Friday, July 2, 2010

Sewing Room....um...Closet

Byron has transformed the little former "nursery" closet into my very own "Sewing/Craft Room". This amazing tiny space now organizes all my sewing, craft, garden, and hobby stuff. My Mother-In-Law always said I could fit New Orleans in Westwego! Really, it's amazing how much "junk" can be organized to fit in a small space with a little thought....and de-cluttering! The chair came from a salvage store that re-sells old hotel furniture. They have some really great stuff. I bought three very sturdy cafe chairs for $25.00 a piece. This is one of them.
Now I have a place to display all the vintage notions I have been collecting. The buttons and yellow yarn are from my Grandmother Tera's sewing box, the binding is from a bag of bias tape given to me by a friend, and the rest my daughter Seleste brought home from Grandma Rivero's house.
The boxes organize odds and ends, magazine holders organize: magazines, instruction manuals, and patterns. All of my reference books sit right at hand now.

My first repair was soon brought to me. I should have this Barbie skirt sewn up in no time Talia. That's a pic of Byron when we first were married playing his trumpet. By the way he's in California right now playing. Knock 'em out Baby.
There's plenty of handles and nooks for tucking all the cute things my girls make me. Including this bead bauble Talia made.
Baskets on shelves hold my yarn and fabric. Um, yes, I need to put the outlet covers on. Just noticed in this pic....and Byron needs to put the floor molding on.
A few titles...and I like 'em all...especially the SKIRTS! book. I've made several great skirts without a pattern since buying this book.
Seleste painted this awesome lacy owl.
The other side.
Now, excuse me....I'm going to make some knit skirts for my little girls for vacation!

6 comments:

Betsy said...

Looks great!!

JeanSkirtGirl said...

WoW everything looks great I well love a skirt I'll pay u to make me one lol discount right love carmacita

Melba said...

I love it! I'm so happy for you Kristi. Now you have your own special place for sewing!

Anonymous said...

cute! love it. now u can sew in peace!!!!!

~mckenna~

melodywedergren said...

Your sewing room is beautiful! I was so inspired that I just went to Amazon and bought the "Sew What: SKIRTS!" book. My next project is to buy a sewing table! :)

Kristi said...

Thanks everybody, and Melody, you'll have to post some pictures of your skirt on your blog.

Kristi