Tuesday, 7 February 2012

It's been a loooong time coming

One of the not-negotiables of the purchase of the reinventors' home was a room for sewing.  Marmalade Cottage has a small bedroom created out of the verandah that we immediately recognised as small but perfect.

Since we moved in, it's been used for storage and the practical reinventor has variously set up her sewing machine on the dining table and in the guest bedroom.

Then one day, she came home from work to find the creative reinventor had cleaned and painted and rearranged.

"It's just a start," he said, grinning.  "You have to make it your own."  So off we trooped to the green and orange temple to lost weekends, which is conveniently open late.

We got some shelves.

And some moulded skirting board or architrave or something that makes a perfect cotton reel holder.

There's a full-length mirror on the front of the stuffed-to-its-gills fabric cupboard.  The cutting table is set up and there's room for the dressmaking forme and boxes of scraps.  Most importantly, the sewing machine and overlocker are out of their boxes and plugged in.  Bliss!

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