Friday, May 27, 2011

My sewing lab (+ free geektastic printable!)


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I've been in my formal living room turned sewing room for about 6 months now. It is so nice to have room to move about, and I'm staying a lot better organized since I have places to put stuff. The only thing that was bothering me was the lack of a theme. When I was younger, I was so matchy-matchy and theme-oriented with my decor, but that kind of disintegrated once I started a family. I figured since this is my space, I could decorate it in a way that suits me perfectly. Since I *am* the Scientific Seamstress, a lab theme seemed to be the natural choice.


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Don't worry - I didn't go too crazy...no frogs in formaldehyde or radioactive isotopes. I just incorporated the colors and images that made me happy back in my science days. The result is a fun work space where I can conduct my sewing experiments.


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I installed a shiny black lab bench under the windows. I got the piece of countertop for $5 in the scratch and dent room at Ikea. I put teloscoping legs in the front and cheap brackets in the back. It is actually 3 feet off the ground because I like to sew standing up (makes it so much easier to go back and forth to the computer or cutting table).


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I turned the desk that I was using for the sewing machines into a cutting table. It is soooo nice to have a functional place to cut! The large mat is from JoAnn (got it on sale online). I had to cut it down a little bit with aviation shears, but it works just fine.


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I decoupaged the sides of the table with pages from an old Merck index (if I really want to know a chemical structure, I can google it), and then painted a fun soybean plant (the subject of my graduate research) on one side.


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On the other side, I installed two GRUNDTAL knife magnets from Ikea. Not only do they hold my scissors and rotary cutters, they keep little metal things like seam rippers and tiny screwdrivers close at hand.


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I spray painted two desks with Eden Green by Rustoleum. To me, this is the quintessential "Biology Department Green" I remember from college. At the time, I thought the color was so pukey and ugly, but now I find it quite lovely. Above my work desk are a few things that make me feel happy and loved. The wall quilt was made by four good friends and given to me for my birthday last year. Next to it are my B.S. and Ph.D. diplomas. My dad made the frames and the cool thread rack on the adjacent wall. Above that is the Scientific Seamstress sign my friend Cathy gave me last month...she is such a doll! To the right of the quilt is a thimble collection my mom gave me - I'll take that over dead bugs any day!


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Vintage glassware makes for great little vases. You can find pieces on Etsy, or just hang around the doorways of retiring professors' labs.


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Lots of storage in the shelving next to the desk. Most of the bins are full of scraps, of course. I glued some chalkcloth to the wooden bin that holds various stabilizers. Now I have a place to write formulas or derive equations when the need arises (totally kidding...I keep my math to rudimentary geometry and algebra). Bessie, my only employee, is OSHA compliant in her lab coat.


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The shelving on the opposite wall holds my reagents, equipment, and some books. Notice my copy of Girl's World by Jennifer Paganelli? It is a must-have for the sewing library!


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I purchased some beakers to store my buttons, zippers, embroidery floss, etc. They were a bit of a splurge ($10 each from a science supply store), but they are absolutely perfect. The 2000 mL fits my shelves nicely, and the tops are open so I can just reach in and get the item I am after.


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Finally, I needed some "artwork" to hang over the beaker shelves. When I worked in a lab, sales reps were always giving us neat posters with science info (and of course their logos). I decided to make my own "Periodic Table of Sewing Elements" poster. Each element letter has a sewing term underneath (and some boxes even have a texture or pattern to correspond with the term). Periodic tables usually have groups of different colored boxes to classify the elements, but I decided to make mine all different colors to look like a patchwork quilt. One of the terms is the same for both chemical elements and sewing elements...can you figure out which one it is?


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Geek out your own sewing space with a Periodic Table of Sewing Elements!
Click the link above to download the small file for printing at home in 8 x 11.5" format.
Click here to download the large file (20 x 30 format, can be printed online or at a local print shop).

