OPERATION SEW

Added Dec 30, 2010

by kelepso

Miami, Florida, ...

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It has been a grueling 2 days and I’m exhausted. My body is sore. My knees are aching and my hands are coarse. Sadly, I’m still recuperating after being inside the trenches. OPERATION SEW was tough!

During my vacation, I took the opportunity to declutter and organize my “Battlefield of Sewing”. After disassembling my office nook several years ago to replace it with a dining vignette (which I never used); it was swallowed by my passion for art, design and NOW sewing – once again.

The first thing I did to organize myself was to make matching sewing accessories that includes a military tool-belt for all of my sewing tools and gadgets, a new grenade wrist pin cushion and a camouflage dust-cover for my sewing machine. Since I tend to leave my sewing tools all over the house when I’m working and my cheap wrist pin cushion from Joann’s didn’t fit properly, it only made since to make these things to make my life easier.

I also created a new sewing nook. The nook is furnished with the beautiful and modern Micke desk and Spontan magnetic board and magnets (for sketches and inspiration) from IKEA, adjustable shelving (which I previously had in the space prior to dismantling it years ago), a modern stool (I found on sale at WestElm) and file storage boxes and printer (below desk). Most importantly, there is still room to grow on the shelves above. Thinking ahead, I’m considering filling them with clear bins to store my fabrics according to color, but I’m not sure how functional that’ll be.

Click here to visit my blog for the full story and more pictures (including before & after).

Material Notes

heavy cotton, Velcro, batting, belt buckle, desk, adjustable shelves, stool, acrylic paint, paint brushes, stencil

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Unisex
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Grunge, Military
Material
Cotton, Other

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    Jan 3, 2011, 01.47 PMby infinite-plus-one

    this is sooo awesome (: thanks for sharing

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      Jan 3, 2011, 02.17 PMby kelepso

      Thank you and you’re welcome infinite-plus-one

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    Jan 2, 2011, 05.35 PMby tinybows

    that’s really cool! i especially love this little grenade pin cushion! very creative.

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      Jan 3, 2011, 01.27 AMby kelepso

      Thank you tinybows

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    Jan 1, 2011, 04.05 PMby Peter Lappin

    Very clever and very well done. You’re a whole lot more organized than I am!

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      Jan 2, 2011, 02.50 AMby kelepso

      Thanks Peter! I know you had a tough time getting rid of all your babies :-)

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    Jan 1, 2011, 06.24 AMby cantare

    Tres impressif! Best wishes continuing this back-breaking resolution through the new year. I have faith you can do it!

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      Jan 2, 2011, 02.51 AMby kelepso

      Thank you cantare :-)

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    Dec 31, 2010, 08.44 PMby marloncosta

    That`s really cool!

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      Dec 31, 2010, 09.44 PMby kelepso

      Thank you again marloncosta

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    Dec 31, 2010, 05.22 PMby mmmenta

    looks awesome!

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      Dec 31, 2010, 09.44 PMby kelepso

      Thanks MMMenta

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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.35 PMby analogue

    Awesome sewing belt & grenade cushion! Love it!

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      Dec 31, 2010, 04.33 PMby kelepso

      Thank you analogue

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    Dec 31, 2010, 11.31 AMby joost52

    That hand grenade pin cushion has put a big smirk on my face that’s going to be sitting there for a while :D Fantastic job, such a good idea to take out some time to get organized. I love your work, keep it up in 2011 :)

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      Dec 31, 2010, 04.34 PMby kelepso

      Thanks joost52 – keep smirking or smiling :-) Happy New Year!!!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 10.27 AMby mitmit

    love it, love it and love it!!!! My sewing room could so much do with a makeover. If only I had your skills! I fear mine will be a mess forever! :-P

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      Dec 31, 2010, 04.34 PMby kelepso

      Lol! Give it a try. You can do it and you’ll love it.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 09.01 AMby urbandon

    The belt is cool- the pin cushion even cooler. Rock on!

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      Dec 31, 2010, 04.34 PMby kelepso

      Thanks urbandon!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 02.44 AMby missycas17

    THis is great! Your like a sewing soldier!

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      Dec 31, 2010, 03.08 AMby kelepso

      I most definitely am. Thank you!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 02.13 AMby ladykatza

    This made me giggle cause “its so very manly!”. But also awesome.

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      Dec 31, 2010, 02.30 AMby kelepso

      I’m glad! Thank you!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 01.29 AMby lamildesigns

    Great Job!

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      Dec 31, 2010, 01.42 AMby kelepso

      Thanks Lamil! I finally finished it all. Whew!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.39 AMby clothesmaker

    Very cute.:) I see all the sweat and tears you put into it . You go….

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      Dec 31, 2010, 01.05 AMby kelepso

      Thank you clothesmaker

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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.27 AMby dejanu

    You Rock! This is amazing.

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      Dec 31, 2010, 12.32 AMby kelepso

      Thank you Dejanu! I’m pretty excited about using it.

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    Dec 30, 2010, 11.59 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Feeling inspired, thank you! Happy New Year and happy sewing.

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      Dec 31, 2010, 12.20 AMby kelepso

      I’m glad I was able to inspire you. Happy New Year to you as well.

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