The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Sewing (and sorting!) Room


 This week has been a busy one (as usual). Apart from drying out the stock from yet another soggy fair, I have also been sorting out various rooms at home. This room (above) became empty after son no. 2 took the spare bed off to his new flat (!)


 Ah ha, I thought.. space for a sewing room perhaps? Somewhere to sit and price stock? To attend to preparation....


 .. and to stash stock ready for the busy run of fairs this Autumn...


 So far, so good... it isn't a big space, so I will need self-control not to turn it into "a room of doom" (a very fitting expression coined by Donna )


Love the way the sunlight pours in and the old green painted shelves work well with my favourite piece of 50's Cactus fabric! So, lots of lovely priced and sorted textiles and buttons to bring to the Vintage and Handmade Textile fair on Saturday 1st October in Chipping Sodbury!

19 comments:

Fading Grace said...

Your little room, looks lovely. Its so nice to have somewhere to put stuff. I'm really messy, I keep my stock in a room of doom, no self discipline! such a mess and totally impractical as on the top floor of the house....everytime I have a fair I have to trudge up two flights of stairs with my stock....Mr is building me a shed thank goodness.
Have a happy Sunday
Sophie

marigold jam said...

Looks great and will be lovely to sit in and do your sorting and pricing IF you don't just open the door and dump stuff in there "til you get round to it"!!

delia hornbook said...

Looks like a lovely space to fill up ;-)) I love the flower picture on your wall. Good luck all the fairs you have coming up. dee xx

ted and bunny said...

oh the bliss of a vacated room!
so any things it MIGHT become...and we all know it will eventually evolve into that Room of Doom!

love the cactus print cloth
x

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Certainly not a 'room of doom' (great phrase), good luck with it.

Hen said...

Everyone needs a space like this!

OhSoVintage said...

There's nothing quite like 'A Room of One's Own'. How kind of your son to remove the bed so that you have more space!
Ruth x

Jelly Jam said...

A sorting room, now that's what I need! Perhaps I should just sort out the rooms we've got first?
Love that green!
Ellie
x

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for all your lovely friendly and kind comments. i really will try not to just shove stuff in there.. when i am too busy to deal with things.... You know me too well MJ! Have a good week everybody. xxx

jane and the happy crow said...

I'd say yipee another room for dolls houses! No be controlled, a sorting room sounds good and will give you a bit more space in your living room too. Good luck at Chipping. See you soon, Jane xx

BusyLizzie said...

Ha ha Jane, love your comment! Did you get my cheque for the fair yet?? xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Far from a room of doom Lizzie! Love it...The green painted shelves etc work beautifully in your cottagey home. Have fun in your new space,
Niki x

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you niki, I was pleased with the way the green theme came together! xx

nilly said...

Oh dear! Some might say that all my rooms are "Rooms of Doom". The worst belonging to the son who hasn't flown the nest. Another problem is that while he's still here being fed, watered and generally kept clean, I can't claim that my textiles are from a "pet-free home".

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's looking good! My own 'room of doom' needs a serious sort out - I can just walk down the middle. It used to be quite nice but is now a mess - a few more vintage jumbles might help!

nilly said...

I think some might judge all our room so be Rooms of Doom - the doomiest belonging to the son-who-is-still-at-home. We feed, water & keep him clean as best we can - no wonder he's still here, making it impossible to claim that my textiles come from a "pet-free home".

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Liz

Dare I say I was almost shocked to see so much floor space?!!!!! Brilliant news that you can have a sewing/prep room and not a room of doom! I still have the latter but as the rest of the house is beginning to take shape this one will just have to wait for the time being! Soon she cries, soon ...

blackenpot said...

Just found your blog, I shall follow with great interest.
Thank you for sharing so much!

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you Sue and my latest follower (Blackenpot). The room is filling fast after a manic week of buying. Have a good weekend. lizzie x