Friday, December 26, 2008

Sewing Room Makeover

The thrifted cabinet with a coat (well more like 4) of orange paint.

I have not figured out how to get the pictures in the order I want. I will have to learn that next.

It is hard to tell but between the ivy is a distressed globe of the world.

I recovered the ironing board with a sweet orange Japanese print.

The sewing station! The small table has an adorable wire dress form with hooks for hanging things. I just have a piece of antique trim on it now.

I live in military housing so I am trying to make the space more my own. I wish I had before pictures of the room and cabinet. It is hard to tell but the walls are a buttery-tan yellow color. This of course is a vast improvement to the govt. cream color that was on the walls. The space feels cheerful and sunny now. I do need to get some artwork completed to hang above the crafting desk.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Recent sewing projects

A few dresses and a shirt from the Summer sewing. The floral dress (purple one) is recycled from a skirt and was a gift for my niece. The other dress and peasant top are made from Japanese fabrics which I adore.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Children's apparel & accessories

This is my little (let me stress little) side crafting business that is just starting out. I work as a nurse to pay the bills and support my crafting expenses. The amazing and cute sparrow image was created by the talented Paula of Jupiter Buttons , check out her blog and etsy shop for more cute things!

I mostly do sewing now but occasionally reach for the knitting needles as well. I find it is quicker for me to sew as I am a very slow knitter. I currently live in Japan and am inspired by the great craft books, sewing patterns and fabric. I wish I had found out about all those things earlier. I will be living here for another year and plan on taking advantage of all the goodies.

Getting Started

Well, today is the day I am diving into the world of blogging. It is a hot sunny day, a perfect one for swimming :)