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That sweet lil’ Doe

October 25th, 2007

The little pic tease’s goodie came. OH MY! That sweet little Doe… look what she sent! An effing adorable little Cath Kidston mushroom pin cushion that I JUST LOVE (I’ve had a thing for mushrooms and Heinzelmännchen since I was a little kid!). And the best part is Doe’s little tag hung on it. And if that wasn’t enough… Doe also sent some killer CK stationary - which I can’t bear to use and will keep it by my computer, staged, so I can pretend it’s something I use on a daily basis in my little realm of unreality. And no, that is not a flash. It’s not lighting. That my friends is s-u-n-s-h-i-n-e!

So here’s where my little Doe-shroon is now sitting. On my shelf-o-joy right by my beaver (crap… you know THAT’S gonna get me a ton of spam) that Laurie sent me and my little aqua/red birdie in a mailbox that Pam sent me. Click here if you want to see the goodie love close-up.

Panning out… my shelf-o-joy is right above my “ironing center”. I really was hesitant about taking a shot of my messy studio. But WTF… it’s how I live. One day I plan to clean my mess and take some nice shots and use it for posterity - like looking at a skinny pic of me to motivate me to kick the Best Foods habit. And one day I may even straighten up my cupboards and show what cotton treasures are hidden behind Door Number One, Door Number Two, Door Number Three… AFTER I tackle my closet that’s still in boxes and bags from my move last summer. Hidden somewhere in that closet are other mailbox love treasures I have not yet shown (and need to COME OUT). I also need to get them out to show what beautiful people are in my life and what beautiful things they’ve done for me! I’m such a scheißekopf of a friend!
My "ironing center"

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58 Responses

  1. The fabulous Christiane allegedly said:

    the secret of a perfect studio is not photographing the messy corners, ich würde natürlich in deinem Schrank zu gerne Mäuschen spielen, die Stoffschätze!! mine are stacked neatly but people would faint at the masses ;-)

  2. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    Your room is too beautiful! With Mimi’s quilt along quilt hung up too! Ahhhhhh…

  3. The fabulous Anina allegedly said:

    Your studio is beautiful. If you call that messy, you should pop in here. I can barely see the carpet.

  4. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    Thou shalt not covet, thou shalt not covet…thou shalt not covet…
    Oh my gosh Monica - what a beautiful room, beaver and all:):):)

  5. The fabulous PeeWee allegedly said:

    Awesome! I LOVE that room!! Totally my style!

  6. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    I’m glad you like your pressies! And I’m loving your sewing room. This place is effing CUTE!

    As long as I can maneuver around my sewing table, i’m good to go!

    BTW, where is your beaver?!!! OMG, did I just ask you that?! Hahahahaha!!!!

  7. The fabulous Connie W allegedly said:

    I think I could enjoy even ironing in your ironing center. Looks so fun & inviting. And THIS is NOT a mess…looks well organized and tidy to me.

  8. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    Did someone say BEAVER??? OMG!!!! I think you did. And you keep it on a shelf in your sewing room????? LMAO!!!!
    I love your sewing center by the way. Could it be any cuter? No of course it couldn’t. LOVE IT!!

  9. The fabulous norththreads allegedly said:

    What a gorgeous room…Im sooooooooooo jealous, all that space……that organization, who cares if stuff falls out of the doors when you open them, its fabulous!!! I love everything about it!

  10. The fabulous Mary Anne allegedly said:

    GASP !! I am pea green with envy — what a cute sewing room ! (how impressive that you can actually see your ironing area and actually use it without moving a pile of crap off of it!!) ….. oh, and of course you can come over for dinner (but we scarfed up that chicken pot pie, and I’m too lazy and disorganized to make anything else this week, so you have your choice of PB&J or a salami sandwich…)

  11. The fabulous Darlene allegedly said:

    Darling, adorable, sweet, cute, yellow, red, aqualicious - these are all words to describe YOUR space.

    I love your comments on my blog, my friend but my responses keep bouncing back to me. What’s up????

  12. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    I’m really impressed with your German cursing. You have a talent, my friend. The mushroom is cute and I am so jealous of your ironing station. Mine currently blocks either J’s bedroom door or his bathroom door. Sometimes, I get to hear him trip over it in the morning. Good times!

