I hope this Fall weekend is bringing you joy. I only wish there was a magic wand that I could wave to extend this fab weather and number of hours in a day. Just don't seem to have enough hours to do all that I wish to do...same old story...same old results. I start a bazillion projects and eventually get to them, but I will say, it makes life fun and interesting!
And speaking of fun, I had a very fun day earlier this week where in the mail I received my issue of Where Women Create.
How exciting to discover that my photography appeared on the cover! What an honor for my work to be placed in such a wonderful position.
If you remember a few posts back, I did a remake of my dining area into a sewing area, which could easily be turned by into my dining area, via furniture on wheels (metal furniture by Create-ologie. Shop their store HERE and save 10% off your purchase by typing in "Elizabeth Maxson" at checkout).
What a thrill to see that Where Women Create did a 10-page spread of my little project in their current issue. Below are a few images that did not get published, as well as some that I posted prior, but I thought I would share them with you all the same:
Found these fab lights at World Market. They screw on (like a little clamp) to the edge of the table which allows more table top space.
This corset comes in handy, as I sometimes slip a small pillow between it and the back for extra cushioning when I need it.
My silver goblets, doubling as trim holder. Just wrap and hang on the iron glass rack that I am using...easy!
My favorite stash and oldest textiles. I love looking at it, and yes, I have taken scissors to several pieces already....
And then my little dining area, which I am happy to have, but to be honest, haven't used (in this state) since the publication. We have a little back room with a table that we eat at at times, but with my sewing, well, let's just say I am happy to have PHOTOS of what it could look like! Ha-ha.
(Hey, I'm not going to lie to my readers and tell you how many fab dinner parties I've had...but it IS nice to know they are still possible....)
This is set up for a soup party. Hot (and cold) soups will go into the ironstone pitchers, hot bread on the cutting board, and butter on the ironstone butter pats with a silver spreader.
Just had to do an old timey looking photo:
Here a few of the projects I have been working on:
Dying fabrics and lace:
Repurposing an old linen jacket...
Making little fabric roses from scraps:
Taking yucky, but comfy shoes and adding my own touch:
Needless to say, I have been experiementing. And my poor little area, while somewhat "organized" is actually more like chaos with purpose. But that's okay. I love learning and doing, and having a little space to make my mess makes all of my not-so-great experiments seem a little "whimsical." (That's my new word for experiments that turn out like crap - whimsical).
Next time, I will share my projects in more detail....for those who are curious about how exactly any of them turned out.
I am curious too.
from my house to your house,