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.


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

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

  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

  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!

    The Tutu Teacher

  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

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

    4th Grade Frolics

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

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

  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!

    Super Sparkly in Second

  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!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  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!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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

  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. ;)
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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

  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!

    Teaching With Moxie