Wednesday, December 30, 2009

From Sewing Room to Studio - Part 1

The transformation has begun! I forgot to take pictures before we tore the room apart, but you can still see the dreary color that covered the walls and the trim. It has been this way since we bought the house 5 years ago. The room was sort of a catch all room, and until we knew what it's true purpose was, I didn't want to commit to choosing colors.

And how about the ever so pretty crystal chandelier? Seriously! What does a Cape Cod style home need a chandelier for?

The walls are now Aqua Chiffon blue - receiving a second coat as I type. It is sooooo pretty. The trim will be Belgium Waffle. (I want the job of naming paint colors!) The chandelier will be going to a home more suited to it's sparkliness and a new lighting fixture will go up. I have some new storage waiting in the wings - thanks to my awesome sister-in-law who found a great old dresser for me.

I'm so pumped to have a room that I can actually call a studio to work in!

Good-bye boring walls!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Beginnings

I have fallen off the blogging wagon & am finally ready to return. I have lots of thoughts and plans running through my head to grow my Etsy shop and revamp my crafty space in 2010. Coming back to my blog as a way to help me stay focused and inspired is part of that plan. I hope to have lots of fun things to share with whoever may be interested in hanging out with me here! I hope there are a few of you who will visit and share your thoughts and ideas with me too.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Cuteness of Madge

I don't always comment on the fun things I have highlighted in the section to the right I have named "SO Love This," but I had to today!

Check out the absolute cuteness of Madge! I found her while browsing through Etsy. Leah is a mom and designer in Australia and as you can see from her shop, she does a lot of one of a kind work, using vintage chenille. Her whole shop is full of beautiful things, but I have to say that Madge is my favorite!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I just found this photo saved on my desktop.

Last summer I got the inspiration to make what I called "bunchy bags." They were awesome! The sides were, you guessed it, sort of bunchy, gathered and tied at the top. They were super roomy - but didn't look it, because the gathering sort of disguised that.

I think I made exactly 4 of them. All of which sold very quickly, which tells me several things... There are others who thought they were awesome too. I so need to make more of them. And that I need to look through my old files more often for inspiration!

They will be in the shop soon!

Monday, January 5, 2009

My Favorite Things

This is an absolutely beautiful photo of the curtain I made for my side door. (please notice the sarcasm in the words "beautiful photo" - I gave up on trying to get the lighting right - this was the best I got!)

It is one of my favorite things because it is an old linen table runner with hand-stitched yellow flowers on it. I wonder whose home it was made for, where it was displayed then. I love that someone took quite a bit of time to make it, her hands touched every single stitch. I love that it is a one of a kind piece in my home.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Brand New Year!

Wishing you a wonderful 2009, filled with family, friends, and lots and lots of happy times!

Happy New Year!