Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sewing Room Window Idea

*****The post for Where Bloggers Create 2013 is here*****

I'm thinking of using this fabric for a valance over lace panels for my sewing room window.  I get the late afternoon sun and I don't want blinds or shades to block out the sun or the view.  I'm thinking the lace panels will filter the light more than block it out.  The valance would add the pizzazz needed for a finished look.  What do you think?

I haven't been able to work in the sewing room this week.  I'm getting ready for a road trip to Arkansas on Friday.  I had to close the door to the room so I wouldn't be distracted from the things that HAVE to get done before I can leave!  Erin and Shylee are joining me and I'm so looking forward to a visit with my family.  Shylee is the only great granddaughter amongst five great grandsons, so it should be fun to see how that goes!

Happy Wednesday!

xo Annette xo

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013

I'm so excited to be participating this year in Where Bloggers Create, hosted by Karen at My Country Cottage.  

I've been waiting for what seems like forever to make my sewing room a space that is inspiring, fun, and comfortable to be in.  Due to circumstances beyond my control (which are the worst, don't you think?), I wasn't able until just recently to start the makeover.  I'm no where near finished, but I'm happy just to be on my way!

I've had the sewing room for six years and made do with closets and plastic totes for storage.  Eventually that wasn't enough, and there wasn't room to add more.  That didn't stop me from accumulating more though!  More fabric, more vintage linens, lace and buttons, more fabric, more patterns, more ribbon, and did I mention more fabric?  The room eventually evolved into this.  I couldn't find anything anymore.

After cleaning out the room, my daughter and best ever son-in-law came and painted for me.  There was never a question of the color...PINK!!  And my awesome husband and sweet granddaughter put together furniture.

The main thing I wanted was a cabinet with glass doors.  Being able to see the colors, patterns and textures of the fabric was important.  How could I not be inspired when I see that every time I walk in the room?  I didn't realize it would be so time consuming to create mini bolts of fabric or to fold smaller pieces in a way that they could be stacked.  I have so much more fabric to go through than what you see here.

I wish I had more to show you, but I'm thrilled to have this much done.  Hopefully by the end of the summer I'll be done and can finally start sewing again.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!  I'm looking forward to visiting all the blogs over the next few days.  Be sure to go here to see some incredibly inspiring and creative spaces.

xo Annette xo

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Focus On Life~Week 27~Texture

We touch a lot of stuff throughout the day.  Ever notice how many different textures your fingertips feel?  Probably not.  Unless you are purposely feeling something for it's texture we really don't pay attention.  This week focus on how things feel.  Then snap a shot of that texture!

I've been touching a lot of fabric this week as I go through my stash.  The majority of it is cotton but I also have some silks, flannel, fleece, satin, microsuede, and this oh so very soft minky fabric.  I bought it to make a baby blanket but never got around to it.  Fabric comes in so many different textures and I can't help but touch it and feel it when I'm wandering through a fabric shop.

I didn't touch this with my fingers, but the silky smooth creamy texture of this orange creamsicle pie was just heavenly!

To see more textures, visit Sally at The Studio Sublime.

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

xo Annette xo

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Whatever you do,
Wherever you go,
Whoever you're with,
I hope you have a spectacular 4th!

xo Annette xo