So, yeah. I don't have a sewing room. I have a corner of my living room and all my supplies shoved in a not terribly easily accessible closet. This, however, is WAY better than what I used to have which was a tiny rolly-cart that I had to pack up completely and stow after each and every project. Oh, but how I dream about having a sewing room of my own one day.
I'm ok, don't worry. I just have so many ideas of how I would do it up if I did. And since it's Christmas, decorations in the key of sewing have been floating to my mind. I saw this post recently that made me laugh. In case of emergency ornaments = genius. I have a knitting buddy who I'd send this to if I was organized enough to make it happen this year. Alas, as she'll recall I sent her a huge box of all my yarn stash when I got out of the knitting groove and into the sewing groove (which means I'd have to buy a whole skein of yarn to achieve the ornament). The aforementioned post did, however, give me a brain wave as I was going through my sewing box later . . .
Back when all I did with sewing was mend a few things (poorly) here and there, I went out and purchased a little sewing kit. Which I promptly lost. So I got another. Which I lost. And another. I only know that I got this many because I found all of them as I began unpacking all the boxes after I moved over a year and a half ago. When you upgrade from cheapy sewing kits to legit sewing threads and notions, those early standbys take a backseat. Or rather, they end up on the bottom of the sewing box and you wonder every time you see them why exactly you're saving them. As my few faithful readers of this blog may recall, I've addressed this sickness before. So the tiny sub-par "tools" remained loitering in the basket while I moved onto bigger and better things.
I realized that these little gems would be great to decorate a mini tree with. In my imaginary sewing room. In my mind. And they could not be easier to whip up!
Second, take notice of completely worthless items you can't seem to get rid of. In my case I had about 40 or so teeny tiny rolls of thread that I had managed to never need to use in the last, say, 5 years. I also have like 6 tape measures, one of which was paper and would probably rip immediately were I to ever need to actually use it.
BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE A SEWING ROOM.