Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Where the Magic Happens!

Our humble home, devoid of winter snow and
 all the colorful summer flowers!
In order to create anything, you need some kind of space.  For example, it is helpful for a baker or chef to have a nicely stocked kitchen.  Well, I sew pillows, in case you have forgotten.  So, I need a space.  Yes, I live in a 1948, post World War II bungalow outside of Detroit, Michigan.  So, you have probably guessed that my house is cozy.  But, that's okay, we like it a lot.  But, it does create space challenges and since I like to organize (but not necessarily stay organized) it is not a problem.  So, here is a post for all you voyeurs out there.  You can see pictures of where I sew my pillows, write about pillows, and store my pillows!

My Sewing Nook

Sew So, maybe it is not really a nook, it is just an indented wall/gable kind of area in our bedroom.  But, it is my area in our bedroom.  Yes, being married and living in a cozy, old house sometimes leaves me with few hiding spaces.  Do you remember this blog post?  Yes, my husband still follows me around and asks me where I am going, all the time!!!  Anyway, if we could paint the color of our bedroom, I would be perfectly happy with my area.  My sewing table was bought for my balcony when I lived in The Hot House.  It was an old 1919 apartment building in Royal Oak, complete with arches, tons of windows, butler's pantry, and radiators (hence the name, The Hot House.  I haggled at the big antique garage sale held annually in Royal Oak and got it for about $12.  However, the thing weighs a ton and we did not bring a car.  So, Kevin and I had to walk a three quarters of a mile to get it back to my apartment and then up the back steps to my balcony.  I have enjoyed many breakfasts, lunches, and dinners on that table.  It used to be yellow, now red.  I am glad it has a new use and home in this house.  The trunk used to be a pea green color.  My dad and grandpa put the trunk together and chose the horrible color.  While living at The Hot House, I painted and distressed the trunk into a more soothing color.  It now holds fabric!  The wicker dresser thing, I bought for bathroom storage at another Royal Oak apartment.  Isn't great that I am so incredibly frugal that all the old crap from my apartments have found new life in my grown-up home?
My space!!!
My Writing Space

Well, I am not currently working on a novel, but I do write a blog.  Oh, yeah, you are reading this so I guess you have figured out I am the author!  My husband just finished painting the room and has hung most of the pictures.  I love the way it turned out and it now a much more enjoyable space now that all of my stuff and the girl's stuff now has a space!  Plus, I got a really cool green lamps from my kids for Christmas which creates some great lighting on my desk.  My desk which used to be my brother's dining room table.  Is anyone noticing a decorating/furnishing trend in my house?
The office went from beige to gray!  Love it!
The Warehouse

Every business needs a warehouse, or at least a corner someplace to store the goods.  Mine is in the corner of our finished basement.  What sort of contraption are these pillows on, you ask?  Why that is a drying rack that I bought this weekend at IKEA.  I am thinking it would be nice to use the drying rack for drying my sweaters.  Perhaps, my clothing would have better shape if they were dried correctly.  Ahhh, I digress!!!  The rack actually works out really well for storing pillows.  The pillows are comfortable, safe, and accessible.  However, I am thinking about having a bit of a sale on Etsy this month to make room for new creations.  So, stay tuned for my Warehouse/White Sale!  (I believe White Sales are usually pretty popular in January)

I have a lot of pillows!
Anyway, now you have a feel for where I do my work.  I gave myself a break over the holidays, and now I have to get back into sewing and blogging, again.  To be honest, sometimes I enjoy being a bit lazy and it is hard to transition from bum to productive member of society.  But, tonight I am shipping out four pillows to both coasts and somewhere in between.   This makes my heart happy and in turn, makes me want to work once again!  


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