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New Sewing Room & Howe Happenings...

I decided I REALLY need to get back into the habit of posting on my blog more! I have just been so busy lately with Etsy and I need to get on and check everyone's blogs, clean my house and just CHILL!

So- my house has been a DISASTER with all my sewing projects i've been doing lately, so I decided I really needed a designated sewing area since I will be doing lots of projects now. Since space is limited, we came up with the 2-car garage...which has worked PERFECTLY because we don't park our cars in it. There is SO much room and it is nice and cool out there. Here are a couple pictures of the finished project. The pictures aren't super cute...I wish you could see it in real life cause I really like how it turned out and it is so super functional for me. PLUS- I had a lot of the stuff already...just needed to add the cutesy touches and it was WAY cheap.

I always hate it when people find cute things and never say where they got them from- so I though I would share with you all in case you are doing a project on a budget too.

On the opposite side of this (behind where I sit) is my ironing board and a nice cushy chair for the kids to sit in and watch a show or Craig to hang out with me. There is LOTS of room for me to spread my projects out on the floor and cut things too. The carpet is from my other house when I had a studio.
I am happy it is all done and super organized finally-now my house wont be covered in scraps of fabric anymore :)

These bulliton boards only cost a total of $7 including the fabric. There are just 1/2" foam core from Walmart wrapped like presents with cute fabric - the fabric is secured with duck tape on the back of the boards. Then I nailed the boards to the wall and I use fabric pins to hang stuff on them. Would be way cute for an office or maybe a kids room too.

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SOME OTHER THINGS WE HAVE BEEN UP TO:

My brother Jake came home from his mission, so we went to pick him up from the Airport. It was SO great to see him :) and we are so proud of him!

Can you see how happy my dad looks...Thanks Kim for letting me steal these pictures from your blog. Being a photographer and all you would think I would bring my camera more places!

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Since it has been so rainy lately we have had to be creative keeping the kiddos entertained. Mckay loves building tents...but even more than tents he LOVES HE-MAN!
Which, I loved when I was a little girl. I was the BIGGEST tom-boy ever. All I watched was GI-Joe and He-man and played with action figures. So we built them a tent under their bed and they watched He-man...


"I have the power"....wow I am a nerd.

That is what we have been up to in a nut-shell....hope everyone is having a fun summer so far! We are going to see the new Transformers tonight and I can't wait!

ps.I just finished my friend Kristin's rag quilt, so if you want to learn how to make one, I will be posting pictures and instructions in the next couple days- so check back :)

13 comments :

Mrs. Heather said...

very cool. I can't wait to have the space to do the same thing......I am dying here in this 2 bedroom (garageless) apartment! The kitchen table just isn't working for me! Oh someday I will get to decorate - I have to tell myself that very often!! Love your working space - the foam board (or did you say cork board?) wrapped in fabric is sweet. I love the vinyl chandelier- I have been seeing them around and I totally dig them. OH! Love the soup cans covered in scrapbook paper- I did the same thing. Now I save every can I can....I might be going a bit crazy with it, but it is so cheap and cute! Have fun in your new space!

Mrs. Heather said...

OH! and I forgot to tell you - I just finished a rag quilt too - oh.my.word. Those things make such a stinking mess of the washer and dryer - thank heavens for a lint trap! {and thank you for saving me the hassle of posting the "how-to," I debated doing it and then got lazy!}

Megan said...

I love your 'creative/sewing' space. But just warning you, unless you thoroughly enjoy a cold car and scraping feet of snow off of them, you might want to put the cars in the garage in the winter. LOL. And yeah for your brother coming home - that is so awesome!

Amy said...

Your office is super cool! Wish I had your talent in decorating. My life seriously needs to be decorated. What the heck is Hobby Lobby, by the way? Also, when do you think you could take a day to drive down to Ogden or Salt Lake. I want to see you sooooo bad. I love the camera strap cover. So cute. I miss you so much. You are the bestest friend ever!!!

Erin said...

Ok where do I start...um maybe with you are AMAZING! You really put all of us to shame :) I LOVE your little craft/sewing room. I want one! Maybe when me move I can talk my hubby into lettimg me have one of these rooms and then I can pay you to come and decorate it for me :)

PS. Don't ya LOVE Hobby Lobby?! I DO!! Oh and SUPER cool that you little brother is home!!

The Razzle Dazzle Family said...

You are too amazing Kellie. I love your little sewing/craft room. I just wish I had the talent to be crafty and that so I can have a cute room like you do.
Congrats on your brother coming home that is always fun to have them back!!

Adventures in Petersonland said...

way to utilize the garage! i love what you did with the space and thanks for sharing how you decorated! i too HATE when people dont share where they got things...
ive always wanted to learn how to make a rag quilt! i have a bunch of fabric that i picked up in germany as a friend of mine was supposed to show me how to make them. but, i got busy with moving and never learned sadly.
awesome about your brother getting home! cool that you were able to see him at the airport.

Kim said...

Cute as always! Love those big scissors! I need a space like that!!! Also, come on! He-man and She-ra, Transformers, GI-Joe, Voltron - we rocked those as kids and I still love them! They are coming back... we are such tom-boys...and girly girls too! Love ya and see ya Sat for pedis!

Kim said...

btw - Doesn't Stonehill make the CUTEST collection!!!??? That is the fabric you have on your boards, right? That is the same fabric collection your quilt I am making for Piper is out of - love the colors so much!!!

Jaime said...

I really enjoy seeing all the cool stuff you make. Sometimes I just feel like I'm not too creative. I mean really it's as simple as scrapbook paper around a soup can! Oh well, at least I have your blog to remind me to branch out a little.

Brooke said...

I love your sewing room! .... now if I only knew how to sew! I figure that is why I was given a mom who can ;) although I have some material I have been contemplating for a month if I should do skirts for the girls. How was transformers? I want to go see it pretty bad

Dana said...

wow Kelley... you always amaze me with all your cute cute ideas :) i think i vote you best mom ever :) you are just ADORABLE! everything you touch turns to CUTENESS!! :) love it, pics, room, just everything. love it all :)

Natasha said...

I love your new space. You have some serious talent with your crafting, photography, sewing, scrapbooking, etc, etc. I just need a little to rub off on me! And as always some of the most beautiful kids in the world, I swear. Can't wait for the instruction on the rag quilt. I have had fabric cut and ready for a rag quilt for some time. Maybe your instruction will help me get to it.