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Mood Board Contest: Sweet Sewing Room by Allyson Vermeulen

I love crafty girls! If you’re looking for a little inspiration for your arts and crafts space, this may be just what you need to see today. Introducing… Allyson’s sweet sew space.

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Name: Allyson Vermeulen
Occupation: stay-at-home mom
State: Beacon, NY
Theme: A sweet little sewing room full of vintage details, where organization and order inspire creativity.
Inspiration: Things that are pink and dainty: a plate of raspberry glazed cream puffs, a pair of satin shoes in the perfect ballerina pink, an embroidery sampler in many shades of rose, delicate floral handkerchiefs. I have also taken a cue from vintage sewing supplies and notions, and muslin covered dress forms. More than anything I find myself inspired by organization: the jars of notions with fabric-covered lids, the baskets separating works-in-progress, the proper work table, the spools of thread tied to their matching bobbins, stacks of neatly folded fabric. I am realizing just how much good design can improve your quality of life – not just because its pretty to look at, but because it functions well, and helps you stay focused. My imaginary room is also inspired by necessity.
Notes: Right now my “sewing room” is a corner of our living room where I keep my machines and tools. My fabric is in bins in the attic and my cutting table is the dining room floor. By the time I have taken out whatever I am working on and set everything up, one of my boys is up from their nap and it all has to go away again. I imagine that if I had a room to keep it all in, a room where I could leave things mid-process, I’d get so much more done! And being the only girl in the house, I would love a room thats pink!

Thank you for entering the decor8/Amy Butler mood board contest, Allyson! I’ll post as many entries as I can fit in today, and then that’s it, the contest will wrap up and tomorrow we’ll all get to vote for our new winners. Yeah!

(images by allyson vermeulen)

Posted by decor8 in contests on June 14, 2007

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  1. Chip commented
    June 14th, 2007 at 6:11pm

    Nice Room!

    Check us out for Notions.

  2. melissa commented
    July 17th, 2008 at 1:59pm

    would you be able to tell me where she got the magazine clipping from?
    the one with the sewing machine and the thread spool holder wall unit? i’m looking for a spool holder exactly like that!
    thank you!

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