Sew Paradise

Sewing Provence

I finished sewing all the Proven├žale fabric – over the weekend, I sewed six sets of placemats and napkins, and a padded warm trivet to match. Tonight, I sewed the shower curtain for our main bath upstairs. Done!

I do have the Parisian Boucle, and had considered a Chanel style jacket (I may do this) or possibly make it into a shorter version of the CJPatterns double collar princess jacket. We will see. It’s not a project for anytime soon. This fall I do plan to cut the ruana down into the curved, ruffled edge version I saw in Provence.

It’s been nice, cranking out sewing projects in the final days sewing in Peanut’s room. I will miss this. I spent a lot of time NOT sewing in that room when it was a disaster of more than just stuff. But I’ve spent far, far more time sewing IN that room, and nursing her in the glider rocker in that room. Memories.

But in the new house, we have our front playroom – french doors, a big window, a comfy futon, rocker, sewing table. It will be our space. E’s toy boxes and books. A space for Mama and baby (toddler) to call home.

Truth, what transformed that room was the sewing cabinet. It’s self contained, it holds my projects, my sewing, and when it’s closed, it’s very, very pretty. And what transformed my sewing was that cabinet too. Because it’s not a black hole of junk in there (oweing to Peanut’s room status) it’s been conducive to sewing.

Once we move, it’s curtains…but also sundresses for Peanut and I.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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