Note: Some eagle-eyed readers found some out of place duplicates in the original table. I've made the corrections and swapped out the files :)!

143 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is impressive! How cool.

S. Bird

Amy said...

It's iron! That is SO cute!! I spotted this one the wall in one of the first pictures and was hoping you would tell us about it!

Cathy said...

Carla! I just commented on facebook too but I forgot to add that I love the cutting table too! And your new sewing area! Just wonderful Carla! I love the whole new room! I wish you lots of hours of enjoyment!!!!!!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

How wonderful!! I am saving some of your photos on Pinterest so when we move, I can work on my own sewing room. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cook Clean Craft said...

What a great sewing room, and the perfect printable for this Chemical Engineer turned craft addict! Thanks!

Kay Adams said...

Your LAB IS FAB Carla!!! You are so organized!!!!

Jennifer said...

You are ready for your debut!!!!!!! OMG Carla, I can't believe how beautiful!!!! So proud of you and all the details!! but how?? one amazing lady!!

Kristy said...

This looks amazing! And I love the "science" touches! It's the perfect fabric lab...enjoy! :)

Jen said...

This is so inspiring. THANK YOU for sharing your amazing space!

Hashi said...

Fe=Iron.
Love it!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

I love the theme! You look so organized. This is an awesome space for creating, and we look forward to seeing all the products!!

Digital Misfit said...

Your space is so fabulous! Thank you for that geekeriffic poster! You rock!

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

very cool lab and great decor!
I am just not sure that Bessie is wearing the proper PPE!
My sewing machine is also at 3 feet high, perfect for moving around.

Melissa @Lilac Lane said...

This is awesome! And as a pharmacist (with a high school science teacher Dad), I WILL be printing this. Thank you!!!

Michelle said...

I love it! How efficient. As a bio geek myself I shall be partaking in that fantastic periodic table! My space is not at all geeky, it could definitely stand a little geekifying.... Now to see if I can steal some glassware....because that is just awesome.

Esther Grant said...

So perfectly clever and beautifully organized. Love it all but the best idea of all are the magnetic strips for all of those sharp objects that otherwise vanish into thin air when mis-placed. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Emskyrooney said...

Your sewing space looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing the periodic table! It's fabulous!

zarina said...

I'm not sure if there is the answer already, but is it AL (aluminium - err that maybe wrong but pretty sure about the abbreviation).

Quilted Cupcake said...

Wow. An Amazing space. The beakers are brilliant! Love how pretty and clean it is. I've pinned your studio to my pinterest board :)

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Beautiful sewing room and love the artwork. TFS!!

http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com

Terrie said...

So cool! I too have my own craft room and love it. Get so much more done and keep organized. Love everything you have done! Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

Thank you for the tour of your spectacular lab! Love it all & now want to find a place for a knife magnet...so very practical. And of course, I NEED to print your periodic table. (I'm a science teacher turned 3rd grade teacher.)

PamKittyMorning said...

Love the room and the Periodic Table.. sew clever.

Toqua's Crafts said...

I'm visiting via Craft Gossip. Very nice space you have there! I can only dream of having a space for my craft supplies like that!

Sew very cleaver for you to come up with the Periodic Table!

Lilian said...

You have no idea how much this makes me smile! It's going on my vision board. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Sewing Princess said...

I love your room so much. You are so clever with your organisation skills. And thanks for the printout

thimblegirl said...

Love your sewing room and the periodic table especially. In my working life, I was a medical lab technologist with a B.Sc. in Life Sciences and now I'm a seamstress! I will be printing up the Sewing Elements Table for my sewing room. Having a technical science background, I enjoy the detailed directions in your patterns--thanks!

Celeste said...

Wow your space is beautiful. thank you for the great art work.

Anonymous said...

OMG... I LOOOOOVE Your Studio...!!! It's my dream to have such an organized place for myself someday... =))

Little Treasures said...

