Monday, January 27, 2014

She Who Sews - Don't Let the Door Stop You Day 1 and My Day

Today is the first day
of
2 blog hops in 1
 
Let's get this party started!!


She Who Sews
and
Don't Let The Door Stop You
Blog Hop
 
+ 1 more day
Today - February 7th

with
as our Sponsor

Thank you, Madame Samm for putting this blog hop together and allowing me the opportunity to cheer everyone on.  This is too much fun!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When doing a little hand sewing, I have never had a place to just relax...
Until now.
(Thank you, hubby for the SEW pretty wall décor.)
 
 
This bench was very hard to sit on until I drew out the seat and made a cushion for it.
This is my first attempt at any kind of upholstery.
Foam?  oh yes I can.
 
 
I made my own piping out of the button fabric to trim the cushion nicely.
 
 
 
I needed a lamp, so I re-covered a lamp shade and added some button trim. (love)
A no sew project, oh my.  Just fabric, scissors, glue, and trim.
 
 
A pin cushion and a thread catcher with ruffles.  
Whimsical and happy.
Need a ruffle tutorial? 
Check out Madame Samm's tutorial.
 
 
 No sewing room is complete without a Dresden.
 
 
Or two.
 This one doesn't let the eye rest.  Very busy on pattern...
Not as bad in person, but when I look at the photo, well, hmm.
 

Storage is a must.  I'll fill these in no time.  The panels made it easy for me to determine the size.
 
I'll do a tutorial soon.
 

 
And a footstool with ruffles.
There is storage  here too...
 
 
These were on sale for 90% off after Christmas. That made them $1.00 a piece.
 
 
I painted them black (actually, hubby did)
 

Added a cushion on top.   More foam!
 (Hubby reinforced the top of the box with a board)
2 layers of ruffles and I have a very nice footstool.
The boxes can hold a lot of stuff!  lol
 
It even makes for a nice outdoor space.
 
 
All that is missing is YOU!
And where is a mug rug and a cup of coffee?
Guess you know what I am making next...
So when you come over you will have a nice place to sit.
 
Here are the other She Who Sews Hoppers of the day:
 
January 27th

 Joy Studio 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creatin' in the Sticks You are here!

 
 
 
Tomorrow there will be a lot of doors stopped.
 
 
 
Now, for a giveaway.
Believe it or not, I didn't use all the fabric.
I ran out of time.
 
So, one of the large panels is going to someone who leaves a sweet comment below.
If you are a follower, new or loyal, you can leave a second comment.
That's 2 chances to win!
This giveaway will end at midnight February 7th.
 
The Giveaway is over
and
The Winner is
Robin!
 
Robin said...
WOW! I am honestly just blown away! That is the most amazing space redo that I ever saw. You did an unbelievable job and should be beyond proud of your awesome sewing nook. I just can't express how impressed I am!!



 
Isn't that sweet!
Congratulations, Robin!
 
 
All of the She Who Sews - Don't Let the Door Stop You
Creations can be seen
here:
 
 
 
 
 
 

151 comments:

Createology said...

Well you have covered every detail of a perfect sewing retreat. I adore this fabric and how you have used it for practical and fun projects. Fabulous job! Thank you for cheerleading this hop...

Cherry said...

Buttons and Dresden and Ruffles, Oh My!! Everything looks amazing!! What great fabric!

Vicki H said...

Carla, what a fantastic sewing area your created. I don't know where you get all the ideas. Love them all.

Vicki H said...

Oh yes, I follow with GFC.

Amy said...

Oh my girl!! You rocked that fabric. Beautiful work!

Judy B said...

Fantastic and sew perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Judy B said...

I follow via email!

dcargill said...

We just moved to a new house & for the first time I have a sewing room. I can't wait to decorate it & now I know what fabric to use!

dcargill said...

I follows via bloglovin.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Wow!! You've been busy, and each creation is lovely! Great job with the big cushion... It looks professional :)

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I follow via bloglovin

Judy said...

