I’m always inspired by the before and after photos I see in various places online of people’s house projects. This is not one of those posts. Haha. This is more of an “in progress” collection of pictures. But it’s better than it was, and that counts for something!
My sewing room is in our finished basement. Last month we painted the grayish-green walls a cheery light turquoise. One of my new favorite color combos is turquoise and red, so I’m trying to accessorize with red.
For the record, this is an unnaturally neat state for this room. I have crafting ADD big time, so there are usually multiple projects in various states of completion here and there. I also usually have a 2-year-old and new crawler in here with me, so the floor is generally a collection of big puzzle pieces and busy bag activity pieces.
The table in the middle there is where I do my sewing and cutting. My dream is to put counter tops and cabinets on the wall that currently has the desk and shelving, and wrap it around until it meets the design wall. I’d move the peg board.
The Ikea cabinets back there are full of scrapbook supplies, more fabric, works-in-progress, and lots of felt. The closet to the left goes back under the stairs and wraps around. It is long, but has a sloping ceiling from the stairs above. I want to get some sort of shelving in there so I can use it better. The smaller closet next to the design wall is also shelf-less at the moment. It is full of yarn and fleece.
This one is looking in from the play room. As you can tell by the scribbled-on gate, I’m not the only artist in the family.
I love my new design wall! I stapled white felt on the wall, then we made a frame out of trim from Home Depot, painted red. The orange pieces up there are for Jonathan’s bed quilt. I’m trying to decide how I want them. There will be 2 shades of denim between the orange blocks, not white.
This is my peg board/thread holder. As I get more thread, I will add more dowel pieces. It’s trimmed in the same red trim.
I want to make something similar to hang all my ribbon rolls on. I have quite a few. When I try to get a roll from the bottom of a stack, it often leads to an avalanche!
So that’s my sewing room (so far). It’s a work in progress, but I’m loving it!
In other crafty news, I finally finished Josiah’s transportation-themed quilt. I made up the pattern because I had an odd-sized picture/motif fabric that I wanted to use. (The big blue squares–they have a little town with roads and cars on them.) That made all my cutting sizes wonky. I don’t think I’ll try that again! Josiah loves the finished product, though. And that’s all that matters!
Here’s the back. My backing fabric wasn’t wide enough, so I made this pieced border. It’s cute, but added a lot of work! I like how it turned out, though.
Next on the quilting agenda are twin-sized quilts for each of the big boys. I’m keeping them VERY simple, so I can hopefully complete them by the end of the summer. They will all be denim plus prints in each boy’s favorite color, cut in simple 6″ squares. That should be easy enough, right?!