I love your studio but it was the periodic table that drew me here!! It's absolutely fantastic and thank you for sharing!!

Trekky said...

Wow! Fe = Iron! The periodic table is fantastic, as is the Merck manual on the side of the table! :)

ea-o said...

I love the Periodic System!! I hope it is okay that I have linked to your blog.

Your tidyness just makes me feel jealous :-)

Anonymous said...

I Just love your Periodic Table. I also have a science degree background, although have made a career change. Your chart reminds me of the Periodic Table of desserts, lol. You are brilliant to come up with matches to the symbols.

Kathy

Bunny said...

One fabulous sewing space! Geek on!

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Love your room!!! Wish I could organize like you have done. This perodic chart is sooooo neat. Wish I could blow it up about poster size, but don't know how to do that and get it to a printer like Kinko. Thanks.

Karla Hartzog said...

Ha! I knew it would be Iron without looking! Thank you for the poster. I am very jealous of your sewing room! I am a retired science teacher who loves crafts. 'Come visit: www.karlakrafts.com

Pandora31 said...

super cute!!! Thanks! It's iron! had to take your challenge.

Jennifer said...

This is the most creative craft room I've ever seen! I am crazy about all the elements that are YOU. You haven't dismissed your past, just embraced who you are now! So inspiring. Glad I found this through Tip Junkie today!

hsmema said...

Stunning room, I love all of your added touches. Thank you for the fantastic periodic table!

Anonymous said...

Looks good, except the buttons in the beakers will get dusty and the fabric is gonna dust up too... other than that,,, I like

Syed Store said...

That is so cool, I simply love it and thinking to turn my guest room into a beautiful sewing room, absolutely like yours. You did an awesome job with that.

- - Sheryl - - said...

your area came out great - so envious!

Ramona said...

What a wonderful sewing room. I work in the medical field and just love the periodic table you did. Of course Iron is the one that is the same. I will be printing off that periodic table for my sewing room!

LaudablyLizzy said...

My sewing room is about to undergo a makeover as well… and my science geek diploma will be somewhere on the wall too!

Maria Elkins said...

You really should submit this to be published in Studios magazine (http://www.clothpaperscissors.com/content/submissions.aspx). I'm sure they would love it, and everyone else would, too!

Shari said...

What a great lab! You've done a wonderful job. And thanks for sharing so many wonderful ideas. And especially the 'periodic table'. Too funny.

Sherri said...

I so love your sewing room...and the Periodic Table...thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

Love your sewing lab and LOVE the periodic table! I will be printing this for sure! This might be a silly question, but is it meant to have MN - Muslin, twice??

Sabine42 said...

Wow! A) I love your sewing room! I have dreams of mine being--and staying--that organized... alas, not quite.
and B) the chart is great! I am totally going to have to print and hang that in my space. Genius! :)

~Heather

Anonymous said...

Another scientist and sewist here that is just loving your periodic table and storage ideas. hmmm, maybe have to store some lab glassware at home for awhile....Keep up the great work!

aaaandreaaaa said...

Scientifically impressed with your crafty space. Well done.

grafiketgrafok said...

Hhahahaha This periodic table is so cool! :) Bravo!

Lynda said...

So cool! And also love your organization. Gave me an idea. Thanks.

Eloisa said...

Thank you so much!!! I love it. I'm printing it to my sewing room too!!!!

Emily said...

I love it too. Great work! Very inconsequential, but I found two more duplicates on your chart: zipper and shank button.

Frances Jackson said...

Love your room! So many ideas to borrow from as I am finishing my own room. I would love to have a better look at the thread rack on the wall that your Dad made...hoping my handy hubby can make me one!

Just Barb said...

GENIUS! I'm a science girl too (studied Marine Science in College)..so I LOVE this!!!

mel said...

WOW!

Your room is sooooo nice-seriously a space to be envious of! :)

All Unwound said...

Great style and organization!!

