By Katja Kromann

Great Finds: Ana's sewing room, aprons and cucumber snack

Great Finds: Ana's sewing room, aprons and cucumber snack
Ana's sewing room and aprons

Today we are back at Ana's house. Ana is full of fabulous surprises and today I want to share a couple of them with you.

You might remember that I recently helped make over their family room and it was such a fun process. While I was busy over there, Ana pulled together her new sewing room and look how awesome it turned out.

She found inspiration for the big island on Ikeahackers.net and created this fantastic sewing table out of a couple of shelving units, table tops and casters. The original idea called for using IKEA's Expedit, but since that was discontinued earlier this year, to the dismay of many - there is even a Facebook page to save it, she used their new look-alike: Kallax. The casters are also called Kallax.

The wall color is Breaktime by Sherwin Williams. The overhead light is this one by IKEA. Ana added some pom pom fringe to the edge. I love how that looks. The rug is by Home Decorators collection, but has since been discontinued.

By her side is her newly rescued shelter dog Skipper Darlington (love that name). More pictures of him here.

Ana's sewing room and aprons

Ana has been sewing for many years and finally got this dreamy room set up for it. She just started selling her wares on Etsy. In the corner of her sewing room is her computer desk and on the wall, her collection of dolls and music players that she has been collecting for years since getting her first one as a child. She finds the music players on Ebay.

The chair was a Craig's list find that she painted and had reupholstered using Amy Butler fabric: Coreopsis in spruce. The curtain is another Amy Butler fabric: Fresh Start. Similar. The desk lamp is the Ranarp work lamp from IKEA.

We will get to her wonderful sewing creations in a minute, but first, let me share this recipe for a great afternoon snack she made for me the first time I came to her house. It is so easy to make and has become a favorite for when I am in the mood for a quick healthy bite with a sour kick to it. It's so good!

Ana's sewing room and aprons

Slice up a couple of Persian cucumbers. Trader Joe's has them. They are smaller than usual cucumbers and more crunchy. Regular cucumbers will do just fine as well.

Put them on a plate and squeeze lime all over, then sprinkle with some chili and salt spice - either mix it yourself or Ana uses a spice mix called Tajin from Trader Joe's.

Ana's sewing room and aprons

Ana and I are cutting up some cucumbers while wearing a couple of her adorable aprons.

And here is the finished snack. I love how the red plays with the green. The lime gives it such a freshness too and the chili a little bite. Love it! It's such a great little appetizer.

Ana's sewing room and aprons

Let me show you some of the aprons she hand makes and sells on Etsy.

Ana's sewing room and aprons

Here are some of the patch work half aprons she has made lately. They have extra long ties so you can cross them on the back and still have enough length to tie a bow on the front. I love that. Apron on the left. Apron on the right.

Ana's sewing room and aprons

Here are two more. I just love how beautifully Ana pairs the fabrics. So pretty! Apron on the left. Apron on the right.

Ana also makes these adorable little bags. They are just too cute!
Ana's sewing room and aprons
Bag on the left, bag on the right. I could see these hanging from the back corner of a chair or a door knob or used in a bathroom for toiletries maybe?

Ana also make the cutest fitted crib sheets, decorative pillow cases and fabric garlands. She even takes custom orders. I just ordered something for our upcoming master closet reveal.

Ana's favorite fabric sources are Fabric.com, Etsy and JoAnn's

Ana's Etsy store
Be sure to follow her on Instagram. Lots of fabric inspiration to be had.

Ana's sewing room and aprons


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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist and homeschooling mom to a teenager by day.

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