No. 11 The New Year is finally here! Yay?

Good evening everybody!  First off I wanna apologize for the absence but life happens and there is simply no escaping it….believe me I try and try everyday….Not all unpleasant stuff but life still the same….I’m not even complaining either….hell it is what it is…..I’m still here and still buying fabric so I’m leaning towards the “glass is half full (and refillable)” type thing at this point….

I decided for the intro to this year I would show a little bit of my sewing room and stuff in the corners of it….My sewing space is my oasis I swear; I don’t feel anything but LOVE when I’m in there….I have so many things in there that remind me love does still exist in this world and I need reminding more than ever nowadays….a 10×13 photo of my Mama; it’s actually one of her senior pictures…she looks angelic wearing a string of pearls; pretty girls wear pearls you know….there’s a cowrie shell on my inspo wall with a bit of history attached to it given to me from one of my besties….a music box with a tiny bit of storage in the shape of an old school Singer machine; I love Singer machines….a cool card that does a catcall whistle from my Huny; it sits right next to my beloved sewing books…. literally there is sweetness in every corner….and of course my machines and countless pieces of fabric…I have 30lbs. of fabric on the way this week too…I may or may not have a problem! LOL!….I believe the next post will have a newly whipped up garment or at least me wearing some creation(s) I never got around to sharing…..

Next up is a few pictures I snapped earlier in between doing my laundry and cooking dinner….nothing fancy because I’m still refusing to use the new camera but these flicks still show my space and some of the stuff that’s everywhere in there….Well here’s a little peek into my space!….HAPPY NEW YEAR YALL!



That card I was talking about earlier; my ham, sewing books, Best Press starch, and my sewing machine shaped music box….There are some tie-dye kits under my ham but they’re hard to see….Yall see that crab on top of my John Saul books?…I’ve had it ever since I was 15 years old!

dscn3520Two of my Singer machines; none of them have names except the one on the right….His name is Greyson…Somebody told me that the quality of the Singer machines has gone down….I obviously do NOT agree…my chair pincushion found at Tuesday Morning; another score!


The mug was given to me from a patient; it holds some of my scissors and purty rotary cutter….that tin is from the thrift store and its full of buttons…it was my Mama’s; the buttons and all…the Black purse back there is also full of buttons…that Black and Orange contraption is supposed to be a sharpener but I’ve NEVER used it…..


More scissors and some cool rulers too….I use them quite often now which lets me know my skills are expanding…Yay me amiright????…all three of those containers came from my favorite local thrift store….the mug was made by a crafty person in my family; she got the idea from Pinterest….my wrist pin cushion comes in handy; my back pain has subsided a whole lot ever since I got it….no more awkward twisting trying to hold the fabric and get a pin at the same time!


Super cool pattern paper, my L ruler and yard stick, machine covers and packing tape stuffed in my dye bucket….my Huny put markings on my bucket for accurate measuring–yaaassssssss!!!!!


My Brothas!…my serger is quite loud IMO but it does what I need it to do….the sewing machine has my walking foot on it so I use it quite a bit…very smooth sewing with uniform stitching…. I need a coverstitch machine but I’m waiting on that one good sale….


My Pink Lady….She is here only because she’s Pink….I was not in the market for a new machine nor did I need another one…she sews like a dream though and kinda old school too; she has a manual bobbin!….just as pretty as she can be….dscn3530

Blue looking wide eyed (he’s a Pound Puppy replica I made in my high school sewing class); he’s the keeper of this corner of  sewing stuff which includes stationary in my polka dot duffel bag, my hat boxes handed down to me from my Mama (they’re all stuffed with sewing stuff like bag handles and fat quarters) and a couple of sewing boxes tucked in the back.  dscn3531

Basket o’ trims…there’s so much good stuff in here!….lots of do-dads and knick-knacks all for jazzing stuff up!


Patterns galore, a bolt of muslin, fluff for my GRANDbaby’s doll (I haven’t decided what doll to whip up yet but I did use it to stuff Belle’s bra for fitting),  a super cool animal print stool I found at Tuesday Morning…I had been wanting a stool and found the perfect one there….that place has plenty sewing and craft stuff too; check it out if your city has one….they do not disappoint.


More sewing stuff for bag making and my Mama’s tracing wheels….I remember playing with ’em when I was little…ahhhhh nostalgia at its finest….


My out of control fabric stash..a hot mess I’ll tell you what!…I’m due to rearrange it all when the latest shipment comes in…I wanna try rolling my pieces instead of folding em…maybe that’ll give me more room….

dscn3538My Friend/Sister gave me these; they’re ALL from yesteryear and I LOVE them….I’ve been sewing from them ever since I got em and they’ve since become one of my prized possessions….Sewing is LIFE….
















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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

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