Friday, June 28, 2013

Sewing Room Time

It's been a rainy, cool day. I love to spend such days in the sewing room and since I had a few projects to finish...


For those who prefer the bigger picture. (I'd have to back out of the house to get the entire room in.) My sewing room is tiny. But it's mine and filled with all the things that make me happy. Many of you are in this room, believe it or not!



Before I forget, and since so many were wondering, my new iron is a Black and Decker. I purchased it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for around $60. I wanted a sweet yellow number, though I couldn't justify the $200 price tag. This works so well. I am very pleased. My last iron was a R*wenta and I was much less than pleased.



I started off with these scrap paper mason jar lids. Just cut a bunch of circles and pop them over the metal insert and screw on the top. For a simple thing, it makes such a sweet difference. (Not my idea...seen somewhere...on Pinterest maybe.)


















Finished up a needlebook. I used *this* tutorial for some ideas.

Then I remembered *a little project* mentioned on my blog a long time ago. I modified it for my needs and soon it was done. A lot of fun, too. 







Little dresses in the packages and little dresses on the packages. John's off to celebrate birthdays tomorrow. He had another bumper crop year with two new great-granddaughters. 


Edited to Add: This little photo puts a ribbon on this story — John's greats! 




Hope that you enjoyed hanging out with me.

Wishing my Canadian friends a wonderful holiday weekend!

Love Vee

63 comments:

  1. oh how cozy. I just get a feel for being in your home on this rainy day and in your realm, or whatever to call your "workshop." You have many delightful crafts going and a perfect day. Love that bumper crop expression. Have a good weekend.

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  2. Your sewing room looks so comfortable. It must be the ideal work space & definitely an expression of you! I love all of your little projects for the day, especially the decorated lids on your jars.

    Hooray for rainy days!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Your room is absolutely gorgeous. Inviting and filled with interest.

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  4. I love that room! How wonderful to have a space that you can sew and craft.

    Those girls outfits are precious! Lovely color!

    Deanna

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  5. ps - the little paper dresses with their names on them is so sweet!

    Deanna

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  6. Love it, Vee- and your projects are fabulous!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  7. How sweetly satisfying to spend a rainy day puttering in your sewing room. Your little dresses with the names are darling touches on the packages. Are the great-granddaughters cousins or twins?

    It's drying out and warming up a little here - hooray! Supposed to be nice for the weekend.

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    1. Two girls belong to a granddaughter and two girls belong to a grandson. The granddaughter and grandson are sister and brother. No twins. That's just my uninspired shopping. I find something I like and nothing can match it so I don't try. =D Wish I had been brave enough to attempt some sundresses from John's old shirts.

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  8. Love little touches like the cut out dresses. Used to call such efforts "grace notes". I can see why a rainy day + sewing room= contentment!

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  9. Is it raining everywhere, I've been doing sewing too because it's raining here too.
    Merle.........

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  10. Oh how I LOVE the little cutouts for a wrapping ribbon. That is so cute, and any girl (big or small) would love that. I once made a little origami dress like that, but I couldn't figure out anything to do with it once I finished.

    I need to settle down next week and just craft. That was my plan for the summer, but I have spent this week on a hunt for chairs... which apparently DO NOT EXIST within my driving range.

    I'm too pooped to look more right now.

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  11. Your sewing room is beautiful! I especially love the light coming in from the window. What sweet gifts for the little girls, too!

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  12. Your little sewing room is my kind of place. I actually prefer small, cozy spaces and yours is darling. It poured buckets here today so I was inside sewing on my back porch as well.

    I love the projects you have been working on. I was recently given about 200 mason jars and you have inspired me to do some pretty paper circles for my lids. I use a few of the jars to keep my sewing notions in. Hope the sun comes out soon, Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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  13. It's so nice to have a little space just for ourselves...to get away and create! I love the sweet handkerchiefs and doily hanging over the curtain rods. And what a sweet touch to have a little garment hanging up high over the doorway. I see all kinds of treasures in your special room! Happy weekend my friend!

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  14. always enjoy hanging out with you....the idea of the little dresses on the dresses is way cute!

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  15. A nice cozy little room - full of fun and projects - the little dress decorations are darling. I like the jar lid idea too.

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  16. Your sewing room is so sweet. Girly with an old fashioned sweetness. Love it! I wish I could sew. I must admit to a little envy in that area. Maybe some day I'll buy me a sewing machine teach myself to sew. In the meantime I'll just stick to my scrapbooking. Thanks so much for sharing room, talents and ideas with us.
    Blessings to you.
    Ginger

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    1. I don't sew either. I just pretend to on my blog. ;> No, I have learned how to sew...self-taught all the way...actually, more like You-Tube and Craftsy taught.

