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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Where I Create #2

The redo is coming right along. I've had Love Bunny put up a couple of big shelves on the wall but I want to do the placement of some other little shelves I've had for years. Having the walls without the other plastic shelving makes a lot of "bottom" room for me to put up a table to craft on. I'll make a skirt for it later. I had my 40 year old Kenmore sewing machine on the new folding card table after having it on that little blue vintage student desk for probably 35 years but I just couldn't sew on it! Just didn't feel right. I love my old blue desk. Do you have some similar feeling for something like this that you simply cannot give up or substituting something newer just doesn't quite cut it? Of course, it's going to be white someday but too cold outside right now to paint it until spring.

This little 2 tiered shelf came from our master bath. It was beside the garden tub. I can put something else in there so this is going on the sewing/craft room wall.

This shelf can hold sewing supplies. I'm making this the sewing side because of the window and the light I need to sew properly. Plus I'll need more room for the craft side because I have enough crafting junk to last a lifetime or 2 Mormons to last ooooh maybe 22 minutes- 20 minutes if they're using the low temp glue gun! Most are much craftier than me. ;-)

They told me when I joined the church that I wasn't a true Mormon until I could bake bread, had a glue gun, a serger, a van, plant a garden and could can a year's supply of fruit and veggies from said garden during the hottest month of the year here in the desert, paint a tole figure to stick in my front yard commemorating each holiday and do freezer jam and done my genealogy back to Adam.

I hate vans, have a serger (comes in handy), cannot for the life of me bake bread even in my bread maker, have only one sign attached to my porch and that tells the solicitors to "back off" because I'm armed to the teeth, buy my fruits and veggies in cases/cans when they're 3 for a dollar as it's much cheaper for just me and hubs and only have genealogy for me, hubs and our 2 kids! I do, however, buy jams at WM and store them in the freezer. Does this count, ya think?!?!?Just let them try to throw me out of the church. You wanna see hair fly! And yes, I'm Christian...... Just trying to "perfect" myself one moment at a time but in my case it may take a bit longer. :-)

Here's the 2 shelves hubs put up for me. High, but I can reach them.

These 4 shelves are awaiting my decision on where/how to place them. This is the craft side.

This closet would scare ya to death if you could see inside, chickees! I'll need to clean it out at some point soon but for right now what ya can't see doesn't hurt ya! Yeah yeah, I know but I simply can't think about it until hubs gets more boxes outta the trunk of my car to put this "stuff" into and then he has time to haul it to the garage attic. This second part may take until the second coming. And then maybe not even then if hubs has his way or in other words (his) "why bother then?" *Sigh*............

You can still see I have 2 folding tables to use or not use but they're just a mite too long to put next to the sewing table to the right just under that window.
My current "dilemma" is how I should arrange those shelves. Anyone got any suggestions? You see what I've got, just give me some suggestions on how to place the 5 of them on the wall. I'm brain dead at this point!

I'm one of those people that has to have everything in "order" for me to create, paint or sew. This has not been the case with this house for a couple of months now and it won't be until the rest of this house is painted pink inside. The painter comes in a couple of days to do the living room, kitchen and dining area. I can hardly contain myself. ;-) I'll need to spend the evening prior to getting the decor off the walls and moving everything towards the center of the room. Maybe after that I can do some things that have been in my head for a very long time. It's time! *Sigh*..........


  1. Good Morning Connie... Looks like the room is coming along nicely... Sorry I am a hands on for shelving... I have to be there and move them around and look and move them some more.... I am sure it will come out just beautiful... Have a fun day


  2. I got an error message when I tried to post... if this is a repaet just delete it...

    Good Morning Connie... Looks like the room is coming along nicely... Sorry I am a hands on for shelving... I have to be there and move them around and look and move them some more.... I am sure it will come out just beautiful... Have a fun day


  3. Oh're doing GREAT!! Can't wait to see it finished. I know, I should's been a while since I've been able to even work on finishing my stuff! LOL!!! I'm soooo far behind...but I'll get there. I can finally climb up a step will be a while til I can do the ladder to paint.


  4. Hey Connie, I have the same brown retangular (tag) looking thread holder you it at the thrift store and I love it..also have the other kind too...but to see that we have something the same.on the 5 shelves I would hang them altogether on the large wall and collage them...makes them look more cohesive...then you can add your collections and they are all together...yeah I don't have a years worth of food canning..but would love it..I buy it.I use a breadmaker to make bread..I have done it..too impatient to wait for it to rise..I do have 2 glue guns though..and I do garden and we eat our veggies..have yet to can anything though..have not done my geneology..lazy I guess..have a good one...:)

  5. Hi, Connieness! I am loving the way your room is coming together. I love all of those white shelves and especially the one Love Bunny put up! So many things you can put up there. I have a Kenmore sewing machine too and just love it! Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. You are making me want to pull every thing out of my scraproom, paint it pink and I hope the thought passes me by quickly. I still have pale green paint that needs to go on my bedroom walls. Got to quit thinking. Your sewing room is looking really good.
    Roberta Anne

  7. Oh goodness, this craft room is going to be beautiful when you are finished with it!

  8. I like order to Connie, unfortunately my studio/work space is NOT in order. I am trying to talk Bobby G. into putting more shelves up for me. Maybe after the first of the year. Hey...I know what...I'll ask Santa for them! ~ Smiles ~ Lynn

  9. Well, I applaud you! I have a mini serger and I spend more time threading it than serging. And my breads always turn out to cake-y. Why bother when there's Great Harvest Bread?! Do you have one of those? Gourmet bread company. Oh they're sooooo yummy. Can you make fruit float in your Jello? I can't do that either =) Have a good night. Blessings... Polly

  10. Hi Connie I can not believe I have missed 25 of your posts!! It has been wonderful to catch up. Life has been crazy around here , so much going on.
    I love 'where you create' It looks fabulous.
    Have a great christmas


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