I am not much of a 'joiner' as joining usually requires some sort of pajama-less participation, often at a specific place and time which usually ends up being a conflict with my hectic thrifting and sewing schedule. The pajama-less part being particularly iffy.
But look at me grow!
I'm joining in on Where Bloggers Create II, hosted by Karen Valentine of ***My Desert Cottage. Less than a year ago I didn't 'blog' or ' join' and now I'm doing both in the same day. And yes! In my pajamas!
Welcome to the Doily Factory.
As a longtime watcher of HGTV, I have learned by now that open spaces need to be divided in 'zones' and I have two of them: The Sit-and-Think-About-It-While-Online Zone (on your left) and The-Stand-&-Make-Things-While-Occasionally-Sitting-at-the-Sewing-Machine Zone (to your right).
This is the side where many deep thoughts occur. They usually involve doilies or vintage tablecloths but are very deep nonetheless.
Please take note of the living, breathing paperweight on the vintage desk.
On the rare occasion no deep thoughts are available, I can stare into my vintage fabric cabinet until one comes along.
Many vintage fabrics have moved into this area, also known as Stash Heights. It's an older, close-knit community filled with lots of colorful flowers. And a few yo-yos.
I think this is the only time this chair has ever had its picture taken without a handmade pillow on it.
Please step over to the Making Things area of the Doily Factory where white walls and natural light work best for me. White walls keep color from reflecting onto the fabrics I'm working with -- I find natural light is the best stain detector for vintage fabric.
I like to keep little bits of vintage inspiration all around including a reminder of one of my favorite places on the planet, San Francisco.
This dusty little gizmo, made from an eraser and old electrical parts, is one of my most prized possessions. That's a vintage photo of my parents, B.C. (before children).
More inspiration whenever I look up.
In the middle of this board, there's a tiny, long ago photo of my mother and me. In party hats.
Click to enlarge this mosaic
And just some bits and pieces from around the place where I make things.
There are over 450 bloggers sharing the spaces where they create and you can see the complete list of Where Bloggers Create II participants on the right sidebar at ***My Desert Cottage.
And a huge *THANK YOU* to Karen Valentine for organizing this event -- I can't wait to check out everyone's creative spaces!
Hope you have an inspiring weekend!