Friday, February 27, 2015

The Sewing Desk & Knitting Area

TaMera had stored her yarn in a vintage suitcase for 6 months. It worked, for the first month or so. After that, yarn was getting tangled, needles lost, and just a big mess.

Time for some reorganization!!

I went out to the shed and got the shoe organizer and upcycled it to a yarn organizer. 

(Maybe, turning it on it's side doesn't quite count as upcycling...but. ;)) 

It fit perfectly in the space between the desk and the bed. Her skeins of yarn are in the slots and finished projects in the crate in front.
Above the yarn organizer, sits a basket with the smaller balls of yarn, our books and TaMera's knitting cases.

Our friend Peggy gave us the set of Complete Library of Needlecraft books! 
They have sewing, patchwork, applique, knitting, crochet, hook arts, embroidery, needlepoint, rug making and macramé. I excited about digging in and learning about all of the different kind of arts you can make with needles! The set also make our craft book pile look a lot more impressive!
Right above them, is my Complete Guide to Sewing. (Slightly, hidden by TaMera's knitting cases.)

 TaMera's knitting needles are now stored in a vase on the desk. 

And I leaned something Mom owns a serger. I really had no idea until I found it in the storage room.
The serger has found it's place on the sewing desk. Patiently, waiting for me to find out how to thread and run the machine. I'm thinking Youtube to the rescue! lol

There are five different Thrift Store Scores, I haven't shared with you yet hidden in these pictures.
I better get on that! :)
-'- Jewel

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thrift Store Score - More Buttons!

All the buttons I've shared, I found on the same day. I decided to share them posts apart. That way, you don't think all I ever buy is buttons! haha
Eight buttons...eight more buttons to find a project to use them on. What a long and hard task. (<- sarcasm ;))
These have a coat of arms on them and ridged edges. (Makes me think of Ruffles, 'cause "Ruffles have ridges"! lol)
Happy Thrift Store Score Tuesday!
-'- Jewel

Friday, February 20, 2015

Awkward Sink Light to Amazing Kitchen Light

This is such a beautiful light and picture! Now, I'll show what was there before...
I don't really know the builders/previous owners thoughts on the one light over the sink was. I think it's just plain weird and off centered. For some reason it reminds me of a doctors office. lol

It's amazing what a trip to Lowe's and Dad switching the lights out can do!
-'- Jewel

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Thrift Store Score - Vintage Coffee Invitation

Are these adorable or what? I love the colors and the non-perfection of them! They are vintage invitation cards by Carol Cards. ...which is no longer in business. *tear*
The design was copyrighted in 1976. 

When I bought them, I didn't know they were invitations. But, I don't care. Now I get to plan a party! ;)

-'- Jewel 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

I Heart Sweatshirts / Wears

Kimberly and I had a photo shoot, back in January, before she left for college. Our outfits work great for a Valentines post! :)

sweatshirt: old navy  /  scarf: handmade gift  /  jeans: (gap) scout dry goods  /  boots: shoe sensation 
sweatshirt: ross dress for less  /  scarf: handmade gift  /  jeans: old navy  /  boots: shoe sensation

Happy Valentines Day!
-'- Jewel

Photography: Jewel & Kimberly
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