Sometimes when the world gets too crazy, I retreat to my sewing room.
This is my quiet refuge from the cares of the world.
A world of my own, where I can create to my heart's desire.
This small room used to be the bedroom of my two Dear Daughters.
Where the morning and evening sun shines in, hidden away in it's own upstairs corner.
A quiet room overlooking the gardens and the forest beyond.
Where I keep treasured photographs and small collections gathered over many years.
I discovered my love of sewing as a young girl in Home Economics class.
My Mother bought a sewing machine and I haven't stopped sewing since.
Always on the kitchen table, later in my own bedroom and finally, after my children grew up, my own sewing room, where the echos of my children's laughter lingers and memories are stored in these now quiet walls.
My own quiet refuge. Not that my life is not quiet all the time, but with a husband and a house full of pets, I still need to have my own little space, off limits to dirty paws and coffee spilling spouses.
Surrounded by Victorian Art of children with ponies (my former life), and with the large kitchen table where I served all of our family meals converted to a craft table, I am happy as a singing bird.
Here I have fabric all laid out, ready for pattern placement and cutting.
Can you see Ling Ling taking a nap on the back of the futon?
She keeps me company so I allow her to stay.
This is what I am sewing, a new bathrobe and drawstring pajamas
made from discount sheets used for yard goods.
I have selected this vintage pattern to use as my pajama top.
I love to collect vintage patterns.
They can be adapted and repurposed in interesting ways.
I take time to finish the seams with pinking shears to keep the fabric from fraying.
And finally after days of cutting and sewing, here is my finished robe.
Made with lovely patterned sheets.
And coordinating pajamas, also made with sheets.
Drawstring waist and floaty top. That spells comfort to me.
Perfectly coordinated and displayed on my Painted Vintage Hanger.
I am pleased with the results, so am inspired to make another set of pajamas from these discount Rose patterned, Rachel Ashwell - Shabby Chic sheets.
Do you have a special activity and place to escape from the cares of the world?
I want to take this moment to thank you, Dear Friends for stopping by my little corner of the world and for your Dear Friendship.
I wish you sweet blessings.