Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Inspiring Spaces: Alison from aPearantly Sew!

I'm excited to introduce you guys to Alison today! You probably remember her adorable shop from the giveaway she hosted here a few months ago.  She's a busy mom of two adorable boys but still manages to run a super cute blog and shop! 



Hi! I’m Alison from the shop and blog aPearantly Sew. I want to say a big thank you to Lindsay for allowing me to hang out with you guys today. 

When Lindsay asked me if I would be willing to do a guest post on my creative space, I immediately said “yes!”. Then I thought about it for a minute and had to laugh. I don’t have my own sewing room, or even my own sewing space for that matter. This is where I sew everyday…




Why yes, that is my dining room table.  We are currently living in a small house, and I have two toddler boys. So you can imagine that there isn’t much space for Mommy to spread out and be creative. But I make do. (Almost) every day at naptime, I bring out my sewing machine, and for a couple of hours I get to be alone and create. Here are just a few things that inspire me on a daily basis...


 My sewing machine. It was a birthday gift from husband last year. I love this machine. 

Coffee. I am a total addict, and I definitely need a cup (or two or three) to wake up and get my creative juices flowing. 

My fabric stash. I am a fabric junkie. This is about a third of what I own. Sometimes I sit down in the floor and spread my fabrics out all around me and plan out my upcoming projects. Other than the actual sewing, this is my favorite part. I love to pair the fabrics up and plan what they will become. It’s such a rewarding process.






Thank you so much for taking the time to peek into my life for a little while. I enjoyed being here! 

6 comments:

  1. Alison, it's nice to know of others who do well with their craft and don't actually have their own little space dedicated to just sewing. The hubs and I are in a very little apartment, so my sewing is also done on the dining room table!

    I love the yellow bag, btw! Also, your boys look to be about the same ages as my two little nephews. What fun ages, as much of a handful as they may be :)!!

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  2. I sew at the dining room table too!
    Love Alison's shop :) great post, too.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your space! I don't have a craft room either, so it's nice to know others make do as well! I love your shop! :)

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  4. Great space, it's nice to know that not everyone has a whole room but that they still make do.

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  5. i do A LOT of my crafting on the dining table too!! even though i have a dedicated crafting half of the basement..

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  6. I am so loving this series. I just shared my space with Mique over at '30 Handmade Days' blog. I love seeing where people create :).

    And I wanted to say thank you to you and your husband for your service. {{Hugs}} to you while he is gone. I come from a military family (my dad retired from the Air Guard as a Chief Master Srgt.). My sister just got the best Christmas present when her husband returned from his 1YR deployment (he deployed just 6 months after their wedding). And we just said sent off my nephew who left for his 1 YR deployment right after Christmas. So my heart is with you and I pray your time will go fast and be filled with lots of love from family and friends!!

    Happy Day ... can't wait until tomorrow!!

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