Thanks for sharing all your organizational tips.

Andrea said...

Hey this is my first time to your blog, your room rocks!!

Joyous Treasures said...

What a lovely sewing room! Seeing it makes me motivated to clean my room!

shavonna said...

You have a beautiful sewing room. My question is;does
it always look like that? I can never keep my sewing room neat and I end up looking for thing that I just put down.
Thank you again for sharing your wonderful room with us.

Ahliah said...

I Love the periodic table and the beakers for buttons and notions is a fabulous idea!

Becky said...

L just LOVE this! I'm a super science sewing nerd too! In fact, I'm making an organic chemistry quilt right now!!! Way to go!!!

Jacey said...

I love your sewing lab. You've thought of so many fun details! And your periodic table is awesome.

Ratty Hugs said...

First time to your blog. Loving the way you decorated your sewing room.
I do wonder if you will be adding two more elements to your periodic table to account for the two new real elements added to the periodic table, numbers 114 & 116?
~C8>

judy said...

How beautiful and how wonderful!! Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us, we appreciate all you do so much!!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

LOL - love your sewing periodic table!!! I am going to have to share the link to this on my blog (I am a molecular biologist turned crafter too), hope you don't mind. :)

Angel Hugs said...

You should send your pictures to Jo Packham to be published in the magazine "Where Women Create"! She would love it!!

Alison said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS! I am currently a Chemistry grad student with a quilting addiction and this really made my day! :)

Mandie said...

Carla, you are genius. I love your sewing room - and I am a little jealous. My background is Biochemistry/Microbiology and your beautiful pictures took me way back to my old uni days. Thank-you.:)

Sarah said...

Oh wow, your sewing room is my dream room. (I too am a molecular biologist who likes to sew!). Really impressed!

Blossom Books said...

My cousin is an avid sewer and a research scientist at the CSIRO. I've just found her next birthday present! :-)

Firenze said...

OMgoodness the periodic table is WONDERFUL! I'm going to have it printed on to canvas as a gift for my sewing-crazy cousin - she is sure to love it. TFS this funfab idea!
Helen -- Firenze Cards

curlygirlpress said...

LOVE your theme! As a fellow artistic nerd (I have a BS in Fine Arts because I had a lot of biology creds), I love what you've put together here. And I'll be hunting for beakers and a magnetic knife holder (and maybe a few bugs in jars for me = ). Thank you for sharing the periodic table, too.

Katie said...

thanks so much for the awesome poster!

Didee May said...

I adore your sewing room but I LOVE your table of sewing elements.I think I am going to have to take the file to the plan printers so I can get a massive one made up for our textiles studio at school.

Bette said...

As a former scientist, now science/maths/textiles teacher, I love the table of elements. I will be having one printed for my studio, which I will be sharing with my Year 8 Maths/Science/Textiles students (yep I have them for all three subjects!)

anniem said...

Oh Carla, how you have made my day. First the Merck index. i am a high school chem teacher. About a month ago my students were doing a lab on the Ksp of calcium hydroxide. They needed the real value to calculate the % error in their experiments. So out came the Merck index. Within 20 sec one students holds up his hand clutching his Blackberry and says "Miss, its 5.6x 10to the 8th" Or whatever the number... I looked at him picked up the honking big Merck index and said "Guess we don't need this relic any longer do we?" You've made such better use of it.
Then the periodic table. Oh my its wonderful. I first thought the element might be Sewdium but then got to Iron and realized the real anwser. This will definitely be printed out by this sewing chemist. Thanks so so much.

eamylove said...

I am also a lab girl...medical technologist. This studio would be like heaven to create in! I can't believe you sew standing up...that is such a riot!!! it sure does work for you, though.

GStepmom said...

Just found your blog today. Love, love, love your sewing lab. I'm now a loyal follower.

TroyJennene said...

