This is a post I've been wanting to share for quiet some time, but until recently my work space had always been tucked into the corner of my bedroom or living room. One of the biggest motivators for Budd and I moving into a larger apartment was so I could have a proper work space to work on various design and cosplay projects. Let's take a look!
I finally have a huge table for cutting fabric that isn't my dining table. The table and picture ledges are both from Ikea, while the shelf I store my fabric stash in is from Target. Above the cutting board is my little galley where I can swap out art periodically. Some prints I current have up include a "Keepin' it Surreal"/Salvador Dali poster from an art exhibit in college, a few Furiosa prints (one from my absurdly talented friend Kiki), Camilla d'Errico's Iguana, Lady Mechanika, Rat Queens, and a silhouette by Charmaine Olivia.
My computer area is fairly small, but it suites my needs. I have a few additional prints and comic book art above my desk for inspiration. My main computer is a my laptop, but I often use a second monitor when I'm working on design projects or watching Netflix while I work.
My favorite figure in my entire collection is my Bishoujo Zatanna statue. I love the version of her outfit with the ruffled button up and thigh high boots (also my favorite version to cosplay.) I plan to get more figures from this line in the near future.
Right next to my computer area is my sewing machine and a bookshelf where I store my patterns, muslin, and current projects which I have sorted into white plastic bins. I usually keep reference photos for cosplays above my sewing space. My computer table is from Ikea and the wood sewing table was given to me for free. I plan to paint it white one of these days.
Across the way is where I keep my dress form when not in use and another shelf (from Target) for storing various craft supplies. I keep more Charmaine Olivia silhouette's, prints, and a shelf with assorted nicknacks and masks that I've collected.
I like to keep a few of my favorite art and comic books in my office as well. I also have a few books of poetry by Lang Leav, #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, and some cosplay books. Cute tokidoki cactus friends adorn the top of the book pile.
I also collect Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) statues. One of my favorite is my droid Neko that I picked up from Criminal Records in Little Five-Points (neighborhood in Atlanta.)
Eventually I want to get a peg board on the wall behind my sewing machine to store all my sewing bits and such. A nicer office chair and rug are also additional I'd like to make in future.
Tell me what you think about posts like these? Would you be interested in seeing a tour of our super nerdy apartment? Let me know!