A little Tour

I decided to give a little tour today of my little creative space. I think if you have a creative mind, you get a lot of your inspiration from your surroundings. And each creative individual is unique! A lot of the creatives I know, prefer things messy, (but they know where everything is so DON’T TOUCH IT!) or there are other like myself who prefer things neat. I tend to be efficient when everything is put away.

Over the last few months, I have been more keen on gardening. And it’s kind of spreading into my work space. I’ll show you things I am growing, it’s gotten a little out of control.

Here is a blurry photo of the little table in my room. You can make out a little chamomile, but some of the other cooler stuff is out of focus.
I have a lot of plants

Chamomile likes a dry environment, that is why it’s getting a little extra love from my lamp. 🙂 Plus, I like my Medusa lamp. I recommend it for all the creative minds!

Nextly, I wanted to show you my beautiful Amerillas! Aren’t they just amazing! I got these guys a few days ago, one was forgotten about on a shelf so he was growing INTO the shelf above him. I couldn’t just leave him there so I took him home. I like this particular variety because it reminds of me Dexter, with all the blood spatter!

armerilla flowers 2

Armerilla flowers

I’m trying to create a Gothic Garden if you will, so far I just have a ton of herbs, but I WILL be Morticia Addams one day.

Moving along, you can see my easel. She’s a beauty isn’t she?
Eisel shot

I got her for a steal on Craigslist. The nice woman needed something smaller and this is the perfect size for me! Italian made to perfection! I love owning things second hand. Everything tells a story, much like the instruments I play, I love having something that came from somewhere else. New is so last century. *pushes up hipster glasses*

Moving on, you can see my sewing area. There was a point where I had 9 sewing machines! I know, it’s a waste. There was an embroidery, cover stitch, Juki, a few home sewing ones and a button holer. I was out of control. So when I moved, I decided to cleanse myself of the burden. I sold my embroidery and cover stitch, and gave away the serger, and 3 out of 4 of my home sewing machines. So now all I have left are the bare essentials.
Sewing shot

I also had 5 mannequins forms. An adjustable one, Styrofoam, mens, dress, and a torso. So I gave all but 2 of those.

Here is my Juki sewing machine. I got her about 8 years ago and shes NEVER failed on me.
Jukie shot

It’s amazing what regular oil, cleaning, and general maintenance can do. I cringe when people tell me they never oil their machines. To me, that’s like saying “I never feed my dog”. If you love something it will give you love back. Except cats. Cats don’t give a fuck.

I loved my Juki sewing machine so much, I went for a Juki serger to complete my happy coupling.

Serger shot

She was purchased of of craigslist as well for another steal. It was one of those cases where it was in storage for a decade and she was cleaning her storage unit out. And it still worked to perfection! SCORE! I use her to finish up my hems and with knits. Honestly, I’d never go back to Joann’s cheapo $200 sergers. After going industrial, you never go back.

And lastly, my favorite part, my view.

Fountain shot

I have never had an area to call my own that I have been proud of. My first sewing room had no windows, and was extremely cramped. My second one was in a small bedroom in a tiny corner, my third one was in a tiny bedroom but I got the whole thing to myself! It was great! Except, the stupid punk ass down stairs neighbor kid always like to play his bass super loud, so it quickly became somewhere I did not like to spend my time.

Then now, I have this. A gorgeous, awe inspiring, view. I’ll take another tour of what else is outside, but for now, just look at my view 🙂 Because I am!

Please comment below and let me know what you think! Also, what else would you like me to blog about? What interests you?