It’s the little details…

There are big things that need to happen to my sewing she shed to make it a better work environment, such as; electrical, insulating, and dry wall, but those have to wait a bit longer. In the mean time I am focusing on the little details that make her my own.

Happy Fall Y'all Hedgehog Sign
I found this sweet little hedgehog at Hobby Lobby and couldn’t pass it up. Even though I am located in the south “y’all” isn’t a word I use frequently so I wasn’t a huge fan…but I knew I could make it just right for ME! Have you ever found something that was wonderful, but you just weren’t a fan of one part that could be pretty easily updated? Tell me about your repurpose or update in the comments!

Repurpose Hedgehog sign with chalkboard paint
With two coats of chalkboard paint and just a little copper metallic paint around the edges I had a nice canvas for whatever I wanted it to say! I really wanted to celebrate the blog so I chose “Sew She Shed” It seemed applicable! 😉

Repurposed Hedgehog sign with chalkboard paint and vinyl
I have a Silhouette Cameo that I rarely use, but I knew this was the perfect tool for this project! The silver metallic vinyl was a bit of a nightmare with the tiny machine cut, but I pushed through and I love how it turned out.

Sewing She Shed

Today there will be some fabric flower creating to place a bouquet under the sweet little hedgie, what do you think? Maybe soon I will get some of the bigger things done, but until then I’m going to enjoy my cute blue porch and adorable hedgie!

Interested in vinyl cutting? You can find a great deal on a Cameo on Amazon! While I do not use my frequently, I do love how easy it is when I decide to pull it out!

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Creative Space…Reality!

Welcome to Sew She Shed

I have dreamed of a tiny home for so many years now. I used to tell my children as they grow up and move on about their lives they will have to come find me lost in the mountains somewhere, most likely by foot, in my tiny, self sustaining, peace bringing home. This dream was that of a single mom who was envisioning those empty nest days that will come and living a life of solitude…but today that same dream does not exist fully.

I am no longer a single parent. I fell in love with a man that needs space to move around and also with our families combined we have 5 children! A tiny home would not work for us as a couple, nor will it work with all the grandchildren we hope some day to have! (Our kids range in age of 8 to 13 right now, so I am really thinking far in the future!)

What’s the next best thing to a tiny home to live in? Why, a tiny space to CREATE in! Taking the creative space out of the home is going to open the doors for me to treat my love of making with my hands as an opportunity to help support our family from home. I don’t know about you, but when I try to create inside the home I am often distracted. Every chore that I could be doing and feeling guilty about just sitting around making pretty things. I end up halfway through projects before tucking them aside to vacuum, do the dishes and wash the laundry. With no dedicated space for crafting the creative mess spews forth everywhere and becomes its own challenge to wrangle.

Sew She Shed will be a place for me to encourage a creative life, inspire other creative minds, and share my personal musings with the world around me. I am a lover of making, nature, sounds to please the ear, and the ability to bring happiness to anyone willing to know me.

Will you join me in the Shed?

–Emily

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