My Sewing Room
Welcome to my favourite place…my sewing room!
Jason helped me rearrange things in this room last month to make it more functional and I’m so so happy with it! We put in some more shelving at the back and moved the large working table to the middle of the room. Now that the working table is in the middle I can work on both sides and have lots of room to cut fabric and spread out whatever project I’m working on!
I made some curtains for the room with this awesome cross fabric I bought from Spoonflower online. I should have bought more because I had to match two panels together to make it go across the window…which didn’t really match hahah! I think it’s ok though because it’s such a cute fabric you won’t notice the imperfection!
I’ve moved my vintage white cabinets where I store all my fabric across from the window and they fit so perfectly there!
I would have taken a picture of the working table in the middle but the daylight wasn’t working with me so it didn’t turn out that well…but I will post more next week!
This is where I create all the crafts I make on the blog…I want to spend every hour of every day in here now….I really do love to craft :)
Stay tuned for the baby clothes I’ve been making…baby bloomers, hats and dresses will be posted soon with tutorials! I’m just so so excited for this little baby girl to arrive…I can’t wait to craft with her in this room..we will have way too much fun!!!!
When are you going to arrive little girl? I’ve been waiting so patiently!
I’ve been a little crazy lately and constantly fixing, rearranging and painting everything around my house! Nesting mode has been in full effect for the last 4 months…seriously.
I recently just painted my closet doors white and I felt like they were a little boring so I decided to paint a little scalloped detail on the top of it!
I cut out a template to trace the design on the top of the closet door.
Trace the design to the top of the door with a pencil.
Now start painting and use the pencil guidelines to get the perfect scalloped look!
It’s such a fun, fast and easy project!
I just have to stop myself from doing it to all my doors now…hahah!
A little glimpse into the baby room!
Here’s a little peek into Penny’s baby room! I’m basically all done I just need a side lamp and side table!
I’m really loving black and white these days so when I start any room I always paint everything white and then I build off that! I wanted to go for a light and fresh look and since we know it’s a girl I added pops of peach and pink to the room to make it girly!
I got the Oeuf sparrow crib….it was a gift from Jason’s grandparents and I absolutely love it! It can also change into a toddler bed once they are old enough….awesome right?
The curtains are handmade from Ikea fabric and the locker below the window is also from Ikea too!
I got the cute little black polka dot decals off the internet, they are so easy to put on! When you get sick of them and want to redecorate you can just peel them off!
I will show you the rest of the room next week so stay tuned! We just recently painted her closet door with chalkboard paint…eeek! Baby rooms are just so much fun!
Hope you enjoyed it!
DIY party napkins!
So I was breezing through pinterest to get some new party ideas for a friends birthday and I saw the cutest napkins that had EAT stencilled on the bottom and I wanted to recreate them! But instead used black ink and stamps to put EAT at the bottom and I think they turned out really well!!
There is something so beautiful about just having a nice simple place setting….and a little bitty feather will help with that!
These were so inexpensive to make, I got the plain fabric from ikea…$2.99/meter and then you just stamp away! You can easily personalize it any way you want too!
Dinner party coming up??? Why not try this fun DIY??!!! Supah fun!
Have a great weekend!
Latest project finished! I’m going for a new look in my living room…actually my whole house…and little changes can make a big difference in a space!
I had this old ottoman that I thrifted a long time ago and it had vintage ship material on it and I just simply covered over it with new fabric and painted the legs white! It only took me 2 hours :) I got the fabric from Spoonflower online..they have a ton of cute fabrics!! Go take a look!
If you are crazy like me and want to redecorate your whole house…Instead of buying new furniture and spending a fortune maybe find out how you can give your existing furniture a facelift?!
The best part of changing this ottoman is that I kept the old fabric on underneath so I can take off layers and change it up anytime I want!
Find something to recover in your home this weekend :)
Home Inspiration- Black & White
So I’ve fully done a 180 in the last 2 weeks and I find myself hating everything I have decorated in my house that is rustic. This is a problem because everything….I mean everything in my house is rustic…
I’ve been a very very busy girl and have almost totally rearranged my entire house with the help of my loving husband…I can’t believe he puts up with my craziness all the time!
The photos below were some of my inspiration and it clearly shows that I’m obsessed with black and white now :) I’m kinda loving modern looking furniture too which I never thought was possible!!! There is nothing better now than clean white walls with white furniture with black accents :)
I would love it if I had millions of dollars to redecorate my whole house and change all the furniture but I don’t so I’m working with most of the furniture I already have….and painting lots of it white…which my husband does not like..ahah! He keeps saying it’s an insane asylum! I hate it when men ruin it for you when you’re all excited about how you decorated a space!
We have been making frequent trips to ikea for some new furniture, shelving and decor items and I think our house is looking a lot better! I will post photos of it when it’s all finished along with Penny’s nursery tour!
The beautiful thing about having everything white in your house is that you can add any colour accent you want to your space and remove it when you get tired of it!
Hope you enjoyed the black and white!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
A little something for our little girls room :)
This penguin card came from a set that I bought from Dilly Dally on commercial in Vancouver! It’s a great baby store..they have lots of cute things there :) I then painted polka dots on a little clip board for it to hold the card to put on her wall. I think it’s pretty cute!
What do you think?!
A glimpse into my kitchen
I thought I would give you a little tour of our new kitchen in the house we are renting in North Vancouver :) I’m still working on it, it still needs some curtains and I have plans on making the rods out of poplar branches which i got from my cabin! I went for the rustic natural look this time instead of retro like my kitchen used to be. Take a peek..:)
I’m slightly obsessed with rusted things! I find lots of them at the scrap metal disposal up at my cabin! In the pic below I mounted an old rusted spring from a mattress and displayed all of my favourite old photos on it with mini clothes pins!
My uncle gave Jason and I some old boards from his barn in 70 mile and we cut them and used them for shelving in our kitchen! The shelves are very easy to make..just paint and mount some cheap ikea wood brackets at each end and add your pre cut board to it and screw it down :)
Hope you enjoyed it! Let me know what you think!
DIY pillow made from an old coat!
I have an easy sewing project for you to try out this rainy weekend! It’s a pillow made from an old jacket! No need to go out and buy new fabric for this project, just go find an old coat or sweater with a color and design you like that you don’t wear anymore!
What you need:
* Sewing machine * scissors * Thread * hand stitching needle * piece of paper to trace out the pillow * poly fill
Step 1 : Lay out your coat on a flat surface and grab your piece of paper. You can make your pillow any size or shape you would like, just cut out a template from the piece of paper and use it to cut the fabric.
Step 2: Once you cut half of your shape…fold the fabric over and then cut the other half using the fabric you already cut as a guide :) This will make it match up nicely!
Step 3: Now cut two of them!
Step 4: Face the right sides in and line the fabric edges up! You can pin the edges so they will be secure but I never do that….I just freestyle! Now start sewing the edges together with a 1/2 inch seam. Don’t forget to leave an opening at one corner to fill it!
Step 5: Now fill it up with stuffing!
Step 6: Hand stitch the corner shut :)
I want to try this next with a sweater to cozy up my living room! I made this one for my friend KIM!
Sew yourself a cutie little pillow this weekend!