Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nesting??? (A tour of new my sewing studio)


I think this impulse of mine to clean and organize has something to do with the appearance of these.

Daffodils… Hooray!

It’s official – I have spring fever. We’ve been extremely blessed with temps in the mid-70’s for the last couple of weeks. I’ve been soaking up sunshine and airing out the house with all of the windows open. Ahhhh… It’s so nice.

In other news, I’m scheduled for surgery on Monday. M-O-N-D-A-Y! I’ve been cleaning and organizing like a mad woman knowing I’ll be very much handicapped for weeks. Somebody should tell my bones it’s almost Spring, for crying out loud! They don’t have permission to misbehave this time of year. I’m yearning to get my hands dirty. But, that’ll have to wait. This time, my new neurosurgeon will be using bone from my hip to give my neck some extra help with the mending process. I’m hoping this will be my last surgery.

Enough of that… would you like a peak at my new sewing studio?


I’m not quite finished with it, but I’m happy with how it’s looking so far.

The paint color is Faded Ink by Martha Stewart. I adore the color for these walls.


I pulled out my favorite fabrics from my stash for display (and hopefully some inspiration.)There’s so many projects I’ve been wanting to tackle, but my neck hasn’t been cooperative. I’m optimistic that’ll change soon.


If you don’t yet have one of these nifty storage caddies, go out right now and get one. They’re perfect for holding sewing notions and patterns. The best part? I can roll it right over to where I need it. Bliss.


I love looking at everything all organized and color coded. It brings me joy.

It’s all about the simple things people.


This little gem has wheels, too. I am a blessed seamstress.

The bottom shelf holds all of my knitting needles, and the black cabinets hold my children’s art supplies.


Wonder of wonders, I actually enjoy sitting here again! This space has been in disarray for months.


I don’t know why I waited so long to do this…

Oh wait, that’s right. My neck. But now that I know they’ll be fixing me up Monday, I figured it didn’t matter if I wiggled something out of place!


I adore old mason jars. They’re wonderful for storing so many things.

I actually use them to store dry food goods as well. (With new lids, of course.)


If I happen to be sitting here, I most certainly have Pandora blaring. Coldplay radio. Give it a listen.


First up when I get my neck in working order is this precious memory game. That Alicia Paulson is one crafty chic!

I highly recommend Stitched in Time if you enjoy sewing for your family. Love it.


Before I let you slip away, I just have to show off this bench and shelf my sweetheart made for me.

Isn’t it wonderful? I think so. And best of all, we now have a proper place for our shoes and coats.

(And a temporary place to put sleeping bags until they make it to our weekend backyard campout.)


Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Melissa this is WONDERFUL! You lucky girl...what a great place to work and 'play'...and look at the size of it! I'm so sorry to read that you're having surgery again but it sounds as though you're feeling good about it so I'm VERY happy for you. I know you'll be laid up for a while but it won't be long until you're in your room creating up a storm. I'll be thinking of you on Monday and I will be watching for your return. I hope you'll just sit back and let hubby and the kids do things for you so you can get yourself all mended and better. You take good care of yourself ok.
Maura X

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Thanks for stopping by today, Maura! It is a lovely space for crafting. It was the garage in it's previous life. And yes, I'm planning to enjoy a little rest over the next few weeks! Thank you for the well wishes.

Rhetta Stephens said...

Oh, Melissa! Your sewing space is amazing! Love the paint color, natural light, ample space, and organization. I always have Pandora going in the sewing room as well--Fernando Ortega--and a candle lit. (Soothing when ripping out stitches, ha.) Your candle and its holder are exquisite.

Thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Blessings!


Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Rhetta, I love those candles, too. They were a gift from a dear friend. I appreciate your prayers immensely!

Karen Sue said...

I cleaned only 1 side of my desk this week and I feel like a new woman!! I have hopes of getting things in order again, soon. Even 15 minutes of clean at a time will reap me SO MUCH BENEFIT!!
You eat an elephant one bit at a time, afterall!

Berit said...

Looks awesome! :D

Praying for your surgery!

Love DH's handiwork, too. :)

Karen Sue said...

My creative spot looks JUST LIKE YOURS!!! only more like vandals have trashed it. Been a busy time and only dragging stuff out. Gotta spend several hours puttin' it back. It really is pretty bad right now, but my friends still want to come over because there is such a bunch of stuff to keep their kids occupied being creative!!

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Karen Sue, I'm an extremist, myself. It's all or nothing! I'm glad you're getting some organization done, too. It makes all the difference. And I can only imagine what it would be like cleaning up after multiple crafters in and out of my space. Good luck with that! ; )

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Berit, thanks! I'm feeling very grateful these days. I CHOOSE to feel grateful despite my circumstances. We're all very blessed if we take the time to count our blessings.


Oh heck yeah! That looks great.