Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Some pictures of the sewing room (finally?)

I took a long weekend and turned this:

Into this:

View from the doorway
To be honest, there are still a few boxes hiding out behind the cutting table, but for all intents and purposes, it is a functional room!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sewing room complete, and personal update

WHEW!  The sewing room is complete -- I neglected to take pictures, but I will grab some this afternoon.  I'm getting excited to start working on some sewing again.

In other news, within a few short months of losing my Mo, Precious is not long for this world.  Taking care of elderly dogs is heart-wrenching, but they deserve as much love and attention that puppies do!

I don't think Tiny will deal with losing his buddy very well - they have lived together since he came to me as a puppy, and they have been completely inseparable.  It's been a very rough few days, on top of a very rough few months.

I love you my Precious Tank Girl!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

More organization

Stick a fork in me!  I am SO ready for this to be done!

But I bet you didn't know I actually had a window in my sewing room, did ya?!  Still looks like a disaster area, but compared to yesterdays post, I think there has been some significant improvement!  (Thanks again, sis, for helping me out!)

Nearly all the fabric has been put away on shelves.  (whew!)  Although I keep uncovering more, somehow....

I think I'm going to be taking (at least) Friday off so I can put my house in some semblance of order; it seems like every time I organize one room, the rest of the house turns into a tip!  But the deadline is approaching, it has to be done!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Took longer than I expected......

.....as do most things, to be honest!  I thought that it would take 1 day to paint furniture and 1 day to unpack & organize the sewing room.  HAHAHA!

2.5 days later, I finally have some more furniture in my house:

But.......my sewing room looks like this:  (brace yourself!)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello, 2014......

Things have changed so much in the last 4 months - so I figure, why not one more change?  Let's get back into the costuming swing of things?!

Despite mounting social anxiety, I forced myself to go to Southern Regional Collegium this past weekend, and attended some classes taught by the fabulous, kind, talented, beautiful, knowledgeable, (and a whole bunch more adjectives) Tullia da Ferrara.  Even though I showed up late (thanks a lot, Best Buy), and had to leave early (thanks a lot, anxiety), I had a wonderful time seeing some friends I have not seen in a Very Long Time.

It's a bit late for new years resolutions, but mine will officially be "make more stuff", and "do more things".  Which doesn't sound like that big of a deal, and very vague but really, I promise, it is.  (A big deal, that is.  But also vague.)

Right now, I'm planning on:
1) Generally attending more SCA events
2) Go to SLCC - Salt Lake Comic Con
3) Go to Costume College

With all the upheaval recently, I'm in a new house which means, I have to start all over with my craft room.  I have plans.  Hopefully cunning ones.  (I may even post pictures.  Brace yourself)  I'm hoping to get my sewing room squared away this weekend, in preparation of "The Return of Serafina's Stash Unlock'd: Part 3"

Quite a bit of the SCA garb is spoken for, but there is still a whole lotta Victorian, Romantic & 18th c stuff, as well as so many hats and veils, I don't even know what to do with myself!  

The fabric stash barely looks like it's been touched after the last two sales, and I still have way too much -- so if you are interested, and are not able to come in person, drop me a note & I'll post pictures & have an online sale.  :)