One of the first things that was set up after we moved in (after the beds that is) was the sewing machine. I had a whole lot of sewing to do and the studio was up and running before I even unpacked my clothes. Priorities you know! Some new music was also in order for all the creating to come.
I am all for silence when the time is right. Yes, some little people I know have not learned how golden it can be just yet! But when I make things I love to listen to music....
Our first week in the new house I turned a pile of fabric into curtains while listening along with The Lumineers.
It was the first time I had done any kinds of piece work like this. And those were some tiny pieces. I was inspired by a bag I had seen in Zakka Style and a rug in Maya's book Reinvention. I could not get it out of my mind so I decided to dig in and see what happened.
I wanted to keep things light in our bedroom and strike a balance between masculine and feminine with my fabric selection. As the little lady reminded me when we were fabric shopping, "It is Dad's room too!"
I also wanted to bring in some colors of the southwest with the orange and turquoise.
It was a lot of work and I see some things I would have done differently, but I love the way they came out just the same. I am still on the hunt for the right tie back idea. I have seen a few that I like but no decision yet. I will post about that and the rest of the room when it all comes together.
The Lumineers impressed me when I watched them perform at the Grammy's. Since we don't have any kind of cable television at home it is a performance I would have missed had we not been staying in a hotel at the time. When searching for new music to sew along to I pulled up The Lumineers and they were just the up beat, thoughtful, and diverse band I was looking for... The more I listened the more I fell in love with their sound.
So do you want to play along?
What have you been making? What is on your play list?
Please do share!