Saturday, January 2, 2016

Sewing Room Re-do

Last February our son moved out of the house and then he got married in May.  That left us with a completely empty bedroom with its own 3/4 bathroom.  We turned it into a very cozy guest room.  That left me with the ability to turn my sewing/craft/guest room into a dedicated sewing room. 

It was in a different layout for most of the year, with the sewing table facing a wall.  My back was always to my tiny TV and to the door.  It was a little tight that way.  We removed the writing desk and reoriented the sewing table and cutting table. The cutting table can still come down and an air mattress put up when we have a house full of guests. 

The sewing table is four small book shelves from Target.  Two face the back wall and hold necessary sewing items close at hand.  The other two face the side walls and hold things not used as often. The top is a piece of plywood cut to fit and then painted the same purple as the walls.  the front board had to be added to keep the dog and cats from playing and walking under the table constantly.  It has two yards of a fun print stapled to it.

This picture shows where the ironing board can stay.  This is where the sewing table was before. The closet holds all my costumes, aprons, and current projects I'm working on plus fabric. Dress form stays in the corner when not needed.

This is the view from the sewing table toward the door.  You can see all the way through the house from here to the door to the mudroom! It is a long house.

And of course no sewing room is complete without a cat.  This is Pence.  I don't know where Posey was hiding during the photo session.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my sewing room.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a Happy and peaceful Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 2, 2015

Disney Inspired Mickey Ears

Here are some of the Disney Inspired Mickey Mouse Ears I have made lately.

Mad Hatter

Gingerbread Ears for Christmas

Plaid gingerbread man ears.

Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars, the force Awakens

Star Wars

And for something not Disney inspired, Minion ears

And Evil Minions

Be sure to see them on my etsy shop,

Which ones do you like best?


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July

Happy 239th birthday to the United States of America.
Be safe as you celebrate the Fourth. And Please remember those who gave all for our freedoms.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hppy Easter 2015

Happy Easter.  He is Risen, indeed!
Blessings to you today and every day,

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring Scented Garden

While I was out in the back garden watering all my potted plants I noticed that it was a riot of scents. It is spring here in California and we seem to have an abundance of lovely plants.
The orange tree is blooming by the pool.

We also have a wonderful lemon tree.  Its blossoms smell similar to the orange, but ever so slightly different.


There is also a little bit of a honeysuckle vine attempting a rebirth near the pool.  I'm afraid it got chopped way back last summer when we worked hard at eradicating the wisteria. Of course it also has managed a few blossoms as well.

I hope you are enjoying some of the amazing scents of our early spring.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Bridal Shower

Welcome to the Bridal Shower! The theme was Allison in Wonderland!
My daughter is the "matron of honor" for her best friend who is marrying Daughter's brother, my son.
Daughter wanted to have the shower at our house because we are more on the crossroads of both families involved.
The sign post points to the garden. (if you look closely you will notice some of the bride and groom's favorite real and literary places.)
The "Down the Rabbit Hole" sign is an old window with chalkboard paint on the glass.


Advice, both best and worst, for the bride.

Goodies for the guests to take home.




(left to right) Groomswoman, Mother of the Bride, Bride, Me, and Daughter (Matron of Honor). I made all the aprons and Daughter painted the white rabbit apron and embroidered the names on our Tweedledee and Tweedledum aprons.  She has been getting more and more clever and crafty since being married.

Scones and quiches and tarts.  The groomswoman made super cute cupcakes with fondant toppers depicting the characters from Alice in Wonderland.

 Daughter putting the final touches on everything.

Obligatory party games.  Two teams used toilet paper to create "Wedding" dresses and the bride had to pick a winning team.


Gorgeous floral bouquets from the local Safeway.



Thank you for joining me down the rabbit hole.