Monday, January 16, 2012

I have to say that, even though it was a ton of work to put this space together, I enjoyed every minute. Let me introduce you to my new and improved sewing room.

I re-purposed the crib springs as an inspiration board. Currently it holds a few vintage patterns that I adore. All of the elements were items I had around the house.

I'm looking forward to spending some quality time in this space. I'll definitely let you in on the results. As for the space, I still have a few pieces of furniture to paint and I need to organize all of my fabrics. Once that's done, I'll post the pics.
In my previous post I mentioned that I was upcycling some burlap coffee bags. This was a project I did before Christmas. And, even though the season has passed, I thought it might inspire some of you to think outside the box when it comes to the materials that you use. For instance, these pillows were created with two Christmas themed napkins from Pottery Barn, some recycled pillow inserts, and the repurposed burlap coffee bags.

I have to say that I love the way they turned out. They added that finishing holiday touch to my great room. So all in all this project cost me $12 to make! Six bucks per pillow - not too shabby!

 Up next is a look at my sewing room. It's actually a shared guest room but there is just enough room to sew a few small projects.