A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Monday, October 27, 2014


An organized space makes me feel like I can breathe!  The only problem is that it's so pretty that I don't want to mess it up!

I have to get my sewing mojo back AGAIN!

Here's the dining room before:
Dining Room Before

Dining Room After
Sorry about the fan photo bomb, It gets a little toasty in the afternoons and I like to try to keep the air set so I have more fabric money...............

Fabric Storage
I have moved all the fabric out of our bedroom.  I had to refold E-V-E-R-Y piece.  It only took about a week.  It was kind of nice to see fabric I haven't seen in a while or ones I forgot about.

I had just enough room on the right side so that I can fit the cutting table out of the way.

Organized Sewing Area
I have sorted out ribbons & elastics & buttons & trims & snaps & hooks & threads & any other little sewing notion.  They all have their place now.  No more searching and & trying to find things anymore!
I also made a new ironing board cover and matching sewing machine covers.  I have a yard or two of the Joel Dewberry sparrow fabric left.  What to make?

Sewing Machine Cover
All Safety Pins Organized-Check

Cutting & Measuring Tools Organized-Check

All Buttons Organized by Color-Double Check!
I painted all the lids a glossy red to stand out from the dark cubicles and the yolk colored walls.
More fabric Organized!
I folded all Fabric fat quarters to stack by colors and any fabric less than 1 yard, I folded onto comic book boards and stored upright.  I used the bottom of the china cabinet to store interfacings, battings and bulky stuff.
I'm tired!  I want to sew something........................  Where's my mojo?
Until next time.....................

New Flooring!

I have been dreading posting the before pictures of the flooring remodel.  The carpet was 19 years old & was pretty disgusting!
Carpet Gone

Super Gross!

New Flooring!
The new flooring is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!  I am excited to get the sewing area/ dining room/ craft area all organized and ready. 

Wish me luck!

Until the next time...........................


Saturday, October 25, 2014

A new sofa must have new pillows!

I have been in search of a "new to me" sofa for over 6 months.  I love CRAIGSLIST!  This sofa came up from a local resale shop and then the next day it was off the site.  I was so SAD!  Then about 2 months later it was back on Craigslist again!  I must have meant to be.  This time I called the store and was informed that a lady just bought it and would be back within the hour with the money.  Needless to say she never came back & I ran over and bought the sofa, loveseat and recliner.  The sofa is an Ashley sofa & loveseat and the sofa has a pull out bed!  I can now have company stay over!

A New sofa needs New Pillows!  So off I was online to Fabric.com.  I finally found something that I liked.  Remember I have three kids & 2-1/2 dogs.  (one dog is not ours, but comes over a LOT).  He's like family! So the fabric had to be not only durable but that will hide dirt.

I made a total of 9 pillows, Three print, three orange and three tan.  I had enough of the print that I also made a runner for the entertainment stand/dresser from a pinterest idea.  All the pillows have invisible zippers so that I can take them off and wash them!  Believe it or not it was a thousand times easier to put in a zipper while they were flat then trying to sew up a seam after you have the pillow inside!

Until next time.......................

Plaid Crinkle Cotton Skirt & Tank

This plaid crinkle cotton fabric reminds me of Fall.  I made a simple maxi skirt with a wide elastic waistband and a matching tank style top.  I think that these pieces can be mixed and matched many ways or together.

Plaid crinkle cotton fabric www.sewplus.blogspot.com
Plaid crinkle cotton fabric
Plaid crinkle cotton fabric maxi skirt elastic waist www.sewplus.blogspot.com
Plaid crinkle cotton fabric maxi skirt elastic waist

Plaid crinkle cotton fabric maxi skirt tank cardigan www.sewplus.blogspot.com
Plaid crinkle cotton fabric maxi skirt tank cardigan

Plaid crinkle cotton fabric maxi skirt tank www.sewplus.blogspot.com
Plaid crinkle cotton fabric maxi skirt tank
Until next time........................

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Grey Knit Cowl Neck Top & New Flooring!

I received a grey sweater type knit fabric from one of my Fabric Mart purchases in the past.  I did not know what to do with it.  Skirt, shirt, top, What?  I decided to make the McCall's 4617 top with a low cowl neck and an attached tank.

grey knit cowl neck top www.sewplus.blogspot.com
Grey knit cowl neck top-Front View

grey knit cowl neck top www.sewplus.blogspot.com
Grey knit cowl neck top-back view

I went to Lowe's yesterday with Dear Hubby to get a few plants for our fall garden.  $450 later, we came home with new laminate flooring for the dining room/craft room and Dear Daughter's room.  So there has been a drastic halt to any sewing for a few days............(until next week  :() )

Dining Room with Carpet
This carpet is 19 years old. YUCK!  I've wanted laminate flooring forever in here but I have so much stuff in this room.  It's not only our dining room which we eat every meal in, it's an office space/craft room/my sewing space too.  It's a hard working room.

Sewing area-almost cleaned out

Wish Dear Hubby, myself & our knees good luck!

Until next time