Saturday, December 22, 2012

Santa's workshop

My sewing studio is now Santa's workshop.  Look, I'm even wearing a green sweater. Which is totally coincidental. I'm really not trying to look like an elf.

 
I was forced to put the door back on my sewing room, which I had previously taken out as it just got in the way, and so that I could keep a better eye on the kids.  Unfortunately, it has no handle, so I've covered up the hole with a bag.  I know.  Really efficient.  It's more stressful this way, every time I think the kids are coming and they might discover everything I'm making.  If I had a knob with a lock, it would just be too easy.

This is a trunk my dad made for me when I was in high school. It was covered with some old Victorian-looking upholstery fabric which was totally OK at the time.  We stripped it all off and I'm re-inventing it as a treasure chest for the kids for Christmas.  There's been decoupaging (for the first time), power-stapling (for the first time), elastic ruching (for the first time), and last-minute stressing which is just par for the course.  Hope to have time to post more finished projects after the holidays.

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