  13. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:



  14. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Hmmm, if that is a mess do not come over to my sewing room. I gave up on tidying it though, I realized that I just make a mess when I am creating. When it is tidy, I am making nothing. LOL

  15. The fabulous Jessica allegedly said:

    On the shelf next to your beaver?! HA! Oh man, I’m pre-coffee this am, but that REALLY cracked me up. LOVE your new treasures and that sewing room! It’s apparent you don’t know what messy is. Hi to Mimi in the corner!

  16. The fabulous Mel allegedly said:

    Ok, your sewing room is sooooo not messy. Not even a little smiggen of dust do I see. In fact I will post a picture of myyyy sewing room tomorrow to encourage you to throw some fabric around and undecorate the place up. Sincerely jealous Mel.

  17. The fabulous Yellow Girl allegedly said:

    I would want to sit next to your beaver too… I want to move in… but then your house was always my dream home. Remember something about you coming to decorate for me??? So much to tell you will call soon. L

  18. The fabulous Oiyi allegedly said:

    Your studio is so inspirational! How do you get any work done? I would be staring at all that loveliness all day.

  19. The fabulous Jodi Renshaw allegedly said:

    Messy??? Really??? Then I am not showing you my sewing room! Yours looks great. I love the shelf and all its contents :)


  20. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    Holy Flippin Moses! That is so cute, and you know that I almost pass out every time I see your shelf of joy. (That sounds unbelievably dirty). The colors are just delicious. I covet the mushroom pin cushion. So darling!

  21. The fabulous Rosemary allegedly said:

    OMG, love the sewing room! haha,and if thats a mess, you should see mine :( Show us more! Rose

  22. The fabulous Angela (Cottage Magpie) allegedly said:

    I’m sorry, you’re not allowed to say your studio is a mess what it is SO FRACKIN’ CUTE! And I love the ironing shelf idea–how did you do that? I want to copy you! ~A :-)

  23. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    Wowie wow! Such a cute sewing room!!! Dang, now I want to repaint mine yellow.

  24. The fabulous Sandy allegedly said:

    Lovely sewing room!

  25. The fabulous thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Damn! (Ok, the beaver made me say that) You call that messy? I call it spotless. And fabulously cute — just what we would expect!!!

  26. The fabulous mar allegedly said:

    What a sweet cozy spot. I love how cheerful it is. Haven’t seen MiMi in awhile. Doeshroom is too cute!

  27. The fabulous Nicole allegedly said:

    Can I come over and help you with your ironing?

  28. The fabulous kcamou allegedly said:

    Your studio is absolutely charming! Thank you for sharing your treasures with us, you are definitely loved!

  29. The fabulous Lisa thedomesticdiva allegedly said:

    absolutely LOVE IT!!!! What a FUN CHEERY space!

    With friendship,

  30. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Wow what a room - wow!

  31. The fabulous Claire allegedly said:

    AHAHAHAHAAAAHHHAAAHAHAHA! You call that messy?? Dude. Come to my house. I define messy!

  32. The fabulous Tanya Whelan allegedly said:

    Clean it up?!? My studio pretty much never looks that good or organized. What a beautiful, happy, sunny space to work in! And that cherries quilt is fantastic!

    PS LOVE your blog!

  33. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    What a blog! What a studio! You don’t know Mess, but I forgive you… I think your studio is awesome and I am destressing just browsing around your Happy Zombie zone. I look forward to making regular visits. And thank you for leaving me a comment… your prayers really do help ;-)

  34. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    Your new space looks awesome, I’m loving the reds and yellows!
    & What fun goodies!

  35. The fabulous Niki allegedly said:

    Love that quilt over the shelf!

  36. The fabulous Randi allegedly said:

    Your craft room is adorable and not anywhere as messy as mine!

  37. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    I’m late, but adding my love to your craft space ~ come do mine, will ya? Though mine just consists of a corner of the laundry room right now, but hey, baby steps…at least I’m not crammed into an attic room anymore that really should have been a closet..back to the point, who cares if you still need to unpack, my craft room is waiting for you - LOL!

