This is neat for me and tidied for the photo. I'm not messy exactly, but I spread my stuff out whatever I am doing so every surface is quickly filled. I am always envious of those white and tidy work spaces I see on other crafter's blogs and websites. Lots of gaps around the inspirational objects, everything has space to breathe. I know I am never going to achieve that. I live in a small house with pressure on space so my work areas will always over flow. If I'm really into a project I just clear what is necessary and work away in the piles of thread and scissors.
The sewing machine is on a breadboard as beneath it lies a large whole where a Singer treadle used to sit. The house is a Cath Kidston sewing box and a personal favourite.
Radio is essential, as is tea.
The sewing cabinet is a beauty and was a great find in Steptoes. I found it on the day I went looking for a sewing table and could not believe my luck. My work space is a happy place.