Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Upholstered dining room chairs CHANGE the Space!


I'm learning how to upholster. I took a intensive weekend class at Blue Sky Studio in Minneapolis.  I love the change. Even the oriental rug seems less red and more cream, just like I hoped.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Organizing my Sewing Room

I have not been sewing much lately.  I really disliked how unorganized my sewing space had become since we moved. Somehow it just didn't feel "together and welcoming."  

It's amazing how much my environment influences my desire to "create."  So I took a whole day to work on my sewing room, in fact, I worked until 3:00 am and was surprised at what time it was when I went upstairs to bed.  

The first problem in my room was the lighting.  I just felt like I was straining my eyes all the time! So my dear husband put up this fan/light for me.  That sounds easy, but the old fan was not wired correctly and we had to put it together three times before it worked correctly.  But now I love having an overhead light source.

Next, I wanted a comfortable space to do hand work. This chair and ottoman was the perfect answer, and notice the light especially made for doing handwork next to the chair.  

Peeking inside the closet in the room and you will see that I finally organized all those bins of fabric that I own.  In recent years I have been using my fabric stash when I make new garments or projects, but now I can really see what fabrics that I have available. I also have my supplies for jewelry making there too.

This year I want to use my serger more,  
so I bought a class on Craftsy about sewing with your serger.
 Hopefully, I will feeling more comfortable about using this 

time-saving machine.

Why the yellow foam mats near the machine?  PINS....PINS... I couldn't see the pins when I dropped them into the carpet.  Now I just vacuum my mat ... and the pins are gone.

 my husband is afraid that I'll never come out of this 

With the organization behind me, I just can't wait to start sewing again.


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