Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sew Inspiring Rooms {Pretty By Hand}

Welcome to


A few months ago I fell in love with all the gorgeousness going on over at the blog, Pretty By Hand.  It was new to me and I instantly became a follower.  So a month or so ago I asked Kristyne (the author of all that gorgeousness) if she would be a guest for my Sew Inspiring Rooms series.  I just knew that if she was creating all that gorgeousness that she was sure to have a beautiful space to go along with it.  And of course, I was right.  And lucky for us, she is super sweet and agreed to my request.  Kristyne, thank you for being willing to share your creative space with us!  Now over to you...

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Well hello there!  May I just start off by saying how absolutely thrilled I am that Amber asked me to be a guest here on her lovely blog!?!  This is my first guest blogging gig so I hope I don't embarrass myself (tee hee)
It was a very timely invitation from Amber asking me to share my sewing room/workpsace with you because I was just finishing up a little makeover.  I'm not exactly the tidiest of souls but lucky for me my room was already looking like I was expecting the Queen.  I tend to have several projects on the go simultaneously ... all at different stages of completion so there are usually lots of "piles" and messes and just general untidiness everywhere you turn.
But I don't think Amber asked me here to expose myself as a closet clutterbug!  LOL!  So let me show you around my sewing room as it never looks in real life but how I WISH it would stay looking like forever. 
I spend a lot of time right here, like right this very minute as I'm tying these words ...

at my desk.

And BTW, in the interest of full disclosure, while it's true I drink several cups of tea in a day, I NEVER bother to use "the good china" ... I always serve myself with an old, chippy, faded Disney mug.  But my real life mug didn't work for this makeover photo shoot.  And besides, if you really were here I would DEFINITELY serve you tea with the good china!

This desk, chairs and lamp all came from a very talented friend of mine who refurbishes furniture and other pretty things.

I also got this beautiful chandelier a few years ago from her.  I think it just might be my favorite thing in here!

And yes, this mirror too.

I'm also really fortunate to have a nice window to let in tons of natural light.

I dressed it up with a lace panel for privacy but to let in as much light as possible.


Here's where I get all my sewing done.  This table was a wedding gift made by my uncle and used to be our kitchen table until we moved and our new kitchen was too small for it. ;)

I feel particularly smug when I need a ruler and can actually find it hanging here on a nail I PERSONALLY installed. ;)  (I'm not usually very good with guy tools ... just needles and thread.)

And those garbage cans from Ikea hold a lot of ... stuff!
I recently recovered both my ironing and sleeve board in coordinating fabrics.

And of course, what would a sewing room be without a beautiful and inspiring fabric stash?


So that's it.  It's a small room.  But it functions really well for me and I love working in it.

Thank you so much Amber for giving me a chance to share my space with your lovely readers.  I hope you all enjoyed a peak into my "Sew Inspired Room".

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I don't know about the rest of you, but I will definitely be running out to buy some fabric in these beautiful soft, girly colors because man, that color pallet is just so lovely.  What a heavenly space, Kristyne!  Thank you for sharing!

Please leave Kristyne some comment love below, telling how great she did at her first guest posting gig and how Sew Inspiring her space is :) 

And P.S.  If you want to see other "Sew Inspiring Rooms"  click HERE.

20 comments:

Katie said...

Wow how beautiful! I'm a regular reader of Kristyne's blog, and I just knew that her sewing room would be every bit as beautiful as the work she does. Thanks for the tour!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I already follow Kristyne's blog because everything is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Nicole said...

This sewing room is amazing. So beautiful! I wouldn't get any work done because I wouldn't want to mess it up!

Ginny Worden said...

Kristyne, great guest post and of course a darling sewing area. Thanks for sharing.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I love your room! Ofcourse the fabric is beautiful, too!

Shauna said...

What a pretty room! I love your sewing table and your rulers hanging on side - so clever! :)

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Krystyne! I'm so impressed that it's still clean LOL!!!

Linda R. said...

I a drooling over your sewing space and fabrics.

Cotton Blossom said...

Great Job! Love your space looks very peaceful and your desk is super cute.

Sewn With Grace said...

I am a regular reader of your blog and "Pretty By Hand". I so appreciate both of you and all the creativity and inspiration that you bring to us daily!

Jennifer D said...

Uh Oh...I am getting the jealousies again. Heavenly is right!

Sunnybec said...

I follow Pretty By Hand it's such a fabulous blog, Kristyne is so funny she brightens my day, and her work is just gorgeous. Hugs

Bari Jo said...

Hi K! Great post! :O) And... you need to use the pretty china every day - ok? It goes better in your studio! This was a fun blog - will have to visit this one too! :O) Hugs!

Tracey S. said...

i love your fresh and airy space!! It is so beautiful and shabby chic!! Most of all I LOVE your blog!! It makes me laugh and brightens my day!! Happy sewing!!

Sherill said...

I follow Kristyne's blog and Love it! Kristyne you did a lovely job for your first guest blog. I am trying to decide how to rearrange my sewing room. This has been helpful. Thank you!

Cherie said...

Such a gorgeous room, it looks so vintage modern! Love the look of that fabric stash!! =D

Patchwork and Play said...

I am a regular reader of Kristyne's blog and love her work! But look at that stash! OMG!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful sewing room. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Susie said...

Just gorgeous!! So inspiring, can't wait to see more! Thank you.

Peg said...

It's beautiful, such relaxing colours and very welcoming thank you for sharing.

Peg x