Look! Contrary to popular opinions girls CAN use glue and screws and saws and make things that don't collapse. Amazing. I found strawberry printed fabric at work and took two strawberries to sew together into a pincushion. It is very cute. Particularly in my ultra handy girly sewing closet.
(see the shelves below? one is for buttons and knitted swatches, another for stuffing, small scraps of fabric, and crafty things like googly eyes, and the bottom is for making dolls--something I did years ago but can't get rid of the supplies) Luckily our bed will have drawers to hold the 4 cubic feet of fabric that no longer fits in the sewing closet. I can't even explain how happy this closet makes me. It is something about the pink and the fake fur and the sewing machine all interacting to create ecstatic joy.
Wow! Suddenly it is like we got a whole extra room (and didn't even have to pay 100,000 dollars for it!) I seriously have spent the last 3 days sitting in the kitchen. I think today is the first day I went into the living room for any amount of time. I cook James sits and talks to me, James does the dishes, I talk to him. The table is also perfect for getting out leftovers, making drinks, playing with the birdy, and on and on and on.