A Room for Crafting and a Closet of Craziness

A few years ago, we changed a guest bedroom into my craft and sewing room.  I’ve really enjoyed being able to go in and create and then leave it until I’m finished.  No more putting the sewing machine away even if I were in the middle of a project.  I think one of my favorite things about this craft room is when our grand kiddos are here and they can go in and create all kinds of things.  I try to keep supplies on hand that they can just help themselves to.  I loved the time I got to teach our two granddaughters how to sew in this room.

When I was young girl, I had an aunt who was an amazing seamstress.  When we would go to her house to visit, she let me use her machine to make my latest project while she and my mom would visit.  I have many good memories of her and wanting to be like her in the sewing department.  I took homemaking in 7th-9th grade.  My dad bought me a black singer sewing machine when I first started my 7th grade homemaking class.  It was a heavy black metal machine.  It was probably vintage in the 70’s.  It only did one stitch.  I didn’t mind as I made many dresses, skirts and blouses.  I might have thrown away more than I actually wore due to my sewing disasters.

At that same time I discovered a crafting show on PBS on Saturday afternoons.   Many times I would call my mom and give her a list of items to bring home for me to make from whatever it was that I saw on the program.  My favorite craft was a candle made out of milk cartons.  I made many candles in jr. high.  As I think about it, I think my love for crafting was earlier than that.  When I was maybe in the 3rd grade, I checked out a book from the library that showed how to make little ghosts out of cotton balls and tissues.  I made tons of ghosts and then hung them on the clothes line.  I think I was pretending I was having a Halloween party for the neighborhood.

Okay, enough of all of that, let’s get on to the craft room decor.



Since I’ve shared the craft room, I might as well share the attached bathroom.

I will end this post with the craft closet.  I really struggle with how to organize it.  This is the best I can do for now.

If you know of any closet organizers, send them my way.  My solution is to use up everything in the closet and be left with an empty closet.  Then start fresh and only purchase items for a project that I’m actually working on.  I wonder if that will ever happen?

Trust me, I know I will never win an award for my photography, so thank you for being patient with me as I am always working on that.

Thank you for reading today and I’m going to leave you with a link from the Classic Sewing Magazine website.   This article is what inspired me to share my craft room today.  Click here to visit the site of an amazing craft room designed by Jane Makuch, a fabric designer.

Do you love to craft and sew?  If so, do you have a specific place that you create?  I would love to see your pictures.

“She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands.” Proverbs 31:13

This is a verse taken from the Proverbs 31 woman.  I realize not everyone can sew and not everyone has a desire to craft.  I do think that we all want to be productive and make a beautiful and safe home for our family.



Hill Country Home Tour (Part 2)

We are continuing on with the tour of our get-away home in the Hill Country.  If you missed  part one, you can click here to view.  I’m still tweaking on some things and we have a couple of rooms that we haven’t even started on yet, but for now, join me for a quick stroll through the house.

*Notice the deer in the yard?  There are always deer walking around.  They are very cute!  I always try to talk very kind to them.  Since I accidentally killed one of their friends a few years ago, I don’t want to upset them.


Laundry Room:


Guest Room:


Master Bedroom:




Game Room Loft:



Girls Room:




Boys Room:



Thanks for visiting!

Hill Country Home Get Away Tour – Part 1



Welcome to our home in the Hill Country!  We love going to our get away.  We are on the golf course, so Jim loves that and the shopping is amazing in the Austin area.  But, the greatest thing about this house is our kids and grandkids are around the corner!  How fun it has been to spend special time with them!  Can it get any better?  I hope you enjoy the tour!

Welcome, come on in…..


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Now for the kitchen area!

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IMG_7823IMG_7822IMG_7581We will continue the tour tomorrow!  Can’t wait to show you the rest of our get away home!





The End of the Christmas Tour for 2014

Decorating done!  Now to enjoy…..


Isn’t it fun that we can decorate and enjoy all the festivities at this time of year?  How thankful I am to know that, Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

May you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!!!!!

Snow in the Patio Room!



We glassed in our patio a couple of years ago and it has been a blessing to use for family times of watching Christmas movies and gathering to visit and watch the kiddos play.  I wanted to do the snowman theme since the kids tend to end up in this room when they are visiting.

The large snowman in the tree was a gift from my sweet friend, Carol,  over 10 years ago.  I’ve always loved that snowman and bring him out each Christmas.  This Christmas, his place was actually in the tree!

Several years ago I came across a picture in my scrapbook from when I was dating Jim.  We were at Church Ski Camp in Colorado.  We wrote our names in the snow and later a friend, Robin, walked by and saw it.  She took a picture of it and sent it to me at a later time.  I love that picture and have cherished it for years.  I found the perfect frame and I bring it out each Christmas.

That is the first decorated room on my blog tour…..now on to the next room.

Merry Christmas!

Happy October!

October is here!  Could this be my favorite month?  It seems I say every month is my favorite lately!  I guess when October arrives it feels like it is officially Fall.

I tried to simplify my Fall decorating this year.  Once I opened the closet up, I couldn’t stop.  So, here are the results. Enjoy a mini home tour.

I do wish for you the best Fall season ever!

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Fall Tour Continued…

Come in to the living room for some pumpkin spiced tea…..
Piano decor

I found the velvet leopard pumpkin at Hobby Lobby

Fall metal tree is from Pier One

A Fall Home Tour

First Stop….The Entryway

I found this pumpkin at Hobby Lobby.  I love the velvet and burlap together.

When I spotted this squirrel at a local boutique, I had to have him.  Love the crown on his little head.

Next stop will be the Living Room…..