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!

13 comments:

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 http://somethinggreaterblog.wordpress.com

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,
Maria

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!

~Alexandra

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

Sheila

A HEART OF PRAISE said...
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A HEART OF PRAISE said...

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!