Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Whatcha Working On Wednesday?

Always a priority...the stuff on the counter.
Callie and I have sorted it into piles...
Mom's Business...
Student Loan Stuff...
Bank Statements...
(and yes, hubby has league golf on Wednesdays.)
My mom loved to sew.  I learned to sew when I was 10 years old.  We had these custom built sewing cabinets in our farmhouse...and then in my mom's apartment.  Since there is no room for them at the assisted living facility, they are now in Amy's room.  Good news...they are empty!  And, I can always use more storage.
Did you notice the drawers on the side.  One houses sewing shears and other crafting equipment. The other has spindles to store spools of thread.

I purchased some brown burlap to cover the bulletin boards in that room...
(I hope that's OK with you, Amy)
Callie and I just need to find the staple gun.
I have several unfinished craft projects to work on...
I keep projects in baskets, so I can bring it out and have all the supplies together.
This is my bunny basket.
While sitting with mom in the hospital's critical care unit, I had some time to crochet.
I keep my portable projects in those clear zipper bags that you get when you buy new bedding.
This pouch contains body parts for a Santa.
This one, some hand stitching.
These will become decorative pillows...someday.
See their bodies and their dresses?
This one contains all the necessary supplies for zippered pouches...
fabric, batting, zippers.
Thanks, Mary, for sharing your pattern.
Here's everything needed to create some Raggedy Ann dolls.
See..their noses are done.  Shoes are waiting to be stuffed.
Even the black buttons for their eyes.
I think I'll work on these next.

It looks like I won't be getting any help here.

Have a creative day, everyone.
Take care,


Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Ah, Callie makes a great supervisor. That's a nice sewing cabinet. Ahh, I've got some unfinished projects in those see through baggies too:)

Pat said...

You are so darn organized...

Cozy said...

How wonderful to have your craft storage in something that has meaning for you.

Thanks for sharing your WIP's. Now I don't feel so bad about my own.

jodi said...

I never thought of using the bags. Thank you so much for that idea. The biggest thing that I accomplished yesterday was talking to the postmistress about how to ship things to Hawaii economically. It looks like we will be using a lot of prepaid boxes (cost is a third of regular shipping).

Susan said...

Oh I love that basket full of all those goodies. Come over and we can create something! Susan

Busy Bee Suz said...

So, it is pretty easy to see that Callie is the helper cat and Lucy is the lazy cat. :)
Love those cabinets...oh, the storage you will have.
You are the most organized crafty person I have ever seen...I do hope you find time to get to the fun stuff soon.

Anonymous said...

Natalie, thank you for stopping by and visiting my studio today. I still haven't visited all of them myself yet! So many! It looks like you have a beautiful "assistant" in yours and another one that's a "slacker". ;-) =^..^=
I enjoyed your sweet story about your mother and her friends. God bless them! They look so huggable!
PS: Come back and visit again with me!

Linda64 said...

Really beautiful sewing cabinet. I live close to a town called Stavanger and it's on the westcoast of Norway. Mandal is on the south and approx a 3 hours drive. I will pass it when I'm of to Denmark for holliday next week. Thankyou for stopping by my blog.

Geralyn Gray said...

Your list of things on the loans.....sounds a lot like mine.....I thought I was the only one still getting through Where Women Create.....thanks for making me feel better...........I love love those sewing cabinet or I would almost want to call them sewing treasure chests!!!!