Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Sewing Room Update

I am trembling with excitement...seriously I am!  I've wanted my very own sewing room for years...I mean a custom designed, fit to my needs sewing room.  Whenever sewing rooms appeared on the internet or in sewing books & magazines, I've peered at them, taking in every detail, storing away ideas for the day that I might be able to have my own room.

Well that day has finally arrived...and I'm back to picking out furnishings, determining the layout of the room and how to cram all of my stuff into it in an orderly fashion. 

Today I want to share with you wall art.  Yes, I'm even having artwork on my sewing room walls...no thread racks for me...nope uh-uh...  I've purchased true art painted by one of our very own.

If you've been a member or visitor to Stitcher's Guild for any length of time you'll know that Hellenne won one of the very first SWAP contests sponsored by Julie Culshaw.  Hellenne is a artist who paints on silk fabric and canvas.  She has a blog called "Hellenne Vermillion Art".  On Monday, she featured a series of dressform paintings.  I saw them and flipped.  I knew that they would be perfect for my new sewing room.  Showed them to my friend who's designing my room and he said to buy them...so I did!

Here are the first pieces (besides my new Imagine serger) for my sewing room:

dressform 1


dressform 2


dressform 3


dressform 4

As soon as they arrive, we are having them framed. They've already been incorporated into the latest drawings of the sewing room.  I am toooooo excited!  When the first drawings of the sewing room are completed, I will share them...and if you don't want to read about my new sewing room design and implementation, feel free to skip these posts...a new sewing one will be up soon, I promise! *LOL*

Speaking of sewing, I know what I want to work on this weekend and since I have no social obligations, I'm locking myself in and happily spending the weekend with my machines and fabrics...

...as always, more later!

29 comments:

  1. I am so looking forward to your sewing room and love the paintings.

    I wish I could add artwork to my sewing room walls, but I've managed to fill my wall space with shelving.

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  2. Oh what fun & congratulations to you for getting your sewing room! I love the dressform art. They will look so great in your new space.

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  3. I can't wait to follow every step along the way to your new sewing room. You inspire me in so many ways...and I thank you for it!

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  4. I excited for both you and Hellenne!!! She got a sale and you got wonderful artwork...it's win-win!

    And congrats on the dream sewing room!! Looking forward to the photo tour... ;)

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  5. I absolutely love your chosen artwork and am very excited for you and your new space. I firmly believe that a sewing room should be "pretty" not just functional, and you appear to be headed in that direction.

    I will be following right along with your construction and design. It's not always about the garment, you know!

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  6. Beautiful artwork for your new sewing room. How fun to have your own room, enjoy!

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  7. How wonderful, I can't wait to see how it all looks.

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  8. Congratulations!!! How exciting for you to be getting a new sewing room. You will have a great time getting it just the way you want. The art you purchased is really perfect for a sewing room. I am looking forward to following you on your new adventure.

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  9. I know how it feels to have a new sewing room! Congratulations! Yay! More creative time.... :)

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  10. How exciting for you! I'm still a few years from having a dedicated sewing room, so I'll have to live vicariously.

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  11. Congratulations! This is my dream too. Can't wait to see the pics.

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  12. Carolyn,
    I enjoy your blog so much. You are so talented and a real inspiration to all of us sewers.
    Look forward to seeing your sewing room and those paintings. I have a small sewing room and it is need of redecorating. When the weather breaks I hope to get it painted and make some new curtains.
    Sally Berlin

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  13. those are *really* awesome looking.

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  14. Fantastic! Both the new sewing room and the paintings, I'm quite jealous of both! Congrats and what great taste and good luck to find such perfect wall art. I know you will enjoy it so much! K

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  15. Those are so amazing and even more special since they come from someone your already know. Can't wait to see the room!

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  16. Carolyn, that's so exciting! Love the prints - what a great addition to your new space!

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  17. Beautiful paintings, and I can't wait to see your new room. I'm glad you are leaving room for art. I didn't and I think that was a mistake.

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  18. Congratulations, Carolyn. Can't wait to see the finished room!
    Renee

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  19. I'm excited for you! It's great to have a room dedicated to SEWING! Doesn't that sound great:M "A ROOM DEDICATED TO SEWING!" I can't wait to see the pictures.

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  20. Can't wait to see your room and the artwork is beautiful!
    I did mine late last year so am still "growing" into it. It was so exciting to get everything together - just like setting up a new home in a way!. Keep us posted on the progress, would love to know what furniture etc you have decided upon.

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  21. Love the wall art. I just got my room last year and I absolutely love it. My family can attest to that. They say if you want to spend time with Mom go to her room!!! LOL!! Last weekend I bought two pictures from TJ Max for the room. Having a room has really amped up my output. I dont know how you are able to get sooo much done without a dedicated space. That to me is amazing!!! Enjoy!

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  22. Cut art work, how big are they? Just wondering. They will inspire won't they! At least it would me, thinking oh, my maniquin in empty! Best do some sewing (not that I need to be encouraged a lot!) to fill it up.
    Have fun planning.

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  23. How exciting! I enjoy reading about sewing room decorating and organizing. I'll be following your posts. Happy sewing weekend!

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  24. Oh,I know you're going to enjoy your new sewing room. I can't wait to see pictures of it. I love the art pieces...PERFECT!

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  25. I am so excited for you and, yes, I'm very envious! But I can say that there is probably no-one I know who deserves a fabulous custom designed sewing room more than you do. Your new art works look wonderful!

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  26. Great wall art and very appropriate. I want to come play in the new sewing room. Congratulations (while I sit here quite envious) :-)!

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  27. Hooray!! I eagerly anticipate pictures.

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  28. Oh.....how exciting!!! I love the artwork. I just finished my re- decorating my sewing room and left some wall space for artwork. I can't wait to see the pictures of your new sewing room.

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  29. How fun!! I can't wait to see the finished room. :)

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