Thursday, July 11, 2013

Welcome To My Sewing Room

I am sharing my sewing room as part of Karen Valentine's Where Women Create blog hop. 

And I'm having a Giveaway too! Giveaway info is at the bottom of the post.

 So come on in!

 This is where I create and sew. My sewing table and a little work table next to it.

(If you've noticed the empty gold frame hanging there on the wall, you're probably wondering why. Well it's going to be a shadow box just as soon as I stop to take time to finish it. Really! I promise.)

 The storage wall. I love this wall! Deep cupboards on both sides, 10 drawers, plus 2 hidden drawers in the center at the floor and the storage up above. I can fit a LOT of stuff in this one wall of storage. There are even 2 wedding dresses hanging there waiting for alterations and yes my ironing board lives right there. I have to have it set up at all times. Nothing bugs me more than to have to chase my ironing board. LOL! One of these days I'd like to put a curtain up to hide the clutter.

 As we work our way around the room, in the corner is my angel table painted by my sister about 15 years ago. It currently is my cutting table until I can replace it. I used to have a fabulous drafting table that was perfect. I hope to find one again some day. As you can see it's sitting on paint cans, so it's raised up for easier use, so I don't have to bend over. It's so much easier to work this way. And yes it needs a skirt--one of these days.

 I like hutches for storage, plus they are cute. I plan to leave this one the way it is, but the other hutch will eventually get a new paint job and new drawer pulls.

Just a peek at a few trinkets. A few things made by me and a few things made by friends. 

 A bit of my pincushion collection. Again some made by me and some made by friends.

 A peek inside the top of the one hutch. I have a thing for floral tins and PAPER! I love paper! Cards, pretty journals, scrapbook paper......

 Oh this! This is the Damn shelf! I named it that after it fell of the wall one too many times. Well really the first time was one too many. It has been in two of my sewing rooms and it has fallen off the wall about four times--fully loaded all four times of course. (see Damn shelf!) But you know what. Not one thing was lost! Amazing I tell you. I now have it anchored with cup hooks and it's not going anywhere. One of these days it will be pink!

 The little red sewing machine. My very first sewing machine, that I've had since 1966. I was 5. (I see you doing the math!) LOL!

 I love this little piece! Made by my very talented friend Phyllis Shows. The easel it sits on is made from a fork. Too cute! 

 I love this little corner and I love dressforms. The doll, Ophelia, was made by my dear friend Donna B and no Donna I still haven't finished her dress yet--one of these days. That little silver dish filled with white buttons (I LOVE old white buttons!) will be a velvet pincushion--one of these days. Probably right after I finish Ophelia's dress.

 This little pink box holds a part of my needle book collection. The gorgeous doll was made for me by Christine LeFever for a Valentine's card exchange we did a few years ago.

 And this is Betty. She watches over my sewing room. She has a sister Mae who lives upstairs in my bedroom. I think they need another sister or maybe two. 


Now for the giveaway info. The giveaway is a custom made dressform pincushion like the one in the photo. You can have it made in any fabric that you'd like and with or without the embellishments. 

Here's how.....

Receive one entry into the drawing for each of the following things you choose to do and don't forget to leave me a comment on this post telling me which ones you did, so I can add you to the drawing......

1. Join my blog as a Follower (top of the side bar)

2. Share my blog post on your blog.
3. Like my I Sew For You page on Facebook. 

4. Follow me on Pinterest

Drawing will be open until midnight Thursday July 18th.

Thank you for joining me and best of luck to you!

Click Here for Blog Hop
Make sure to hop on over to Karen's at My Desert Cottage and view all of the other fabulous sewing rooms! 

Also Linking up to:

Jennifer Rizzo: Fabulously Creative Friday 

Common Ground: Be Inspired 

My Romantic Home: Show & Tell Friday 

French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday 



  1. What a beautiful space to create in!
    Id love to be entered into your sweet give away and im am your newest follower. Hope you come see my space too...
    Be blessed,

  2. I love your sewing room - so pretty and organized!

    Please enter me in your lovely giveaway! Thank you :)

    I am a follower
    liked your Face Book page
    Following you on Pinterest

  3. What a sweet space for creating. I did the math and you are younger (by far) than me.

    My husband is an oil painter and took an art workshop in Rigby several years ago. I had to entertain myself all day so I went to craft shop after craft shop in Idaho Falls and Rigby. I found wonderful things and for much less than in California.

  4. You have a large space for working (jealous) and many talented friends, too. :-)
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  5. Gorgeous Sewing Room! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower!


  6. Hi, Cathy. Looks like we have a couple things in common - sewing and dolls! :-) I absolutely love your storage wall... and your sewing machine from when you were 5 years old is priceless. Thanks for letting me peek into your space. :-)

  7. Oh what a great space with tons of storage, I love the little red sewing machine and even the damn shelf LOL!


  8. lovely studio....hutches look fab and love the row of doll heads

  9. I love your studio wall too! I loved peeking into your studio… what a pretty space you have to create in! Thanks for the tour. Cheers from Singapore!