Well Carla, gosh, your ideas are great. First of all, I love your metallic sofa, or how you call it! It looks so great, and with this red cushion, waouh!
Then I saw your lamp,iiiiiiiiiiiiiiikkkkkkk! I want to do the same, but I have to buy first an appropriate lamp, but it just looks fan-tas-tic!!!!
And all your other projects, you are the one, waouh again!

Mdm Samm said...

YOUUUUU our dear other other lady , I was right, we have to watch you closely…YOU fill us with soooo much inspiration. Where to begin, every ONE of your projects are lovely. love your bench, you did good with covering it soooo perfectly…the stool, ruffled and all, adore that too…wellll is there anything you do I don't adore..NOPE….

Britt-Inger said...

Oh Carla you have made me speechless !!! So many projects to be inspired of. All your projects are so lovely and it is hard to say what I love most. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being our cheering lady for this blog hop.

Julie said...

You are so very talented!!!! I absolutely love everything you made. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

I am a follower :)

Shari said...

Fabulous projects...you are going to enjoy your new space no doubt! Congrats on creating such an inspirational space to relax and think!

charlotte said...

Wow Carla!!! I am super impressed with all you created. That little sitting area looks sew cozy. Great cushions.lamp, storage and that footstool idea is great! Yes, now, get on those mug rugs! lol

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Wow Carla, what a fantastic sewing area. I can't pick a favorite from your projects, they're all so wonderful!

Michele T said...

I love all the details to your sewing nook!! Sew Sweet!!!

Vickie said...

You my dear are a designer extraordinaire ! Your cushion was enough to blow you away, but you carried it to the next next next step ! Yes, that's 3 nexts ! Your lamp is to die for,,,Dresdens are a love of mine,,,,the pin cushion is too adorable, foot stools, thread catcher, and basket...I'm out of breath ! Sum it up...it's a wonderful place to relax !

Cindy said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful place to relax and do hand stitching! Love, love, love it!

Cindy said...

I am a new happy follower :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow, wow, wow! Love it all! I want that lampshade and that stool and those boxes and....oh no, I shouldn't covet, that's wrong, but oh my - just gorgeous! blessings, marlene

tubakk said...

An outstanding sofa. Would have loved to have this one. Thanks for hosting us through the blog hop.

tubakk said...

And yes, of course I'm a follower.

Marla's Crafts said...

Very nice. What a great idea for the foot stool. Nice storage area. You did a great job on the seatee. It will look great in your sewing room. Thanks for sharing and thanks for having a great give away.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic projects Carla!!! Love the foam pieces..lol That bench is to die for!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am definitely a follower

Leah said...

Wow! Just beautiful. Everything looks spectacular. Great eye candy this morning!!

Leanne Parsons said...

That bench is gorgeous! I can see how it would have been uncomfortable without a cushion, but now it looks like it would be a wonderful place it sit and stitch.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the projects. They are great. Thanks so much for sharing

Renea said...

Oh my, I want to come sit with you for awhile and do some hand sewing. Your projects are just sew cute!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

KaHolly said...

Holy moly, what a wonderful post for this first day of the hop. You really raise the bar!

Jacqueline said...

You are very creative... loved all the projects .. I should be half as ambitious. Thanks for sharing and getting the ideas flowing.

jleibfried@aol.com

Fignie said...


UM - I first thought that was a miniature picture - then when I realized it's REAL and "our" size - I was blown away! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Heidi said...

Genius! You rocked that curved foam cushion - looks like a great space!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh how marvelous! I absolutely am stunned at all you accomplished, and it just beckons you to sit and sew. Great job!

Linda said...

Your little sitting corner is beautiful! I really love the little bench as well as the lamp, the boxes, well....everything! I am considering doing some upholstery and it scares me. You did a beautiful job of it!!!

Linda said...

I'm a follower - old. :)

Carol said...

Oh, my! I am blown away by your creativity and the quantity of your work! You have such a lovely sewing space now! I am truly inspired. Thanks for cheering us on and thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

I am a new follower via email. Thanks again for sharing your work!

Kathy said...

This is the coolest line of fabric I've ever seen! And you really went wild with it! Love it that hubby helps too :)

Robin said...

