine after a while collecting dust (tut tut). But getting some confidence back!

    Love that your room//work space is tailored to your personal taste and reflects your interests and inspirations. Awesome.

    Gemma
    fadedwindmills.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Beautiful! Love all the books and pictures =) Whats your new machine?

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  18. I love your room is so clean;) Great blog, so many inspirations...

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