Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!!- sewing room reveal

Today is my birthday, and as each year I get older and my life changes, I find I treat it as just as any other day.  What is amazing is how my family still recognizes it and finds it important to celebrate me and my life.  My parents live about 14 hours away and drove to see me for my birthday! That alone is a wonderful present but if you know my parents that is not enough.  My dad made this beautiful bench for me made from my crib I had as a baby.  My dad is a very talented carpenter and if you would like to see more of his projects you can check out his blog.

It has a hinged seat for storage too! I love it and so happy with the heirloom that I will be able to pass down and the stories it will tell. 
My parents were not done with my birthday yet!  I showed them my workroom.

This is the sewing area.

This is my cutting table and ribbon organizer.
This would just not do in their eyes or mine either- it was extra messy when they saw it!  So we hit the ReStore (thrift store for building supplies ).  Dad and Mom put together my room in about a day and a half.  My new table is a door and my shelves are closet doors and my ribbon organizer is made from FOAM BOARD!!



I was given a room that inspires me and makes me want to create.  I love my room and feel the need to go in and look at it to make sure it is real. I have had a wonderful birthday!!!

 I know I am going to get a lot of questions about this ribbon organizer so let me tell you about it real quick.  My dad made these with 5 foam boards.  He cut them to make the shelves and sides and just hot glued them together.  It did take a couple of hours but wow so worth it in my eyes!  He hot glued some washers at the top and screwed a screw in it to hang it on the wall.  And yes, it can hold it all because the ribbon is so light. What can I say but my family is pretty creative. 

22 comments:

  1. AWESOME!!! What a wonderful birthday present! It looks great!

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  2. Wonderful! Very creative family indeed! I enjoyed this post very much. thanks for sharing your beautiful birthday presents from your parents. That crib-turned-to-bench gift is a priceless gift! You are blessed to have parents who love you so dearly.

    Happy Birthday, Jamee. I'm glad to have visited you just in time.

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  3. We are the blessed ones to have such a great daughter, wonderful mother to our grandchildren and just an all around wonderful young lady.

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  4. I love the ribbon holder. I love that you can just take it out and it's not attached to anything. Sometimes I need the whole thing of ribbon. I'll have to show my hubby this! I don't think I'd ever want to leave that room!

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  5. that's SO awesome Jamee- I'm so excited for you- can't wait to see the creation in person!! :)

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  6. Yay!! Happy Birthday! And I thought I had alot of ribbon!! LOL

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  7. Wow! What an great Birthday present! Looks awesome! I'm your newest follower...come check out my blog when you have a chance.
    Shantel @
    www.itsapricelesslife.blogspot.com

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  8. what a dream sewing room. do they do extreme makeovers for other people? happy bday and enjoy your room. lucky girl!!

    http://callmecraftymomma.blogspot.com/

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  9. Gosh, wish I had one that nice....gives me something to dream about. Thanks for sharing!
    Suzie @
    staycalmandsewsomething.blogspot.com

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  10. Ooooh, I'm so envious! That is definitely going to be my "after the holidays" project. I know I'll get so much more done if I have a pretty, organized space. Congrats!

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  11. Lucky you getting organized, I alway want to but it's not gonna happen.

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  12. WOW!!! That is about all I can say! Happy Birthday to YOU!!! Congrats on a great new inspirational space. :)

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  13. You are right, dream sewing room, I love it!

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  14. Wow! What a great birthday present! Your parents are adorable and so sweet!

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  15. I'm SO jealous! My boyfriend promised me that when we buy a new house I get a craft room - score! lol Your ribbon holder is great and I want to break into your house and steal your whole ribbon collection! lol

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  16. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link that in my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

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  17. Hi there! I found you on Motivate Me Monday through Keeping it Simple. Your new sewing space looks great! I always feel more productive when everything is organized. I also love the re-designed crib to bench; what a special family heirloom you can pass down.

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  18. Wow! What wonderful and talented parents you have...not to mention sweet! ;) Happy Birthday! Your room looks wonderful!

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  19. Jamme,
    Happy Belated Birthday...how sweet that your parents came so far to be with you on this special day:) Your room is so CUTE...how lucky to have such a wonderful place to PLAY!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. Happy Birthday! Can you send your mom and dad for my birthday? lol It looks fabulous! I am glad to hear it is inspiring!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  21. I love practical gifts and this is about the most practical I've seen for a while - and creative as well!

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