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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My Hubby Gave me A Sewing Room

Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a Safe and Happy 4th of July.

I have been busy as usual and finally taking time to sit down and share something that I am very proud of. Recently my husband Alan have up his room in our house to make sure I had plenty of room to sew. He moved all his MAN STUFF out and helped me set everything up...I am a LUCKY WOMAN to have such a thoughtful MAN.

As it turned out the spare room was perfect for my needs and after it was cleaned out and I had the run of it, I think I turned it into a comfortable, warm space to DESIGN, SEW and QUILT...
view from door
I decided to go with White and add pops of COLOR...I purchased the shelving instead of building, which if you read my blogs...is REALLY NOT LIKE ME...SMILES!!
shelves of storage

storage boxes

storage boxes
I had an old dining table in storage that ended up being perfect for my sewing table...Alan is planning on building me a sewing table that will allow my machine to drop down and loads of storage...but for now this will have to do...

I just used a portable table for my cutting and measuring table, it also serves as a quilting table when doing a large piece, again this will all come when he gets everything built...WINK, WINK....

I have lots of colorful boxes for storage, and I like antique things, so I have some of the things I have collected over the years as decoration throughout the room.
view from cutting table

flower pulls
This is one of my favorite pieces...I found this little China Cabinet at a yard sale for $5.00 and well it was pretty SAD!!! I don't know why I did not take pictures....I was just in a hurry to get it finished...LAUGHS...About a year ago I found these cute knobs and at the time I had no clue what I would use them for, but I knew I had to have  them and one day the perfect project would come along and they are what I designed this cabinet from.

It was a (what I call) BABY POOP YELLOW, and had a VERY BAD Attempt at a White paint job on top of that....I actually did not purchase it at first and decided to go back to see if it was still there...I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY ANYONE WOULD NOT WANT THIS BABY... BIG LAUGHS...

Well after a good cleaning and 4 cans of Valspare White Spray Paint, I have a new piece to work with...
I decided to add a little color and started digging through my fabric. I ended up with the PINK...(image that)

I got the MODGE PODGE and went to work. I just simply measured what I needed, pressed my fabric well and cut to size. I applied a layer of Satin Finish Modge Podge to the surface of the back of the cabinet and then laid my fabric in place. I waited a few minutes and then applied a light layer to the top of the fabric and then let dry. The best way to do this I found was to lay the top of the cabinet down on the floor and work on it like that
boxes used for fabric storage, Sewing Deco
right drawer
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left drawer
Then I decided to line the drawers and lower cabinet. I wanted a different look so I went with paper on these surfaces. I applied in the same manner and when it was all dry and set up...Well like I said ONE OF MY FAVORITE PIECES....SMILES....
under cabinet storage
 
DAISY
And of course DAISY is sitting on top keeping an eye on all that goes on....WINK, WINK...

I just decorated with things with my daily sewing or quilting...Well except my favorite little saying...BIG LAUGHS....
These little bed springs serve kinda as Memo Boards...I clip things to them that I need to keep or remember to do...I find they really come in HANDY...
And I have a Cork Board that I made that also serves the same purpose...LAUGHS!!!!
memo board
bed springs board
threads
I have all the things I use a lot close to hand, threads, magazines, computer, printer, etc....

to left of machine


And I have storage under the tables...NEVER HAVE ENOUGH STORAGE...
Fabric and other storage

under table storage..sewing machines
I have all my cutting templates and rulers hanging, easy access...and my little portable ironing table made out of a TV Tray...I have a bigger Ironing board mounted to the main door into the room..
Wall for cutting
Serving tray ironing board
I have my other machines as well as fabric and whatever else I might need stuffed into this little room...
another view
And of course a WINDOW to look out...I need SUNSHINE!!!! And my TV...Mostly I listen to music...LAUGHS...
Another cool little conversation piece, I found on the side of the road ( now this is more like me...lol) it was gold and I think maybe meant for Christmas...I painted PINK and now I hang my cutters and smaller squares and whatever else I might find that fits..
Scissor hanger

another view scissor view

I have other things hanging around the room easy to access and storage for fabric, this table is the one I used to sew on...OMG...
fabric storage and small table

Head bond fleece

hanging bags that I have made and bag of selvages
and my Las Vegas Bags

fabric scrap bag

I am so Proud to have this little Cozy Spot to Enjoy Everyday...and I do spend LOTS of HOURS in here...

My Baby!!
So there you have it, now you know a little more about me and see where I create...Not a large fancy space, but PERFECT for me...

I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I did getting everything done...BIG SMILES

Thanks for stopping by, please try to stitch each day...

Until next time, Charlene *A Touch of Hink*






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