Thanks so much for all the comments!! They all give me something to think about!
I realize that it would probably help to see an overview of my entire room and give you a bit more information, so I tried to tidy it up a bit and took a few more pictures. I thought about standing in the middle of the room and clicking pictures as I turned in a circle, but the room is too small for you to see much of anything unless you are physically standing here with me. Seriously. It is a bedroom that measures almost 11 feet by 13 feet. But, it's my own little space, so it works!
You already saw part of the wall with my sewing table, so here is the rest, moving around the room.
Right now, this dry sink holds my wool inside and my homemade ironing board on top. The nice thing about it is that I can stick things in the space under the ironing board. But really, it's too tall in front of the window. It's a picky thing, I know, but from outside, when the blinds are open, you see the icky back of this, and it covers the heat register. Also, being only 5 feet tall, I have a really hard time reaching over it to open the window!
To give me added space, I took the doors off the closet and built in a desk, which made sense 7 years ago when I did it. But since then, I've realized that we put the desk too low and I can't even get a file cabinet to fit underneath, so right now, I have it stuffed with bolts of fabric that I'm trying to find a place for. I've thought about converting it back into a closet so that I can put my fabric in there, but then I'd have to find a desk, which leads to more issues.....
And in case you are wondering about the wall shelf above my computer.... I had my brother make that for me and I love it, but there again, I need to figure out how to make better use of the space. More about that at a later date.....
And the rest of my design wall. Notice that I had to take the door off of the room in order to use this wall, which works out okay until the basement (which is right down the hallway you see there) is filled with teenage boys and their music/video games. Ahh..... what I wouldn't give for a door on those days!! But, I only have 8 more months until he's off to college, and I know that I'll be missing it then, so don't even let me get started.....
Now, before your jaw drops, thinking that this is all the fabric I have, understand that this is where I do most of my work, but not all. In previous posts, I've given glimpses of the "oozing" effect that comes with having a business in the home, and you can tell that my dining room is used more for Whimsicals than it is for dining. That is also where I lay out large quilts because it's the only room with a floor that's large enough. The up side to that is the exercise I get running between the rooms and up and down the half flight of stairs when I'm working on something!
So, there you have it. I can't believe that I actually am putting pictures of my sewing room here for everyone to see, and I'm hoping they don't end up on some weird website showcasing "what NOT to do", but I guess I took that risk when I first decided to ask for your suggestions! I'll take some closer pictures of each area for the next few posts, so that you can get a better idea of what I'm trying to work out and accomplish.
But in the meantime, I need to get to work. Can't wait to see what kind of suggestions I get this time!