Monday, July 18, 2016

Where Blogger's Create ~ 2016 ~ Welcome to My Sewing Room!


 Welcome to my sewing room! 

I am dusting off my old blog and joining 
Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage's Where Bloggers Create. 
At the very bottom you will find a link to the blog event and be able to view all of the wonderful, creative spaces bloggers have shared.

Ok, so let's begin the tour......... 

(click on the photos to enlarge)

This is my current sewing room. It had an overhaul about 6 months ago and believe me it really needed it!

 I wanted to face my sewing machine out into the room instead of against the wall. 
It definitely works so much better.
The table in the middle of the room is an old enamel top kitchen table that I use as a cutting table. 
Each side has a leaf that folds out and up to extend the work space.   
It sits on bed risers to help make it the perfect height for cutting.
I added a skirt around it to hide the tub of "stuff" underneath.

 A view of the room towards the windows. The room has plenty of great natural light.
Please ignore any dust and the un-vacuumed floor (the vacuum thinks it is on vacation and refuses to work).



 The other end of the room has a wall full of built in drawers and cabinets. 
Awesome for storage!
I'm not crazy about the black, but the room is light enough it's not overpowering. One of these days I  hope to paint it and add a little valance to the top of the closet opening and add a skirt to the cabinet sitting inside. It will eventually be another ironing station. 





Closer view of the wall with the "damn shelf". I call it that, because it always finds a way to fall off the wall and dump its contents. Luckily nothing has ever broken and I fixed it by screwing cup hooks into the wall and the shelf and it hasn't went anywhere in about 3 years now. I think I won. LOL! 




I have always planned to paint this shelf pink, but I am thinking that may never happen. 




Close up of the shadow box frame. I had all these little trinkets that needed a home and my oldest daughter Jennalee (The Papered Soriee on IG) put it together for me.  




Annabelle Angel a Dee Foust piece that watches over the sewing room. 


 Top of the little white hutch. One of the clocks in my clock collection. I have a thing for clocks working, non-working, parts missing. This one I found on a recent trip to Salt Lake City in a thrift store for just a couple of bucks and it does work.





Inside of the little white hutch. It holds some of the pretty little journals and cards etc. that I like to collect.



Middle section of the little white hutch. 





The other wall. This is where I craft etc.


Bulletin board with artwork from my daughter and few other people.




Close up of the hutch area.




My very first sewing machine from my childhood.




A little stitchery I made several years ago.



The view from where I sit and sew. So much better than facing the wall! 










A mini design wall I am trying out that sits next to my sewing machine. 
I am currently working on a Farm Girl Vintage quilt designed by Lori Holt. 
Don't look too close as they are far from perfect. 
I am also thinking I am going to make this just a tad bit bigger and add a nice edge to it. 




The little cabinet at the end of my sewing table holds this cute little vintage Singer Spartan. It sews like a charm! 

Thank you for joining me on this tour. 
I hope that you have enjoyed your stay.

To see more of my sewing rooms--same stuff for the most part, just different set ups in different homes over the years, follow this link HERE

To see even more sewing rooms, art studios etc. from other bloggers click HERE to go to Karen's blog.

Thank you Karen, for hosting this fabulously fun blogging event! 


























13 comments:

Marijke said...

This room is a little heaven on earth!

Gail Griner Golden at Gail-Friends said...

What a pretty space. I love the color yellow and the light from the windows. Blessings to you.

Lynda Shoup said...

What a lovely room! I like the way you set it up. Moving the way the sewing machine faces looks really nice. I especially like the mannequin being near the window. The light that shines in looks sweet. I can imagine spending many happy hours in this space. Clearly you have some beloved moments here.

Barbie Sheffield said...

What a great bright and cheerful space you have!
Love what you have done.
Barbie

Karen Valentine said...

Cathy your room is lovely! I especially liked all the wonderful vintage pieces throughout the room. Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing it with us!!!
xo,
Karen

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Cathy what a delightfully bright and cheerful room in which to sew and create. Everything is so totally organized and love that beautiful angel watching over you.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog too!
All the best,
Suzy

Terry said...

Hi Cathy!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. What a beautiful room you have! I just moved my work table today to face into the room and out the windows. It's nice to change things around now and then. Isn't it? I too have skirts around the tables in my room - works wonders for hiding baskets filled with stuff. We are kindred spirits in collecting journals. I love that you have your first sewing machine! Thank you for opening your doors and giving us a peek at your space.

With gratitude,
Terry

Cindy said...

You do have a nice bright space! I love how most of your storage is on one wall and the rest is either functional and/or decorative! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!
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Gayle said...

Wow Cathy - I almost fell off my chair when I saw your new blog post this morning - welcome back to blogland! LOL Your sewing room is delightful - I can tell that it's a very creative space for you. I too, have my machine facing into the room instead of towards the wall. You have so many sweet treasures. Did Jennalee tell you that we found each other on IG? I can tell that she has definitely inherited your creativity! Thanks so much for the tour!

Sew Crafty Crochet said...

Lovely craft room!

Diana Seal said...

Hi Cathy, what a beautiful room!
It looks very bright and airy and filled with your beautiful collectibles.
I'm not a quilter but I sure love looking at them and I'm a true admirer of people who can create such beauty.
Your vintage quilt looks fabulous!
Thanks for sharing your creative space!
Have a great weekend!
Diana

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great space! So bright and cheery and filled with such wonderful treats for the eye! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Deb

Cathy said...

Very pretty sewing room! Looks very cozy and inviting. Great storage and display ideas too. I have to go and take another look!
Cathy