Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! 2014 WOW!


Gosh -- can't believe I have not blogged since Nov!  That was way back in last year!  I have been busy and have a great clean and updated sewing room to show you and it you stop by tomorrow I will show you some of the projects I have been working on.

I really wanted to paint my sewing room for some time now and finally after Thanksgiving and after the Craft walk in our town, I had a block of time I could use to paint, clean, clean and more cleaning and organizing than I would wish on anyone -- so here is the "Before" picture -- of course this is after I starting getting things ready to move out of the room and start with a empty room -- to be honest that did not work so well -- our other spare bedroom is not as large and I just have too much stuff -- so I moved the small things out and put the big stuff in the middle and got to work!!      

And above is photo 1 -- Love the color!  I went with a nice bright yellow and red and white accents -- the dresser is freshly painted so I don't have the drawers closed or even the knobs on -- they are drying on the kitchen counter -- yes you guessed it YELLOW knobs!!   This dresser came from my Grandpas house -- it is most likely 100 years or more old -- hubby was not thrilled I was painting it but I am never parting with it, so I am going to enjoy it and that is all that matters --well to me anyways. The dresser is holding my holiday type fabric and my 30's.  Notice the bookcase -- I really went thru my books and mags and have a ton in the basement to go thru.   I still need to make a new cushion for the chair, This is where Buttons (my cat) spends alot of her time, -- believe me she is glad my (her) room is back in order!

 Here is where the sewing actually happens, my sewing corner -- so fresh and clean I just love it -- what a great way to start the new year!  Curtains still need to be made --but I do have the fabric and hope to get those done this afternoon!

Here is my cutting area -- I moved it from the other side of the room and it actually gives me much more floor space -- and it is also the entertainment center complete with radio and tv!  The bookcase along the wall is one my dad made when I was a kid -- it was stained so I painted it red of course -- I am sure he is smiling down  that I have kept it for so long :)      And of course Poochie is taking a snooze -- gosh cleaning is hard work she tells me!  Still need to put the patterns in the box -- nicely!  At least they are all in one spot!

 And here is my ironing area with a container of patterns -- I thought the wood shelf would be great to keep BOM's in place etc.  We will see -- I am using the same print it is yellow with lady bugs on it for the curtains.

Well I hope you enjoyed the tour and check back tomorrow for some actual sewing progress!

I hope 2014 is a great year for you!

Happy Stitches!


Beth Strand said...

Lovely new room! I love the bright, cheery colors!
Beth @ Words & Stitches

Kendra said...

It turned out wonderful!


Quilting Kim said...

Your room turned out beautiful. What an inspiring place to be creative.


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

What a great place to create in! I have yellow on my walls and red as an accent in my room too and love it - even on dark days it feels cheery in there. Enjoy!!

Susie Q said...

Happy New Year Dorothy. I love seeing other peoples sewing rooms and yours looks fantastic! I am waiting for our Eldest to move out permanently then I am going to use his room as my sewing room. But from what everyone tells me there never really move out! Thanks for sharing. Susie x

Sylvia said...

Wow! Very nice! Love your sewing space.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Your room looks lovely. The yellow and red are very cheery. Now you will spend all your time in there. I am visiting from Sew Many Ways.

bridenet said...

I love your before picture.
I am in the process of organizing my craft room right now.
I showed the before picture to my husband and he said why that looks like your room.
You did a beautiful job.
Thanks for sharing.

Tricia ~~ Handmade Whimzy said...

I love the cheery yellow color with the red. Doesn't it make you feel great to walk into a clean and organized sewing room? I try to keep mine tidy but it doesn't always work ;)

LA Paylor said...

I did enjoy the tour! How fun and cheerful. I'm glad to see another studio with lots of stuff organized nicely, gives me hope. What a happy place.
leeAnna Paylor

Carol said...

Your bright yellow room is so cheerful and the sweet red dresser and other red accents are just perfect. You should be totally inspired!

Eunice said...

Oh my gosh. It is adorable! You sure did a LOT of work but it has to be very rewarding to work in this lovely space. I really enjoyed your comments about the furnishing and gave me some insight into your "quilting" world. It turned out great. Love the colors.