I went to Stonington to teach a class at Kyra's this past January and was treated to dinner and a visit to her home.
It was one of my favorite nights in my whole life ever and we did a lot of talking, laughing, bonding and admiring of Kyra and Renee's amazing home.
One of the best parts was seeing Kyra's sewing room.
Wow, that girl has got a stash.
When I came home, I was inspired to invest in some shelving (a local antiques store was where I got the best bargain and the shelves that fit my style the most, wouldn't you know?) and organize my own stash and spruce up my sewing room.
Now when I go in there everything is nice and neat and organized.
It makes me feel so much more inspired to sew...
I most certainly am someone who thinks best when things are tidy.
|My great grandmother's 1961 Kenmore. I use it *almost* every day. Also a cute child's chest of drawers that is perfect for my notions.
|The view from the hallway...
|Some special bolts and collections and a glimpse of the design wall...
|And the money shot! Most of my stash is in this shelf. Ahhh.... it makes me happy to see it all neatly folded.
|The rest of the stash. Plus some books and patterns, etc.
|This pincushion and needlebook are linen and were a gift from my friend Dawn. She used the Sprout Block Tutorial from Sew Mama Sew to make the pincushion and the needlebook I believe is a pattern found in the book Zakka Style. I love it lots. I made the little pink flower at the March SEAM meeting.
|Some scraps, a doll I ordered from Emily (formerly her blog and Etsy shop were called Ravenhill. I am so glad I snagged one of these before she stopped making them). The fox is from the book Countryside Softies and I won it at one of the last Craft Swaps we had (thanks, Barbara M.!)
|And this is what I have been sewing lately... little pairs of Quick Change Trousers from Anna Maria Horner's excellent, excellent book Handmade Beginnings.
Can you guess who the little pants are for?
For once, I can tell you that it is exactly what you are thinking...
Ollie and I are going to have a baby in December.
We are both very excited...
And I have a lot of sewing to do.