This one I created specifically for myself a few years ago. All my life I have dreamed of having a “sewing room” of my own. A space I don’t have to share, I can keep it organized or messy. My choice. When I saw this Mirabilia “Dressmakers’ Daughter” I immediately fell in love with it. It was the first time that I worked with the silk floss, Kreinik blend and the Caron Collection For this cross stitch piece I actually followed the pattern to a tee. I liked it so much I didn’t want to change anything.
When I searched for my frame I really didn’t care for the brown that they had chosen in the image. I thought black would make the beautiful colors in the silk floss pop more. By bringing out all the colors it draws the viewer into its world.
It was also my first time working with all the beading as well. At first, I didn’t think I would enjoy it, but much to my surprise I found it very rewarding. It brings so much to the design. So much so, I try to include special beading into my own designs. And yes, it has a place of honor and focus in my very own sewing room, which is sometimes organized but mostly an organized mess, depending on the next project.
It pays to have all my sewing supplies organized and stored properly so I can quickly locate the items I need. But, when you take out all the things you need to work on your next project, look out! Certain times of the year there are several projects running at the same time, so I stand by my organized messy statement.