Sewing


Rockvale Art Gallery, is having their Grand Opening on March 19th, 2011. Please come join us as we cut the ribbon and begin a new journey into local Tennessee culture.

Rockvale Art Gallery, LLC is a unique Gallery located in a rustic old barn in Middle Tennessee, showcasing various forms of artistic expression. Their goal is to provide their customers with a relaxing, whimsical environment in which to view and purchase art, antiques, home decor and Interior Design Services. The Gallery offers a step into the past as well as a view of the future. The Gallery’s Artist’ are local, multi-talented, working professionals.

The mission of the Rockvale Art Gallery, LLC is to provide an enjoyable experience as well as a piece of art, jewelry, or home decor to suit every taste and budget.

Rockvale Art Gallery Owner – Paula Francis

I have been sewing for a gallery opening in March, and I have finally finished the purse I was working on. I just thought I would share this one project piece. I started out with the idea of just black with a cowgirlish print for pockets and the strap. The more I thought about it the more I wanted to add. So, I decided to do some fabric paint stenciling.


(Using freezer paper and a exacto knife)

I did a cowboy pic and some lettering…

I really liked this kokopelli petroglyph looking fabric. You?


(These are the pockets)

Finally, the finished project.

And, the other side.


(It says, “True Forward, Energy, Intention)

I am quite the novice when it comes to sewing, but it does not mean when my husband offered to build me this wonderful workbench that I would refuse. It all started when he was done with his workbench for his shop that I asked if he thought something like that would work for my sewing area.  He says,  (because he is so wonderful and astonishingly good to me) “I will do something better”.

He had to assemble it in the house because it would not fit through the door otherwise.

Our oldest decided it was a really good play den during the construction phase…

Add the bracing, almost done… (I was getting really giddy at this point, seeing it come together).

Here it is! I am so extremely happy with it. I told him to expect multiple compliments for the days to come. I know it is hard to tell the size by the picture, but I believe it is close to 4 ft x 8 ft.

Oh, and here is a picture of the shelves underneath.

Well, I have no excuses now not to get many of the projects done that I want to work on. “I am sewing mama, hear me roar”!