Friday, May 25, 2012

The Ironing Catch-All

Why didn't I realize that having my sewing machine set up all the time would make me whiz-bang projects out one after another? 

I used to sew at the dining room table - our only table - so I was constantly setting up or taking down my machine.  Now, it's so efficient - I just run up to my machine, sew a few minutes, and run back to whatever.  The birds are waking me up early now, and I can easily sew for a little bit while I sip my tea, turning off my machine whenever I hear roars from the children.

I took an old eyelet dresser scarf and turned it into a catch-all in the laundry room.  Now the hankies and napkins have a decent place to wait for Genevieve, instead of handfuls hanging off the ironing board holder.

Then I took the best scraps from that project and made little soap totes for my etsy shop.  More to come - they're so fun to make.


Unknown said...

Yes! I really like having my machine out on it's own table. Then I can tackle any little mending jobs that come along. Before I had my own sewing space, the mending would pile up and it was a chore to get the machine out and do it I don't have mending to get done before I can sew on the fun projects : )

Lisa said...

Yes, having the machine out is wonderful! The other day I was loading photos onto my laptop (which is very slow sometimes), so I sewed at the same time - didn't feel like I was wasting time sitting there.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

SO nice. When my children were growing up, I had to sew on the kitchen table. And it was such a chore to set the machine up.. So. lots of time, I would neglect to sew. I now have a sewing room, and it is so wonderful.. If I have 10 minutes or 3 hours to sew.. eveything is set up.. I really enjoy it.
I love all the cute stuff you made..