July 27, 2011

Sewing Room Facelift

It all started last Friday when I spotted these beautiful valances hanging at the windows at an estate sale.  I loved the soft colors and all the bugs and flowers.  They were obviously custom made, lined and looked like new.  They were $15 each and there were two. Perfect! I've wanted to replace the dark colored tab curtains in my sewing room for a long time.  I just hadn't found the right ready-made curtain or fabric that I really liked to make a change.  I couldn't begin to buy the fabric for $30 to make these.

That was the beginning.   I made a pin cushion in this ceramic shoe which happened to be the same color with very similar bugs on it. 

 I gathered all my buttons and filled these jars. 

Last I made this arrangement with vintage sewing notions.  Can you believe that Ric Rac ever costs 10 cents?

I think since I've brightened up my sewing area, I'll be ready to work on some projects I've been putting off for a while.


  1. Lovely. It's amazing how one little event or idea can spark a whole change. I love those times. Good work. EllenaElizabeth, Australia

  2. Love the new curtains, Sharon...AND your new blog look! Thanks for sharing, my friend.
    Hugs from here...
    Donna, Kes and Tag

  3. The pin cushion shoe is adorable. I have just recently been bit by the thrift/consignment bug. It certainly is fun to poke around and look for bargains. The valances were a steal. Good find!!

  4. Wow what a great make-over! That fabric is perfect and the little shoe pin cushion goes with your vision like two peas in a pod!
    I am inspired to get to work on my craft area and update it.
    Have a wonderful creating day!
    Tina xo

  5. Sharon, I don't have a sewing room, but I would love this makeover for my spare room!

    I hope you're doing well!

  6. You have got to be the craftiest person I know!

  7. That's a cute notions arrangement! You have a really nice blog and I'm your newest follower.