Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Sweet Souvenir of Summer

I am smitten with this sweet prize that my littlest won from a claw machine game. Isn't it too cute?! Looks like my little guy may have a talent with those tricky claw thingies too. It's really nice when they bring home a prize you actually want to keep around. 

When he pulled it out, he said enthusiastically, "Oh, look, it's string!" Yep, he would have been happy with string.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Studio Peak: Behind the Scenes at Regal Cottage

This is were the Regal Cottage toys come to life.
I'd love to show you around, so come on inside.

I have begun collecting yellow accessories to bring a bit of sunshine into the room. The color I chose is the same as the yellow tupperware canisters that my Mom passed down to me. These canisters were on our kitchen counters when I was a little girl. I use them now to store buttons, ribbon, and the rattles that go inside our baby rattles.

My favorite thing about this space is the awesome cherrywood built-in cabinets. There are tons of shelves and drawers. The storage possibilities are endless, almost. Somehow, I have managed to fill them all to the brim. And then, there is also a closet full, but that won't be on the tour today.

Thanks for not saying anything about the floor. It's a work in progress. We had a lovely berber carpet there, but it was terrible about catching every loose thread and scrap of fabric that fell to the floor, and I just couldn't take it. This bare slab feels more industrial, and I like it, for now at least.

You may have noticed that I like contrast. Traditional and modern. Polka dots and stripes. Red cherrywood and bare slab floors. I like contrast a lot! We have talked about stained concrete floors, but there has been too much work going on here for that, thankfully.

This is my sewing spot #2 and packaging area. In case you are wondering why I have two sewing areas, the answer is simple. I am lazy. Ha! I don't like changing my thread in the middle of a project, so I just change my seat. It seems to make everything run smoother for me. There are enough interruptions as it is, and I have the space, so might as well use it, right?

Thanks for checking out my sewing room. I hope you like it as much as I do.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Savoring the Wide Open Spaces in the Summertime

One of the best things about Texas in the summertime, is having the time to savor the wide open spaces. We took a little stroll down the paths at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve recently. It is so pretty here with the rolling hills and wildflowers. Sorry I didn't get more pictures, but I was busy soaking it all in.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

On Rotation Today: Into the Wild

I intend for this On Rotation series to be a sort of peek at the music that fuels my work because it is music that keeps my sewing machine humming along, but I also hope that it helps you to discover new music that the whole family can enjoy.

Turning on the pop radio station with my kids around typically infuriates me. I don't know when pop became X-rated. The shock value songs are fun for a second, but once your little one starts singing along----not fun anymore. Not one bit fun.

So we are happy to discover our local indie music station where the music somehow remains clean, thought provoking, and fun!

Enter "Into the Wild" by LP:


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