Part of my New Year's resolution was to clean my sewing room. I have to tell the truth, as much as I nag my daughter to clean her room, I have a secret inner slob. I hate cleaning and I hate to take the time to clean while I am working. Honestly, if my husband didn't sweep I would be ankle deep in snipped threads and fabric scraps. That said, I would love to have one of those beautiful, inspirational sewing rooms, I drool over pictures of those organized creative spaces. But, I have come to the realization I will never have one of those rooms, mine will always be organized chaos. That's how I work best, with organized chaos. I am embarrassed to show these before pictures, but I made a promise to myself that I would open up and embrace my inner slob. While I was looking at these my thought was, how sad - how in the world could anyone be creative in this space? The room in no way reflected me, my designs, or my workmanship! I take pride in the quality of my products, why didn't I take pride in where they are made? So I made another promise to myself, I would make my space a place that is a reflection of my work and finally squash that inner slob. It's been a slow process, the after pictures are coming soon - I am still working on the finishing touches.
I thought I would share my new use for a paper plate. I was at a loss on how to display my baby bibs at craft shows, they would collapse when I hung them and were not very attractive. In search of something that would hang them like the stores I searched online, locally and could not find anything. I was walking through the store when I saw the paper plates. The inner circle was the perfect size to fit my sewn baby bibs. I cut out the inner circle, added notches in the middle to hold the bib, and a plastic hang tag. They were a little too plain, so viola, the "baby" in the baby hanger was born. I drew the image with a marker and added pink cheeks. I think they turned out really cute!