Drowning in a sea of fabric

17 Oct

I’ve spent the past week sorting and reorganizing my sewing room (ie the entire 3rd floor of my house,) with the idea of turning half of it into a workout space (I don’t use all the space now, it mostly holds boxes!)  Right now I’m in the “looking worse before it gets better” phase (see below)

The big chest that you see in the back there is currently blocking off about an 8′x8′ area of usable space.  The trunk was my husband’s in childhood, but I have no nostalgia about possessions… we have nowhere to put it, and no use for it, so it has to go!  I have yet to get my big pattern chest in this room, partially because of the trunk issue, so I’m hoping to get it up there this week!  Needless to say, there is no sewing… but I am finding patterns and fabric that I forgot I even had!  I’ve been compiling a folder of fall inspiration, which I will show you soon.  I can’t wait until my space actually looks inviting again – I hate clutter!

I also thought I would show a few recent fun thrifting/ yard sale finds with you.  I’ve been trying to get up earlier, so I’ve actually made it to a few more sales this season.

I got this adorable homemade sheep cross stitch at one of those yardsales.  The lady I bought it from said it no longer suited her decor, but I love it on my bedroom mantle (along with a globe that’s so old it still shows “French West Africa” as a country!)

I’ve been searching for a fall purse, and I think this is the one.  I bought it at Goodwill.  It’s not fancy, but it is unused (still with tags) and has a great leopard print lining.  I think this might have been one of those bags they give you with a large cosmetic purchase.  I’m happy with it!

And saving the best for last…

Oh yes… you know you are jealous of my STTNG clock!  I haven’t decided yet where to put it… it’s important to find just the right place, you know?  I’m thinking it will end up in the sewing room, so that Commander Riker can inspire me!


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10 Responses to “Drowning in a sea of fabric”

  1. molly October 17, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    So jealous of the TNG clock! I had a crush on Geordi

  2. Elizabeth October 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    I am a huge Star Trek fan. I have a ST mug and used to have a Picard action figure. That is, until someone swiped it off my desk at work. :(

  3. ms. modiste October 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    Oh, a girl after my own heart. I love STTNG.

  4. CGCouture October 18, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    Picard is just sexy–even though he’s likely old enough to be my grandpa. ;-) OK, just did the math–he’s two years younger than my grandpa….:shock: Are you sure you can’t keep the trunk? Store fabric in it? Use it as a coffee table? :-(

  5. StampLadyKatie October 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Glad I found your blog. I’m a die-hard Star Trek Fan and GoodWill is my favorite retail store.

  6. Deanne October 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Make it so, Number One. ;-)

  7. Trisha October 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Oh my goodness, LOVE that clock! When I was in Vegas last, we stayed at Planet Hollywood, and purely by chance, we got the STTNG room. It. was. amazing!

  8. aleah October 19, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    That clock is awesome. So glad it features the attractively bearded Riker and not the we’re-not-quite-sure-about-this-show-yet early-season no-beard Riker! I’m also jealous of your sewing space, and I’m sure you will soon move out of the looks-worse phase into sewing-and-excercise nirvana :)

  9. Beth October 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    Love the TNG clock! You should definitely put it in the sewing room— or as Captain Picard might say, Make it Sew!

  10. Misty October 23, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    Ha! Love the Star Trek clock! Also very jealous of your huge sewing room.

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