3/4/10

the sewing space...is ho hum at best

Got the call, got the job. Passed my drug test and background check. They must not have gotten whiff of my union forming days. Pity, I must now bring down 'the man' one cupcake at a time. Just kidding, I'm actually excited to get some bills paid off in a fun way. The best part of this job is that I'll be driving by Goodwill everyday. I'll be picking up the best pieces to reupholster, slipcover and sell.

I start tomorrow. I am a  bit concerned how to work full time, raise three kids, garden, grow our own food, reupholster, and blog/chat with my friends. Things will work out, they always do. 

Besides this post is really about the new craft-sewing room. I wanted to have this grand reveal of a space that inspires others. Sadly, it hardly inspires me.lol

BEFORE


I painted the floors white and started moving the cabinets I wanted in the space. The beds have to stay, we have company a few times a year.



Then I started adding color by painting the inside of the cabinets.


This shelf is not done, I plan on some stencils and foo-foo stuff to finish it off. I have about 100 cigar boxes. I've started to transfer scissors, pens, pencils, beads, notions of every sort into the boxes and label them.
What doesn't fit into the boxes will be put into jars. I hope the end result will be a mad woman's version of a french cigar and candy store, twisted, I know. There's just isn't an explanation for this space. I think it will take some time to work out the details and get it the way I envision it.


The focus of the room? My sewing machine, this same machine sewed some of my baby clothes. Almost all of it's attachments and cams have been lost over the years. 


So when I saw this 80's Ward machine for 25.00 yesterday I grabbed it!!! Goodwill still has a 603 Singer for 29.00, but I think I better leave it for another lucky individual. 


I've named her Galactica! If you squint really hard she looks like an 80's microwave oven.lol She won't replace my Dressmaker, but boy have my sewing options grown!!!

Ho-hum or not, time to get crafty!

13 comments:

Peridots Garden Blog said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You'll do great...I mean seriously, when it comes to juggling and multi tasking - aren't we all "Wonder Woman"?

Love your sewing room! Honestly, my whole living room and kitchen could fit in there! Our home defines teeny tiny - but it's paid for as of last month and I'm grateful...and it gives me more opportunities to be creative...now where did I store my sewing machine?

Honestly, I am so happy for you! This has been an exceptionally - well deserved - Great week for you!

XO

Sandy

red.neck chic said...

HEY!!! I want that Ward machine!!! Dang... I have two down and am looking looking looking! I have a singer commercial grade (about a year old) that i would toss in the middle of the interstate for one of my ward's to be fit and fiddle again!!!

Girl - that's a GREAT space!!! I kicked the guest bedroom out completely - then my sewing room got moved into a barn in the back yard... but half of it still remains in the bedless guest room and I'm doing my best to cover that room in more fabric. LOL

BUT! Most of all - CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited for you for your job!!! You can do it all- I promise!!!

Have a great afternoon!!!
;-) robelyn

Claudia said...

It looks great - the sewing room - and what a deal you got on that machine!

xo
Claudia

nancy said...

Congrats on the job! Woo hoo!

I can relate to your concerns. I've been working a full time job, helping run the studio, doing craft shows, and raising my stepdaughter (who plays hockey for 6 months/year). I've done this for the last 8 years.

Sounds like you have a little more on your plate - we're definitely not raising our own food, and we gave up on our garden a few years ago - but believe me, things can get done. You may not always like *how* they were done, and some things may have to take the back burner, but it's doable.

I LOVE your sewing room! It's so neat and clean and spacious! (Mine, as you saw, is a mess, and it shares space with packing materials for the business, and it has mice and wasps.) I know it's hard when your surroundings don't inspire you; maybe you just need to add some art to the walls, and your own personal touches? Maybe it'll feel better as you get settled in?

So, the sewing machine is named "Gallactica"? - Not "Boomer" or "6" or "Ellen"? (Yes, I'm a BSG fan.)

Congrats on the job!!!
Nancy

Queen "B" said...

Aloha,
CONGRATS!! so happy for you, you will be great and work will just allow you to spread a little more of your Fabuloucitiy around!
Best wishes, you'll be great
sending warm aloha sunshine
Brandi

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

Your sewing is looking great, Thanks for your visit. And I do keep those santas out all year in a cabinet with other vintage Christmas. Have a good day, Julian

koralee said...

Lucky you...your creative space is lovely! Enjoy. Thanks for visiting me the other day.

Jessika said...

Congrats on the new job! I absolutely love the sewing room! I'm very inspired.

Jen Kershner said...

Congrats on your new job! That is so wonderful. Your sewing room is a great space and I know it will come together for you in time.

red.neck chic said...

I am just checkin' on you little lady!!! How's the new job going? Hanging in there?

;-) robelyn

Tara Dillard said...

Hope you are having a great spring and enjoying your new job.

Thinking about you.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

oldflowers4me said...

SquEAL..your room looks fantastic...

Torie Jayne said...

Congrats on the new job! Have a sweet day!