2.22.2010

sew bright

I think I love fabric even more than I love sewing.  Colors just make me happy.  Bright, bold, flamboyant colors that just dare me to be grumpy.  That's why it made perfect sense to me to pull all my fabric out of their bulky bins and store them out in the open-- on bright blue shelves my honey made me. I found some lovely vintage contact paper at a thrift store and I adhered it to the back of the shelves.  A sewing table I found at a yard sale a year ago got a brand new facelift as well.  Space is an issue for this gal who loves to craft.  In other words, I have WAY TOO MUCH stuff and nowhere to put it!  This little sewing nook is actually in a corner of our master bedroom.  Good thing my husband's not a light sleeper, right?  






Every sewing corner needs it's own lighting.  So I threw a skirt over my ugly old lampshade and "dressed" it up a bit.  And just like any skirt, it needed a belt to go with it.  The great thing about this is that it's temporary-- I can change the look easily (and even wear it myself!)  
And that's the grand tour of my new favorite corner.

*This post is linked to DIY Day over at A Soft Place to Land.

31 comments:

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a cute corner! I love bright and cheery fabric too. I was trying to organize my sewing area today and I found myself taking more time than necessary going through my fabric. I love looking at all the different colors and patterns. You have a lot of cute fabrics!

Jocelyn said...

I too am getting addicted to fabric and buttons:-) I love yours on the shelf...it looks so fun and cheery!

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness, Joye! I feel the same exact way about fabric. I just love it! I love it way more than I know what to do with it. Ha! That is an awesome idea to store it out in the open like that. I bet it will give you inspiration too! I'm going to have to find a spot in the open for mine! I just love the bright colors of your sewing corner!!! LOVE it!

Allie said...

I love your sewing corner! So cute and cozy. Beautiful fabrics you got there too. Thanks for sharing.

PaisleyJade said...

Beautiful - you've inspired me to get all of my beautiful fabric out and show it off!!

Miss Anne said...

a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!

you are so cute!

i love fabric too!

Sailor and Co said...

SEW cute :)

Becca said...

I love your cute corner! :-) It really is bright and cheery and beautiful!

Kate said...

I love your happy corner, so cute!!

3 Blessings said...

Love all of the colors. It makes me happy too.
Blessings,
Amy

Lois Lane II said...

See, if I sewed, I'd want to sew in a place just like that. =)

Goal: to learn to sew.

Terri said...

cute ideas! I have a sewing corner in my basement that needs some life! I love the bright colors...thanks for the ideas:)

Michela said...

Aah! So fun. I am loving the colors in those fabrics, very inspiring!

Abbey said...

You're so neat and tidy! Do you want to come organize my fabric? Its a disaster!!!! (dont answer that!)

Abbey said...

You're so neat and tidy! Do you want to come organize my fabric? Its a disaster!!!! (dont answer that!)

mrs. b. said...

oh my goodness, this is the most adorable corner in the world! i don't even sew and i'm like, totally jealous! so cute! :)

Holly said...

I really love your corner and the brightness of it! I like bright colors!

a little bit vintage said...

Love your little craft corner. :) Great idea for the lamp!

Smiles,
Rachel

too Blessed to Stress said...

I just LOVE your button board. I so wish i had a little space to hang one up... it would be all for looks though. My sewing expertiese is really nonexistent:)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

christy rose said...

How cute!!! It is all so colorful and beautiful! Your lamp shade is adorable!

Mich said...

You are so crafty! Love your little nook!

Emily Jean said...

I just have to tell you that I am so inspired from reading your blog! You are so crafty and since finding your blog, I am starting on projects that I have been dreaming of! Thanks!

Heather said...

I love your sewing corner! It is so bright and cheery. Nice Singer, too. :)

Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Would it scare you if I told you I can't even sew a button?

I admire people like you. Really. I do. I love fabric, too, but don't know what to do with it...:)

Laura said...

Your sewing corner looks beautiful! I think I like fabric more than sewing as well. But it could just be because I'm not so good at sewing...yet.

Hope you are feeling well!

Brooke said...

I have ALWAYS loved bright colors. People sometimes come in my house and look at my funny. no burgundy there1 I love your bright colored nook and I LOVE that it's in the corner of your m. bedroom. Way to make use of every space!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Joe and Melissa said...

you're so creative!

Tracy said...

Is there such thing as being too creative? You are amazing. I have no skirts on lamps but I think that I should!

Yes, you are very lucky that your husband doesn't mind sewing in the bedroom. I love your shelf and your bright wonderful fabric!

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Mother★Lode said...

definitely bright and so cheery! i want to come to your corner to sew!

Vintage By Lori said...

You have completely inspired me to make myself a crafty area like you have! My husband came for lunch and I was like ahhhh I want a crafty station like Joye and he's like Who's Joye!? lol, I was like the coolest girl ever, a new blog I just saw! lol!

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