May 16, 2011

Living Room & Sewing Area: Progress

It's green! I'm finally done painting, and it feels great!!

It is very green though... and I quite like it.

What do you think?

We have a large mirror to place above the fireplace, and we need to separate the bookshelves on the left wall of the room to fit the piano in the middle. After some covering of the tv cables we'll be done.

After renting for what felt like an eternity, it is so very very nice to have color on the walls and know I won't have to paint it sooner than later.

Another fantastic new area for dear old me is my sewing area.

It is a huge work in progress! I'm hoping to be done with it soon, but it seems like there are so many things I have yet to do. (I was standing on the stairs trying to get a decent picture, no luck)

I still need to:
-hang my Gutterman thread box organizer
-find a carpet I like that's not an arm and a leg
-finish putting my quilting fabric on my mini-bolt things, got the idea at Smashed Peas & Carrots
-organize my pre-cuts (those bought and made)
-buy a cutting table from IKEA (and reassemble my drawers to fit under)
-do something about the overall lighting, I have plenty at the table but...
-find a new home for the extra carseats in the corner, and the stack of bins on the right.

I think I've forgotten something I wanted to do with the space... oh well... you get the point though.

*Side note: I'm thinking of using those shutter doors for something, not sure what yet, but I can feel it, and it's gotta be good.

I'm just glad to finally have it all in one place. I was amazed to see how much fabric I really have once I dug it all out of the million closets it was previously living. No really... it was almost funny.

Believe it or not, there are 100 different fabrics on that shelf, and I ordered more comic book boards because I had at least 20 more fabrics to put up there, see the stack? (Hopefully my dear husband isn't reading this, hahaha).

So, what does your sewing area look like?

Have you been stashing fabrics throughout the closets in your home like I did? Maybe that was my way to keep my husband from seeing all the fabric I have, especially when a few choices boxes arrive in the mail occasionally. Maybe subconsciously? I hope.


  1. Love the green! And your sewing area is cute. The fabric on mini bolts is fantastic!!

    I finally started organizing my fabric... came up with 125 fat quarters and 90 1/2 or full yard cuts... yikes! Had no idea I had so much hidden around my apartment in nooks and crannies haha. I know I have several other fat quarters hanging out still but that is all I could fit in for a Saturday :)

  2. I didn't even count my FQs or 1/2 yards... a little afraid to, lol. I have my FQs in one of the drawers and my 1/2 yards are in a stack in the upper left cubby of the shelf. I also have a few vintage sheets and a whole drawer dedicated to each: elastic, interfacing/fusible, bias tape/edgings, and thread.

    I am in love with organizing!


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