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New Year, New Digs!

Wow! Where did the time go? You’d think being locked down, isolated in our homes the time would drag, but it’s been anything but for us. I took a break over the holidays, however, after a quiet Christmas and New Year I’m back at it, transforming our home.

The first thing I wanted to tackle in the new year was moving my creating area out of our spare bedroom and into the beautiful new space I created while updating our family room.

The spare room had become a dumping ground for everything that didn’t have a home while we worked on the other rooms, so it was really hard to even think of sewing or creating in there.

In my new space, I wanted to make sure it was bright and open with an efficient use of space. I had to be sure, however, that it wasn’t going to be just a dumping ground and that I could keep it tidy easily as it is part of our family room.

There are a few architectural issues to work around as well. Our home is a split level. There is a bulkhead jutting out into the space which is a bit awkward (it’s the bottom of the closet in our front entrance). Fortunately, there were pot lights already installed on the underside of this bulkhead which made it the perfect space for my desk.

Keeping with my challenge, I bought no new furniture for the space. I moved my existing bookcase from the spare room and modified it to fit the bolts of fabric. I repurposed an old desk we already had there and softened it with a feminine, vintage chair. A friend donated the light fixture, which is perfect in the space. As a bonus, I now have a cutting/pinning table thanks to an old card table we’ve been storing and had planned to get rid of.

Tada!

I’ve been sewing up a storm in my new space. I love it!

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Hello!

HELLO!

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… and welcome to Sing Little Sparrow. I bet you are wondering what Sing Little Sparrow is all about.

For starters, it is a business where I sell handmade baby quilts and accessories. I started making the quilts for gifts and soon had people asking for them so it seemed like something I could sell. I have added other items like bibs, burp cloths and change pads to create complete layettes.

This blog, I hope, will have lots of beautiful things to inspire others as well as myself. The beauty in nature is what inspires my creations and I want to express some of that here as well as just give thanks for the things    God has brought my way.

007One of the people I am most thankful for and the inspiration for the name Sing Little Sparrow is my mom. I remember every Christmas as a kid having something handmade by mom. One year she made each of us a Winnie the Pooh character. I still have my Eeyore. She taught me to sew when I was about 12. My mom has been gone for almost 8 years. She struggled with MS for 33 years. Near the end, when she was confined to her bed, she loved to watch the sparrows outside her window. She held on to the promise that if God cared about these plain, little birds He cared even more about her. She drew her courage from that. And so every time I hear a sparrow’s sweet song it reminds me of my mom.

I’m thankful for what my mom has given me. She is still my inspiration and when I am afraid of taking a new step I always think of her and her courage. And I am thankful for all the wonderful, inspiring people I have met so far. I hope to meet you soon too!

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