Monday, April 9, 2012

my happy corner

This weekend's sewing can be totally summerised by this one picture.


It all started with me wanting to make a container for my stamps. I got an old empty coffee can, did some improv patchwork using some scraps, made a fabric label, and a new home for my stamps was finished.


I thought it looked way too cute to be just stuffed somewhere in my storage area (that's where I keep my fabric). That's when I looked at one very empty corner by the bookshelf that holds my quilty and crafty books and I had an idea. I was going to turn it into a happy corner full of handmades and color.

I pulled an old glass shelf out of garage (it works as our storage area, since the real storage room is full of fabric), it was just the right width for the stamp jar. Then I hung my abstract landscape mini over the shelf and installed some hooks for the needle book and a small Easter birdie. Tulips were brought in from the kitchen, pincushion fished out of some pile of scraps, but I still needed something to hold my smaller sewing tools that tend look very cluttered wherever they are. Embroidery hoop to the rescue!!!


I used this tutorial, it was so easy and quick to make, I might have to make a bigger one soon, too.


Then all that was needed was a stool, cushion, and the most favorite quilt I've ever made - Granny Square. And Lola, of course. She enjoys my happy corner most of all.


All in all, I did not get much sewing done, nothing on my to do list was even touched, but it was still worth it.

Hope you have a wonderful evening, Svetlana.

Linking up to Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story, and submitting my happy corner to Stumbles and Stitches' Feather your Nest.

23 comments:

  1. That's a glorious corner!!! So happy, cheery and bright! Oh, and that has to be the cutest cat ever!

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  2. What a wonderful happy corner! I think I should have a happy corner too. Daydreaming... Thanks for sharing!

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  3. That is a beautiful corner, and your quilts both look wonderful. Clearly your cat thinks so too.

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  4. oh my gosh! so happy and so cute!

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  5. Your corner has inspired me to do something similar. You should be so pleased. It's all lovely. Very happy to have found your blog. Deb.

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  6. SUCH a neat little corner Svetlana. Love the landscape quilt!

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  7. Im in love with this corner!

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  8. Hi! You are so creative! Your happy corner is so sunny and joyful! Thank you for great ideas - I was just throwing away some ugly but practical plastic 'jars' - now I can cover them! Every piece there is so lovely, the tool 'case', quilt, pillow and the most sweet Lola! x Teje

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  9. I love your happy corner - bright and beautiful!
    And such a sweet kitty!

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  10. How cute! Those are some great projects!!

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  11. I like your happy corner. Makes me wish I had one, too. 'Though I would love to have the cushion or the quilt, that would be enough for me (at first).

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  12. Ooh, love the happy colours in your happy corner :o)

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  13. Oh this is so sweet! Everyone should have a corner of happy.

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  14. Color ! !
    lots of lively color ! !

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  15. What a very happy and very handmade corner. Love it!

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  16. I love it all but that embordiery hoop holder was just too cute. I may have to make me one.

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  17. Hi Svetlana! I just found your blog -- and your Happy Corner -- via your submission on Feather Your Nest. I love it!! So fresh and happy and uniquely homemade. Best of luck in the competition!

    I love your blog and will definitely be back! :)

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  18. Great idea re the hoop. And what an amazing cat. What breed is Lola

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  19. lindo,lindo tu rincon es genial,pero sobre todo tu gato.

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