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  17. Vee
    Your sewing room looks like the perfect place to escape the world and find joy in creating.
    Your paper dress are sure cute and so are the sweet pink ones.
    Have a good weekend!

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  18. Hi Vee, I think your sewing room is fascinating. I love the little dresses and all the projects on the go. It's as a sewing/craft room should be. Lots of things to look at and ask questions about. We will be enjoying the holiday weekend in the rain but at least the temperature is to warm up to normal again. I hope your weekend is delightful. Pam

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  19. Sweet just like you! Looks cozy and perfectly comfortable. Love the vintage coat hanging in the top photo. At least I'm thinking it's vintage.

    Using dresses as the tags for your packages is so cute - love it and I may have to copy it:)

    Hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

    Leann

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  20. I want to take lessons! I want an adorable sewing room like this!! Cograts to John on the new great grandbabies. xo

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  21. I love your cozy little sewing room! Are the walls gray or blue? I can't tell for certain.
    I am going to carve out some space in our house--a study for genealogy research and a sewing/hobby room. I do have two empty bedrooms upstairs--if only eldest daughter could stay well enough for me to stay home!

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    1. Green...that sage green that was so popular a decade ago.

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  22. I LOVE your sewing room and I really love the little dress ribbons. How darling they are and what a good idea. I'd love to hang out with you for a while in there. Enjoy your week-end!

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  23. Oh Vee - your sewing room is super sweet. I love your window curtains....my sister once made similar ones from fancy hankies that were given to us at Christmas. It's raining cats and dogs over here too - I think I'll get my sewing machine out tomorrow - you've inspired me!!

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  24. Love your sweet little sewing room!
    We are about to get very hot here in Western Washington, highs near 90 over the next few days. Enjoy your weekend!

    Blessings,
    Nadine

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  25. What a wonderful sewing room you have there! I'm very envious. I might actually get some sewing done if I had such a room.

    The dresses are lovely and the tags are such a fun way to embellish a package!

    Have a nice weekend!

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  26. I LOVE your sewing room, it's cosy, I feel at home,....
    ;o)

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  27. Lovely place to work on your favorites..The tiny, paper cut dresses are so... cute :). Its always nice reading your posts, since I started reading them:)

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  28. Such a charming room to spend a rainy day. The photos of your sweet crafts are adorable. You have one of the most enjoyable blogs around! Have a nice Saturday, Vee.

    Mildred

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  29. Oh, wonderful! How wonderful to have a room filled with things that make you happy and to do such satisfying projects and clever things. I think your sewing room makes me very happy, too!

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  30. Hey, where did my comment go??? ,-))))

    OK, again... I love your sewing room look. Love it. No wonder you are happy spending time there.

    Also love the wall color... A gentle green is how it looks to me. Do you remember the name of the paint you used? Gentle greens are lovely, and hard to come by. At least with us. -pout-

    OK, I might as well publish this comment, and then go back and enlarge your pics. Cause when I did it before, my comment "disappeared."

    Oh and love it, that you get to pick out sweet little dresses, for John's Grands. Picking out little girl dresses, is one of the absolute FUN THINGS to do. :-)))))))))))))))))))))))

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  31. What a sweet, sweet sewing room! Thank you for inviting us in!

    Speaking of sweet...those dresses in/dresses out packages are precious! I love when a package's outside coordinates with the contents. (Glad you remembered this project...I'm doubting that I'd have thought of something from several years back...)

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  32. Before my parents added a family room on to their home, my mom's sewing room was a little corner in her bedroom. I love learning on her machine, being so close to her when we cut out patterns. Space is over-rated; your room is perfect! XOXO

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  33. Your room is beautiful! You are so creative, I love how you wrapped the gifts, I'm going to keep that idea in mind.

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  34. Love all your creativity. I was out on a limb yesterday when all of a sudden google reader disappeared. I successfully with pause uploaded feedly and now all is well with the world again. I rely heavily on these sources who let me know when someone I follow posts something new...

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  35. What a lovely sewing room! It's really special to have a room that holds the things you love. You can walk into the room and suddenly feel that you are home. We can decorate our entire house, but that one special room holds something special in our hearts.

    Thank you for the information on the iron. I'm going to buy one and I already know that it will be better than the one I'm now using.

