I know that's it's been awhile since my last update. I have quite a few projects that are incomplete and I don't usually like sharing until it's all done and pretty (assuming it turns out pretty). I've spent some of my sewing time on projects that haven't worked out. I haven't decided whether or not I will show you those projects. Let's just say that purses and accessories are much easier to me than clothes.
As for projects in progress, I am re-working my sewing corner... again. Originally the plan was to curtain off this section since it's in my dining area, but the more I add to it and the more I use it, the more I am loving this space and don't want to hide what is such a part of me. My husband is so amazing about this, too. He's encouraging me to show this part of me, mess and all. I haven't fully decided on the curtain or not, but here's some in progress pictures.
First, here's a Mother's Day gift that had to go into my sewing corner. I stumbled across Kelly Rae Roberts's artwork at our local Carlton Cards and immediately was drawn to it. I often stop in the store just to look at the four foot section of her products on display. I love the colors, the mixed media, the quaint sayings (one reminds me to wear more skirts - I like it!) and the general "feel" of it all. I had such a hard time choosing, but I chose this one because the color mix kept drawing me.
Kelly Rae just launched her new online store, but doesn't ship internationally. Pout. Pout. I am hoping that Carlton Cards will carry more of her products over time.
Next show 'n' tell item: my new cabinet. I received this lovely piece for FREE! It needed shelves, but the cabinet itself was FREE! This was such a great find and it's working out great so far. Again, the initial plan was to hang a curtain on the front (and I still might), but the color stacks are making me quite happy right now.
Bins, bins and more bins. I was looking for fabric drawers for the cubbies, but haven't found a really great deal as of yet. Well, after my birthday spa party, I had all these basins stacked in storage and with a little trim (thanks to my David for cutting the lip of seven bins!) they work great.
I have labels ready and waiting to be attached. I am thinking clear packing tape, which I don't have right now.
And finally, here's a sneak peak at my progress on my picnic blanket. I am loving how this is turning out and would love to have an entire day to sew and sew and sew. In the meantime, it's coming along and may not be finished as soon as I like, but will be worth the wait!