A sewing friend provided your sewing blog link today . . so of course I checked it out & all I can say is WOW! This is really a stroke of genius when it comes to your organization, concept creation, theme and over all design! You inspired me to go forward with my theme. . I have been holding off on making my machine covers, background & sewing table coordinates because I just couldn't figure out how it would come together. I have a very large studio sewing area so space is not an issue; just collected so many "things" that I sometimes get stiffled by the thought of getting it all organized & a theme to go with.
Thanks for the inspiration. I will surly follow your blog now that I found you..
Troy Jennene
aka "sewing firefighter"

marijka said...

I use a magnetic strip for my kitchen knives, but have avoided using one for my sewing tools for fear it will magnetize them. Have you had any problems with this? I absolutely love my magnetic pin cushions, but the magnetized pins sometimes jump around as if alive. :-)

Terri said...

I must have the Periodic Table of Sewing Elements! Thank you for sharing the file! The Element that is same in both Tables is Fe-Iron of course!

Gwen said...

What a gorgeous lab! And I LOVE the Periodic of Sewing Elements!

Speaking of all things sewing & scientific, I just put up this website to help plan scientific lanyards:

http://www.gwynhug.com/Scientific_Lanyard_Calculator/

If you have other suggestions for scientific constants to be included, I'd love to know!

Take care,
Gwen

Alicia said...

ditto to all the great comments above! thanks so much!

PurpleUberGoober said...

I'm absolutely in LOVE your sewing room!!!! As a fellow type A-er, I'm very impressed with how organized your room is! I'm in Pharmacy school, so I'm also really digging the science theme! Your "Periodic Table of Sewing Elements" is my laptop background and it will probably stay there for a very long time :)

Pookie said...

wow, that is really nice..

pookie

Anonymous said...

I never knew there were so many fabrics that could be related to chemistry. I also recently found a cool new song about the periodic elements at http://www.yesnack.com/songs.htm

Crystal Stanworth said...

I'm sooooo jealous of your beakers!! I also really got a kick out of your periodic table. I too am a science nerd (biochemistry and cell biology) turned sewing maniac pattern maker! http://frivolousnecessity.blogspot.com

-Crystal

Dalya said...

Thanks so much for this periodic table! Love to see science themed things in the sewing community! I'm a bit of a nerd myself, I'm a college student and am planning to transfer to a State University to major in Microbiology ;)

Love your sewing room and the clothing patterns! Thanks for the tutorials such as that bias tape one! :)

Mommyof2girlz said...

So creative, love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

Michelle said...

That is AMAZING! I love how you've made your sewing room so totally uniquely yours. And I really want one of those knife holders to keep my seam rippers and scissors all together.

Anna said...

That is awesome. I love the way you've incorporated your theme while making it practical - and truly yours!

Tamatha said...

Your room is fabulous! Love the preiodic table of sewing elements. Thanks for sharing!

Anai said...

This is way cute! what a clever idea! I love science too and I so love this and can't wait to have it in my own craft room!

CaroleM said...

I stumbled across your blog through looking for pictures of sewing rooms on pinterest. Love the sewing periodic table! Thanks for sharing.

Mama Spark said...

I too am a scientist turned quilter. I still work as a scientist at the University of Michigan. This is so cool! I just became your newest follower!! Love the beakers for storage!!

Mommarock said...

This Periodic Table of elements will make the most wonderful wallpaper on my computer!! How great!

MollyP said...

Oh how this post makes me happy! I am an environmental chemist who sews/quilts and am stoked to meet another scientist-quilter. I love the beakers and have wanted to purchase some myself. I currently swipe the metal containers our calibration standards come in and use those for organizing my small items. The printable is wicked cute. It will be framed and on my sewing room wall ASAP. Thanks for offering it to us.

liz said...

My favourite idea is the magnetic strips from Ikea. Thanks for sharing it. Enjoy your wonderful sewing space.

Connie said...

