Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sewing Casa

My Sewing Casa! Well, it's not my dream room, but in time, I am sure it will get there. I love having the quilt cutting board easily accessible. For years, I had the huge mat on the floor and was always cutting things on the floor. Now it is up on a board cut for the mat's size and I can easily stand (or sit) to cut fabric. Ideally, I would like to have the cutting board in the middle of the room, so I could easily walk around the whole thing, but right now I just don't have the room to do that. I would also like a separate counter area that I could set up my sewing machines. (I have 3 of them!) I use each maching for different purposes, so it would be nice to have a spot for each and not have to shift them around when I need to use them. Again, space is the issue.

The "Bags From The Heart" banner arrived this week. I hung it up to give me inspiration to keep working. I really love the playful font and graphic that I chose for it as well. I got if for free from Vistaprint.com. That website is amazing! I am on their email list, so I am always getting offers for free items. You have to pay shipping, but it is definitely worth it!



I ordered some amazing fabrics before we left Texas, but I never had the opportunity to use them, so this week I decided to put them to use! The finished bag on the chair is what I was made with some of the fabrics. I haven't decided if I want to keep the bag yet. I don't have a bag like this one, so I don't know what I will do.

These are the fabrics before I put them to use. I will need to get some pictures up close of the details of the finished bag.

I also tried a little bit of quilting this week. I used scraps to put together some blocks (9 patch and log cabin) I'm not sure what I will make with it yet, but I like the vibrant colors. I think I'm inspired to make more blocks.Well, that's all for now. I'll be back again soon.

1 comment:

mommabear said...

I am proud that you have tried some quilting...as is your grandmother.

Room is something you will always be longing for...this from the voice of experience.