Monday, February 14, 2011

My sewing room - the awful truth

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.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Baby bib hanger, a new use for a paper plate!

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!