My Alpine Home

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Where Bloggers Create. . .Sewing Room or Play Room?

Hello my friends,
every year I look forward to Karen's party where us bloggers share our creative spaces.
 
 
There are always so many fabulous spaces and ideas to see at this party.  By the end, your head will be spinning!  :)
 
I have shared my Craft Room a few times, so I thought this year I would share my sewing room. 
 
 
(collection of children's irons and sewing machines) 
 
I must admit, I'm not sure if it's my sewing room, or my playroom. (wink)
I am just a kid at heart and have a weakness for old toys.  I have had a few in this room for quite some time, but the other day I brought in some more that were previously in our bonus room.  That's where our grands hang out and play.
 
 
 This little stove has seen better days, but it stole my heart when I spied it at a vintage flea.
 

 
The sweet button bouquet was a gift from a friend.

 
I recently scored these fabulous spools of thread at a thrift.  The large ones were $.75 and the small $.25

 
I love how the one has an old price tag on it!
 
 
This cute high chair is my latest found toy.  I love the chippy blue paint.  The little teddy bear was a Mothers Day gift from one of my grands years ago.  Have to hang on to that!
 

A little crib is doing double duty holding pieces for my
hexie quilt and looking cute all the while.



The hexies will be added to this one draped over my sewing basket.  A dolls playpen is great for holding the fabric for an online quilt called the "splendid sampler" I joined.  The finished blocks sit in a baggie on top.
 
 
As you can see, it's not all just fun and games.  I do have some baskets with actual sewing items.  :)

 
My pressing station.  This room is small.  It's just off of our master suite.  On the house plans it is called nursery/library.  So now it is sewing/playroom.  lol!
 
 
I like having some of my quilts on display.
 
 
A wonky chandy made from garden edging holds some old sewing notions.
 
 
 
Not all of the décor is kiddie themed.  I can act like an adult, (when I have too)  ha, ha!
 
 

 
This little cabinet is great for holding scraps.
 
old suitcases do double duty as well.  Pretty, yet functional.
 

 
I modge podged fabric onto my mannequin a few years ago and made her a girly skirt and apron.
 

 
On the other side of the room I have my pincushion collection and a few aprons on display.
 


And yes, I do sew.  (every now and then)  Really, I don't get in there much once spring hits.  Come fall, I'm back in the
mood to sew.

 
Maybe then I will get to some of my "unfinished projects".
 
 
Honestly, I can't tell you how long this basket quilt has been draped over my chair.  The little banner reminds me that I need to 'SEW'!
 
 
Aha, look what is hidden behind closed doors.  Small space, so I try to keep it organized.
 
 
This shoe rack is great for holding trims and such.
 
There you have it, my place to play and sew every now and then.
Can't wait to see yours!  Yup, I like my head to spin.
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be also sharing with these fun parties:
 
 
 

56 comments:

Bernideen said...

All very cute little vignettes. A very pretty room. I love my room but it is mass storage of my tea wares too so not very pretty - just organized.

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann what a fun sewing/playroom! I share your love for vintage toys and you've created such a pretty, whimsical workspace--love it!

Crochet Hooks said...

sew organized :) Looks like the perfect room to be creative in!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh Jann, I just love your playful and fun spirit, and it certainly shows up so well in your sewing room. Your love of all things vintage is so YOU, which I so admire. Even though your room has so many fun toys and items, it is so organized. Seeing all your quilts was such an inspiration. I love the one with the rick rack trim that's hanging on the wall. Thanks for giving us a peek of where you create!

Pat Cantwell said...

Jann,
What an amazing sewing (play) room, dear friend!
I love seeing all the vintage toys!
As a child, my sister and I had a pink stove similar to yours.
Also, a pink refrigerator. I had a doll high chair in blue, too!
Love seeing the quilts within your room, as well!
Instead of sewing, I make cards.
While you use fabric, I use paper to create.
Thank you for sharing Where You Create with us!
Fondly,
Pat

Seawashed said...

I like your Keep Calm Sew On framed art. Everything is lovely.

Lynda Shoup said...

What a sweet room to sew in! So many lovely things to look at and inspire you. I especially love your mannequin.

Kim said...

