Sunday, April 21, 2013

Closet Sewing Space

My sewing room redo is not complete but I am so excited about how it's turning out that I have to share a little peek with you.  The first thing I did was empty out the closet and have my tweeter (hubby) build a desk for the sewing machine.  I painted the inside of the closet a soft blue and used the sliding door for the desk.  One door was blue so I didn't even need to repaint it. I hung a jewelry hanger that I wasn't using to hold my scissors and put the picture frame bulletin board at one end and a hanging organizer at the other.  My button collection is so pretty in glass jars and I love the tiered plate that holds my pin cushions.  The blue ceramic tiered plate was found at a thrift store and I love the shabby chic vibe it gives the desk.  I love, love love this space now and I can't wait to finish the whole room!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bulletin Board

The first project for my new sewing room is a bulletin board.  I painted an old picture frame I picked up at a garage sale.  Next I covered a piece of foam board with some pretty fabric I had in my stash.  I stapled it to the back of the board and added blue ribbon to hold the pictures.  Popped it into the frame and it was ready to go.  I love it! Total cost was $0 and it only took about 20 minutes to put together.   I want to do a large one for an inspiration board.

Friday, April 5, 2013

I'm stuck in bed sick!  

I have missed almost 2 weeks of work and finally been diagnosed with diverticulitis.  I won't bore you with the details (google it if you want to know what it is-yuk!) but I'm feeling somewhat better and have been in bed on the computer all day.  I decided this would be a good time to catch up on my blogging.  I have been working on cleaning and organizing my sewing room with the help of the chattiest 10 year old I know!  I pay her to come help me every Tue for 2 hours and we get tons done.  Plus she thinks it's cool that she is the only one in her class that has a "job".  I have been taking pictures and want to share the journey.  It isn't finished, isn't even close but it is such a big job that it will take us a few weeks (months?).  I'm going to share the before pictures and explain my plans. 

This used to be my boys' room when they were little but since they are grown and gone it has been a dumping ground for all my crafts and sewing with NO organization.  

I have a lot of organizing stuff but no idea how to use it.  Since joining Pinterest I have an organization board and a sewing room board and it has created so many ideas running around in my head. It's time to let them out!

I know it looks like a hot mess but you should have seen it a couple of weeks ago when we started.  This actually looks good compared to then.

I told you I have a lot of organizing "stuff" but it isn't organized.  It's just stuffed into the drawers and I can't find anything.  Ever.

The red and blue is going softer but the inspiration is my Peter Rabbit collection.  My maiden name is Potter and I haven't researched it completely but my ancestors come from England so I feel a connection.  I have been collecting for years and I still love everything from Beatrix Potter.  So the blue will stay along with pink, red and a little green thrown in. 

I want to put the sewing machine in the closet and then I need a sitting area, idea board, pressing station, dress form and a lot of other things that probably won't fit but I'm going to try.  My first project is the idea board so check back to see that project.