This is it! Week #6! It has been a blast. Thank you Linda at Callingithome for opening up this fun six weeks of chaos and crafts to all of us. I thank you and my office thanks you. I now have a well-lit, functional, girly, and organized space to spend the better part of my days! If you’d like to see the progress on my office so far, see Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 and Week 5. You can also see the other linking participants here and the Wednesday participants here.
I’m going to keep the text short and sweet this week and let the pictures tell the story. The first picture is an overview of the entire office, which I neglected to take earlier in the day, so it’s a bit dark. My sweet daughter, Tabitha, who pointed out my mistake, is in the picture with (also sweet) Delilah. Behind Tabitha is a charcoal drawing self-portrait she did in school this year, along with my Le Ba Dang and another thrift store art find.
In the two above pictures of the desk you’ll see my two sewing machines in the bookcases below with their new toile covers. It’s thanks to the ORC that I have two sewing machines. I first participated as a linking participant last Spring when we had just moved into our house a month before. I needed to sew the window treatments for my Master Bedroom, but couldn’t find my sewing machine. I felt like I had looked in every still-packed box or bin and still I couldn’t find it, so I finally broke down and bought a new machine. Pretty soon after that, my old sewing machine appeared!
I love the monogrammed tote that I got at my neighbor’s 31 Bag party. It holds all of my drafting supplies–triangles, templates, pencils, velum, etc.
I recreated a project that I did with Wanda Colon on Home Made Simple again with the dog beds. At first I thought I’d paint their names on them, but…they don’t read very well. So I tried painting their silhouettes on them instead, but that didn’t resolve the confusion of whose is whose, since below they are pictured in the wrong beds (don’t tell Samson–he’d be horrified if he knew.)
I think that concludes our tour of my new Office. If you made it through the many pictures, thank you. I’m going to love working in this space. I’ve given myself beautiful things to inspire me (the hand-painted bathroom walls,) funny things to make me chuckle (Samson & Delilah’s beds,) and sentimental things (the self-portrait of Tabitha and my grandmother’s batik.) I can’t help but be inspired and motivated to create in this space! I hope you all are also motivated and inspired by your homes. If not, I highly recommend a six-week stint with the ORC!
Have a Happy Mother’s Day!