behind the scenes

 My inspiration board (which includes a Polaroid from our wedding and plastic deer)

Over the past few weeks, I've been working hard to organize my typically cluttered workspace--our spare room--so today, I thought I'd share a few pictures.  

I keep all of my aida cloth, buttons, felt, and hardware (like snaps and D-rings) in these drawers, which I picked up at a yard sale in middle or high school.

On top of the drawers is a spool rack made by my great-grandfather, who also made dollhouse furniture, as well as a Plain & Thimble sewing kit given to me by a friend.

On the wall above my sewing machine, I've hung a shower caddy, which I've loaded up with pretty fat quarters and scraps of fabric.

I also have embroidery hoops, a measuring tape, and a bag that I picked up at a market in San Antonio, which holds all of my knitting supplies, hanging from the caddy.

At any given time, I usually have a couple of projects going. Pictured above are blocks for a quilt that I'm working on (I'm using this Red Pepper Quilts tutorial), and pictured below are some French knot napkins in various stages, as well as the top of my little trees quilt, which I hope to finish this weekend.


  1. lovely photo's - i love the drawer set and what a good idea using the shower caddy|!

  2. I am happy to see Grampa's sewing caddy!

  3. Everything is so neat and tidy!

  4. Thanks, Vintage Violet! We weren't using the caddy for our shower, so I was happy to find a new use for it.

    Thanks for giving it to me, Mom! I love having it.

    Angela, it only looks neat because I was careful to take close-up shots. :) There are definitely piles of things outside of the frame!


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