Who wants to act like an adult, anyway!! I am in love with your sewing room, Jann. It is filled from floor to the rafters with the prettiest pretties! Those children sewing machines are adorable, as are those irons. Love those irons. Your stove is a treasure. Come to think of it your sewing room is an Aladdin's cave, overfilling with glorious treasures. Can I come and play in there.....please, pretty please. =)

Stephanie said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my, what a darling "play" room! How I would LOVE to sew and create in there. THe soft pastel colors are darling and so refreshing.

Beautiful, my friend, just beautiful. Love and hugs!

20 North Ora said...

Looks like an adult playroom to me! LOL

Judy

Consider It All Joy said...

Jann, Your sewing room is So cute, would have SO much fun playing in there! I love all the great vintage toys you have collected, it certainly makes for fun eye candy! I don't think I would ever get any sewing done in that adorable room! Love it all! Blessings, Cindy xo

Joanne said...

Oh what a beautiful space!I bet it makes you smile every time you enter. I know I would!!!
Have a great weekend
Blessings, Joanne

Gwen Simmons said...

Hi Jann,
What a cheerful and beautiful space to Sew. It is so pretty. I love all of the vintage goodies and would so like to come across some of those adorable toy sewing machines. My daughter and I seem to be getting a collection between us of vintage (full size) machines, but I have yet to come across any of the toys in my rambling. I also simply adore your sewing machine cover. It fits perfectly into your space.

I wish Gaia and I were joining in Where Bloggers Create this year, but since we can't, we will enjoy everyone else's.

Awesome sewing Room. Thank you for the tour!
All the best,
Gwen

Shelia said...

Hi Jann! Oh, I love everything about your sweet room! Love all of your toys and you don't have to be an adult - let others do it! What a wonderful space.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stacey said...

I love your space,Jann. It's just loaded with color and personality which all leads to more inspiration. The chandy thingy that you made is adorable!

Team Clark said...

I absolutely love your room! It's so inviting and beautifully detailed!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a sweet, fun place.

Happyone said...

Very nice. Makes creating things easier when you have a beautiful place to be creative in. : )

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Oh my goodness Jann and I thought your craft room was amazing! Such a wonderful place to sew. xx Jo

Laura Lane said...

Oh my! It's dreamy! Can I come over and play?

Eilis@My-heart-lives-here said...

What an adorable space!

Laura Turner said...

Thanks for sharing so many great pictures of your wonderful, wonderful sewing room! I love your color scheme and all your treasures! Trying not to be a "hoarder," (I'm teased about this), I have gotten rid of so many similar things, like that yellow sewing basket, which I had in a rose color. You have given me encouragement to collect and display those things I love. It's so nice to stop by for a visit!

Something Special said...

This is my favorite space so far. I love all your vintage retro goodies. You have quite the collection. Love Love

Katie Mansfield said...

I love it. We have the same little sewing machine. Your vintage accessories are just darling.
Katie

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Wow, you have a lot packed in a little room! I was wondering how many corners you have in that room! All very sweet and vintage and useful and fun. I am envious of your sweet mannequin :-)

Lynn Bean said...

What great inspiration, Jann! I especially love all of the little sewing machines!

Bohemian said...

I just Love the Playfulness of your Creative Sanctuary, it would certainly Inspire me to be surrounded by those Sweet Vintage pieces that warm the Heart and bring back Childhood Memories! Thank You for Sharing your little slice of Heaven on Earth... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Carol said...

I adore your room, Jann! I'm a lover of color, too, and I think our rooms are very similar in color. How fun that you have used some delightful vintage toys to display some of your lovely creations. Thanks so much for sharing your space with us.

Happy Weekend!
Carol

Diana Seal said...

Hi Jann, your sew/play room is so adorable!
I been admiring all your vintage collectibles especially the sewing machines. Beautifully decorated!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend!
Diana

Karen Valentine said...

HI Jann! So glad you joined the party again this year!! I love your sewing room! It's so happy and cheery and the vintage toys add just the right touch of whimsy! Fabulous!!
xoxo
Karen

Marlynne said...

Such a fun room! I love your little button flower/vase quilt block and your fun quilts and children toys1 I'd be in there creating a lot!

Junkchiccottage said...

You know Jann I always have said you are the queen of vignettes and yours in your creative space are great too.
Loved looking at all your wonderful treasures in this space. Happy Week End.
Kris

Nina Lewis said...

