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Sewing room organization tips

Sewing room organization tips

I have been on a de-cluttering, cleaning and organizing kick since I got back from holiday travels. This is really a must-do action when one has a toddler and said toddler makes out like a bandit at Christmas. So far I’ve made it through both bedrooms, two of three closets (one of which has now […]

I heart Craigslist

I heart Craigslist

I’ve got an Craiglist alert set up for any posts that include “sewing” in the Quad-Cities where I live. I know, I may have a problem. So a couple weeks ago an alert popped up on my phone for an antique treadle sewing machine. The top was in bad shape, I learned later a fish […]

Sewing studio reveal

Sewing studio reveal

My sunroom to sewing studio/office transformation is finally complete. If you’ve been following along, the room started as a sunroom that was half finished after storm damage forced us to completely rebuild it. And it was filled with junk. Since the room wasn’t being used for any useful purpose and the dining room table looked […]

Utilizing vertical space in a small sewing room

Utilizing vertical space in a small sewing room

My sewing room is a tiny eight by 12 feet. At that size it is critical that I not only take advantage of each square foot of floor space, but also the vertical space. You might not think of your walls as potential storage for sewing items, but that’s what I’m doing in my sewing […]

Dining room hutch to sewing room chic

Dining room hutch to sewing room chic

A few months ago I picked up a dining room hutch on Craigslist. The piece had good bones. It was solid, made of real wood, no major flaws. But there were a few issues with the finish that came from use. It made it the perfect candidate for an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint transformation into […]

Thread stand makeover

Thread stand makeover

Of the luxuries I’ve missed most about having a dedicated sewing space, a thread stand is definitely in my top five. Not only do I love the look of having my thread on display, it is a lot easier to find what you’re looking for when it is neatly displayed on the wall instead of […]

South Shore Crea Sewing Craft Table a good mid-budget desk

South Shore Crea Sewing Craft Table a good mid-budget desk

It felt a little bit like Christmas last week as large boxes kept showing up at my door filled with goodies for my new sewing studio/office. For the first time ever I have a desk that was specifically designed for sewing and I love it. I chose the South Shore Crea Sewing Craft Table on […]

Sewing room reno update

Sewing room reno update

There is a small possibility I might meet my goal of shooting the May BOM tutorial in my new sewing studio. Last night my husband finally finished cutting the trim for the windows and baseboard and putting them up. I say finally, because this has been in progress for weeks. He’s not quite as motivated […]

Sewing room to nursery: Decor

Sewing room to nursery: Decor

It’s been a long time since I wrote a sewing room to nursery post. Progress pretty much stopped once I had Angela because I was too busy caring for her to keep going on the transformation. She had a crib, a changing table and all the clothes and diapers she could ever need, so that […]