I love decoupage projects. I’m so happy when I’m pasting cut-out vintage images onto a piece of furniture.

But today meant this room was due for an office cleaning.

A corner of my office/craft room. This corner has a quilt I made on the wall. And an open cupboard that shows my fabrics. There is a black Singer Featherweight sewing machine on top.

Decoupage Project Inside These Cupboard Doors:

I can’t decide if I’m entirely happy with this decoupage project, where I decoupaged the insides of the doors of this cupboard.

But I’m going to leave it as it is I think. Because it would be another huge project to remove the images I decoupaged after they’ve dried.

It would be a long and tedious process.

It is my style; the images I found. I like the colors. So I guess it’s a keeper.

My office slash craft room where I have a desk, sewing machines, and lots of craft supplies. It is where I do decoupage projects.

As Uncluttered As it Gets:

Believe it or not, this is about as uncluttered as I can get this room to look. There’s only so much space in this little house built in the 1930s.

Though I purged and tossed and moved things to the shed, this craft room/office looks cluttered to me.

There are two Singer Featherweight sewing machines in here. One I bought years ago at a sewing machine repair shop. The white one I purchased on eBay.

I haven’t sewed anything in a long time. It’s painful for my ankle to push the foot pedal.

My Singer Featherweights:

Still, I love my two little vintage Singer Featherweight sewing machines and plan to keep them. Maybe my granddaughter will want them someday.

I have a feeling someone’s going to be in that button jar tonight. Because it looks like I’m babysitting the grandchildren.

My Granddaughter & The Button Jar:

My granddaughter loves buttons. She likes to pick out the various colors and line them up on the table surface.

Every time she comes over she wants to dig into my big button jar. And I enjoy watching her play with the many buttons.

It’s another gray day outside. Mr. Squirrel has been digging around in my plant pots. I suppose he’s putting his bounty away for winter.

There seems to be more of an urgency when the air gets a bit nippy outside.

Nature’s creatures know what they have to do to take care of themselves through the various seasons.

I admire their instincts. Too bad people don’t have the same mechanism in their brains.

A true and logical survival instinct that supersedes all else.

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  1. Your room is much less cluttered than mine! I'm enjoying some of my favorite blogs early this Saturday morning–and am catching up with yours! Always a treat. So many things to see and learn. . . .just love it!

  2. I called the Marketplace for insurance. They said with no income they sent my info to Medicaid. Well thay was 2 weeks ago. I called them… now they cant find me at alland said just wait surely Medicaid will call. Yes right!! Ugh

  3. I really get my panties in a knot hearing about stuff like this. It's absolutely terrible that hard working, honest people who have done NOTHING wrong have to file bankruptcy. Something is very, very wrong with this country.

    Post some pics of your beautiful granddaughter playing with the buttons. I loved seeing them the last time :). You know me and buttons…

    Good luck with the hearing, and I can't wait to hear all about the shoot!

  4. Hi Brenda, the house looks so comfy and cozy, just like a friend could stop by for a cup of tea and chat a bit. I look forward to your posts each day dropping into my mailbox. Bankruptcy is hard to accept, I was there many years ago, due to a pre-existing disease that I was born with that my insurance refused to cover. I got thru it with the help from many people. In court, most everyone was there due to medical reasons. Hopefully future generations will not have to face this. Keep the faith my friend!

  5. I think your space is so charming! Love all the red pops everywhere. Also love your squirrel photo. They have been very busy here as well.
    Wishing you well with your hearing and photo shoot. Blessings!

  6. I like the cabinet a lot. It look just perfect to me. What a shame about not being able to sew. My daughter and I use Etsy so much and most of it is for handmade, sewn items as we can't sew and things like that are priceless to people like us. I'm wishing you all the best at the hearing. Mu husband is a lawyer that specialized in representing people that get hurt at work. Amazing how many people have to file bankruptcy because of medical debt.

    Have you mentioned who is doing the photo shoot? This is so exciting!!


  7. I wish we could get a bunch of bloggers together for a fun night of B-I-N-G-O! My mom has bingo parties with her friends and it's a hoot!
    Loving your new blog look, Brenda! So much cleaner, easier on the old eyes and definitely YOU. 🙂

  8. It all looks so organized and pretty! I didn't realize that you had a white featherweight…it is so cute! 🙂
    The heath care situation is sad. Something that people fought over for years in politics..it finally happens, and then has nothing but troubles. Appears that not enough attention was paid to the project!!!

  9. Don't feel badly about the bankruptcy. We had to file about 11 years ago. It was a HUGE relief off our shoulders when it was all said and done but beware, it takes 10 years to be expunged from the credit bureaus. But, as I am sure you know by now, 10 years flies by!!

    Cate <><

  10. Everything looks so neat and organized Brenda and the decoupage looks so creative. Hey don't worry about the Bankruptcy, it will be a fresh start for you, you did your best, you didn't ask for the health problems and besides who in the world can pay those astronomical health bills???? It's tough to go through but speaking from experience it will be a huge load off your shoulders. You just keep looking forward and leave the bad in the past. Praying all goes well and easy tomorrow.

  11. Hi Brenda, your project is awesome and I love seeing your creative space. The cabinet looks great. I am so sorry about your bankruptcy and I hope all goes well tomorrow. Try not to worry, I know easier said then done. Have fun at the photo shoot.

  12. I think your cabinet in the corner looks nice. I love the old sewing machine on top. I can't wait to hear all about your photo shoot! I hope you'll be able to take a few pics of it in action too.

  13. For what it's worth, I really like the decoupage project on the inside doors of your cabinet – think it looks great. I'm really sorry you have to file for bankruptcy; hope the process goes OK for you. Have fun with the photo shoot!

  14. I'm working on my spare room and it's floor to ceiling chests and bookcases full of stuff! I will get it pared down but it takes awhile. I understand about the bankruptcy, sometimes its all you can do. Wishing you the best!


  15. I had to file bankruptcy 12 years ago because of my daughter's medical bills. My portion was $50,000 after the insurance. As a single mother there was no way I could pay them. Then they just started up again. Love your work space. Mine is about 5 x 2, but I still love it. get some rest, my friend. xo Laura

  16. Loving that cabinet…. and those "old" bingo cards! The Graphics Fairy is wonderful, isn't she?! Your office space is as wonderful as I imagined.. I'll be thinking of you in the next few weeks…. I've heard so many stories of people who had to go through that after a medical issue. I just know that better days are on the horizon for you… you deserve a break!

  17. I am so sorry that your medical issues have made it necessary to declare bankruptcy. It is terrible when that happens to people and it is NOT uncommon at all.

    Your home is lovely, lively feeling, Brenda. Full of fun colors and light and joy. It just feels warm and welcoming to me. Hope you have a good night- and try not to worry about the "tomorrows"- xo Diana

  18. I love the decoupage cabinet and enjoyed seeing where you create all those pretty and colourful projects! Hope your hearing goes well and everything runs smoothly regarding your health insurance! Gosh, that sounds scary!!

    Have fun with the photo shoot; want to hear all about it, so make sure, for just one day, you conjure up a photographic memory for us!


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