The Big Ballerina has been doing really well with her sewing. Since her sewing class, she's gotten orders for about five new purses.
While shopping for new fabric at Joann's, she met a woman who makes adorable flower hair clips. So now she's trying her hand at making these too.
This was the second one she made. Not bad, huh?
To help BB with her newest endeavor, BSD and I are working on creating a designated sewing space for her. We tore apart the mess I had in the playroom closet and got that all organized for her to store her fabrics and supplies.
Then, BB and I went to see "Larry" from Craigslist for a sewing table. Larry is my new hero. Larry has five storage units full of furniture for sale on Craigslist. We went to see him about a sweet little French Provincial desk that BB decided was too small. "Never fear," Larry said. "I have plenty of desks." After flipping through his "catalog" (a binder of Craigslist postings complete with photos and dimensions), she chose this bad boy instead.
Practical. Yes. Pretty? No. Definitely not in keeping with my motto. But it is her space so I bit my tongue and forked over the cash. To go along with her new sewing table, she picked out this beauty.
Again, the girl went for practical over pretty. I was weeping on the inside for all the cute orphan chairs that could have come home with us. Instead, I shook Larry's hand and hoisted this sad soul into the back of the truck.
This weekend, BSD helped me give these pieces a makeover. With a little help from Amy Butler and Annie Selke, I think they are slowly squirming their way into my heart.
After pictures coming shortly.