I love a pretty space. Always have. Always will. In fact, if I have to choose between pretty and practical, I will most likely choose pretty. *sigh* It's just who I am. But I love it most when practical and pretty collide and I can have both. My sewing studio is a mostly organized and yet very pretty space. I love it up here. It truly is my happy place. This afternoon, I went up to put away a rather large amount of fabric that I picked up in Houston at the International Quilt Market Sample Spree sale and I decided I had to clean up and organize before anything else could happen in the space. And so I started with my pressing surface. I know. What?!?!? There are piles of fabric, and stacks of this and that all over the place and I started by tearing into my stained and no longer pretty pressing surface. ;) I'm daring like that.
And so, I tore off the stained and stiff as a board fabric and batting and recovered it with an out of print canvas that reasonable people would have hoarded for a "special project" deserving of such a cool piece of fabric. Not me. My days of hoarding a piece of fabric just because it's out of print or highly desired are over. I'm using what I've got and enjoying being able to look at it every day as I work in my space. Would you like to create a pressing surface of your own? The one in this space is custom sized to fit between my machine and the end of my sewing desk but I have directions written out to make a 24" board that can be mounted on top of a Raskog Cart from Ikea. Here's a LINK to the tutorial... EnJoY! And tag me on Instagram @scrapstudio or #quiltingkeepsmesane and share what you create!