Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Now I am off to Springfield, MO to watch my son compete in a bike race. Here's a picture of him competing in a race in Nebraska a couple of weeks ago. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my vintage inspired studio. I am very fortunate to have the use of one of our spare bedrooms as my workspace. The room is about 12' x 12' with a wall of three windows for great sunlight. This room really serves three purposes for me......it's a workspace for my projects, scrapbooking and sewing.....it's a place to display all the collections that I love.....and finally, it's a retreat space to get away for some quiet TV watching or reading.
Take a look around.........I hope you enjoy your visit!
As you enter the room and look to the left you see my family picture wall. This display has pictures dating from around 1890 to the late 1940's. I am the designated family historian and am fortunate to have documented a lot of the stories behind those pictures. Under the picture gallery you will see my old, yet functional, sewing machine. I bought this sewing machine in the spring of 1983 and it is the only sewing machine I have ever needed. The sewing machine sits on an old school desk that came out of my husband's high school when they renovated their stenography classrooms around 1980. The desk itself dates to the 1930's. There are six desk drawers which are great for storing all my sewing notions. Storage shelfs made from wood crates hang to the left of the sewing machine and hold fabric and other craft items.
In the corner to the right of my sewing area sits my Wolfe dress form. I named her Shirley (not exactly sure why). Shirley has sported various outfits but today is going "a la naturale". I was so excited when I spotted Shirley at an antique store a year ago and I knew she had to come home with me. Shirley is standing behind one of my collections....vintage suitcases. I love these old suitcases. They have a great look to them and also make a great place to store some of my little used supplies. Across from my sewing area is my general crafting workspace. I love the antique mail slot I acquired a couple of years ago and it became the jumping off point for my whole workspace. The cubbies are wonderful display spots and the top of the piece was perfect to display the Singer Featherweight sewing machine that my mother purchased in the late 1940's (for $97.00!). She used this machine for years and taught me how to sew on this machine. Behind the machine is a quilt that my mother made for me about 15 years ago. My actual work space is our old bedroom dresser. My husband had a great idea to put a laminate top (prefab from Lowe's) on top of it and it makes a great work surface with lots of storage.
To the right of my work space is a small area that was perfect for an old typewriter table that is now topped with a German wood beer crate. The cubbies in the crate are perfect for my paints, glues, etc. I found two old wood memo boards (kind of like early day clip boards) and they hang above the crate holding some of my stickers and rub-ons.
I had hoped to post more pictures but I am new to blogging and I was having some technical difficulties with uploading my pictures.
Thanks for stopping by.......I plan on visiting all the beautiful studios involved in the party today and look forward to seeing your space as well!