This week I’m at home, taking the week away from work. It’s just me and the dog from 9 to 5 each day, and I think that with the absence of Regan I’ve somehow embraced girly things on a pretty impressive level.
It all started with the garage curtains. Our garage is more a playhouse than anything else. It’s small and sweet. Fitting our car in it can be a challenge some days, but we make it work. If I were to indulge my every whim, I’d transform it into my own little backyard getaway, inspired by this dreamy Victorian-inspired cottage in the Catskills. Some day maybe I’ll have my own little Victorian playhouse, but today I’m still practical and we need a place to park. Instead of altering the garage in any way, I humored myself and made sweet little curtains to replace the brown fabric nailed to the window, encrusted with spider webs and egg sacks.
Up close you can see how unsteady my sewing machine is. Its light frame bounces with every stitch, creating wonky lines, but it does the trick.
Inspired by these light, airy curtains I moved inside and created a jewelry holder. Using an old frame I picked up at Goodwill and some framing hooks and wire from the basement, I made a nifty little jewelry rack in about 1/2 hour (it was inspired by the necklaces displayed in this post from the now quiet Ruffles and Stuff blog). It’s hanging on the wall of my sewing room which is easily becoming overwhelmingly girly. My next step might be to make a sign to hang on the door that says, “No boys allowed.”
Even without a sign keeping boys out, I have a feeling that the bunting I made from scraps and hung yesterday will do the trick.
I mean, come on. First it was the beads on shirts. Then it was ruffles. Now it’s calico bunting on the walls. This girl can not be contained.
I think my style might be changing. Or maybe it’s just a phase. Do you find your style changing with age? Or do you just see it change from season to season? Help me rationalize this growing love I have for all thing pink and flowery. Not that it’s bad, it’s just surprising.