Saturday, October 23, 2010

From the Sewing Room

This post isn't just from the sewing room.  It is my sewing room!
It is clean and organized.  Because of this, the door is open and you can come right in!!!

 better hurry... I'm not sure how long it will stay this way

this is the view upon entering

my work area

 one view from my machine

looking out the windows

My husband surprised
me with this hutch one year as a birthday gift... he's so good :)
The photo on the left was taken yesterday before I added additional 
baskets.  Personally, I think more is better...
The baskets are from Ikea and a steal at $5.99.
Go get some, they're great for organizing!

I have a thing for vintage labels...

Close ups...
See the wood float, my husband mailed a love letter to me from Alaska in it while we were dating!
Love jars filled with white buttons, pincushion (pin head) designed by me, my daughter made the white sock elephant which I love and will never part with! They are all sitting next to a vintage sewing machine given to me by a kindred seamstress at a yard sale... 
made by my friend Susan, she peeled a real pear to get this right, crazy girl

current project, it has something to do with the gray dining room... more on that later

Being surrounded by things I love whether it's aesthetic or has a good memory attached,
   makes me feel good.  
Having it all clean and organized after a long season
of shows (see our Worthy Goods blog) well, it's heavenly!

Thanks for coming along on the tour!


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Your very own sewing room? I am green with envy. Actually, a shade beyond green!!

This is totally gorgeous.

I agree - more baskets looks better.

Chelsea said...

Mom, it looks so good! I've seen your sewing room go through a lot of transformations over the years, but this is the best :)

Ticking and Toile said...

It looks so nice!!! Mine really needs help! In fact, I have Mr. T & T helping w/ that right now....while I'm *cough* working......;) Your prettiness distracted me :)

btw, love your new booth at Monticello....that etiquette book is too funny!


Andy's Attic said...

Your sewing room looks so pretty and calm. Love the tall chest of drawers and all the pretty pin cusions. (especially the one made from a meat grinder! so clever).

Kelly Ballard said...

Your sewing room is just fabulous! Mine, however, needs alot of work!

Second Hand Chicks

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

lucky girl - having a work space all your own!!! what I wouldn't give for a space like that!

Florence said...

Love your sewing room, it looks so inviting. I must get my area organized. You inspire me. Hugs Florence

Jeanneoli said...

What a beautiful and CLEAN;-) space to create in.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I totally agree that there's nothing better than snuggling in bed with a good book!

It makes me feel all cosy just thinking aboutit!!

I hope you're having a lovely Sunday,


Jana said...

What a nice room to sew in...
Looks great!
I also love white buttons in jars. My father in law collected mother of pearl buttons in large jars sorted by size. I'll never forget when I first saw them lined up on shelves. Years ago he gave them to me and they are in my studio. I'm selling them slowly but I'll always keep some for myself.

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

I have big plans for my kid's room when they move out....uh huh
Hope you have a great week

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

I want that PEAR!!! :) Very cute. Your creative space is just as lovely as you, sweet friend.

I need to do some photo lessons with you, babycakes---are you free on Fridays?
miss you and Debbie so much--are you going to Leah's?

Maison Douce said...

What a cool room, Laurie!!!! You are so creative, love the meat grinder turned pincushion....!

Funky Junk Sisters said...

You are such a lucky girl to have this most wonderful creative space!
Hey did you hear? We are gonna do a junk salvation show in Portland on Feb 5th! You should join us!

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters