Sunday, June 13, 2010

a nook to call my own

If you read my blog regularly you know that one thing I have been lamenting over has been the absence of my own personal space.  I have been wishing for a desk or a table or just something to call my very own.  Somewhere to put my mail, projects, bottom so that I could sit and be in my zone.
So a month or so ago our friend Ken made me my very own, made-for-me desk and chair.  The chair is perfect because I can sit with my back against the back of the chair and my feet still touch the floor...
laugh all you want but that is somewhat of a luxury for a 5' girl.
I recently stained my desk and chair and turned it into a little sewing nook. Hooray!
As you can see, it really is a "nook" and maybe that is pushing it because it's really a squeeze between two couches and a china cabinet.  But oh, it's beautiful and glorious and wonderful because it is all mine.  And in my sewing nook I can create fun new projects....
I started these curtains at my parents place on my mother's machine but then I finished them in my own nook.  So technically a portion of them was made in my own nook.
Here's a close-up of my curtain fabric.  I love having curtains.  There is something so "owning" to have fabric up on your walls? It's as if I actually live here and yes, I know that sounds funny but seriously, I have trouble "dwelling" in my present situations.  I'm usually daydreaming about the future and all the endless possibilities it holds but alas, these curtains bring me back to the present and remind me to sip my coffee and enjoy the kitchen I am in.

Another great thing about doing your own curtains is that you get to pick the fabric that expresses you... and if you've known me for five seconds you've probably noticed I am a blue and green girl.  Occasionally like at my wedding, I threw in some hot pink and crazy accent colors, but I always come back to green and blue.  I go coo coo for cocoa puffs for blue or green glass jars/bottles these days.  Love love LOVE them!!

But now, my sweet little readers. Do not fret about my desire for space to throw my creativity into drive, I now for reals have a nook to call my own. *sigh* I love my little nook!
Where do you go to let your creativity run wild? Do you wish you could change your place?


Leslie said...

Cute, cute, cute, my little blue and green lovin' lambie! You continue to amaze me with your Martha/Betty skills. I am honored God chose me for your mom! XOXOX

Kelli B said...

I'm excited to finally see photos of your nook! I can't wait to see it in person this week too :)