Friday, August 31, 2007

Sewing for my Room

A few months ago, my sister Miriam helped me reorganize my room. After sharing a room with 3, then 2, then 1 sibling, I got my own room when I was 13, and was so excited! Finally I could decorate how I wanted, so I painted the room pink and put up all the ballet stuff I'd been saving. A few months ago, we rearranged my furniture and made room for the sewing cabinet my parents generously got for me. Now I have a nice place to keep my sewing things in my room!

Since my sewing machine and serger were now just sitting out all the time, I decided it would be a good thing to make slipcovers for them. I watched the fabric at Walmart for quite a while, trying to find the perfect, pretty fabric to use. I noticed the pink rose fabric when it was $2/yard, but put off buying it. A few weeks later, it was on the $1/yard table, so I quickly bought it, getting 5 yards of fabric for only $5!

It was fun to make matching things for my room:

The slipcovers for my sewing machines; since I didn't use a pattern, they turned out a bit... interesting... but they work and keep the dust off!

A curtain for my window; it lets in a whole lot more light than my long, filmy one did.

A dresser scarf and ruffle for the my dresser; this dresser has gotten a lot of wear over the years, and the bottom drawer kept falling off, getting beyond repair. No problem - since I hang most of my clothes in the closet, I simply took out the drawer and use the space to keep my ballet and teaching supplies.

A shelf runner and pillowcase for my bed; since my pink rose bedspread is a bit too much pink with the new pillow, I'm now on the lookout for a nice, white bedspread.

Yes, as you've probably noticed, I like ballet, roses and pink! It's nice to have coordinating things in my room. I think this was the best use of $5 that I've ever made!


Debbie said...

I stumbled across your site, linking from one blog to another. It was very encouraging to see young ladies who are so talented and who have a desire to serve the Lord. Thank you for your testimonies and may God bless you.

Lori Beth said...

What a lovely room!! Pink, ballet, and roses are three of my favorite things. Good job!

Bethany from

Maria said...

Your room looks beautiful! Sara often talks about how pretty your room is, I know she'll enjoy seeing it again maybe in Oct.

Your oldest sister,

Laura H. said...

So cool! I am decorating my room with seascape stuff. I like lighthouses, and shells and sea glass! It is most fun!My favorite color is blue!

Laura H

Miriam Rebekah said...

It's lovely!
I really like the curtain on the window. You never got much light with the other one.
Good job!

Anna S said...

You did a great job! It looks wonderful. And like another girly girl, I love pink too :)

Anna Joy said...

How pretty! :) Pink is one of my favorite colors!

HsKubes' Gal said...

How adorable! It's such a lovely pink color for your room and adds a nice feminine touch. I love seeing the things you sew!


Sheila said...

I love it! My room is lime green and pink. Very bright, but still feminine and fun. :) My room at the house we used to live at was similar to yours in pattern etc., except in light purple. I am also a pink fan, however, and if I was painting my room again would do it all in light pinks and purples! :D


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How pretty, you're so creative! :) The pink looks really nice.

Jessica said...

It is all very pretty!! :)

Ina<3 said...

oo! nice save on the cloth! I hate spending lots of money on cloth and yarn. trying to avoid costly clothes, not make them more expensive then in the stores! :-P
I love what you guys are doing here. I pray you keep it up and continue to be a whiteness to other girls out there. God bless!