Sorry the blog has been such a snore lately. Hang in there. I have 5 days until vacation and several big projects that I have to get accomplished ASAP. I also suspect there will be a giveaway in the future. I have actually been working on some bags, but I will show those another day.
So, I mentioned that I was ditching the guest room in lieu of my very own sewing room. We have been working on that. I had a trip to IKEA. Got some cool organizing stuff there. I need to make 1 more trip. I need to have the carpet cleaned. Meanwhile I did some serious cleaning, sorting, organizing. I decided that I couldn't wait any longer to show you some sneak peeks. Sorry the picture below turned out so dark, but I took it twice with the same result. I think you can still get the vibe though. I originally bought some Sunkissed fabric as my inspiration for pulling the whole room together. It is sitting on the ironing board waiting to be made into a new board cover. Then I bought 2 of Sweetwater's prints from their Etsy site. The one by the ironing board is the You are My Sunshine...which reminds me of my grandmother.
This is the other Sweetwater print which is an Irish blessing. It reminds me of my favorite high school teacher, who wrote the same blessing in my senior yearbook. How perfect, right? I also really like the magnet bar that hangs below it with those tins that I filled with buttons. That was a cheap IKEA purchase that I think is great for a crafting room. My embroidery machine is going to be set up on this extra sewing table. I know I will get a lot more use out of it if it is already up.
I wish I would have taken a before picture of the hutch- it was such a disaster and just looked a mess. I repurposed it with these great boxes. The flowery ones are actually plastic with snapping lids. They came from the Walmart clearance aisle, as did the matching frame on the bottom shelf. The green boxes are smaller, perfect for fq, and they came from IKEA. Very reasonably priced.
Here is a close up of the flowery box...they really hold a lot. I used them mainly for my precuts. On top, you can a charm pack that Jen sent me for my birthday (big thanks Jen, you know Fig Tree is a favorite of mine)...
Matt was really helpful re-doing the room. He convinced me that I would like a cutting table that wasn't shoved against a wall. For now, we are going to brace these cubbies together. Later, I may decide to add a laminate topper...we will see. I also have a super cool bar that is going to hang on the wall above it, it has these neat baskets that hang off of it. We just haven't quite gotten that far yet. (Another IKEA purchase)
I love the cubbies...there are 30 cubbies. They came from Home Depot and the foldable baskets are from there, too. Martha Stewart has her own line now. Love the baskets...they hold alot. I bought 24 of them and they were worth every penny. Some of the labels on the baskets are: pillowcase fabrics, bag fabrics, kits, projects in works, Moda, Moda, Moda, Amy Butler, Layer Cakes, Patterns, Magazines, and Solids. I think I still have 8 empty bins. Pretty exciting.
This was another birthday present from Judy...she made me my very own Abbey Bag out of Bliss....I can right home and shoved pins in it. I love it.
Is it not just the cutest?????
So, I love the new room. You'd think I would be whipping the projects out, but today I spent the day going through fabric. I really, really like just sitting in the room and staring at it. The first night I thought I'd die of pure joy just from having a complete space for a change. No more running out to the dining room to cut.
Some of you who have swapped with me with see your gifts sprinkled though out the space, unless they are seasonal. They make the best, final touch, don't you think??