Sunday, February 5, 2012

on my design wall...

Hi everyone!!!

I am soooooo excited to say that I have my very own, big, giant, functioning design wall. You see, I don't have a sewing room. I do all my sewing in our family room / dining room / TV room. We spend so much time in that room, playing games, doing homework, eating dinners, entertaining, ..... I just could not imagine wrapping one of the walls in batting and being OK with that.

Then I found instructions for making a portable design wall using insulation sheets that you can buy at a home improvement store and attach batting to them. This is the insulation sheet I bought - it's 2" thick and I like how stable it is. I wrapped batting around it and found a place for it thinking that I'd be moving it to our garage after every sewing session. And you know what ?!?! my husband actually likes it where it is, he says it makes our house look more artsy, so I don't have to move it at all. This is where it's going to live from now on. Oh, I do put away the ironing board and iron, though. Keeping them out would be just too much.


Getting back to what's on my design wall, can you see the theme going on there? Lots of Kona Ash and paper piecing. I wanted to take more pictures of my sewing space and projects I'm working on this morning and this is what I got.

My camera decided to go dark on me and turns even the brightest light into this shadowy dusk. No fun at all. Well, I'm off to get some sewing done so I have lots of projects to photograph when my new camera arrives. If you have any questions on how to make a design wall like the one I made, just let me know.

Have a great rest of the weekend, Svetlana.

17 comments:

  1. That's pretty cool - glad you don't have to move it every time. It becomes a little gallery of whatever you're working on. I might have to try this portable design wall idea.

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  2. Great, thanks for sharing. Got to love it when these husbands go along with our creative ways!

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  3. Congrats on the new design wall, how fun! Also the new camera on its way. :)

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  4. Congratulations! It looks so luxurious =) And your room has so much lovely light. Enjoy!

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  5. Very cool design wall!

    Just thought I'd say, everytime I try to reply to your comments on my blog, I get an "unable to deliver" message... Don't want you to think I'm ignoring you!

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    1. Laura, I also have some problems with emailing to you, mine is that your comments don't show up in my email as all the others do. Do you have any idea what could be the problem? I'd love to fix it, I just have absolutely no idea about computers.

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  6. Very cool! One of these is on my 'To Do' List, but I just haven't had time! Maybe one of these coming weekends...

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  7. That is a wonderful design wall, one day I have to find a place for one in my house.

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  8. That is a great idea. I've been wanting to have a design wall myself...maybe I can try this! Thanks!

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  9. Hi! Your new design wall is fantastic and it's really like a beautiful painting! I need something like that - thank you for the links - I'll go to visit them! Happy sewing!

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  10. Awesome design wall...who wouldn't want to keep it up permanently?! Crazy people, that's who.

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  11. Great design wall! I love it when husbands "get it" and are supportive like that.

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  12. yay for a permanent design wall! i love that your husband thinks that it is "artsy". it is!

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  13. This looks great in your living room, definitely like art

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  14. aren't design walls just the best and yours looks good - glad you get to keep it in your everyday space :)

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