Thursday, March 27, 2008

Learning Room Make Over

I've been inspired by Rebecca and Cheryl to de-clutter Peter Walsh style, especially in the learning room. (My oldest, seeing Walsh's book laying around, has adopted his title as her personal motto. Feeling overwhelmed by anything, she'll run around incanting "it's all too much!")

Since we've only been in this house a short while, the room needs more of a make-over than a real purge. I'm not done yet, but I found this adorable Dick and Jane fabric and can't stop sewing. I'm working on pillowcases for the comfy reading corner and a valance to top our window. (Not all the fabric is as busy as this one; I also bought a red with little white polka dots that is a nice compliment). I have visions of chair covers for my children's little white chairs, but that may be beyond me. Maybe cute book bags?


Clutter is a constant battle. It is all too much! The papers, projects, and goodies that come home from a single Sunday School class is alarming. And a McDo Happy Meal --forget about it! I dread McDonalds more for the chaos of all the stuff (can you unwrap this? where's my toy? what is it supposed to be anyway? did you get honey mustard?) than the smell of the playland and the questionable edibles put together... Sigh.
One room at a time...

Look, look, oh look! See Mom Work!

4 comments:

Eileen said...

That really is cute fabric! You all put me to shame with your decluttering capabilities. I finally got to a corner in the kitchen where I keep the homeschooling books and supplies, and it's neatened up, but I still can't find anything when I need it. (Sigh) I need one of those professional TV decluttering shows to take me on. :)

I love your new header--it's such a fun look!

Warmly,
Eileen

Anonymous said...

I'm making a bag from that fabric now! Love it! I've also got the lollidot to go as an accent...

Dawne said...

I love the fabric! :) Perfect for your reading corner. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and prayers, that means so much.

molly said...

I love the fabric, how fun your blog looks for spring!