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The Basement Sewing Rooms

And I’m back from my staycation. Not that I really took time off to read a book or do some sunbathing as I had a 1001 projects scheduled to do. Trust me, it’s not fun living with me and I quite often pity Bo for putting up with me. I plan, schedule and organise around the clock – even when I’m asleep. I just can’t do nothing. Even when I’m watching Pretty Little Liars on Netflix, I find time to play Simcity on my iPad and check Instgram on my iPhone. That’s why I like to drive a lot as that’s keeping me calm and steady and concentrating on traffic only.

Two of the projects were organising the basement storage room and to paint pink wainscoting in my sewing rooms. I found the rooms very bleak and now with the pink it feels warmer and homelier – as far one can get a basement to look homely.

I love this map given by my friend Mandy. The headmaster of her school wanted to throw it out and Mandy rescued it knowing how much I dislike Suriname, although it’s my mother’s native country. It will never be mine, I stick to the poster – ha!

This is the room where I craft, the adjoining room where I sew I couldn’t photograph today as I only use natural lightning and there was no light in that room. So that’s for another day.

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  • Dingen Die Fijn Zijn
    19/08/2015 at 12:24

    Oh mooi! Jaloers 🙂 En ik heb ook zo een hoofd dat niet afkan…

  • Jennifer
    19/08/2015 at 13:45

    Ziet er mooi uit! En dat ‘niets doen’ komt me bekend voor ha.

  • Caroline Rowland
    19/08/2015 at 13:51

    Beautiful Yvonne! Love the pink walls. X

  • Irene
    19/08/2015 at 15:14

    I love old school maps. I rescued a blackboard from my son’s school a couple of years ago. It is enormous. I haven’t found a home for it,yet, in the house we currently live, but it will be worth it when we do! Enjoy your new creative space. I always look forward to your posts. xoxo

  • Hayley
    19/08/2015 at 16:30

    I think that’s such a gorgeous room! Just what I imagine my crafting room to look like. One day . . . I’ll keep dreaming about my room at the end of the garden for now though!


  • Lallabel
    19/08/2015 at 16:44

    Usually I dont like pink very much but this room is so cute and serene… I love it!

  • Sarah
    19/08/2015 at 18:19

    Goh, ik wou dat wij ook zo’n mooie ruime kelder hadden. 🙂 Project kelder zal als laatste zijn. Eerst de andere kamers.

  • eva maria
    19/08/2015 at 18:24

    Love it! 💛

  • mary
    19/08/2015 at 19:18

    Lovely ~ i notice many chairs around the table… perhaps for a sewing/crafting party???

    With Kindness,

    • Yvonne Eijkenduijn
      19/08/2015 at 20:56

      Yes crafting tea parties and sitting around with friends making stuff.

  • Miss Fanchon
    20/08/2015 at 11:41

    Hi Yvonne.
    I bought "25 Beautiful Homes" at the airport and your house was in it!
    I thought those pictures seemed strangely familiar to me. : )

    I love your place and the constant change in it.
    I miss your little books, they were so sweet…

    fr. (Paris)