My Sewing/Craft Room Tour

See this cute little cat? Her name is Samantha. Her friend is Sugar...the bunny!
The bird was free hand too.

These were our pets and I hand painted them on the wall in my sewing/craft room. The birdbath was painted using a stencil. Sadly, both Samantha and Sugar are in heaven now. However, I want to share with you the place in my home that I love to create in.
It's a small room in the basement that the previous owner built a wall of built-ins for his office.  See that dollhouse below? I made that but didn't add the inside. Instead, it fits right over my sewing machine to keep the dust off it when not in use and makes it look a bit whimsical in the room. I have been sewing since I was eight and made all my own clothes. Now I mostly make curtains, pillows and that kind of thing. I do alter my clothes and those of my hubby's. I guess since I was forced to make my own clothes at a young age, I rebel by not doing it now.
Picket fence border is from Sherwin Williams.

I also made the skirting velcroed on the counter-top edge to hide more supplies that are stored underneath.
Garage sale platter matches the material used in this room.

The table (above) was a 'new-marriage' piece of furniture that my in-laws were no longer using. The top is Formica so it's easy to clean off any glue or paint. It also has two leaves so it extends very long and is handy when making long drapes, etc. The legs and edges are real wood so I painted them. You will have to click on the picture to enlarge it to see some of the details. Click again and the picture will become huge to really see the details. Back up when done looking and you will be back to the post. The old sewing machine was purchased at a flea market.
Garage sale find.

I did this crewelwork in 1977 from a pattern in a Family Circle Magazine!

This is a very old doll pattern given to me by my ex grandmother in law.

This cross-stitch picture was a gift.

Old sewing supplies that I collect.

I purchased this chair (below) for $5 at a garage sale. It was painted white. I painted it black and made the round seat cushion.
I made this pillow...probably the most fun thing I love to make are pillows!
 I covered the storage shelving unit with the same material and used Velcro to attach it at the top. The black skirt and top are old (1900's) mourning outfit that I purchased at auction.   Terry
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  1. Your sewing/craft room is wonderful!!! I have mine in the loft and I have started working on it but it has a little way to go yet!!

  2. Your room is beautiful. Mine will never see a camera because I am a messy creator.

  3. Terry, your craft room is incredible. WOW! Is there anything you can't do, LOL????? You are so organized, too, so you break the stereotype of creative people being disorganized!

  4. What a beautiful space to create it! I love the idea of using the dollhouse as your sewing machine cover!

  5. what an inspiring space you have created! thank you for sharing. You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the Monday blog party!!

  6. Wow, you are so creative and artistic. You will inspire many with your blog.

  7. What a lovely sewing room to be inspired -you have so many special eye appealing details -I would love to just be in there and look around -thanks for sharing your special space

  8. How beautiful! You've given it so many of your personal touches so that you can really enjoy it! I LOVE that pillow! ♥

  9. I love it!!!! I will be back often!

  10. Your sewing/craft room is beautiful! You are so talented with your painting! Love the kitty and bunny. I think I could be creative if I had a pretty room like yours.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  11. You did a great job! I am still working on mine.

  12. I love your sewing room, especially how you use the doll house as your sewing machine cover. I too used to sew clothes. My days were back in college after taking a required sewing class. I keep meaning to get back into that, yet it never happens. Maybe someday.

  13. Love the pillow you creative creature you!

  14. What a charming space! I just love that dollhouse sewing machine cover! Great idea!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  15. thanks for allowing me to tour the place it looks great love the touch of vintage

  16. Okay "Blog Sister," you've got some serious talent! I'm a new follower and looking forward to the ride!

  17. Your room looks so great! thanks for linking up to my craft room reveal.

  18. I am just so tickled by all the pretty touches in your sewing room -- and you are one very talented painter! Glad I found your post over at Delightful Order's craft room party. Oh, and I love your blog banner!!

  19. Love all the vintage and personal touches in the space! The sewing machine cover is so clever!! I wish I had some of your sewing skills...the seat cover you made is wonderful. Thanks for linking up to the Workspace Showcase at WWC!


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