Monday, August 26, 2019

"My Room" Part 1

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, I'm so excited to show you "My Room" today! I have really worked on it and have been busy sewing and putting together my cross stitch pieces and more so come on in...
 We are in the hall looking at my door and what to your tiny eyes do you see?
 A sewing sew cross stitch piece!
 On the door knob hangs a little cross stitch pillow I made many years ago. Okay...come in.
 Ta dah! This is what you see as you come inside the door. This is a bedroom on the front of our house and it's quite a bit smaller than my previous sewing room so I had to get really organized! This is going to be a pretty full post so go and get you an ice cold Diet Dr. Pepper and come back.
Okay, ready?
I made new curtains from this blue and white toile fabric I purchased about five years ago but never cut it up for anything!
I bought quite a few yards of the toile so I had plenty to make skirts for my tables. Above you see my sewing table in her new skirt.
 Then behind my sewing table is another area that is a large top that sits on two file cabinets with drawers. So this area got a new skirt too! Do I need to mention what is under the skirts? ;) Stuff, y'all stuff!
 Then I got all talented and all and covered this olden office chair! I used a little quilt that was on the daybed in our previous home and just chopped it up! It's a little different shade of blue and I liked it for the contrast. The chair was just old, covered in a dark brown fabric and in need of a redo. I haven't painted the legs yet and know it would look better if I did. I just measured the areas to be covered and hot glued everything down! Hey, works for me!
 Here she is again!
I also recovered by 'back' pillow. I'm short, um vertically challenged, so this pillow really helps me as I sit an sew.
Since I'm showing you my skills here is my sewing machine cover I made. Ain't she sweet?

 My table is not dirty but scratched up pretty good! Here you can see what is behind me. The room has carpet so I had to get a chair mat so I could scoot around.
Of course I had to have more of my cross stitch pieces hung up. The top one is one I stitched in 1987 called "The Virtuous Woman", the bottom two all about stitching.

 Starting at the tops of my little shelves, you can see lots of cuteness. In those boxes on the left are Barbie Dolls, doll clothes and their patterns. The bunny and little dolly sitting in the chair were given to me by my Daddy many many years ago. You can see a couple of Tildas looking sweet while sitting on their bench surrounded by some Cats Meow Village.
 Moving down I have sewing threads, wire cutters, box cutters and such in these little bins. Jars hold ribbons and buttons.
 These the shelves hold scrapbook papers, painting supplies, glues and other crafting supplies with a few cute things poked in. You can see my paper cutter and cutting mats. I did give my grandbabies much of my stash of stuff. They love to craft and were so glad to get some new supplies.
 I just have to show you this dated little figurine given to me by Mr. Precious in 1973! I'll always love it.
 Moving right along this wall is a little half moon table that belonged to my little mother and a lamp that doesn't go with anything in this room but I love it and it's staying. This is sitting next to my very olden Lazy Boy rocker that is the most comfortable. I can sit and do whatever here. The little corner table holds my CDs and CD player so I can have Note Songs! More Tildas and cuteness sit on the little pink shelves. My Yard Lady on the right hangs on this wall because I had no where else to hang her in my house. She doesn't mind that she's hanging by the closet.
Here we are looking back from the closet to my sewing table.
I hope you've enjoying seeing the first part of my sewing room. Believe me there's more even in this little small room. Now that green bag does not contain any yummy groceries, in case you're wondering, but my cotton crochet thread. I probably should have set the bag in the closet so you would have thought I was just so neat! Nah, I'm just a regular messy!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

 Don't Stop Believin'



Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin' anywhere

Just a city boy
Born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train goin' anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
The smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on, and on, and on

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night

Streetlights people
Livin' just to find emotion
Hidin' somewhere in the night

Workin' hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin' anything to roll the dice just one more time

Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on, and on, and on

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night

Streetlights people
Livin' just to find emotion
Hidin' somewhere in the night

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to that feelin'
Streetlight people

Don't stop believin'
Hold on
Streetlight people

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to that feelin'
Streetlight people 
~ sung by Journey


17 comments:

  1. Wow Shelia, You are very well organized. I love how you used the table skirts. Your machine cover is adorable. The pillow cover material just took me back in time...I used that very print when making valances for my daughter's little windowed porch, years ago. I miss that cozy sweet porch. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  2. You have certainly created a wonderful space just for "you" to do your sewing, stitching and crafting! Love the blue curtains and table skirts; as well as all the special things that make your space a place you enjoy being in!

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  3. You room is absolutely adorable Shelia. I love it. You are so talented and the skirted tables are such a fun addition.

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  4. This is a very well organized space, you can get more done when its not messy, or I can, right now my sewing has stopped due to my messy room. Moved my granddaughter in so its really full right now. The things we do.

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  5. Hola Sheila, me encanta tu habitación, no hay nada mejor que tener un espacio para la creatividad y tu la tienes.. Yo tengo un cuarto para uñas, ese es uno de mis hobby preferidos, y es bueno tener todo organizado. Se ve muy bien con los colores cálidos de las telas que has elegido y el punto cruz ni se diga.. Saludos

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  6. Sheila, I am so impressed with your sewing and decorating skills!! Wow! And love the colors and the table skirt, they are my favorite way to pretty up and room and hide all that "stuff" too! Enjoy the space!

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  7. I'm a little envious with your stitching skills. It looks terrific and your fabrics are just perfect. Love that blue and white. The office chair is especially pretty. And every woman needs a room of her own!

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  8. Oh Shelia...what a darling little haven you have created for yourself! And such organization! I have been looking for ideas for my craft room for our new home once it's built and you have inspired me. I love everything about it...well done!

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  9. I love your little room. It is so pretty. I love the curtains and skirts around the tables. Everything looks so neat and organized. Shelia, I wish you had a you tube channel. You would be so fun to watch. :-)

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  10. What an adorable little crafting space you have. I love all the blue and white. So pretty.

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  11. WOW.....I love every little bitty piece of wonderfulness in this room!! What a special haven you have created....well done indeed!! Love all the fabric, just perfect....xoxoxo

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  12. You have been a very busy lady! I never get tired of blue and white! Your room is just gorgeous. A great space for a talented lady to make her magic happen.
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  13. Wow Sheila you have done a fantastic job on your craft room! Love the curtains and the skirting- very inventive! It’s a happy space for sure!

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  14. Shelia,
    I love your creative space!
    You are ever so~o~o talented making curtains and table skirts
    . .. and recovering a desk chair! You continually amaze me!
    Thank you for sharing your sewing/ crafting Room!
    Pat

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  15. Wow your room is just so pretty and I love the fabric for the chair and table. Great job. Enjoy the weekend.

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)