From chaos to beauty
"Before, there were so many things out. It was chaotic. Now you come in and my sewing machine is the highlight. You don't get distracted by any mess".
Heather shared some of the biggest benefits of her new sewing setup.
- Workspace stays tidy. It used to be a constant cleaning battle. "Every two weeks I couldn't work because it was so messy. I would just have to stop and take a day to reorganize and clean.... now that I have the DreamBox I never have to spend any time cleaning."
- No more losing supplies. Things were always being misplaced. "It was either in a bin and messy or on top of any open surface.... Now I always know where everything is. All of it fits in one space. I've never had that."
- More time creating. "I was so inspired by having the DreamBox that I made six things in five days. Which usually I make like four things in a month... I could just whip it out so fast because I knew where it all was."
Heather's setup includes the DreamBox and Sew Station. She likes to keep them connected and sew in an "L" shape, for quick access to both machines with just a swivel of her chair. The ability to lower her sewing machine with the electric lifter gives her additional cutting space.
Why do you create?
We asked Heather why she is driven to create. Her answer surprised us a bit.
"Running a household means I have to do everything again and again. The laundry, the dishes... it always gets undone. With sewing, I can complete a project and it stays done. It gives me so much satisfaction. I did it and no one else can undo it."
Experiencing this for herself inspired her to share with others. She has a business called Heather Handmade where she shares tips and tutorials for beginning sewists.