So I decided my magazine holders were just too ugly. I had those cheap cardboard, faux-wood ones…I mean, does anyone seriously think faux wood grain is a good idea rendered in cardboard? I selected some fabrics form my stash, used spray glue and a little Sobo, and covered all my magazine holders. 27 of them. [...]
You can see some additional ‘before’ pictures at my old sewing roompage.
In the picture below you can see a picture of one end of the room and a close-up of the room floor. It had this fantastically ugly vinyl tile that I believe dated from the 60′s. It was hideous. About half the floor [...]
Below is a picture of my lampwork area. My husband built the vent hood which has double fans and a combination of incandescent and flourescent lights mounted on the inside. In addition to the two fans mounted inside the hood, there is also a box fan on the exterior which boosts the ventilation.
To the [...]
This is my sewing room before we remodeled it. Go see my New Sewing Roomas well, what a difference!Below is a diagram showing the layout of my sewing room. It is 22 feet long by 9 feet deep. One corner functions as a path between the kitchen and the back door. The numbered arrows [...]
I made a tent for my daughter’s bunk bed.. Originally I had planned on using a series of ties to attach it to the bed, but my husband convinced me to use a more substantial mounting technique. The ties would have worked, but I think this way was easier in the end.
Here’s a picture [...]
Here are some redwork designs that I drew based on a fabric I am using to redecorate my kitchen. I’ve added a scan of the fabric at the bottom.
Below are the roman shades I made. I’m pleased with how they look, except they don’t seem to fold nicely. The bottom few folds work ok, but then they go crazy. I did make sure that the rings are lined up perfectly. I’m pretty sure this problem is caused by the blackout lining I used [...]
One wet autumn day I was driving down a local road that I had driven hundreds of times. I rounded a corner, and was stunned by what I saw. There was a pair of trees framing the road. The bark was dark, almost black, from the rain, and their leaves were luminous yellow. It was [...]