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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

July 10, 2013

Red & White Sewing Room

Joining in with these parties
Where bloggers create

For those of you visiting for the first time, welcome to my blog! My hubby and I live on a real farm, thousands of chickens....we sell eggs. We have cows, sheep, pigs, pigeons....and loads of chores.

Thanks for coming by for a visit.
And 
Debra @
Donna @
Welcome to my sewing room/guest room. My work table is filled with doll furniture and items that I have  been making recently. The cabinets are from my old kitchen and repurposed in here.
Doll beds were meant to be beautiful, covered with pillows, crisp white sheets, ruffled comforters and pillow shams....
and hutches that usually have play dishes in them hold bobbins of thread, ribbons and laces.
The red chair was a gift to me from someone at church...they said it just looked like me. I did a happy dance all the way to the car. The basket on the chair holds little white pillow cases edged in lace with the softest pillows ever inside.

I MAY HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF FABRIC...I MAY HAVE A LOT...
I'M JUST SAYIN'....
I DON'T WANT MY HUSBAND TO REALLY KNOW 
HOW MUCH THERE COULD BE...
NO PICTURES...
NO EVIDENCE.....
BWAHAHAHAHA!


I have a bed in this room so my husband will think it is a guest room!
Wedding pillows are also one of my favorite things to make...
this bridal tote I just made as a special order for her daughter's up and coming wedding day. I love to repurpose wedding garments and make something beautiful out of them!



Below is my work area...right now I have one of my table runners spread out. The cabinet holds repurposed and decorated cans filled with rick rack. Each can holds a different color. The basket below holds unfinished works in progress. I usually cut out things one day, sew the next and finish items....if the week goes rough or we are busy, then I at least try to cut or sew one thing a day.
The dollhouse was a gift to me and is a work in progress. I sew miniature bedding sets for dollhouse beds too....

I confess...I love rick rack!
And red seems to be my happy color.

Well I am posting a bit early since I will be out of town for this amazing party.
Be sure to visit Karen @
Where Bloggers create....the party starts July 12th.
It is a wonderful party. I love to see what everyone is up to and working on in their homes!
Thank you for coming by for a visit!
Blessings,
Debbie

34 comments:

Doni said...

Hello Debbie! What a fun and exciting room you play in! I see so many things that you love utilized for your storage and inspiration...makes me want to get some little baby beds and furniture to use in my own space it's so cute!
Great job on your photos and I loved seeing your crafty space. I need to take a lesson from you about hiding, I mean STORING my things!!!
Blessings,
Doni

Nanna said...

I love your sewing room, I love red & it made me think why didn't I do mine in red, I love red lol! but there's no time to change it now the party for where bloggers create is less than hours away lol!, love how you displayed the rick rack & binding in the tin cans
Helen

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hee-hee! Under the couch cushions? :)
I always love to see little nooks and crannies from your home but your sewing room/guest room is the best! ♥

Sunny Simple Life said...

How cute that room is. You make me wish I could sew. I love the red and white of course.

Plushpussycat said...

Great room, Debbie! I love the muffin tin storage for buttons, and so many other things. Your dollhouse has caught my eye. I love the simple lines. Can you tell me where I could find that house? Thanks! xo Jennifer

Marilyn said...

I love it all!!! Especially the tricks of hiding/storing the fabrics! I guess I need to start saving some cans. Cute every where I look. Thanks for sharing.♥♫

Art and Sand said...

OMG!

I LOVE the color red . . . I love rick rack . . . I love to sew . . . I would love to spend some time just looking in your studio.

I found you via your comment at Where Bloggers Create.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow Debbie,
I am in love!
My favorite colors, all in this cheery and happy room!
You are one talented gal!
Cindy

joyh82 said...

What an adorable room! Love all the red and white.

Chrislyn said...

Love the red & white color! Thanks for the clever ideas on where to stash your fabric--under the cushions--good one! And I can totally see that being a guest room--hint hint! LOL

Blessed Serendipity said...

DARLING!!! I love your room and everything in it!

Danielle

boulderdamcottage said...

