Blood, Sweat and Tears
(Warning: Picture heavy post ahead. I uploaded them smaller than usual in the hopes that you could still upload the entry on slower connections. As always, you can click to enlarge the photos.)
I love looking at the spaces that other people create in. I always wish I could sit down with them in their space, dig through their goodies and make something! My space is finally as clean as it is ever going to get (except it needs a good vaccuuming), so I thought I would share it. It is our smallest room, so it is pretty crowded, but I love it. It was worth every bit of the 2+ weeks it took me to clean and reorganize all of that stuff. (And I seriously thought I was going to have to call in Miss Niecy to help me clean up my foolishness.)
The view from the door. Yes, there are 2 chandeliers. I don't have a place for the second one yet, but I wasn't going to leave it at the thrift store, now was I? You can also see my awesome wool hooked seashell rug, left over from my little beach house in Florida. (Sniff. Sniff. I miss the sea. You will spy pieces of it all over the room.)
Some of my favorite vintage baby blankets and pieces of vintage patchwork waiting to be reborn.
What, you don't have an old stuffed donkey in your sewing room? LOL
Vintage letters bought on the Hwy 127 sale, finally hung. An old silk hat (love the dots!). Bunch of stuff on the cutest old coat rack that really stills need to be sorted through. Fabric scraps in a vintage shoe organizer.
The drawer of the cabinet my husband repaired for me. My old paperweight collection. Pins and stuff shoved in old magarine containers. My grandmother's celluloid dresser set.
I love, love these fabric bins. You can get them at Target and the hardware store ($6). They hold an amazing amount of crap. We use them in the playroom, Jack's room, in here, well, everywhere really. One bin holds an entire dresser drawer worth of fabric! So much more efficient. Plus, you can just pull them out and see all of your fabric without having to dig for hours through piles.
An old glass battery case that holds my scraps. Well, some of my scraps. Mostly the really tiny pieces that I just grab to check my thread tension or to practice new stitches on.
Ikea shelving. Now holding mostly fabric instead of everything in the universe. All of the small things went into different canisters and went into the cabinet drawers.
Jars of ribbons and buttons. Books and old Workbasket magazines. A freshly born Jack. Old enamel storage boxes holding felt and crepe paper.
Lovely old frame holding the sweetest mini quilt, made for me by Pink Trees .
My patchwork cork inspiration board, now covered with bits and pieces of so many of you!
Whew, we made it. Are you still alive? :0) I hope you find a bit of inspiration of your own in my mess!