welcome to our sewing and craft area!
this area gets used for WAY more than just sewing and crafts. we moved our old dining room table and chairs up here. besides using it as a cutting table we often are playing games or constructing lego projects here.
this is the same angle of the bonus room during construction. you can see the wood floor laid just beyond the ladder.
when we built the house i knew that i wanted 1/3 of the bonus room (the room above the garage) to be designated for sewing/crafting and legos/train table. the flooring is 5" oak and was finished on site. the wood is great to vacuum up, find needles and play legos on. i have no regrets!
so this is the sewing side. the girls share the one table and i have my own nook.
the other half is for the train table (which currently has a race track on it) and constructing legos.
this is a fort that we put in for the kids and have yet to be inspired of what to do in it. i am open to any creative minds helping me out there! (it's basically a walk through as you can see from the construction picture above).
here is a full shot of the sewing/craft nook
i'll take you in a little closer for the details.
on top of the fabric cabinet is a jar of vintage buttons (that i use!) and spools of ribbon. back in the day i had an ebay store and made custom hairbows! :) i also have a collection of expandable measuring sticks.
the bottom drawer holds linings and fillings
top shelf (L-R): baby onsies for custom gifts, vintage letters for display, cloth diapers for custom gifts
2nd shelf : fabric
3rd shelf: fabric and a can of spray starch.
bottom shelf: (L-R) 2 stacked floral boxes hold extra ribbon, single floral box holds fringes and embellishments, magazine holders hold machine manuals and sewing catalogs and books.
the mirror is from target. under that i keep my basket of projects and i have a bunch of embroidery hoops that i have collected from garage sales. the chandelier is from lowes (or home depot... i can't remember).
the basket next to the fabric cabinet holds projects i am currently working on. here you will see the works of pillow covers and zippered pouches.
this is where the girls have their machines for now. they actually do sew here, together, even though the whole foot area is small and not really accommodating. i'm looking for some sort of countertop that is completely open underneath to replace this desk.
this white shelf used to be pea green and hung in my room when i was a little girl.
the top shelf displays a milk glass bowl and some vintage display letters.
the middle shelf has a pair of vintage sewing shears from beufort, sc and a really old Bible. i don't actually read from this Bible but i like that the Word is present in every corner of our home!
the bottom shelf has a divided plastic case for all of our bobbins. the artwork on display is from etsy artist eva juliet.
this is where i sew. mr. daddy gave this machine to me for our first married christmas :) the thread holder is from joanns. the desk is from an estate sale. look here for that makeover. the chair is also a garage sale find that i remodeled before my blogging days :)
this cute little shelf is from ikea. it used to be in the girls bedroom in our previous home. the milk glass pieces are just for display as well as the glass flower frogs.
the bottom shelf has a sturdy green box (from joanns) that i keep my scrapbook paper and stickers in. my portable sewing kit is on the right.
this wall hanging was given to me last christmas. the girls worked on it for a really long time with my mother in law. it is super special to me.
this cute little cup from the target bath section holds our fabric scissors and a hole punch.
this is an easy embroidery project i did a couple of years ago. i traced the kiddo's hands with a pencil on white fabric. then hand stitched on top with a teal embroidery thread.
this is a rubbermaid drawer unit that i wasn't using anywhere else and it fit perfectly here.
one drawer holds the beloved label maker. oh, how every mom should have one. :)
this is the 'pencil' drawer of the main white desk. i found the turquoise divider at a local antique shop. yes, i have several seam rippers. :) i also keep the business cards that etsy sellers send with my purchases. the brown wooden box was originally gifted to me with THE most yummy chocolates from john & kira's chocolates....mmmmmm.....
now, it humbly holds tape measures, hooks and needles.
one of my drawers holds a collection of vintage flash cards. i would love to frame and sell them.....someday :)
another drawer holds glitter, a circle punch, stamp pads and stamps. in the zippered pencil case are alphabet stamps.
happy sewing and crafting!