Thursday, December 2, 2010

Extreme Makeover

So as I have said many times before, when I started this little venture I never knew it would grow so quickly.  I didn't want to commit my guest room to my work because it is right over our master bedroom and since I work late at night and my machine can be noisy.  We decided to put my machine in a little extra room we have that isn't completely finished out, but it has electricity, heating/air, etc.  It was basically a big walk in storage area for us where we kept our seasonal decorations and other misc. stuff.  I basically left everything where it was and just put my embroidery/sewing stuff where I could.  I think I got so used to it being so cluttered and packed I didn't realize how bad it had gotten. I looked like a hoarder!  So not my personality! MY WORD...embarrassing...well when we took the Christmas stuff out to decorate this year, I decided it was time to purge.  We took everything out of my "sewing room", which led to having to make room in our other  walk in attic.  It was busting at the seams too with my teaching stuff.  I came to the realization I was never going back to the classroom so I gave everything away to make room for everything that was in the sewing room.   Talk about a big move for me!  However it was all worth it!  Tickled Sew Pink now has a home of it's own and doesn't have to share with the Christmas Tree, pumpkins, and Easter baskets.

 Here is 
remember please don't judge! :)
Here is where I used to sew, respond to emails, and keep orders.
 Yes, that thread cabinet is leaning over and the drawers were so full they wouldn't push in.  SO VERY SAD!

 This was the sewing machine I started with.  I think it was from the 60's or something. My dad actually traded a dog house for it on some website.  Crazy!  I haven't been using it for a while now and it was just collecting junk and providing me a place to hoard!

I imagine it painted pretty with cute artwork, but for now it's not. A girl must dream!
 This isn't exactly what I want to be, I'd really like pretty boxes for my thread and fabric, but for now it's good ol' Rubbermaid to the rescue!
 No more ancient sewing cabinet.  A place to sew.
 I even made myself a little "desk" of sorts.  I was sewing and emailing from this little table before. 
 I have a friend making me a canvas painting that says "Grace for the Pace" so I remember to breathe during the busy times and instead of confessing "I'm so stressed" I will be thanking the Lord that he is giving me grace for the busy pace!  
One day I will have a pretty work space, but for now this seems like a little piece of Heaven as compared to before.


  1. So proud of my wife the entrepreneur!

    Great Mom, Great Wife, and my little sugar momma!

  2. Robyn Peck's mom--Receiver of beautiful gift!December 9, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    You do beautiful work! God bless you and Merry Christmas!