Wednesday, March 27, 2013

space...


My very sweet husband surprised me by coming home with this drafting desk a few nights ago. An early birthday present. I have, for many years, sewn and worked on whatever surface was available... usually the dining room table. A very inconvenient arrangement with a family of little ones who also claim that space for their own creativity (not to mention meals). One of things I truly love about this house is that I have the space here to spread out, to get right into the middle of a project and then walk away without clearing everything away.

What I still needed, though, was a surface big enough to use as a cutting table. Or to lay out a project to be looked at later with a fresh, critical eye. This desk is perfect. Just the right height, airy and visually light- very important to this minimalist. It coordinates so nicely with the desk I already have and that can now be just for sewing (it gets cumbersome and a little annoying to be constantly moving the sewing machine, the thread, and anything else when I need to cut fabric).


And since mama spends so much time here (especially now that I have a really, truly designated space!), so does everyone else.

 It seems I'm not the only one drawn to this window.





4 comments:

  1. I will not envy. I will not envy. I will not envy. :)

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    1. Don't be envious, dear Grace, it has taken almost two years of being in this house to get furniture into this room. Your lovely home is coming together just fine. xo.

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  2. Yomari Cruz-DeWeeseJune 2, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Tell me about these toys I see here. Love!

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    1. Yomari, it's the castle by Kinderkram. Or most of it anyway. I adore it and have a feeling it will still be sitting in a corner of my house long after my babies are grown. xo.

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