Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My little creating space

Last time I was in CA I brought back many of my Moms sewing things. Ive never been much of a sewer. I don't have dreams to be a great sewer but I do have dreams of beautiful quilts. My Mom could sew and she did it quite a bit when we were younger. I wanted a space to have the sewing machine available. I rearranged our room and created this little corner for myself. I love it!

I found the sewing desk at DI and refinished it. I fell in love with the details of it.

Right after my Mom passed away I went over to TJ Maxx and bought those pretty boxes. I did not want my Moms stuff put in a U haul box and shoved in the back of the closet. I have all of her special things and remembrances in those boxes.

Part of the table top was missing so John reinforced the top with a piece of wood and then I glued down 2 pieces of 12x12 sheet metal. It makes the best workspace with these little magnetic jars for storing needles and pins.

I had been using the little metal canisters in my office and my Mom loved the idea so much she went home and redid her office using them too. My Mom actually got an organizational idea from me!!!

I still need to find a cute way to label these jars but I love how they look and everything they hold.

I remember this button jar from when I was a little girl.

When I found it in my Moms sewing drawers I was immediately taken back. I loved to look through that jar when I was a little girl. It was like my own treasure chest. I decided to use jars as my main organizing method in the big drawer.

I wish I had asked my Mom where some of these things came from. I know that pins and needle holder belonged to one of my ancestors. {Sigh}

She had some of the coolest threads on wood spools that were too cute to hide away. That pail has not only her sewing things but also many of my Grandma Irene's things!

I refurbished a picture holder I had made a couple of years ago to fit the wall the other direction and love the way it turned out.

I am working on another project that required me to buy a bunch of frames from DI and when I taking the old prints out I noticed this one.

It touched me and for now I like it where I can see it.

We have a little armoire that I converted to a craft closet that sits right behind the sewing chair so all of my craft goodness is in one spot and handy.

Now I'm ready to finish my first ever quilt top made from my Moms t-shirts!

I love having this little corner of goodness. It makes me smile all of the time!


Wheeler Bunch said...

Love It!! I have 'craft corner' envy.

Debi said...

You do such great work.I remember making all those felt decorations for the Happy Day sign with you Mom.The dining room table was covered for weeks.We had such fun.