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  36. I want to come play. Love the needle case, and all the little touches. ~ Abby

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  37. What a cozy spot to spend a rainy day! Love the cute jar toppers and the paper dresses on the packages are such a cute touch!

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  38. I love that idea of the jar lids and how wonderful those little dresser on the package !!

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  39. I also wanted to say that I love my Rowenta, but you have to be careful to get one manufactured in Germany. Maybe your old one was, and that would be so sad. But I'm glad you now have an iron you like.

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  40. Wow, I *do* feel as if we were hanging out together in your sewing room. It's beautiful Vee!

    This made me laugh:

    "I don't sew either. I just pretend to on my blog."

    Ha! No wonder I like you so much!

    Melissa~

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  41. I had a wonderful time visiting with you!

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  42. Your room is lovely. Love how it is so feminine. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  43. Oh love those little cut out dresses on the packages of the dresses. Great idea.
    I do the same thing with the mason jar lids but add a circle of batting along with the material.
    Congratulations to John on two more great grand children. : )
    Your sewing room is lovely.

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  44. That was a cozy little visit. I greatly enjoyed it.
    Congrats on the new babies in the family. I got to hold a new baby last evening and just loved it.
    Your projects are fun....you are right, the paper does make a cute difference on those jar lids. The little paper dresses are precious.

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  45. This sewing room reminds me of my mother's sewing room. In her later years, she sold the home my brother and I grew up in and bought a darling mobile home...3 bedrooms and one room was tiny...this became the sewing room. So many great things came out of that little room...my mama had so much talent for so many things...and one was sewing. She was very crafty...made so many pretty things...good at painting..stained glass...everything.
    bwaaaaaaaa

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  46. I like your cozy sewing room, you must enjoy creating in it. The little dresses across the package are a sweet idea, something I'll have to remember to try.
    Thanks for the Canada Day wishes, not sure what we'll be doing.
    Judith

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  47. What a cozy sweet place to create and ponder and dream.

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  48. Your sewing room is a wonderful place. I don't recall seeing it before. The color on the walls, the size and the glorious window are perfect.
    On your previous post, love the shot of the wonderful dresser with the old books under and around it. What a terrific way to have books, and wooden furniture!
    I'm going to look for the first post you wrote on a bedspring wreath. There was a gorgeous wreath, and as I just harvested a big bunch of bedsprings from an old boxspring....

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  49. It's lovely!!! I can just imagine how it feels on a rainy afternoon ~ all snug & warm & comforting ~
    Happy creating!

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  50. What a great room ... so cozy. Loved the little dresses. I saw a Black and Decker iron at Tuesday Morning and almost got one. My iron must be 30 years old ... it's about time for a new model! But it works so I figure -- don't rock the boat.

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  51. I enjoyed my visit to your sewing room. It's wonderful. I used to sew...many a long year ago. I enjoyed. I didn't have a sewing room...I either set up in the living room or one end of the dining room table. I sewed for my girls when they were little and for Xanti. Alas, I stopped sewing before the younger g'babies came along.

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  52. What a beautiful craft room! I'd love a space I didn't have to share with my hubby!!! LOL!!! You are so crafty, love the packaging on your gifts!

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  53. July 1...

    Why in the world did you close comments, on your July 1st post????????????

    I am so happy to find new posts, on July 1st, in the same old way. After the big-go-poof of midnight June 30. I like to be able to post on July posts, on blogs... Let 'em know, they still show up, for me.

    ??????????????

    Anyway, your July 1st post did show up for me.

    Hope all our new posts, show up “somewhere”, today (July 1), for our Dear Readers!
    “Auntie”

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  54. I just love your sewing space Vee. It looks homey and somehow filled with love. Little dresses...so darling.

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  55. Already commented here and off topic, but I just had to tell you that I clicked to that song about Canada, and I listened to the whole thing. I love that sound! Anyway, thanks for the link.

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  56. I LOVE your sewing room!!!! It is so YOU!!!!

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  57. What a sweet, wonderful nook you have, Vee!! I dream about having a room like this one day. I do have the space now but it's finding the time to make it mine. So busy, busy, all the time these days trying to get the house and gardens in order while babysitting. I'm sure it will clam down one day.

    John is a very blessed granddad and great granddad! The more, the merrier!

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  58. I love your creative space!
    In today's post - which lake is that? Is it Grand Lake?

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  59. I adore your sewing room! Oh, I'd love to come over to play! Can I? Huh, huh, huh? I did spot Marty in the window. Is that what reminds you of me, LOL? Love the little girl dresses too - hanging up and on the package.

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