Hello, dear friends!
I am so happy you decided to join me again for Part 3 of my Sewing Room!!
Let's get to it, shall we?
Next to my bookcases filled with fabrics and books is a wonderful little washstand
that holds some of my pincushions in blue, and a wonderful stack of nesting boxes!
They hold sawdust, old cotton batting, white snippets of fabric and black snippets of fabric,
all used for stuffing!!
I just love stacking boxes!!
The old washstand has a small drawer and a bottom shelf....home to some
Ball jars of buttons and spools!
It fits perfectly between the bookcases and a black cupboard!!
Here is the black cupboard and you can see the space next to it on the right where the
washstand fits! It actually hides the cord that goes up the wall to the light fixture!! I HATE wall cords and outlets and love to camouflage them when I can!!!
Do you do that too?
This black cupboard is home to lots more fabrics and books
as well as a hand made angel that I have had for years!
She loves living there!
Notice the blue stacking boxes on the right?
They are the same ones in the earlier picture!
I decided to move them after I took this picture!!
I don't have two sets, although I would love it if I did!
Above the black cupboard is an old wood box that I've made into a wall cupboard! It holds old jars
filled with rusty bells and on the top are some pincushions and a framed poem by Emily Dickenson!
The pincushion on the the far left is my very first punchneedle piece!
The tall heart punchneedle piece was made by Lori Rippey, and the small coverlet piece on the far right was made by Mona Holland, both sweet friends and talented ladies!! Lots of old bobbins in buckets and some large spools of thread sit on the top of the black cupboard!
On the left side of the black cupboard is a special friend to keep me company!! This little mousie made by me, lives in an old pewter sugar bowl, and holds his prize acorn!! The bowl rests on a little quilt square made by my dear friend, Lori Rippey!!
He thinks she made it for him and just loves it!!!
On the other side is another little mousie, who sits on his cushions, holding an old hat pin!! This was made by my sweet friend Mona, of My Old Crow Primitives! Isn't he just too cute??
He loves that old black shoe and thinks I should make it into a pincushion!!!
My thoughts exactly!!!!
In the center are two wonderful old drawers I found, that hold lots of sewing treasures!! I don't know if they originally came from an old sewing machine, or were from an old dresser, but they are really long and provide lots of storage!!!
I love little drawers, don't you?
Beside the cupboard is an old framed piece! The watercolor is sweet, and I don't believe it is old, but the frame is and looks like it might have been used for spoons!! I used it to hold some tiny cookie cutter dolls I made and think they look so sweet there!!!
Three little maids in blue!!!
Below the framed piece is an old ironing board that I made into a display piece for some old textiles!! It fits perfectly in the corner, next to the closet!!
The closet holds my hooking supplies and a cutting mat!
Nothing fancy, but I hope to fix it up in the future!
Next to the closet (I did close the door) is an old school desk that fits perfectly on that little wall!!
It holds an old pickle jar filled with thread, some bobbins in a bucket, and an old wooden crate filled with more thread!!
Above the desk is a small peg rack with some hearts I made, plus a reproduction cheese mold!
Love all the touches of red!!
I collect old textile bobbins and use them in my creations as well as just love to display them, so I found an old bakery box that works perfectly as a wall cupboard for them!! Love all of these old bobbins!! The top shelf holds some tall make dos I have made!
Small walls can still offer great areas for display!!
I just love the graphics on this old crate that sits on the school desk! It is such a wonderful piece for storage!!! I also have some smaller wooden boxes underneath filled with smaller bobbins!
Wooden boxes and crates make wonderful storage pieces!
So there you have it, my little space of happiness!!!
I am so happy you have enjoyed visiting with me and taking the time to leave such lovely comments!!!
I think we all need a special place to create, and hope you have been inspired to make a place for yourselves!!
It truly does the heart good!!!
Before I close, I wanted to share something with you that is
SUCH A BLESSING!!!
It has actually been ONE YEAR AGO this month that I had my STROKE!!!
My heart has been filled with SUCH GRATITUDE to the Lord for His Mercy and Grace to me this past year,
to my husband Jeff, whose quick thinking and action saved my life,
and to all of you who prayed for my recovery!!! One year later, I am doing well, feeling great, and going strong!!
GOD IS GOOD!!
I try to take each day as it comes and enjoy each moment for what it is...... A GIFT!!!
I am Blessed!!!
Wishing each of you a day filled with special blessings, simple gifts and a heart of gratitude~