Thank you for your words yesterday.
Seems we all struggle at times,
and hearing it from others helps to know we're not alone
in overcoming our shortcomings.
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On a happier note!
We live in a small house.
That's not the happier note, but
I'm getting to it. I always looked longingly
at blogs whose seamstresses had their own
space: spread out and make a mess, and don't vacuum
threads, fold up patterns and tuck away fabric every night if
you don't want to! I didn't think that was a possibility for me,
until a couple weeks ago Ryan suggested to turn the art room
into a studio for me! We had high hopes of the baby dills spending
hours and hours creating away in that bright, beautiful, sunlit room.
But if you're a mom, you know that the kids go wherever you are
...the shower, the water closet, hiding under a bed for some
peace a quiet. So, the transformation has begun. The
desk and table have been set up, and much
sewing has already taken place,
but now the fun begins:
Orange will preside,
as I begin the decorating,
and the adding of little touches.
As I complete my projects I will share
tutorials on some fun little ways to add a
personal touch to your sewing area, big or small.
Of course you may choose the hue of your hankering,
but you'll be seeing an awful lot of orange around these
parts. If you come across something orange that might
be calling my name, for Sam's sake, give me a holler!
My hands have been at it with spray paint. The
untrained eye might mistake them for a
botched tan-in-a-bottle job,
but you and I know better.
You very much deserve a bigger space!! Can't to see what orange ambient you create!ReplyDelete
How wonderful! Your own sewing room! I'm still taking up living room space when I pull out the Viking. But you...oh, you lucky little duck! Slightly jealous, but super happy for you.ReplyDelete
I can't even imagine the gorgeous creations you'll make with your own sewing studio! :) Congrats on getting your own space!ReplyDelete
This is almost more exciting than "Once Upon a Thread"! With your creativity on the loose, my creativity can not even imagine what will be in store! Orange! Have fun.ReplyDelete
Since we had a preview of your color scheming, we have been on the lookout for all things orange. Found something for you at Southern Seasons this week...ReplyDelete
That's funny to hear you say the kids go where ever you are. SO TRUE! My little shadows go everywhere with me. And currently my sewing room is the coffee table after the kids are asleepReplyDelete
Lucky girls, all six of you. What better than to make a space that accommodates everyones' creativity?ReplyDelete
That is so exciting! Can't wait to see what you create next.ReplyDelete
I'm way more than slightly jealous since I also have to hide my projects from 1 "helpful" toddler and 5 curious cats. I spend more time getting out and putting away than I do actually working!
Good for you that you'll have your own space. I had a craft room in our first house until I had our first baby. Now, I use the extra bedroom, but that will end when our third is born this fall. So I know the feeling. I'll have to take what I can get.ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see how you decorate your space!
So excited for you! I think your love of orange is wearing off on me. I haven't dived into it but I'm not avoiding it or writing it off immediately. :)ReplyDelete
oh yes, i love me some orange too:) i have to make myself stop or else every room in the house would be orange. i have even taken orange outside by painting our front doors orange. the hubby thought i was joking til he came home one day. silly him, of course i wasn't joking...not when it comes to orange! can't wait to see whatcha come up with!ReplyDelete
Orange is wonderful. Apparently not very well loved though! Anyhow, you really should check out HOW ABOUT ORANGE: http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/. She has some really fun ideas in her own home for incorporating orange. You'll have to search her posts for ideas. Search for her rooms, check out her fabric, and she has lots of orange accessories in her posts.ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy your space. I don't have a studio per say but I'm set up in the guest room and do very much enjoy not cleaning up.ReplyDelete
Yeah!! How awesome! I, too pack up nightly. :(ReplyDelete
How exciting for you!! I can't wait to start seeing peeks!!! I'm in the process of redecoration....my whole house....so I've been scouring the web endless amount of hours!!! I ran across this cool project and book marked it in case I wanted to attempt it *giggle* but I think it's right up your alley!!! Hope it give you a little inspiration!!!ReplyDelete
Yay for you! Can't wait to see you transform your space :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on the new space!! I'm excited to see how you develop it...I love your themed entries, so interesting!ReplyDelete
We have a small house too, and my hubby finally agreed to a space for my studio (I think he was tired of scraps and threads all over the house!). I just finished fixing it up, and I LOVE having a place all my own to sew!!! So excited for you...you deserve a pretty, inspiring place to create. Can't wait to see how it turns out!!ReplyDelete
Oh this is exciting. I am starting to organize my small space, and I will definitely need some decorating inspiration. So excited!ReplyDelete
That is fantastic news! Your own space! You'll make even more fantastic stuffs! I can't waitReplyDelete
Oh boy!! Think of all the fun your going to have!ReplyDelete
My baby girl's favorite color is orange. It was my least favorite color until she started loving it. Now I see the beauty in orange. Hobby lobby has a section of summer entertaining things and a whole section that is just orange. It is her favorite part of the store.ReplyDelete
what an amazing hubster you must have to suggest that! LOVE IT!ReplyDelete
If anyone deserves a "Room of ones own" its YOU!ReplyDelete
At I am Momma-Hear me Roar this morning, I was looking through the fabric from her new sponsor and saw a collection that reminded me of this post. It is called Daydream...http://www.skyerevefabrics.com/collections/daydream?Page=1&Items=12ReplyDelete
They call it tomato, melon, and caramel, but to me (an orange novice) they look orange-y, plus the flowers are just cute.
I just bought that fish. It is pretty cool. It lights up in the bathtub! Our boys love it.ReplyDelete