WOW! I am honestly just blown away! That is the most amazing space redo that I ever saw. You did an unbelievable job and should be beyond proud of your awesome sewing nook. I just can't express how impressed I am!!

Cherry said...

I'm a GFC follower and I LOVE the button fabric piping you made - fabulous!!

Robin said...

I follow via Bloglovin!

Kathy said...

I just signed up to follow you via bloglovin!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

All I can say is that I want everything that you made! Coming right over to pick up the dresden pillows- just know that you made them for me!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Am a follower via email

Jeanie said...

Oh my.... a room full of goodies! I just love all of your projects....such a great use of that great fabric! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanie said...

I'm a follower.....thanks so much for the giveaway!

Needled Mom said...

You did an amazing job on your challenge! What a great sewing area it makes.

Needled Mom said...

I am one of your followers.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

What a sweet set up you made, the cushion, the footstool, but I especially love the pincushion! I am sure you will fill those cute storage boxes in no time. sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

Carol said...

Oh my goodness! You have totally wow'd me this morning with all this creativity. I love your whole sitting area creations and it looks like a great place to hang out! You win...not that I'm competitive or anything. :O)

Bobbie said...

Oh my Carla, you'vE outdone yourself! What an adorable area! Wowza!

Nellie Duclos said...

I am jealous of your great little sewing corner-how cute. Thanks for sharing.

Patty Howe said...

What a great sewing corner!I love it. I need to rethink my small rooms. Thank you for the giveaways. Ithink I fixed my no reply. Please let me know, and stay warm today.
Patty
carrotcakeks@gmail.com

Thearica said...

Dadgum lady! That is an awesome showing for the hop! It is over the top gorgeous and so well done!

joystudio said...

Wonderful job Carla - This is such fun to see our She Who Sews, Handmaids™ used in such an array of creativity. Thank you so much.

Teatime Creations said...

What a wonderful little corner just for you. Love the footstool and the Dresden and the seat and the storage boxes. Everything is sew pretty. THank you for showing how to create the footstool and for all the work you do to lead this hop.

Teatime Creations said...

I follow on Bloglovin

DebraKay Neiman said...

Everything came together so well. I will be busy sewing for a while to get my sewing room all prettied up with this fabric. Love the lamp shade which will be one of my projects for sure. Also the baskets. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

carla said...

Hi!!! Very fun!!! I love them all!!!

WhoMom said...

YOWZAH!!! You had way to much fun with the fabric. And the fabric is fantastic. You are going to inspire me to make my own cushions for our bench and chair. Hmmm, now how to fit it into the budget....
Thank you for sharing. I am going follow with email! Love your set.

WhoMom said...

On the e-mail list! Thanks again.

Material Girl said...

That fabric is awesome and I love what you have done with it. I would love to make some zip pouches and bags with some of that!

Material Girl said...

Will follow you on Feedly!

Wendy said...

oh my goodness Carla!! You are amazing with all your wonderful projects! WOW :) Great job and awesome creativity ...super cool!

Lou said...

What a wonderful little corner all decorated beautifully!!! Great job on everything! I will be right over...do you have decaf?

Lou said...

I am a happy follower:)

MooseStashQuilting said...

Now that is just an over the top room to enjoy! Can I move in with you? LOL! Love your footstool made with boxes, all your fun stitching necessities, and the upholstery cushion too. Wow! Wow! Wow!

MoeWest said...

You created a sewing corner that anyone would love to have! Your upholstered cushion looks very well done and I just love the button trim on the lampshade!

MoeWest said...

I follow with bloglovin

Dawn Frisch said...

What a beautiful area to do some hand sewing in!!! You did a fabulous job on everything! It would have been neat to see a before picture too because you sure did a wonderful job on decorating! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
Happy sewing and decorating!
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

Dawn Frisch said...

I follow you via bloglovin!
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

vicki said...

I just looked at all of your cool creations and, Wow...I like that, and that, and..lol! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway. Have lot of fun in your sewing room too! vickise at gmail dot com

vicki said...

I am a follower via email. Thanks again. vickise at gmail dot com

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your sewing space…all those gorgeous projects…so creative and fun!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I already follow via email :)

Joyce Carter said...