  10. Oh I am so loving your sewing room! All the details...even paint cans! Great idea by the way. That little pin cushion dress form would make a great little sister in my room! I am looking forward to following you and seeing more of your projects!

  11. Oh your space is awesome.... I love your sewing room and would be sew inspired in here.... I have started following your blog, on Pinterest and once I sign in on Facebook - I will like your Facebook page! All of your trinkets are adorable and I think your Damn Shelf will be better behaved once it is pink! Take care and can't wait to see more of your pretties!

    1. Your Facebook page is awesome! I am not sure if I will show up because my StasaLynn facebook page does not show up sometimes.

  12. Nice...nice...nice...sewing room!

  13. Great the fabric skirt around the table...and the little sewing machine...squeeeel!!! Love those little machines..I collect them:):) Thanks for sharing

  14. Hi donna, OH MY the mannies! love them! me too! i always wanted the french one with the wire bottom! cant find for a decent price $$$$$ :( love the damm shelf! id be settin it on top of a dresser at this point! lol anyway nice space love the large room and all the cutties and the wall oh my! following you now love to sew and gettin back to it or attempting!! :) hugs to you, happy Sunday! Thank you for posting, kat =^.^=

  15. You have a lovely sewing room! Lots of great storage space and so many nice collected pieces. Thanks for the tour.

  16. I just love your room. Love your vintage trinkets and all the little details in your room. It's cozy, so organized and feminine. thanks for sharing your wonderful room.

  17. Sew pretty - I love the pleated skirts! I can't sew at all! LOL

  18. Hi Cathy, I am delighted to met you. Your sewing room is outstanding. You are so organized, everything is so clean, neat and beautiful. I love all the pretty things you have setting around the room, too, like the antique needle packages, those are delightful :)
    I'm having a Give-A-Way on my blog for a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Please come over and put our name in the hat. All you have to do is leave a comment and follow me back.
    Have a lovely week,
    Your newest follower, Connie :)

  19. Love your creative space, and got a kick out of the "damn shelf" story. I have a damn shelf very much like yours, which also fell down, and things DID break! I think I've secured it o.k., but I keep checking it now!.. LOVED your sweet little red sewing machine, that was yours when you were a child! Wonderful that you still have it. I don't remember ever being given a sewing machine when I was just a girl, but I WAS given a Suzie Homemaker oven, and I DO still have that! I just love it, and can't part with it!... Thanks for the tour, and have a great week! ~tina

  20. Lovely to meet you Cathy. You have such a pretty studio! Love both your sweet dressforms and you lovely dolls and heads as well as the little red sewing machine - a real vintage piece!
    Thanks for visiting me too.
    Enjoy your tour!

  21. Ah, sewing room heaven! Such a great space and I love all the room you have to work. I do wish I was able to have more table top space, but now that we've downsized I just use the floor or the dining area's table when I need it {both only steps away}.

  22. Your sewing room is really lovely Cathy, and that manni pin cushion is super cute!!! thank you so much joining the party this year! I really enjoyed the tour!!

  23. Lovely tour of your sewing room :) Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your pin cushion giveaway - so cute! I am now following your boards in pinterest.

  24. Your studio is beautiful - so many fun treasures displayed so well. I enjoyed your other posts too. I'm a new follower.

  25. Very bright and soothing space, love the natural light and how you kept it simple with the colour choices. Clever idea with how to elevate a table higher (the little table with legs resting on little buckets). Fun space to see, thanks for sharing!!!

  26. What a pretty space you have... and that wall of cabinets! Wow! Awesome to have that much space. Maybe you should rename that shelf "That Lucky Shelf" - it amazing that nothing broke when it fell so many times! Love the needlebook collection (I have 5) and of course your wonderful dress forms! So lovely!!! Off to Follow you here and on Pinterest!

  27. Hi, love that dancing pattern up there. Can't wait to go back and see more. I became a follower and I would love to be included in your give away. Love Love Love the dress form.


  28. how in the world were you able to keep your first sewing machine!!!???? My mom was constantly cleaning our rooms and throwing our stuff away- wish I had my first little machine though it wasn't as cute as yours! Loved the tour of your pretty space!

  29. Such a very perfect place to sew. I love your large table for cutting, and I love to sew sometimes too!

  30. I enjoyed touring your beautiful spaceious studio, a great place to create in!just beautiful!

  31. Hi, it's me again. I just commented on your Downton Abby Fabric. When I win the drawing (I really hope I do) I would love on made in one of the black and whites of the Doweger.

    big hugs

  32. I love your space. Very comfortable for creating. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Cathy-- I've just got to say .... I'm totally jealous!! You have the most beautiful craft room and that storage wall is to die for!! Everything is beautiful and so organized. Thanks for the photos- I'm so inspired!!

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