Tuesday, April 5, 2011


By nature I am a spreader. Although I love things organized and labelled and binned I tend to spread things out when I am working on a project.
This means everything from paint swatches to fabric to sandpaper is all over the place!
I like to look things over so to speak.
So while the hubby is working on the laundry room cabinetry I decided to organize the sewing room.
Goodbye rubbermaid bins, hello shelves and drawers!!
The overflowing containers are in the corner and under the table. I should be embarassed, or not even share these pics, but here we go...
The old dresser is painted  and new hardware installed. Now I just have to fill  it with fabric!
The table is tidied up and ready to start new projects-cushions, aprons, and a baby quilt for a new grandchild! (yeah)
I can actually see the ironing board now, all fabric etc will have a home, and the paint swatches will have their own drawer too.
I am hoping to add a paper section in the laundry room, to keep all the gift wrap, glue gun, tape etc that I seem to store in 3 different places around the house.

Meanwhile, I have been framing some awesome watercolours that my talented sil did for a breast cancer fundraiser. These are beautiful pics that I would like to add to the laundry room.

She has done a large assortment of art cards that are suitable for framing. I picked out 6, but I may have to add some more! The colours are varied as are the subject matter and they are all lovely.
 I chose mostly garden-beachy-birdie type pics in aquas and taupes.
More imortantly is that she is donating all the proceeds to breast cancer.
This is my week so far, I just might get this spring cleaning and organizing done after all!!
Please excuse the not-so-great-photography!! But you get the picture!!


  1. Your sewing room looks great! Wish I had one!
    I'm also loving that lovely slipcovered chair the paintings are on! I'm sure your laundry room will be lovely too, looking forward to seeing it when it is finished.

  2. I was just telling a friend today that I really want to learn to sew!
    What a great sewing room!
    Have a pretty day!

  3. Great sewing room Elaine...love the painted dresser and those beautiful cards from your sil! ~Deb~