Thursday, March 27, 2014

Normal Sewing Rooms

   Everywhere on the web you see all these lovely sewing rooms. Pinterest is just loaded with hundreds of picture perfect sewing rooms. I look at them and try to get my sewing room in order and it actually is. What it isn't is this pristine, neat and full of cool storage furniture and supplies. Half of these pretty rooms don't look like anyone even uses it or looks like I couldn't even afford the thread the owner uses. Full to ceilings with supplies from fabric, yarn, stamping, beads,etc.all put away neatly in their cool containers in their Ikea shelfs.

   I have projects all over the place, laundry waiting to be put away and dust bunnies with cob webs in every corner. It is an orderly chaos and I use my sewing/laundry room all the time and can't worry that every single item is put away everyday. So here's to real normal sewing rooms.

From the Thrifty Needle 

From Diana Eng

From Jayne's Quilting Room

From Dramatic Threads

From Rhonda Bracey

From Thayer Rags Sewing Room

From Jo's Country Junction

From Hi How are you?

From Anything with a Needle

From This Busy Mommy

From Sew! Busy! Mama!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Shadow Boxes, Masquerade Masks and Doll Dresses.

This is my monster high doll redone with a gown. Some of the items have been knocked down thanks to my kids. The bottom as eye balls and skulls and other things that I will have to open her up and fix it.

This one is a combination of stuff I had lying around and old circus photos.

Here are some old dolls and doll stuff I had since I was a kid except for the dollar store mermaids.

The green and purple masks I made while the two red ones I bought and I've worn the big red masquerade mask for Halloween. These masks aren't too hard to make.

I made this sock hanger from an old frame. Sanded and painted white for an antique look then glued on shells and translucent beads. I also dyed the clothes pins blue/green and glued those on. This is great for finding sock mates-instead of having a pile on the dryer where you never see what socks you have.

These are my doll dresses that I made years ago that were sitting in my closet. Well, I revamped most of them and hung them to the back of my sewing room door.
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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Garden Dreams

This winter is just too long, too cold, too snowy and I'm just sick of it. I finally found some of my photos from this past summer with my painted chairs with flowers and my fairy garden. Here they are and I can't wait until the snow is gone and it's warm. My 11 year old just took a look at the photos and loved how there was no snow-the kids are so sick of it too.

These chairs were broken and just couldn't have anyone sitting on them so why not use them in my garden.I also painted my flower pots.

Here's another view and if you look to the very right I used another broken chair for a flower holder.

This is such a beautiful colored flower.

My burgundy colored lilies.

More lilies.
This is the other broken chair I painted.
More photos of my fairy garden.

This is my fairy garden and a lot of the items I bought here were on clearance at Jo Ann fabrics. I just went to a bigger Jo Ann's last week and saw they have a whole section now for fairy gardens.

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Sewing Room Mess

I've been working on so many things that my sewing room is a mess but here's a preview that will be up on my etsy shops soon.

Working on more patchwork skirts.

Finished lolita skirts

More Finished lolita skirts

preview of my zombie girl skirt with other finished skirts.

finished bracelets and panty liners.

more fabric bracelets