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Monday, April 19, 2010

Table Top Tues~Craft Barn Tour Part Two

Welcome back! Please come in. I'm so glad you came to visit again. For those of you who missed part one of the barn tour, just scroll down to the previous post.
We'll continue our tour w/the wall I left off on last week. This wall contains mostly all of my fabric bins. But first I'll stop a second to show you another tabletop decor. This one has a few of my 'barn' decor and two little drawer cabinets that hold some buttons, snaps and safety pins, or anything really tiny, etc. I still need to paint them black. I found them on clearance at Hobby Lobby a couple of yrs. ago.

Here is how I store all my material. First I sort them by color, and sometimes by season. I bought all the black plastic baskets at the $$$ Store for $1.00 each. The wood cubbies I bought on sale at Target. Each bin holds 9 cubbies.As you can see I used to sew a LOT! LOL I love to make various crafts, but cross stitch has always been a passion of mine, so a lot of times, I use the fabric for making pillows out of a cross stitched piece. I would love to learn how to make other things as well, like pin keeps, cubes, floss tags, etc. and hope to teach myself one day soon.
I have two cubbies stacked on top of each other to save on wall space, along w/one on either side. I like to make vignettes out of my sewing things to make the room more cozy.

Being able to find something quickly saves me lots of time searching for something. I used to have all my fabric just stacked inside the cubbies, but they kept toppling over, so the baskets are really nice for holding everything in place. (please excuse all the dust, oops, I forgot to do that before taking pics).
This cubby holds all my cross stitch fabric. I have them sorted by count and then by color, aida, evenweave and linen. I just pull out a basket when I'm ready to start a new project.

This is my cutting table. It's 3 ft. by 6 ft. which makes it nice to spread my material on.
I keep it on risers for the most part, as it makes it much easier on my back when I use the rotary cutter.

This hangs on the wall in between the cubbies and the corner unit. It used to hold a candle and berry ring, but a very dear friend of mine gave me the stacked resin animals and it just seemed to fit there perfectly. Hey, a girl has to have a few animals out in the barn, ya know. LOL
The corner unit has been in several different rooms in three different places we've lived, so I never knew what color to paint it. I think painting just the trim part black would look good since I have black cabinets over on the other walls. What'cha all think?

This was the name of my shop I had several yrs. ago. My part time gals stitched this and framed it themselves as a gift to me. I thought they did a great job!
Another friend from my shop made the glass jar in the middle(well not the jar itself)LOL. She stenciled and made the little topper and filled it w/buttons for me.

I also have a mug w/the same sewing machine design on it. This is on the bottom shelf.

And since we're in the sewing area, I thought I'd share something I made just recently. I had fun making this apron out of 'vintage' fabric I found at Hobby Lobby awhile back.

I hope you enjoyed part two of the barn tour. Please come again soon as I'll be sharing what all is on the other walls and closet, as well as some more tabletop vignettes.

There's lots more to share, but I'll save it for another post or two. Plus you won't want to miss when I announce my very first giveaway in the near future ~ it's going to be an 'Americana' themed giveaway, plus pics of my Americana living room.
Thanks for coming by for another visit and don't forget to stop by Marty's for another fun Table Top Tues!

Have a great week everyone!



Shari said...

Fabulous way to store fabric!! Looks great! Wish I could get mine organized! Ya want come over???

Love your blog and pics!!


Martha said...

I am impressed with your organization. And I love your barn display.

Country Prims said...

Oh, such organisation-I can imagine how the creative juices just flow, when in there!!

I don't feel so bad about my stash, when I see yours:))

Love it all-have a great week,
Shazy x

Christine said...

Now that is what I call a craft barn - so well organized that it must be a joy to stitch away the hours in there!! LOVE it!

Yes, I think just painting the trim of the corner cupboard black would work well! (And the 2 little cubbies on the counter!)

Have a great week!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, what a fabulous place. I love how you have everything so organized and displayed. It looks so pretty I wouldn't want to move anything. I love how everything looks like it's own perfect vignette. Thanks so much for joining the party. Love it. Hugs, Marty

nancy huggins said...

Wow ...what a great organizing job..Thank you for sharing that..I am going to start buying baskets and get my craft room organized..such a simple way to do that but it never entered my mind..LOVE all the pictures :)

nancy huggins said...

Oh..and I am now a follower and put a link to your blog in my blog roll so I can see when you post a new post :)

Angie Berry said...

Wow girl... I am really loving your barn tour! And getting more jealous with each post. Lol! I love the way you display your bins of fabric, that is a wonderful idea. I think that cabinet would look good with the trim painted black. I love all the sewing baskets and tins that you have all over... very cute!