So. Guess whose fabric I used for the drapes?
Right, Laura Ashley. :)
People, I was SO not kidding about bows being genetic for me.
And guess where I got the lace panel?
Right again! (I totally bought it before I was married & had a house.)
Yeah, I agree the lace should probably go. It's a bit fussy. And don't look too close 'cause it's seen better days. But I keep it for now because I like how it lets in the light and I can see what's happening outside my window, but the neighbors can't see me if/when I'm still in my jammies. There's a roller blind behind the lace that closes every night for privacy.
I found this mannequin a few summers ago in Utah. It was an impulse buy. I thought she would look pretty and add interest in the corner without hogging the space because she's not a solid object.
She does look really nice right now - especially with the pink bolts of old Moda barkcloth and laminated fabric. But she's usually hidden under ... stuff.
One of the things I'm very happy about is my table.
My uncle made it for us as a wedding present and it was our kitchen table for a long time. I positioned it with the short side against the wall so I could have 3 accessible sides. I sew on the one side but I can cut from all 3 sides - very helpful when I'm cutting yardage and I don't have to lift the fabric to turn it around. The cutting mat is 24" x 36".
I hang all my rulers here on the end ... nails installed by moi.
A scribble on the drawer from years ago by one of my daughters that I just can't bring myself to scrub away.
And now the best part of all ... the fabric.
My books, (lots of Japanese craft books & magazines) and a portion of Moda Simplicity on the top shelf. My Moda Fig Tree stash underneath ... the pile in the foreground will be used to finish my Mystery Block of the Month quilt ... another project I've neglected but will be catching up on this week.
Lecien/Japanese, whites & brights ...
Romantic and very pretty shabby chic colors ...
And some of my lovely pins from my lovely friend Gigi.
I think I should be embarrassed that this is (most of, but not all) my fabric AFTER getting rid of about 150 lbs! Yikes! I better get sewing!
So there you have it. (Check out these earlier posts to see the rest of my Sewing Room Makeover Series.) It's not perfect. And I'm not a professional decorator or anything. (And there's probably an ugly rubbermaid container and a few ... er ... several ... other things hiding in the hallway while I take these photos.)
But I really like being here. This place suits me just fine ... as long as I keep the hoarding and the shoving and clutter under control.
Confession: You know how you have to hold in a fart when you're in public? And then when you're finally alone you can "let loose" and be normal? Yeah, well, now that the photo shoot is over my room just farted.