Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Sewing room swoon!


I'm sitting in my sewing room, reading an article in a magazine......about my sewing room. I'm tempted to do a 'spot the ten differences'-game. I notice a different variety of tulips, some extra pattern magazines on top of the shelves, red thread cones on my overlocker showing the progress on the pattern I'm tracing in the magazine picture. So meta!

A few months ago I received a mail from Amy Thomas, the editor of UK-based Love Sewing magazine. She wondered if I'd be interested in having my sewing space appear in the Sewing Room Swoon feature in the magazine. In case you wonder how the UK's no.1 sewing magazine spotted a Dutch room, Amy (of the Almond Rock blog) follows my Instagram feed. I incidentally post pictures of the room, mostly during challenges like #bpsewvember or #sewphotohop.

So far it had never occurred to me to write a blog post about my sewing room set up. Yet I like a good peek into sewing spaces! In fact, all of you out there provided so much inspiration when I was searching the internet for storage and lay-out ideas for my first dedicated sewing room. Who knows, maybe someone would like to see my fabric stash or my button organization? Amy's request was just the little push I needed to take some decent pictures (easier said than done on a dark and drizzling January day). And here it is, a pretty compilation of my happy space. Thanks, Love Sewing!




For someone who works in publishing it has been a very useful experience. How often did I think people got a little carried away when I wrote an article about them? Relax, it's only the newspaper! And here I was, impatiently looking forward to seeing the pictures of the room I'm sitting in on a daily basis. I'd already seen the pdf's of the spread, but  I just couldn't wait to see the article in print. So exciting! Food for thought and lesson learned :)


Love Sewing issue 24 page 44


Love Sewing issue 24 page 45


I'll write a follow up post soon with more pictures and details. But that will have to wait. I have a shiny new magazine to read!




13 comments:

  1. Lovely peek into your sewing room and published about it in a magazine, you're right to be excited.
    Do I understand it right that you traced the special skirt in the February issue of Knip Mode? I've traced that too but still have to compare it to my skirt block for fitting.

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    1. Yes, I did! I traced it, did some fabric test runs and decided to make some flat pattern changes first. Then my husband had an accident and all sewing came to a halt. I picked up a simpler project in between doctor appointments. No further progression on the skirt yet but it's still on my to-sew list!

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    2. Hope Hubby is feeling better!

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  2. Oh congratulations Marianne. How exciting to have your sewing room published in a magazine. I have enjoyed the sneak peek and am looking forward to your more detailed post. I have almost finished setting up my new sewing space and will share in a blog post soon. Your sewing room looks like a very warm and inviting place to create.

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    1. Isn't it fun to set up a new space? Can't wait to see yours, Jean!

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  3. I was so excited when I saw the article about your sewing room in this month's magazine. I really enjoyed reading it and I now have a severe case of sewing room envy :) It is so nice to be able to picture where you do your sewing when I read your latest blog post
    Debbie
    http://www.sewnfromtheheart.com

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    1. Oh yes, I agree it's fun to see where bloggers sew! Maybe you can do a post about your sewing space as well!

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  4. That is so exciting and what a great room. I can't wait to see more.

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    1. Thanks! The next post is a bit delayed, but whenever I find the time it will be up! How's the progress on your new sewing room?

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  5. Hooray! What a lovely article and fabulous room! It looks like a little slice of heaven. I'm excited for you!

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    1. Thanks, Karen. It really is heaven on earth!

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  6. Exiting indeed! I enjoyed the article. I don't think I got two patterns with the magazine, though - will have to check.

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    1. Are you a subscriber to Love Sewing? I had never seen the magazine before. I'm a bit behind so haven't read it yet, but it looks very pretty!

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