What a great sewing room! It just makes you want to sew. I used to have my serger set up so I could use it standing which I really enjoyed. Your newest follower!

quiltmania said...

Just popped in to say "WOW."

Jules said...

Hi Carla, I have just discovered your blog and I'm loving browsing through your archives. I'm from a science background myself and I'm currently a Natural History Museum Curator so I'm loving your science take on things! I'm enjoying taking a lot of inspiration from my work and using it in the things I make! I will be back to browse often, oh and drool over your fantastic work space! Great work!!
Jules

doodlebuddies said...

Hello Carla,
I loved your sewing room. Its so organized and colorful. I am a papercrafter and my craft studio is like a huge pile of paper and 3000 more things. Thank you for sharing the "element chart" I'm hoping to make a frame of it and present it to my friend who owns a sewing store here in Dubai.
Will visit often.
Naush

doodlebuddies said...

Hello Carla,
I loved your sewing room. Its so organized and colorful. I am a papercrafter and my craft studio is like a huge pile of paper and 3000 more things. Thank you for sharing the "element chart" I'm hoping to make a frame of it and present it to my friend who owns a sewing store here in Dubai.
Will visit often.
Naush

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

I purchased the patterns from your store before but just came across your blog today. I have to say I really love your sewing lab. I am a researcher/ university instructor..so your room is like a dream sewing room for me. :) You are a genius!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness! As a fellow scientific mind, I love your craft room!! I was a research tech as my previous job (SAH mommy now). Thank you so much for the Periodic Table and I am going to have to get my own Bessy someday. Right now I am too cramped in my sewing/kid's playroom.

Wendy B said...

absolutely sensational space!!!! Loooooooooooooove the periodic table....what a neat idea! I left a message on your photobucket account about it before I got to the end of your post so apologies as I was way too eager!!!!! LOL
I'm a teacher who loves science and quilting so this was the perfect formula!
thanks so much again....I will be back to visit some more!
sugary hugs
WendyB :O)

Lisa E said...

I am seriously impressed with your creativity. Thanks for the periodic table. My inner electrical engineer remembers that kind of stuff vaguely!

Anonymous said...

So, so awesome. I was a biochem major and now teach chemistry and biology. I also am putting together a new craft room ... you have so many great ideas to blend two areas I love :)

Anonymous said...

Oh you must get hold of some 'testtubes' with cork tops and put your buttons, sequins etc in! Wonderful room! :O)

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Awesome space! And I did not know IKEA had a scratch and dent room...oh dear, I'm in trouble now! Must make a trip!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, this is awesome! You certainly take the top award from me!

Angie said...

What a wonderful space! I would mess it up in a matter of minutes though! I have been working on organizing my room and I am almost there but it will never be as clean as yours! LOL And that periodic table...genius! Gotta love nerd creativity!

Wilma NC said...

I want the periodic table on a tshirt!!! That is zoo cool.

Cheryl said...

How cool! I am a 6th grade science teacher and quilter/sewer/crafter and I love your periodic table. You are a woman after my own heart!!

Melissa, SoChick! said...

Sew creative! I love your space, where did you get the shelves? I need some white shelves in my space. I love that Bessie is OSHA compliant, so important (I remember from my days working in an Animal Hospital) ;-) Super great job. :-)

Rosa Robichaud said...

LOVE your blog and especially the Periodic Table!

You should bee selling these as mini posters! *grin*

Anyhow, I just put it on my Pinterest board. Hope you don't mind. *s*

Rosa Robichaud
(my sister's a Lab Rat, but not a quilter, unfortunately)

Mary said...

Thanks for the periodic table. I have always sewn but kept that hidden from my science geek friends.

I was just at a quilting retreat and saw this on the wall of the shop. I knew I HAD to have a copy. I am not sure at my age I can memorize all the "new" symbols but it was fun.

sign me,

Still a Lab Rat and always a sewer.

sue niven said...