I love your sewing room! I'm envious. It is so cute. All I have is a closet with bifold doors where my sewing machine is (built in) and my sewing stuff.

My friend and I went in together and bought a long arm quilting machine -- that is set up in her house! So, I"m learning how to quilt on that!

Doni said...

How adorable! The childrens toys are the perfect addition to your sewing/play room! I love so many pieces! The stove is wonderful, and the irons are sew perfect! You have done a lovely job in there making it all look so whimsical and pretty and functional too! So glad you shared your space for the party! Thank you!

Judys Lace Creations said...

What a pretty and calm space. I just have way too much gear..but getting ridf of some. The green is pretty.Love all greens!!

Dry Gulch said...

That little stove is absolutely adorable!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...


I absolutely love your room! It's so inviting and beautifully detailed, I just know that it must be such an inspiring place to create.
All of your spaces are marvelous Jann, I now that she shed is too!
Thank you for joining us at TOHOT!
Jemma

BarberryLane Designs said...

Totally charming...and I remember some of those old toys---they are from early in my childhood, especially the one doll bed. My great-aunt had others in her attic where we all played at family gatherings. lots of fun stuff here...and a great environment for getting sewing done too. LOVE IT, thank you for sharing! Sandi

Maureen H. said...

I love both your craft and sewing rooms! I went back and peeked at your craft room, which I visited last year, but enjoyed again and then I looked at this adorable sewing room. You are blessed to have multiple spaces and I love how you used so much vintage stuff to decorate, it is so much fun to look at all your goodies. Thanks for sharing both spaces.

Connie said...

Dear Sweet Jann, I don't even have words to express how much I enjoyed this tour of your sewing room. Every nook and cranny is a trip down memory lane and cuter than cute. You certainly have been collecting for a long time . . . you have so many treasures.
Thank you for inviting us in.
Connie :)

Louise Oakes said...

A gorgeous room and I love all of your children's toys etc. I also have thread envy, so much vintage thread for pennies! This room would be fun to work in, thank you for sharing 💜

Art and Sand said...

cute . . . cute . . . cute!

Gretchen said...

How absolutely delightful. I love all the vintage toys. They add so much to the room. And yes, I agree that I sew a lot more in the fall and winter. Summer, not so much. And I think I have WIPs to do also...more than I want to acknowledge. I like the shoe holder hanging on the closet door. I have one of clear plastic that I use for my jewelry and scarfs among other things. I may have to purchase one for my studio. Thanks for sharing your studio.

Lace Age Girl said...

What lucky grandchildren to play in your playroom/sewing room. It looks so inviting and colourful, and the vintage toys are so sweet. I love the colours in your stack of quilts. Your sewing machine cover with its pretty doiley looks perfect in your space. Thanks for sharing this lovely space.
Jesse

Jacqueline said...

Your whole house is filled with such lovely and fun collectables! This room was one of my favorites too!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Surely a mix of a sewing AND playroom! :) I am beginning to think that your whole life is one big fun playroom and it's always fun to see :)

Sew Crafty Crochet said...

I see so many lovely things in your craft space. I especially love your mannequin & the vintage store.

Cathy said...

What a fun crafting space! So fun to see all of the vintage toys - those sewing machines are so sweet! Great ideas for organization too. Thanks for sharing!
Cathy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

First of all, I love the wall colour. It looks aqua to me; a favourite colour. I think your shoe bag used as an organizer is a great idea and your collection of vintage toys is so fun, Jann. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

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Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Now you know that I love all your "pretties"!! We have to have our "pretties" in our creative spaces to inspire us, right? A truly charming space and I thank you for the inspiration!!
Hugs,
Deb

Micki said...

I enjoyed visiting your creative space. I retired last summer and an currently trying to find studio space in my new digs....a 31 foot camper that I will be traveling in for the next few years at least. I loved your shoe organizer used as storage space for crafty supplies. I hope you don't mind but I plan to borrow that idea for the new home.

Anonymous said...

What a delight to see what YOU have created.......you are an amazing and inspiring individual. Everything is so useful and cute vintage items for storing!! I seen a yellow sewing basket, with a design on top and wicker bottom. I HAVE that same sewing box. It is VERY old. It was my Moms. I am 69 yrs. and she has been passed for 24 yrs. I'm not sure when she got it or how old it is. Do you have any idea's about the age or cost of it?? Thank you, if you can help me in advance?