Friday, June 18, 2010

FUN FRIDAYS "KAREN VALENTINES BLOG PARTY" SEWING ROOM #2


Welcome and Enjoy! This is my Sewing Room which is 1/2 Garage converted into a room just for me years ago by my dear husband that never had a chance to actually see it materialize. By the time he had finished the basic conversion following the project came our youngest blessing, a son and as we were limited on space since there were 3 children before him, the room was then turned into a bedroom for our 2 oldest boys.
Here it is 33 years later and I'm finally getting it to look exactly the way I had hoped! When the children grew up and I had retired I then white washed the old dark paneling, installed a ceiling fan and track lighting, electrical outlets and a carpet remnant. This room has had plenty of makeovers and this is the final one! I keep fabrics stored in the glass curio which my oldest son gave me years ago and the rest of my fabrics and laces are stored in various chests of drawers and the 2 trunks that I have had for years and baskets. In one area I have my sewing machine and on another craft table with a quilt on top of it is my newest toy, a needle felting machine which I'm planning on perfecting the art of! I have all my threads on thread spool racks which I found in the sale shelf of JoAnns Fabrics one day for next to nothing as they were missing a few pegs. Lucky me! On the back of the door I hung a shoe storage bag for more "this & that" as in Fat quarters and such. I have been a collector of old Sewing items for years and everything is now out and on display. My cute Sewing machine lamp above my sewing machine needed a shade so I found a plain fabric one at Target for about $5.00 and glued a tape measure around the edges and then glued everything I could find that was sewing related on it. I just need to age it a little but time will probably take care of that. I think I have covered every bit of wall space available. This blog party was exactly the incentive I needed as before I could barely walk through it as every catch all was put in there until a later date, well finally that has arrived. Enjoy your visit to my little creative world, though not what I would consider magazine worthy I love it anyway as I put it together with bits and pieces of the past and present and and it reflects a bit of me. I hope everyone has had as much fun as I have in preparing for this party. Blessings to all of you and Many Blessings to Karen and a big Thank You for putting this most fun event. Happy Blogging!  XOXO

There you have it My Sewing Room!

6 comments:

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Lulu,

My, my, my! I'm loving that cabinet with the glass doors that is full of fabric and I see a few vintage chenilles peeking out. :0) I've got a sweet featherweight too but forgot to pull it out! It's in there in it's cute little black case. Your studio space is very inspiring and so well laid out.

Thank you for visiting with me and strolling through my studio..it's been a labor of love to put together and now after a year in our home I feel like I can "spread my wings" and fly!

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

kluless said...

Oh my goodness, this room looks like SO MUCH FUN!! Thank you for the tour!

Sherry said...

I enjoyed looking at both of your rooms. The cabinet full of fabrics and bedspreads, etc. makes me want to open the door and touch everything. I love that you are surrounded by special vintage items. I also had a great time getting ready for the party, I finally got organized. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my space.

donnaj said...

wow-what great rooms you have! bet you spend lots of time with all that great "stuff!"

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh, to have TWO spaces (sighing enviously). I really like your sewing themed lampshade - what a great display idea! Thank you so much for sharing both of your spaces with us.

Jillayne said...

That lampshade is just the cutest thing! Your room looks like such a fun and inspiring place to be - I just love it! It must be wonderful to have two places to choose between - Wow!