Sunday, June 27, 2010

creative space

Sometimes you just feel like making something. (Or, if you're like me, a million somethings). You buy the supplies and you daydream about what it will look like when it's done.

But then, you don't have enough room to spread out and work. Or you fill your weekend with other plans. Or you get started, and then you get stuck and you don't have anyone to help you figure out what to do next, so you give up.

That's why this picture makes me so happy:

Saturday marked the first of what I hope is many, many crafting days at the farmhouse. In fact, it's something I had in mind from the very beginning of the house hunt. I fell in love with this basement from the get-go because it just had that creative space feeling.

So I invited some friends over and we put it to use. We set up an extra work table next to the desk, and Kristen and Danica brought a sewing machine...

... Onyx was here to keep us company (and remind me how much I want a dog, even though that's about the last thing I can handle right now). He had his paws in everything.

Jen and I did some serious spray painting out in the garage (you might recognize the carpet remnant from the basement "before" photos). She had some great baskets that needed a fresh coat of paint, and I was working on an assortment of frames.

Watch for these to show up in the house soon...

Kristen's project: a sewing machine cover (from this awesome book)

Danica + an old t-shirt + a bag of lace pieces from MN Fashion Week's annual garage sale

Genevieve's new earrings

Hope you'll join us next time!

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