My mom came out to visit and we organized everything including the very very messy sewing and art room. I wish I’d taken a before photo, but just imagine huge piles of stuff all over the place to the point where you can barely walk. Oy!

So here’s a tour!

In the main part of the room I keep my favorite sewing books in Ikea cubes as well as my insane fabric stash. I keep my serger and sewing machine on the white ikea desk and I have a tv set up so I can binge streaming tv while I work. I’m actually really happy with the white ikea desk I use for sewing. You can put the drawer tower anywhere you want and then put the desk top on. The drawers are perfect for things I use all the time for sewing like bobbins, buttons, elastic, glue, etc. They’ve held up really well, too. The bins to the left of the sewing desk hold unfinished projects and things that need repair.

I have my case of COPIC markers on the right of the desk. The glass ikea shelves hold some of my favorite stuffed animals, action figures and toys.

Behind the main door I have a thread rack and some of my wig swatch rings. The other door is the closet which has a door mounted ironing board. You can see part of my collection of parasols in the corner on the floor.

Angelic Pretty print, Disney Infinity figures, photos of my Rose of Versailles costume, Totoro fan and the Trinity Blood rosary I made.

Incomplete CLAMP chess set and Chobits ears.

Nendoroid and Nintendo figures on the shelf. Angelic Pretty poster. Disney Animator dolls, My Little Pony figures, etc.

Kamikaze Girls, Sailor Moon, Rose of Versailles, Takarazuka and other figures. I’ve tried to be much better over the years about being careful about what I buy and display. I still could probably eliminate more, but I want what I have to be the things I absolutely love. I used to just buy everything that was related to some subject or series I liked and shove it all in a case. It feels nice to have a few less things that are curated.

Gurren Lagann and Sailor Moon figures. Paradise Kiss music box. Moogle stuffed animal, Magic Knights Rayearth medallions, Sailor Moon cameos.

Sailor Moon teacup, HoiHoi-San maid, kitsune figure.       


The alcove holds more crafting stuff and patterns in Ikea shelves and my work desk for doing storyboards, digital art and animation, etc.


My mom came out for a week and helped me get my twin girl nursery mostly together! There’s still a few more things to do, like make the curtains, get a big fluffy chair, finish the changing table drawers and a few more shelves, but it’s really getting there!