I've been busy reading the Distant Stitch Student handbook, and have spotted that it's important to add posts to your blog showing you actively involved in making your pieces. Of course I haven't actually started anything yet but I thought I'd have a play around with the self timer on my camera to get used to it for when the time comes. So here is a little snap of me and my machine.While we're at it I thought I'd give you a little tour of my stitching space - otherwise known as the spare bedroom :) Please excuse the mess. You may already have noticed I have a shelf behind me with lots of my crafting books.I think a few more will be being added to that collection over the coming months as I progress on this course.I have some boxes of fabric tucked away in the corner. Mostly this is quilting cotton but I do have a few pieces of organza, net, hessian, felt etc tucked away in the mix.The other corner of the room houses a set of shelves with my boxes of scrap fabric, sewing threads and some files of magazines that I've collected over the years. You can also just about see my ironing board which is always set up and ready to go - it only ever gets used for my crafting projects, as far as I'm concerned life is way too short to waste precious time ironing clothes that will only get wrinkled again ;-)
In the cupboard behind the ironing board I have boxes of paints, rubber stamps and papers but I'm not going to show you in there it's just way too messy. I may not be a domestic goddess but even I have to draw the sharing line somewhere.