Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A BIG Thank You!

Thank you to my dear sweet husband who braved Ikea with me on a rainy Saturday so I could pick up a few shelves for my sewing room....AND an even bigger thank you for helping me put them together! Now I can see all of my fabric at once, which I could never do before because I had it in a na-nillion different stashes around my room!

And thanks to my sweet Mollie girl for helping supervise the project!
(unlike my little man now and my crazy Macy Mae dog,
Mollie girl always has to be with her momma)
I have a fun little basket for projects that are cut and ready
to be put together.
My stack of old faithfuls (primarily exteriors of bags).
My other stack of old faithfuls (primarily interiors).
My stack of new lovelies from Etsy that are patiently waiting for the right projects.
(sorry about the pic, it would NEVER turn out!)

My stack of girl flannels also waiting for projects.

And my boy flannels too.

And even though we tackled the Texas State Fair this weekend, I have managed to put together a handful of Japanese Knot Bags I will be sharing later this week. But for now, I am sitting outside with my laptop, enjoying the BEAUTIFUL Fall-like weather we have today in the Big D. Goodness knows it could be 90 again tomorrow!

Happy Sunday!


  1. I know you will love having thing easily accessible. When I moved in my sewing room and could organize everything I was able to sew projects quicker and enjoy everything more!

  2. Hi! I'm visiting from the craft/sewing room hop. I'd love to have all my fabrics out like this! The basket for cut pieces is so smart too.


  3. Kudos to any husband willing to brave Ikea in the name of sewing! Your fabrics are lovely.