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Monday, February 27, 2017

Blog Hop ... magic happens here

A recent move of about 1000 kilometres also brought with it a downsize ... so instead of a much larger room with overflow i have had to seriously downsize my "stuff". This has meant i am in a small way starting from scratch ... when my LQS went out of business i snapped up her CD storage boxes painted them white and filled them with my fat quarters. Those fat quarters look fabulous stored in their little boxes ... next because i had 9 foot ceilings to work with my husband mounted white shelving close to the ceiling leaving enough room to place those little boxes filled with jewel toned fabric ... i love big mess of colour and that is what i got ...

my design wall is something i love ... i had worked without one for the last 3 years as i took both of my design walls down, crack filled and painted walls in my previous sewing room so we could list it for sale ... but that process took much longer then we had anticipated ... i am loving my wall ... which is flannel covered pink insulation board from home depot and hung using Velcro commands strips ... i can take it down and recover without damaging my wall ...
 i love my design wall with works in progress ... the one on the right is a rag baby quilt mu granddaughter and i are in the process of making 




my cork board received a new coat of paint ... a place to hang inspiration ... one piece a gift from my oldest sister bought on the street in Italy ... a painting from Costa Rica ... and a card from the Ghent altarpiece in Belgium ... i love all 3 pieces for their diverse richness










some of the drawers of a card catalog i found in a second hand store ... they hold bobbins, buttons, and all manner of small objects









more storage in these small white cupboards i found and repainted white ... colour looks so wonderful and vibrant when snuggled up to a white surface 







i love this little Ganesha i found wrapped in the seaweed at the beach ... all manner of jetsam and flotsam find a home with me ... the give inspiration and make me smile
















a large set of drawers bought at Ikea hold my thread which is stored by colour














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7 comments:

Stitchin At Home said...

Love the little FQ boxes, a neat way to see what what you have and they look like the perfect size.

Lynette said...

This is a super attractive work area, making old pieces very appealing and creating an aura that's perceptible even from online. Nice share. :) Now I will go start the monumental task of cleaning out my storage area. . .

Jen said...

Thanks for sharing your space with us! I really love the look of your CD case/Fat Quarter display up on top. It is beautiful! I also love all of the unique shelving pieces painted white! That is something I want to do eventually when I get a little more room.

tisha @ quiltytherapy said...

Love the use of a card catalog for bobbins and small bits. I may have to be on the lookout for one while thrifting.

emily said...

those little hanging cabinets are adorable!
i really need to figure out my FQ storage game after seeing this :)

Anne Beier said...

I love how you made the height in this room work for you, Sherri. I am 5'1", so for me it would have been a huge challenge. I also love your flotsam, and collect that when I find it.
So inspiration and random. I'm glad I met you through this blog hop.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great space!!!