Carla, you created the perfect space to do all your handwork in. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for your giveaway.

barb said...

i am so in love with the footstool you made (with hubby's help). thank you for sharing all of your wonderful projects. babscorbitt@gmail.com

barb said...

i am already a follower via email. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Janarama said...

Your new sitting area is beautiful. All of your unique creations are fabulous. Can't pick a favorite because I love all of them.

Doris Rice said...

Girl, you ROCK! Everything you need for your own mini retreat! Not sure I would ever leave! And I'll be right over to join you soon! lol

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

Wow! That is some of the most useful sewing I've seen in a long time. What a beautiful sewing nook you've created. The pin cushion is especially darling but I'm sure the foot stool wins the award for ingenuity!! svonfumetti at yahoo dot como

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Carla, this is just over the top!! Isn't this fun fabric to work with? Love all of it - the upholstered bench, the footstools(very clever!) The fabric boxes, the pincushion, the lampshade(!!!) Perfection - you will love your new quilty space! It's like you added a new room to the house. Hope you enjoy it for years to come.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, I love the pillows too... and yes, I'm a follower!

Crickets Corner said...

Talk about being productive.....WOW! I love the way you used the fabric on so many pieces and made a perfect little retreat.

Crickets Corner said...

I follow on Bloglovin.

Linda J said...

You, dear Carla, have out done yourself! Your husband was kind enough to help you with it but wowie! Pillows, cushions but I believe my favorite is that footstool that is also storage! WTG.

Carrie P. said...

how creative and talented you are. such fun things!!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Thank you Carla, it was a great first day and your projects are ALL stunning!
You are not just our cheerleade, you are the queen of this hop, I' m sure!
Thank you for sharing ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Connie said...

What beautiful projects and all I can say is......wow!!!! Great job!

Mara said...

WOW! The first photo I thought you had done up a little barbie room, I was like aww..how cute, but it's a real room for real people, AMAZING, a wonderful job.

Baa. xxx said...

Wow! Wow! Do you rock or what!! Think I will just move in!! Awesome Stuff!

Leslie said...

A precious place just for you. It's lovely.

LJ said...

Thank you for the invitation. Your little sewing nook looks so sweet and I'd love to come share the space with you. Fabulous projects. The cushion for the bench and the footstool were so unique. Love this fabric!

LJ said...

I am a follower; I use Feedly.

Suze said...

Well, my new friend, you have really gone all out. I am impressed. Everything is perfect and you make it all sound so doable. I love what I call the love seat. That iron can be really be cold this time of year. You did a superb job of making a cushion AND curved, too! The pillows are perfect. I adore dresdens. I'm in love with the lamp. The button trim is superb for a quilter/sewer(ist). And you've already got a ruffled project completed for that jop - a ruffled thread catcher!!! And the footstool is adorable in all its ruffly glory, too! You really know how to cheer the team on to victory.

maggie said...

Oh Carla,
You out did yourself! I just love each one. I want to sit there with you and talk quilts over a cup of tea or coffee...sigh.
Well done.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

maggie said...

I am a happy follower. Keep up the good work. You inspire me.
cheers
maggie

maggeimine42@gmail.com

madebymeinred said...

This is just the neatest! Great use for the fabric to special up a spot just for you.

Kathy H said...

Wonderful projects. How much fun to have such a cute sewing area.

Kathy H said...

I follow through google friends.

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Holy cow! Seriously?! I am speechless! You have definitely cranked it up a notch or two! I am in awe!

Cecilia said...

Your sewing spot is beautiful! You did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing.

Cecilia said...

I follow via email.

Theresa said...

Wow, love what you've made! Just wonerful.

JanesQuilting said...

What beautiful projects you have made. They look great no matter where you put them

Sewgirl said...

Wow, really creative projects….That's a smart looking sewing corner. Nice job!

Scrapatches said...

Oh, My! This is just the most adorably outfitted sewing nook I have ever seen. Looks sew inviting! Hard to pick out a favorite project, but the lamp shade is just too cute. You put all these fabrics to lovely use. I did not purchase the large panel ... and I love all the fabrics I did buy. Thanks for the chance to win ... :-) Pat

Scrapatches said...

