Sunday, September 20, 2009

*Where I Create*.......

Ooooops I forgot quite a while ago I promised to show piccies of my new sewing room... sooooooo here they are, better late than never..... I love this room, I honestly do.... although the size has not changed, it is still little more than closet size, I have a lot more space than before... no more yellow walls instead rich cream, no more fabric piled high on the floor where I no longer had any idea what fabric I had, laces, trims, doilies, braids, ribbons, sewing needles, bits & bobs all in there own marked boxes, even a box labelled *things you can't find* it really is bliss....


The photo above shows my new sewing bench.... no longer are my sewing machine & over locker crammed together on a tiny sewing table..... I even have room for my Laptop, on the left in its new grey *Belkin* case, newly painted white stool with the ever so *bum* friendly cushion, even more bliss....


Above is the *memory* board I made up with a couple of family photos, vintage lace trims, two hearts with *forgive & dream* written on them, hand made fringing I made years ago which took hours & hours to make, a newly finished pot mitt patiently waiting for its partner to be completed, a luggage tag from my last trip home, heart lavender sachet I made waiting for a ribbon bow to be placed on it & lastly a business card I made up just sitting there as I'm not sure it's quite right yet.....


A close up of my *Memory Board* made from a gorgeous soft green fabric with pink roses & rose buds scattered all over, pale pink ribbon. A cute tiny teddy with a pink bottle & a pink bon bon hang near my business card, heart sachet filled with lavender & a pretty frill across the front, pacific blue luggage tag.....

Hand made fringing, hours of pulling threads from fabric, vintage laces & a sweet *forgive* sign...

A shelf full of some of my creations, hopefully these will not walk out the door to be given as birthday pressies to my daughters friends, although I must admit am very flattered that they were even considered good enough & special enough to be given........



I love the black & white boxes they are actually white fabric with black velvet. I bought these before I went home & found I didn't have enough.... went to buy more & of course the shop was sold out of them so had to settle for the white ones.... will keep an eye out for more though...


My sister bought me the beautiful frames that are placed either side of the one & only window, below this one I painted & placed the word love.....


On the other side I painted & placed the word *create* right above my sewing machine, (boy does that machine know how to create) I just have to look up & there is the one word that means so much to me..... loving the roses on the calender as well..



A black & white photo of Ryno when he was quite a bit younger, painted *diva* sign......


On top of what was once a tallboy in my sons room which has been given a new coat of paint & now holds even more fabric, sits a sweet little box I painted cream & pink & have place vintage flowers in, on top sits a miniature sewing machine, candle holders & to the left under the shelf is my *Keep Calm & Carry On* sign..... on the wall above the shelf I placed *inspire* sign, the white painted mannequin sits waiting for me to dress her, love the blue glass jar next to her.....



My old tallboy packed full of fabric......




Bottom section of shelves, the little mini recycling bins have fabric scrapes in them, the large plastic bag above is chocker full of the most delicious smelling lavender, above to the right are my favourite books.... complete Rachel Ashwell *Shabby Chic* - how good is her new one have read & reread it already - At home with White - thank you Rebecca for putting me on to such a great book I love it - & others.....


So there you have it my new sewing room, it is not quite finished yet one thing I really need is a clock in here but for now I am just loving the time I spend it here, it makes sewing such a pleasure.....


Let me know what you think....















9 comments:

Elise said...

It's all just beautiful - thank you !

Alison Gibbs said...

Such a perfect space to create in.
So organised
Alison

Rebecca said...

What do I think? I'm loving it all! Now I can just envision you sitting there with all the great ideas in your head, stitching and sewing away! I just LOVE to see where woman create!

Love to you sweetie...Rebecca

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Lynn,

Oh what a pretty office! I love the bulletin board you made too. I love the fabric!! Where did you find it? I love that color combination. Isn't nice to be surrounded by all things pretty and
things that make us happy. :)

Debbie

wendyytb said...

Wow! How inspiring! You must have to be really coaxed to come out of that room!

Tanza said...
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Tanza said...

Hi Lyn,
What a lovely place you have created to create !! So pretty,and yet, so functional !! I envy you women with your own spaces..I get a closet..hahaha..you've done a lovely job..hoping you have a blessed, happy week..
hugs ~tea~xo

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh to have such a wonderful room to create in!! My creating stuff is stuffed into a huge closet when we moved and has not gotten any attention yet. I so wish for time to make it into a pretty space like this.

I was reading my comments viA my emails and your comment about me winning Rebecca's stocking was read before hers. You got me so excited my heart missed several beats!! I am so blessed to have won one of her pretty creations!

blessings
mary

The Pink Poodle said...

dear dear lyn...sorry i have missed your blogs...
FIRST & foremost...I need you to email me your blog address...I have tried to do it several times & always comes back as NOT right..
soo then I can have you on my sidebar & know what you are up to!!

anyway...gorgeous wonderful crafty space..(see you have my little signs you bought from me..wish i could find more..they are just soo cute..).

I have a craft/ebay room..BUT I AINT CRAFTY!!!

xxxx andrea