  38. The fabulous Day allegedly said:

    Girl, if you call that messy, then I’m a certified slob. I love your space - seems so inspiring and comfy and happy.

  39. The fabulous Pieces allegedly said:

    I love the shelf and all the pretty stuff on, behind, around it! It is so very cheerful!

  40. The fabulous Zee allegedly said:

    It’s too cute!!!

  41. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    My Goodness, lady, you coulda cleaned the place up a bit before you took pictures! hee hee. Um, yeah, ok. Like your place has ever been messy. I always think of your house like one of those great little gift shops that you want to go to every time you’re in town just because of all the wonderful treasures to see and touch! And I don’t know what that whole scheißekopf is all about, but I think you’re a fantabulous pal and we’re all lucky to have you! kisses…..:)

  42. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    p.s. That is one ADORABLICIOUS shroom! :)

  43. The fabulous monica allegedly said:

    that is so beautiful! I love your room!!!

    Right that’s it. I’m tidying up mine.

  44. The fabulous Babz allegedly said:

    Awww lucky you…I absolutely adore the mushie cushion!! :D Cute Cute Cute!

  45. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    I love your new sewing room! If that’s a mess, then you don’t need to see pictures of mine. Mines a mess even after I clean it!

  46. The fabulous Mary Lou Weidman allegedly said:

    How in the world does one create wonderful things AND have such a clean and wonderful studio?
    I adore this whole thing and wish it was mine.
    If I win the lotto, will you come and design my new studio?
    Mary Lou Weidman

  47. The fabulous Mª Engracia allegedly said:

    Hello! ! Visit my blog you have an award.

  48. The fabulous jona allegedly said:

    So seriously stinkin’ cute! I love the custardy yellow paint, it makes everything stand out so sweetly.

  49. The fabulous Sandy allegedly said:

    Your sewing area is so bright & cherry! Love it.

  50. The fabulous Nan allegedly said:

    Monica, your sewing room isn’t a mess - it’s GORGEOUS!! Happy, warm, inviting - wait! I’m coming down!!! LOL!! I MUST wait for an invitation first!! All that cuteness, and a beaver - who could ask for more?
    Doe is such a special person, isn’t she? Her gifties are always wonderful. Lucky, lucky you!

  51. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    When can I move in to your sewing room - could it be any better?!!! Don’t think so :-)!

  52. The fabulous Angela allegedly said:

    Um — if that’s your definition of “messy” ya wanna come to my house and help me clean? I can live with that level of “mess” happily. But, before you come, you might want to invest in some smelling salts and a hazmat suit. In the meantime — lovely things and a wonderful space to work in!

  53. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    wowowowowowwowowowow I LOVE your stuffs..

    to me messy is you can’t see the shelf cause of PILES of stuff, or messy is when you can write in the dust.. I tell the kids ‘yes you can write in the dust, but please dont date it’.. so many lovely things, I am so jealous of your creative space, and I too am a 30’s fabricologist, I have never met a 1930’s fabric I didn’t like..


  54. The fabulous Gina allegedly said:

    What a wonderful crafting space! The ideas could just roll off your hands in a place like that. Beautiful.

  55. The fabulous CATHY allegedly said:

    I love your style ideas! My kitchen is decorated with cherry patterns, and they are moving to my work/sewing/everything else room. Would you please share where you got the cherry runner pattern? I’d really like to make one! If I took a photo of my mess, you would feel very organized!

  56. The fabulous Alicia allegedly said:

    Just passing through hunting for pics of craft rooms (remodeling here). Gotta say I love yours. It’s gorgeous!! Would ya do a girl a favor and share the yellow paint color you have on there?? I’m begging here..lol Moonbeam is definitely NOT the way to go! Messy?? I think not. :) It’s so homey and charming. Love the mushroom too!

  57. The fabulous Raquel allegedly said:

    You have a very funny studio. I like the colors!!! They are very happy…
    And you have a lot of things to decorate it. Really, it’s a personal and perfect studio to create.

  58. The fabulous Chelsea Bailey allegedly said:

    LOVE your studio! I am currently designing one of my own (right of my boys’ playroom. Thank you for the inspiration!

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