Behind the scenes posts are always fun, aren’t they? So without, further ado…
Here’s the sewing machine that is permanently set out in a corner of my living room. Rachel from House of Pinheiro was recently snapped using it, when she came to stay. It’s a Bernina Activa 230 Patchwork Edition. It’s a great machine!
Here’s the dressmaker’s dummy that stands behind the living room door, waiting to scare burglars or dog walkers.
Here’s the table in the kitchen where I take detail shots for sewing projects. It’s next to the sash window, so there’s lots of light. I bought a large sheet of cardboard as a background, and another sheet of foam board as a DIY light reflector. Best purchases ever! I shove them behind a set of shelves when I’m not photographing, and this makes things really easy and no fuss. It also helps that this table is only a couple of strides away from my ironing board!
Here’s the desk where I type up blog posts. Though just as often, they’re written propped up in bed. I’m a real early bird and my favourite thing in the whole world is to squeeze in a couple of hours work in bed before emails start pinging, with a coffee on the bedside table and a dog’s sleeping body pressed against my leg.
And that’s it! How does this compare to your home set up? I’m lucky that I have the space to leave machines permanently out and that there’s no one to mind the roar of sewing whilst the telly is on. I like how much sewing is part of my general living space. Whenever I used to consider turning my spare bedroom into a sewing room, the idea of shutting myself away didn’t appeal. What say you?