I have been a happy follower on GFC for awhile. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Cindy said...

Follower on Bloglovin!

Cindy said...

Love your sewing retreat. It's nice to have somewhere nice to sit when you're doing a little bit of hand sewing!

valerie boudier said...

Lovely sewing corner - fabulous fabric

valerie boudier said...

I'm a follower by email

Margaret said...

I love what you did. I am redoing my sewing room and this fabric line is so adorable. You have inspired me to get busy and sew up a storm. Thanks for sharing.

Gill said...

Fabulous projects Carla!

Gill said...

Loyal follower!

Denise said...

Lovely, Lovely projects! I had a great time creating with this fabric line too! Thanks for the giveaway!

jan said...

wowzers Carla you really did a great job. Can I come sew? That is a very pretty she cave you created. Have lots of fun sitting there.
xo jan

jan said...

I am a happy follower and would love to win that panel! lol.

Kristen King said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Great job on all your projects! :)

Just Quilt It said...

"Creatin in the sticks" is certainly the right name for this blog! Wow, have you been busy, and I love everything that you have done!

Purl Buttons said...

I read the post yesterday but didn't have time to comment until today. GREAT projects! I think the wrought-iron look of the loveseat is perfect with this special line of fabric. The footstool--ingenious!

tink's mom said...

What an awesome collection of items. They make up such a wonderful sitting area. Thanks for sharing with us.

barbara woods said...

so cute

barbara woods said...

follow by email

PK Sews said...

Oh my gosh Carla, you are so prolific! And creative! I love all the sewing room accessories, especially the lamp. I'm going to borrow that idea if you don't mind. Thanks so much for sharing!

PK Sews said...

I follow you delightful blog on Bloglovin. Thanks again for all the inspiration!

littlelixie said...

Wow, you totally owned that fabric! What you have made is amazing!

quiltmom said...

You have turned your space into a lovely retreat in which to create. Love your fun designs. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Your winner will enjoy creating something fun with this terrific panel.
Regards from Alberta, Canada,
Anna

quiltmom said...

I follow you on GFC and by email so I am sure to never miss your posts.
Regards,
Anna

Brandy Pettit said...

My gosh Carla! You took it to a really high level, I understand now why you're the other other other lady LOL! I think your chair looks fantastic, so the sewing with foam wasn't too bad? I've yet to try it. Thanks for cheering these hops, I'm excited for Thursday to show off my little guys!
~Brandy

Dee D said...

What great use of the fabric! Sew creative.

MaryBeth said...

Love the comfy space you've made for yourself!!

Shepody Mountain Crafter said...

Wow! What a cozy corner! Love it all....

Charlene McCullough said...

he fabric is so fun lovin'. I can't hardly wait to get my hands on some. Love everything you made, especially the cushion cover and the Dresden pillows. I can see them in my sewing room. Thanks for the giveaway.

Charlene McCullough said...

I'm a faithful follower on Bloglovin and email. Thanks again.

Debbie said...

Very pretty stuff! Thanks for all the eye candy!

Debbie said...

I follow on Bloglovin.

Kay said...

Oh my word!! I am speechless at your imagination. I especially love the dresden cushion and the lampshade . Thanks for a fun giveaway too.

Kay said...

I already follow with GFC.

*Tyler* said...

I am a new follower on bloglovin. I love this hop.

*Tyler* said...

And for my second chance. :) I never win but it's always fun to try lol. I am officially obsessed with that panel. It has a place in my room. Preferably as a wubbie lol

Mokki said...

You must have been busy! I love everything you've made. The chair seat is amazing as a first attempt, it looks perfect.

Debbie M said...

Amazing!! I love every project and now I want to see your sewing room!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

The storage ottoman is a great idea. If it was in my house it would be full of yarn.

Cindy Pilkington said...

So many adorable projects! The panel would be fun to work with to make something for my dear friends.

dessie95 said...

I am crazy about this fabric and what you did with it is almost unreal. What great ideas !!!!