Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sewing Area and Finally sewed something

In our new to us home, it's been taking a lot of time to unpack all the craft items. Especially with all the hurdles we've had with losing our dogs and my sister.   At the old place, I had a sewing desk down in the basement near the quilting machine.  Additionally, there was one upstairs where I had all my paper craft items.

So, in the craft area downstairs, I wanted to place both sewing tables.  I'm always a person that places everything around the edges of the room.  I thought this time, I wanted to towards the center.  So, I placed both sewing tables back to back and placed them under the windows. 

I then forgot I had the antique Singer treadle machine.  So, I placed it on the edge of the sewing tables.  It makes it difficult to expand the sewing tables.  However, in the past, I didn't open them up much in the first place.  So, here is my sewing area.

I probably haven't sewn anything in over a year plus.  Today, I was determined to do something on the sewing machine.  So, my husband has been after me to make a pillowcase for the mypillow travel pillows.  So, instead of starting from scratch, I took a pillowcase that my sister made me and cut it down to fit the mypillow travel pillow.  I'm very pleased with it.  It's only been a month since she passed.  You don't realize how much you appreciate homemade gifts until they are no longer with us.  Here's the pillowcase. She made me several sets so this will get more use. It's a start hopefully bringing me back to sewing.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Creating a Sewing Room - Cabinets

I really don't have a decorator bone in my body.  I'm OKwith leaving my furniture in the same location for years.  When we bought our recent home near a lake, I earmarked a girls bedroom downstairs to be my sewing room.  Keep in mind that I have not sewed for a while.  However, that does not mean that I got rid of all of my stash or craft items.  No, I packed it all up and moved it to our current home.

Here is how the room looked on the realtor listing.  Not my favorite colors but I'd rather work with the colors than repaint the room.  I really dislike painting.  The room was listed as being 16.4 by 14 in size.  I can work with that.  We removed the carpet and had linoleum added to this room.  This was the dogs room when we first moved into this home last year and we went to work.  I was able to look in on the girls through a camer.  Plenty of room to roam for them.  The dogs were not a fan of it but it helped in the year that we had them at our newer home for their last year.



I built one more of these cabinets for the right side of the wall.  They came from Lowes.  They will house as much as they can but mostly fabric.  Stay tuned for more photos from the craft room setup over the last couple of months.  

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Finding my creative outlet

It's been too long since I've crafted or even had a blog entry for that matter.  I've made cards here and there but nothing on fabric like a quilt or wall-hanging.  It always seemed that we were either packing up the old home, remodeling the old home, selling the old home, unpacking, etc.  Then I started dealing with difficult items.  Both my dogs passed this year in March and September.  They were 15 year old yorkies and were the apple of our eyes.  Mindy and Mandy.

As I finally come to terms with losing them, I was hit with another loss.  My sister passed away at the beginning of this month.  She was only 55.  She fought a long and hard battle with Systemic Scleroderma .  I'm hoping that by getting back into the blogging scene and crafting, it will keep my mind distracted as I work through these losses.  Thanks for visiting and I look forward to sharing my new craft room photos.  Here's to some new crafty adventures.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Unpacking still in progress a year later

The more I unpack for our newer to us home, the more I have come to realize that I have accumulated too many craft items over the years.  As you can imagine, unpacking has been slow since we both are working.  I saw this image on the web and immediately thought of my situation.

Don't get me wrong, I'm very blessed and happy with my current storage areas.  I've been busy organizing and shaking my head at how much fabric and papercraft items I have accumulated.  I finally assemble my embroidery machine this weekend.  I am ready to at least start sewing simple items and starting to downsize what I've accumulated over the years.

 I'll try and post photos of the craft areas.  The room downstairs has the oddest paint colors, but I'm OK with leaving it for now.  I did splurge and buy some matching cabinets to try and store all the fabric and craft items.

Stay tuned for photos..  Do you feel you have too many craft items.  What is your preference, papercrafts or fabrics?

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