1.15.2013

working on my creative space... part one


i was working on our third floor today... look what i found... a really neat old spool holder that came from my parents house a while back... it's old... and cute now that's it's filled up with vintage spools of thread... i unearthed this little beauty from the mess pictured below... {remember... please no judging}...
john painted this space for me several years ago... it's on our 3rd floor... so far it has pretty much been used for storage... and might i add... very unorganized storage... it's embarrassing really... when he painted it i had grand visions of this being where i would go to sew and create... i ended up sticking everything we didn't know what to do with up there and my dining room became my sewing area when i was making things on a more regular basis...
you know how it is... you're in a hurry... you set it on the steps to carry up... once you carry it up you're not sure where to put things because nothing really has a home so it just gets lumped wherever... and then you carry on and shut the door to hide it... leaving it all behind then turns into what you see above... just awful... i mean, really dreadful... {as i'm looking at it on this screen i am thinking that maybe i shouldn't post it because of the embarrassment factor... but when i started this blog i told myself that i wanted it to be real...} unfortunately that mess is very real... so i am sharing this crazy, messy pic because i want to be accountable... by spring i want to share before and afters with all of you... my goal is to turn this third floor into what it was meant to be... a creative studio space for me...  {i have really high hopes}...

today my mom came over and we got busy pulling up old carpet that was still in the one area... there were layers... old floral carpet... nasty horse hair backing... really funky diamond linoleum... and then...
fun, old newspaper advertisements {i'm thinking so that the linoleum wouldn't stick to the hardwood floors}... check them out... the first was an add from livingston's...  teeny, tiny waistlines...  
look at these fashions... and the prices... $1.99 for a pair of women's shorts... a steal of a deal...
had to look for a date... wednesday, july 6th, 1960...
the show-off bra... i think i want one ;)...
and look at the hats... it says they are a summery delight: "bird cages" and "whimsey's"... 
tearing all of that yucky carpet out was not a fun job but these adds made it more interesting :) i think i'm on a roll now... can't wait to keep going up there...

remember the picture i shared the other day of the hanger that i was wrapping in fabric?... {if not, you can see it here} welp, i finished that today and added some new washi tape to it... it turned out cute...

looking forward to adding more of this tape to my collection... amy from the the preppy strawberry gave me a heads up today... pick your plum is having a sale on some really cute washi... chevron, dots, hearts... cute colors... $1.50 a roll... that's a deal... you should check it out...
i'm happy with what was accomplished today... now i'm off to cook dinner...

do you have any projects in the works?

have a happy day~
angie


2 comments:

Amy D said...

I love the crochet flowers! I might have to task my mom with making some!! She taught me the basics of crochet but never stuck -- maybe I need to re-visit that so I can teach Lilly one day. Keep up the good work on the creative space!

oopsiemaizie said...

i would love to re-learn how to crochet... i took lessons when i was 5 or 6 and made my mom granny square slippers :) i can't remember anything but a single crochet at this point... thanks for always taking the time to comment, friend!