Seth surprised me with an awesome handmade Christmas present this year: a new sewing table!
I had long known that my sewing set up wasn't working very well for me - I was using a cute but small table, and it just didn't have the room I needed to spread out when I was working on a project. Also, I really needed a new ironing board. Mine was an old used one I had picked up a couple of years ago, and it was broken and would often fall down.
But Seth thoughtfully took care of both of those needs for me, with other perks, too! =)
My sewing station before:
A couple of months ago I had switched up the plastic bins, so that instead of them being stacked, I had them side by side, which did provide me with a bit of extra surface area to place things, which is one way I knew a bigger table would be a huge help!
And now I have this:
It's a big table, so I have plenty of room to work. There's lots of storage space on the shelves, and it's even the perfect size to hold my cutting mat, so I can do some of my cutting here as well, instead of at the kitchen table! But one of my favorite things is this:
Seth added an ironing board that tucks away into the table when I'm not using it! It's awesome! I love that it's completely out of the way and out of sight when I don't need it, but when I do, it's kind of like an extension of the table! I can even sit down and iron (which I know sounds really lazy, but that has been nice lately!).
He really put a lot of thought and effort into this and I'm so thankful! I absolutely love it and it has definitely been making my sewing time easier and more fun!