Thank you for sharing your magical space with us, I especially adore the magnetic thingy, I really really like that idea.

Giovonnae said...

Thanks for posting the sewing Period Table...Had to have it. Lover your space. How do you keep it sooo neat?

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much for sharing your periodic table!! I was browsing Google images looking for a traditional one to print and couldn't believe when one said sewing! I had to have it for my sewing room :)

Reyna Lay said...

great sewing space. Love it. How you sew standing up, IDK? lol. I have to be sitting down, but then again, I sometimes sew for hours and sitting down is just better on my neck and back. Anyways, new follower here, found you thru pinterest. Would love it if you passed by my blog sometime, also a sewing one :)
-Reyna
www.glamglory.blogspot.com

Alex said...

I absolutely love your room. And the periodic table is amazing! I am an engineer and kind of a geek, so I just love that kind of stuff. I dont sew, but I do paper crafting and want to purchase a sewing machine. Your room has given so many ideas to organize and decorate my craft room in my new house! Thanks for sharing!

Feral Turtle said...

What an amazing craft room. Saw you on Tip Junkie and had to stop by for a look. Beautiful!!

Jackie said...

I am wondering if I may use your sewing table on the Canadian Quilters Association blog, and give credit back to your blog?

Miriam said...

Genius!!! I love your periodical table of sewing elements! It really appeals to the chemist in me (I studied chem at uni, but never had the opportunity to work as a chemist)
I went straight to Pb to look to see if you had "iron" there!!!
Congratulations on your wonderful sewing space. Love the scientific touches!

me@home said...

And the answer is Fe - Iron!

Your sewing lab is fantastic! How did you manage to take over this room from your family? I'm not a science person, although I love your periodic table, but I do love organization in my "quilt cave" and you have done such a beautiful job of that.

Kass said...

Beautiful space! I am however trying to figure out how to translate
your amazing periodic table of sewing elements into a quilt now.

fixin2quilt in TX said...

As a former Biology teacher and self-described Science GEEK, and long-time sewing and quilting practitioner -- LOVE your organized space!

Bet you could sell LOTS of T-shirts with that Periodic Table on it. Jus' sayin' ...

Julia said...

Just found your blog - I'm a medical student and an avid seamstress myself, it's exciting to see other scientists who find joy in it, too :-)

Kris C. said...

LOVE the periodic table! I got it printed at Office Max and then got a quote on framing at Joanns (gonna let DH take a look first and see if he can build me a frame), and the woman at the framing counter wrote down the URL to get one printed for her MIL. This is so cool - I can't wait to put it up in my sewing room!

eklay said...

What - no scanning electron microscope? I love how you integrated your biology with your sewing room (Merck!) and beakers and the slide staining jar! Made my heart go pitter patter.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

wow - your sewing space looks amazing!!!! I love it! the beakers of buttons and everything tying into the science theme has to be my favourite though :)

Little Rose Creations said...

I love the table of elements. My niece is a chemist and a crafter. I have to get it to her.

alejandra said...

Your work space looks great, very nice blog, love the table of elements

A Aniton said...

I can't believe it. I started a periodic sewing table but it became an UFO. Great job. I had some similar definitions as you.

Jaye said...

I'd like to put your Periodic Table of Elements in one of my upcoming blog posts. I will link back to your post and give due credit. Thanks.

Quasmoexports said...

Organized content is the best way to display or post an article, thank you for making it easy to digest your

Laboratory Glassware

Tena Wooldridge said...

Love this! I am finishing my PhD in Environmental Science and I also quilt! People think it is so strange that I do both! Thanks for the fun poster!

Val Manchuk said...

Amazing work room, Carla! Thank you for sharing your sewing elements poster!

Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca

Sarah Holt said...

I shared this awesome elements poster on my Blog today!
(http://dandystudio.blogspot.com/2014/06/pinterest-inspired-roundup-10-awesome.html)