Hi Debbie, wow what a sense of humor you had me laughin outloud! the guest room, omg! fabric under the couch! ok I could tell you a few more place to hide that fabric! lol..anyway love the red and white, red my fave colour of all time next to TEAL! LOL loved your post, following you now, have a good one, thanks for the inspiration! kat =^.^=

Marianne said...

I would be a happy guest in that guest room. I like your idea of using baskets to hide fabric.....clever girl.

Unknown said...

What a bright and happy place to create in! Love all the eye candy..yep itsa guest room too, hehehe!
Be blessed,
Lorena

Patti said...

I just love your sewing room, especially the tin cans you decorated. Everything is so cheery and fun. I giggled that you hid fabric under the cushions! I bet visitors love staying in this room!

farmhouse-story said...

first, i love "under the cushions"--too funny:) your sewing room has a pretty cottage feeling--bright and cheerful. beautiful wedding pillow, and cute doll furniture, debbie!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

LOL! You're so funny! Your sewing room is super cute!

Judi said...

Everything is so stinkin' adorable! The red is just so cheerful! I have to admit, I too love rick-rack and your containers are the sweetest ~ it's nice visiting all of the craft rooms participating in Where Bloggers Create ~ but taking time to visit them all~ Nice to meet ya ~ Judi

Marlynne said...

Well Debbie: We are made out of the same cloth! I love red, and dollhouses and making furniture and accessories for them! I am your new follower! Hope you'll come visit me too!

Kadee Willow said...

I had the best time visiting your studio! Not only because your have a great sense of humor but also because I learned a lot. Like, how you set up your work schedule by cutting one day, sewing the next. And like you, I adore rick rack. Brings back precious memories of childhood! I swear mum's the word.. I won't let on where all your fabrics are stashed. In fact, I may copy those hiding places myself!!

Beansieleigh said...

Well, you KNOW that I love all the polka-dots and gingham, and shades of red!.. But I didn't realize, Debbie, that you had an Etsy shop! I will definitely be paying you a visit there. I have two doll houses, so I'm sure there will be fun things to find for at least one if not both of them!.. Thanks for sharing your creative space. I enjoyed stopping by, and hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

Unknown said...

Wow, I am in love with your guest room ; ) So cheery and bright with all the collections and accessories. Serious envy over here for all the fabric haha. Thanks for sharing!

Lovey said...

I love you space!!! Love the reds and whites...

Beverly said...

What a perfect place you have to inspire created. I love it, Debbie.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love the red and white in your sewing room, right down to the decorated cans with rickrack.

StasaLynn said...

Very pretty space! I definitely love red too... can see that you have a lot of inspiration. Thanks for sharing! Take care.

cathy @ ma vie trouvee said...

I enjoyed peeking into your studio – you have a lovely creative space. Love the red and white. And I really like the way you presented it to us - such fun photos! Cheers from Singapore.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Debbie! Love the red and white. That little furniture is so cute. Love your storage ideas. I'm trying to accumulate some bottles to organize my buttons better. Lots of ideas in here!

bobbie said...

What a cheerful and playful room! Thanks for the wonderful tour ~

Mari Brown and Colourblob said...

Bright and happy, very nice space to create in. I like all your smaller furniture, and one of the grown up once (its white) that has small compartments. Beautiful sewing.

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I love your space. So darling! White - and the awesome red little cabnet - and all of your accent colors. Loved my visit.

hugs
cindy@stitches

Karen Valentine said...

That was a wonderful tour Debbie!! Your studio is cheery and bright! I also loved how you constructed your post. Very fun to read and look at!! Thank you so much for joining the party! I hope you play along next year too. :)
xo,
Karen

Maureen said...

Red IS a very happy colour - your room is so cheery! I love all your quotes - too funny! Thanks for the tour of your space and all the photos of your wonderful work!

CatieAn said...

I am late for the studio party---but here nonetheless! I love your red and white space!! Most of our main living area is red, black and white. But my studio is hot pink!! I love both colors and in here the pink makes me smile and keeps me energized. YOur space feels like home to me. How fun! You make me laugh with your little tips. Thank you for sharing.