Wednesday, February 02, 2011

If I had a snow day this is where I'd be...

HOME SEWING!!! Actually over the weekend I finally got myself settled! Since my dad moved in with us, I lost my downstairs office with my BIG CLOSET. It seemed my sewing room (previously known as my son's room) became the catch all for everything.P was going to handmake me these cube shelves, but they were really pretty cheap and since the weather sucks and he can't work in the garage much, we went the pre-fab way. I bought the black bins at *target*...but I kept thinking at almost $6 each this might get expensive. Then P went to *christmastreestore* and found the green ones for $1 each!!! They are shorter, but I think they look okay. I love having everything organized!!! Besides being my sewing room it seems to house extra furniture. This is my great-grandmother's desk. C has claim to it when she moves out...until then..... it is holding fabric... It's pretty cool having it visible. Yes, my fabric is sorted by color. The drawers are also full of more fabric and trims.

The other wooden cabinet is an early 1900's wardrobe closet. My great-great uncle made it! I have all my scrapbook supplies and wrapping supplies in there. The chair...well that is where Marty sits when he visits. The trunk was a gift to me on my 18th birthday. P made me the rack to hold my completed dresses. I use it at shows, but at home the trunk is a good place for it to sit out of the way. The corner cabinet houses my bell collection. My son has dibs on this. He also has dibs on the rocking chair, which was a gift to me from P when I was pregnant for our son. The Christmas tree is my Pug tree. Probably not the perfect place to store it, but I love all the ornaments and HATE taking it apart each year...so up it stays!

I have really been enjoying my room now! Oh...all the rest of the junk that was in here...I can't lie, it's in the front hall outside the room! One step at a time!!!!

Hope everyone has a great day!

10 comments:

Laurie A Kirkpatrick said...

Great work space. Mom's all about organizing, too. My mom's mom has a bell collection, too.

Gracie the agility pug

Sandy said...

I love all the room you have in there. Looks really nice. I can just imagine Marty and the others piled up in the chair while you work. I want to see more snow pictures or frozen lake pictures!

PADDYWAK PUGS said...

I love your work space. So neat and orderly........makes me want to sit in there and just create something. Thanks for sharing

The Teacher's Pets said...

What a creative idea for storing your fabric! I love it! I also love those green bins and they look nice and tidy there! You are a lot like me in that I cannot stand not knowing where things are located so I start organizing until I'm happy with the results.

The Devil Dog said...

Great spaces and furniture. Mom was working on a quilt while watching tv. Guess great minds think alike.

Roxy

Nicole said...

Thanks for giving us a peak into where you make your adorable masterpieces! =)

Pam said...

Love the idea of that cube storage area!

kristie said...

i really like the fabric in the desk! it's so pretty - like art. what's in the bins? i need pictures...

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Glad I'm not the only one who likes her fabric organized! I did the same thing with the cubes, except with my shelving units, only the bottom shelf would fit the cube (which was expressly made by the same company for the shelves!) so I took the hem off the top, cut them down and put the hem back on.

I don't have nearly the amount of fabric you have, so my fabric is organized by type. Fleeces in one, cottons in another. But I dream of fabric organized by type and color, like yours!

And I am totally jealous that you have a whole room for crafting. I have to use my dining room. One day, one day.

Swampgirl said...

I am always reading about The Christmas Tree Store- is it a Northern chain? I have got to get my fabric organized better- I never can find anything! I spend more of my time looking for things than I do sewing!

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