January 6, 2012

Craft Room Update

The room is about 3/4 of the way done. I have to get 2 barstools for the seating (the current chair is from my dining room and we need it!!).  I want to hang a curtain over the window.  You may notice I need to finish painting the edges of the desk white still.  We finished the room on Monday evening at 9:30 and I had to go to work the next day.  So, I put everything away so I could play this week.  I may even play this weekend and paint next weekend.  What's the hurry to paint, I have some serious playing to do!!

I was able to get almost all my fabric that was a 1/2 yd or more wrapped around Comic Book Backing Board.  There are a ton of tutorials all over the internet.  Search for fabric and comic book backing boards and a ton will pop up.  It is a great way to organize and makes me feel like I own a tiny fabric shop.  The only exception is that I am the only shopper at this store because I have sharing issues.  In my defense, I am an only child - we don't share well!

The quilt wall is up and ready.  The chair in the corner is for my husband when he hangs out with me when I am sewing.  I have been living in this room since Tuesday night, so if he wants to see me he has to sit in the room!  Speaking of my husband, I need to give credit where credit is due.  He built this entire desk for me on a weekend when he could have done anything else.  This desk is truly a labor of love and I am so thankful for a husband who can do anything.  Below is the handsome guy who build this for me:

Funny story behind this photo - it looks like my husband is having a hard time dealing with me.  He actually was rubbing his face, but my friend caught him at just the right moment to make it look like he couldn't handle another moment listening to me.  He would never feel that way around me, of course, because I am always an absolute delight to be around - ALWAYS!

Here he is with my pups - Grissom.  Two handsome guys!!

Us at a Texas Rangers Game.  I think I will owe him tickets this Spring for a game as a thank you for this desk!

Back when we were young kids!

This guy will seriously do anything for me including model any of the aprons I have. I have some pretty good photos of him with other aprons and projects I have made.  We will save that for another post ;)

And to be fair - here is the other member of our family unit - Batley.  If you look closely, you may notice orange spots on his face, body and ears.  He got into some beautiful lilies my husband bought me last year.  His name should be Trouble since he is always looking for it.

Once I get the room 100% I will post one more picture.  Now, off to enjoy that incredible room my husband gave me.  Want details on the desk plans he used and how the room used to look?  Check my post here.


  1. Oh that desk is fabulous, WTG hubby!

  2. Gosh, so *jealous* of that desk...sure to be fun for you :)

  3. That is an awesome desk! I make my husband model aprons too, but I taught him to bend one knee to give it a little more shape. Hehehe

  4. Hi Tracey! Was just stopping by to see what you are up to...I LOVE your sewing space - what a sweet guy you have! And it made my heart happy to see my rainbow spotlight on your wall in its new home! Seriously, made me so happy!

    1. Oh Valerie - I am so glad you saw it. I LOVE that mini quilt. I keep it so I can see the lovely thing while I sew. I just hope you come to the Sewing Summit again this year so I can hug you for the piece of joy I have hanging in my room!! Too bad you don't live close to come and sew in my new room ;)


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