Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My new sewing room and fabric organization

Last week I was forced to take my sewing machine into the shop to get the timing worked out. Unable to get any sewing done for 1-2 week I decided to take on the task of organizing my fabric and finishing setting up my sewing room. 

A few months back I saw a blog where someone had wrapped their fabric on comic book boards making mini bolts of fabric. I loved the way it looked and how easy it was to view and organize all your fabric. I decided I needed mini bolts of fabric too. Of course I had to do it the hard way. Since we just moved we have a ton of boxes just hanging out in our garage so instead of buying actual comic book boards I decided to cut my own. Trust me my fingers are not happy about this decision and if I had to do it again I would just spend the money to buy them. After several days of cutting and wrapping I finally got all of my fabric wrapped onto little hand cut pieces of cardboard. Even after donating a huge bag of fabric to East Bay Depot I quickly ran out of room to display my mini bolts of fabric. After doing a little research online I went to target and picked up this shelf in a light wood color to match the furniture I already had. I managed to get all my fabric to fit with no room to spare. Yesterday I rearranged my furniture, hung up the rest of my pictures and finished decorating my little creative space. 

Here are a few pictures of my new favorite room.  

I love it so much! I can not wait to get my sewing machine home and actually work in here. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Elvis Kitty

Last night my Eleanor Kitty allowed me to put some Elvis glasses on her and snap a few pictures. Every time I see this picture it makes me smile so I thought I would share that smile with you.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy October!

I can't tell even start to explain to you how happy I am to be back in the bay for fall. Fall is by far my most favorite season here. 

I am just in love with the changing colors and the crisp coolness of the weather (although it is supposed to be in the 90s today). 

Last week I kept busy sewing, sewing and then sewing some more. Now I have a nice little pile of goodies making it's way into the shop this week. 
And here are Eleanor an Wendy showing off how cute they are
Maybe some day they will love each other enough for me to take a picture of them cuddling or something. This is what their current relationship is like