Well I'm happy to say the folks at Sew Simple sent my samples back right away and not a moment too soon because tomorrow is my birthday (Thurs) and this banner was exactly what I needed to lift me out of the mini-funk I've been in. When they asked me to make a birthday banner I instantly thought of red, white and blue because my birthday is so close to Independence Day so those are the colors I always associate with my birthday (and I wanted to make it about me somehow! Ha!). So there you have it.
Joey moved out of the office last week. I'm not sure why. He just picked up his computer and stuff and moved it all into the bedroom. I was a bit perplexed but then it dawned on me....in May I removed all of Asher's school stuff, and now Joey is gone so that means.....the whole room is mine!!! Time to decorate!!
First the cabinet.
Here's what it looked like before....
Here is my slave man painting it. Faster slave man! (That huge cardboard box is the kids new "house" that Joey brought home from work. They love him for it!).
Here's my lovely cherry red cabinet! I liked it before but I love it now! And only 3.00 for that can of paint!
And here is my sewing space now. For the table we just used a door and last night I covered it with this laminated fabric I got at the Daisy Kingdom store in Portland years ago. It's a little too cutesy for my taste but a far cry from the plain door (I have a super sad Daisy Kingdom story I will share at a later date). I got to use the electric staple gun and the boys really thought that was exiting. I need to make some curtains for the window next.
I wanted to share some great links because there's a lot going on out there in Blogland. Paula is having a terrific give away so go join in (her new line will be here Monday!). Angel has a wonderful tutorial for a nursing cover (with boning! but don't let that scare you! great gift idea!). Tracy has a great tutorial for a seatbelt cover (I want one!). And Shara used my idea for the t-shirt re-fashion in a totally original way and I love it!
I hope you're having a great week. Try to make something new this week even if it's something small! Two really great sites with more tutorial links are Craftzine and Craft Gossip. I follow them on Twitter and love their updates! Happy July!!!