Adventures in Dressmaking: It's nice to meet you! Let's talk about fave home things!

Friday, August 10, 2012

It's nice to meet you! Let's talk about fave home things!

This is the first time I've ever done a link-up like this! But here it is, the first-ever "It's nice to meet you!" group link-up hosted by 13 of us fun bloggers who met in an Alt class. You can read more about it here, but the basics are...

Today we're answering the question "What do you like to do at home?"! So here's my answer, and 6 photos or quotes for you. 

So first of all, you gotta know I am a homebody. Like, hardcore. I looooooooove being home and not doing anything, although these days this rarely happens. I think there was a while there in college when I felt bored being at home and liked being out, but that time was short-lived, and I'm convinced the real me has a lot in common with the quintessential 90-year old grandmother who sits and sews in her comfy chair with her thick frame glasses and NPR on in the background. I like comfort.
Source: etsy.com via Suzannah on Pinterest


So you would think this would be the perfect question for me! But, alas, it's not this time. The other thing is, I'm moving in, like, a week. OMG. So my current home is not representative of what I normally do at home, so will you forgive me if I use (properly cited) Pinterest images to tell you about me at home???

This question is also kinda perfect, I guess, because the new place is far from complete and I'll need to do some serious soul-searching and decorate from scratch!! An entire house, aaaah! We're not keeping a lot of our (crappy) furniture so I need to buy new. So, how about my dreams of what I'd like to do at home??

1. Sleep. I love bedroom decor sooo much (I even have a pinboard called "I love bedrooms", and in the vein of comfort... I'm hoping I can have the perfect bedroom in the new place. Of course, I can't decide between a million ideas!




2. Chill in the kitchen.
 I love to make food in a beautiful kitchen (never had one before but hope I soon will!), but I also just love to be in a kitchen. The center of the house is so important! Dictates the vibe of the whole house, right? I like being in the center of the action, and often that's the main floor, big room, like the kitchen. I leave NPR on almost all the time and enjoy hearing whatever or whoever is on, while I make lunches, blend up a dessert, or read a new magazine.

I always wanted a white kitchen, but our builder didn't offer white cabinets. Boo. So, I'm trying to teach myself how dark can be nice, too, adding them to my dream kitchens board. Ideas...
Source: bhg.com via Suzannah on Pinterest



3. Duh. Sew! You're reading this blog, so you must know a little about me. I love to create things!! I enjoy reading, listening to music, looking at blogs and magazines, etc., too, of course, but I really feel great when I make something from nothing! So I'm really excited for the new craft room in the new house, and wondering how I can lay everything out to be a really useful space. Lots of inspiration out there--I have a board for sewing/craft rooms, too! Some pretties...


Now, what about you?? And, any tips on how I can pick a common theme for the house and choose between all the lovely ideas I've been staring at and pinning for almost a year?!

To participate in the link-up, see the rules below. Non-bloggers can participate, too! You can share a link to a Pinterest board, tweet, Facebook, whatever you want. 

And of course, if you're not up for linking, I'd love to hear more about you in the comments to this post!

RULES: If you're a blogger, please include this button and a link back to this page somewhere in your post. Make sure to use the permalink for your blog post when creating your link. (In Blogger the permalink is under the scheduled posts on the right side.) **I believe the linky tool is open until the end of the day Sunday, August 11!**

Adventures in Dressmaking


You must follow at least 4 of the hosts. See more about them here to help you pick out some new faves!


Jeanette @ Artchoo
Lauren @ Elleby Design
Sentrell @ Suite Seven

AWARD: Each of the hosts will select one blog from the new followers who linked up to receive the "It Was Nice To Meet You Award." You may proudly post the award on your sidebar, or in a blog post! You will be introduced in a post by the hostess that awards you. Check back with each of us next week to find out who won.

Now have fun thinking about your six photos, and meet some new blogger friends! If you see a post you like, make sure to leave a comment saying "It was nice to meet you!" ;)

25 comments:

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  1. Sleep, food, sewing, sounds about right!

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  2. Um, let me say how mindblowingly awesome it is to see my craft room on your blog. I was over at Shrimp Salad Circus (a blog I regularly stalk, tee-hee)and saw the picture in your link. Crazyyyy. I actually just updated the peg board in my post today -- http://www.spoolandspoonblog.com/2012/08/craft-room-organization-peg-board.html

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    1. That's YOUR sewing room?!!? OMG, it is amazing!!! Soo beautiful, love it! Poring over your blog now for ideas... ;)

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    2. That it is. It was possibly the best makeover ever. :) Glad you like it as well!

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  3. Very cool! Is there a deadline for this?

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    1. 48 hours. Yeah, we were confused about that one for a while, too... I'll update the post!

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  4. Hi Suzannah! Love your linky party. Awesome idea! Of course, 'It's Nice To Meet You!" Thanks for all the splendid inspiration on your blog every day. And I am so happy we finally met at the family reunion in WA. xo "Aunt" Chris

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    1. Thanks, Chris! So glad you're inspired! Was great meeting you! =)

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  5. I also feel like a 90 year old woman! I knit, sew, and save money like one. :)

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  6. Great images! I really like the "Let's Stay Home" print and I would die to have either of those sewing rooms in my home...although it would be a craft room for me since I can't sew ;)

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  7. I've recently taken up sewing again, and by again I mean since I first learned how to in 7th grade home ec. I may have to come to you for some tips and advice. Nice to meet you :)

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  8. I love your list! Sleep is widely underrated :)

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  9. Getting a new place - how fun! I like to be at home too : ) You have some great inspirational images!

    Just subscribed. Looking forward to seeing some of your sewing projects!

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  10. sleeping is such a glorious, glorious thing. it's one of my favorite activities to do at home, too. good luck with your move! i hope we get to see some "in progress" shots of the new home and how you decorate everything! :)

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    1. Thanks! You will definitely see more in progress shots and hopefully progress!!

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  11. Your photos are sooooo wonderful! Yay for Pinterest when we need it. How fun to be planning a move and a new house! (Maybe not the move part....)

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  12. I'm finding that I'm becoming more and more of a homebody, too, especially the more time the blog takes up and keeps me glued to my camera! Love your post!

    - Lindsay

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    1. Blogs do that, don't they?! Photo editing takes a long time, too!

      Thanks!

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  13. I would love to learn to sew. I've been thinking about taking a class at the local community college! I can relate to number 1. I am in the process of decorating my bedroom and I have yet to make concrete plan. So many ideas!

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    1. Very cool! I would love to take some classes somewhere, to learn new things like pro Photoshop skills... I'm sure there are great sewing classes out there! And yes, it is so hard to pick one thing to stick with for decorating.. aah!

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  14. So exciting about the new house! Can't wait to see pictures! And NPR is my go-to channel in the kitchen as well. My favorite program is This American Life... although I have to say I have ruined a few recipes because I get so distracted by the stories!

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    1. Thanks! I'll definitely be sharing pictures! I'm an NPR junkie, love This American Life and Fresh Air and Radiolab!

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