Ready to Get Crafty-Monday Made It

It's summer, so the Monday Made Its are flowing.  Love having the time to start and FINISH projects.  You know what I mean.

First up-my home Made It
A couple of summers ago, I bought a little sewing machine.  I wanted to learn to sew.  I have become a very accomplished straight line sewer.  I can whip up anything that requires a straight line and a straight line only.  Pillows, curtains, shams, bed skirts, and the cutest playhouse for my girls (fits over our dining room table-best project ever).  If it has straight lines, I'm your girl.

So I bought a sewing machine, and being the OCD gal I am, I organized space for all of my supplies.

Then I sewed more.

And bought more fabric.

And more supplies.

And got a new machine.

Lately, I found that I don't want to sew anything because my stuff had grown waaaay past a few baskets.  I couldn't even find a measuring tape or scissors without a blood pressure raising dig through multiple baskets.  So, I pretty much quit sewing.

After my husband moved his office area to an upstairs closet (you can see that here), I had his old space to myself.
It used to look like this:

After a trip to Ikea and Michael's for the supplies, I now have a perfect space.  That hanging bar from Ikea may not have been complete necessary, but I love it so much.  I big time {heart} those craft cubes from Michael's, too.

Here's another view-just because.
I have a few projects planned to cutesy up the area, but for now I'm so glad I have this space with "room to grow".  Several of those drawers and baskets are empty, and I have storage under the table.  Which is good because I may have ordered this:
It's an embroidery machine.  And I love it.  And I'm scared to take it out of the box.  Hopefully, I'll have a few Monday Made Its with this little beauty.  Once it's out of the box.

I love having a whole little room.  It's mine, mine, all mine.  Here's a shot of the other wall after I gave it a ruthless organizational makeover in January.  Can you tell this room is my little slice of happy?  

I got crafty on the computer, too.  I've had a TPT drought.  I just haven't wanted to make anything for awhile.  Finally got a little inspiration and got to work big time.  Let's just say it was a very late night.

I kept rolling this past weekend and started a new brights pack.  I'm working on the frames and clipart now.  I'm seriously in love with this color combo.  I've been want to make over A Bird in Hand Designs, my blog design site, and I think I have my color inspiration.

Want to see what else summer lovin' teachers have been up to?  Head on over to 4th Grade Frolics to see.



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18 comments

  1. I sew straight lines well too:)! Love your new papers!

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  2. You have many sweet spaces in your house. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  3. I never knew there was a title for what I did with a sewing machine. I'll have to use the line "I am an accomplished straight-line sewer" in the future! Your office is amazing- I would never leave!

    Polka Dots & Teaching Tots

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  4. So...everything you do is completely adorable. Please let me know more about that embroidery machine. I keep telling myself I don't need one...but think of all the adorable personalized handkerchiefs I could make!

    Vera
    The Tutu Teacher

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  5. Megan,
    Do you want to come up to North Texas & visit my (unorganized house) for an organized make-over? Perhaps I just found your new job! I had an embroidery machine for years....I could teach you know to use it;) Great Trade-Off (for me)!

    Deniece, This Little Piggy Reads

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  6. Such cuteness here!!! Your digital papers are awesome! Thanks for linking all of it up:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  7. I'm seriously drooling over those digital papers! So glad I found them and you through Tara's linky!!!
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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  8. I love your new sewing area! That would definitely inspire me to sew!

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  9. I am in awe of anyone who can sew anything. I tried sewing in high school (Home Ec.) and was TERRIBLE! It was a mess. Your sewing area looks so nice and tidy!

    Carol
    Super Sparkly in Second

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  10. Your sewing room is soooo cute! Isn't it great to have a space of your own?? Happy crafting! Can't wait to see how you do with your new embroidery machine!

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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  11. So jealous of you having your OWN room! It's amazing! You will have to check out my post today-my friends had something embroidered for my birthday...might give you an idea or two. I wish I knew how to use one of those machines! What about the cheetah and zebra paper pack???!!! OMG! Total love!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  12. Your office looks great. Congrats on getting it done.
    ✿April✿
    Grade School Giggles

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  13. I love your sewing area and I am totally in love with your yellow desk! I keep wanting to paint a piece of furniture, I need to see if I can find an old desk to paint yellow. ;)
    Kelly
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  14. So glad you were hit with a creative streak..as awlays your digital papers are to die for.
    Amanda
    Rock Stars At Work

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  15. I may never see you again! That room is perfect and screams "MEGAN"! And now you monogram to your heart's content! Love it!

    Diane
    Teaching With Moxie

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