Monday, August 22, 2016

My New Craft Space

Good evening all. I said I would post some updated photos of my crafting space. Unlike having a whole room to call my own, I now have several different areas.  We bought a townhome that has the Master downstairs plus a Guest Bedroom.  Since my husband is working from home, I needed to relinquish the Guest Bedroom for his office. I suppose since crafting is just a hobby and doesn't pay bills, it made sense!

We do have a second floor which incorporates a 3rd.bedroom , a full bath, Bonus Room and a large walk in attic. The picture above is my work desk and chair that I bought at a yard sale for $50. This is a little alcove on the top floor over looking the two story foyer. It's very bright and light and I love the area to work in.

This Ikea piece was in my craft room in San Marcos. I'm only utilizing the top half to store inks, stamp sets, paper and some odds and ends. Since this room (17x17) will be furnished and decorated for my grandchildren, the  remainder of my supplies needed to be tucked away in the attic space.

This walk in attic is off the Bonus Room. It isn't insulated now, but will be sometime in the future. I stored my remaining items on three 3 tier metal shelves that I bought from Target.  These shelves are amazingly large and sturdy and were less the $40 each.  My husband did attached hem to the 2x4's for safty. It's not the perfect solution, but I am determined to make it work.

Room Essentials $34.99
Well I'll b signing off for the evening. I hope you had a wonderful day and did something CRAFTY!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Well here it is August 20th. and now its been another 2 months since I posted. Honestly, I lost my my mojo, big time. I have had my CRAFTY space organized for about a little over two weeks, but just actually crafted something last Wednesday and Thursday! It was my GD Esther's 9th. Birthday and I needed a card!

Although I have lots of stamps, I did not have a Mermaid stamp. No problem. I own a Cricut Explore Air.  I cut the 4 darling little mermaids from Life is a Beach cartridge. Three were for bookmarks and one for decorating the outside of the envelope. The cartridge even included a Mermaid card to coordinate with the bookmarks. I just backed the cut out portion with some retired SU paper.(I believe it was from Cherry on Top paper stack)

These were nothing fancy or difficult but it put a big SMILE on Esther's faceMission accomplished.  Now hopefully this will jump start my MOJO.

**The papers are from Stampin'Up! and Bazzil. The inside sentiment is SU's Bring on the Cake stamped with Bermuda Bay ink.

That's about it for tonight. Monday I plan to show pictures of my crafting space here in my new home. Until then, I hope you have wonderful weekend and can do something CRAFTY!

Crafty Hugs,

Friday, June 17, 2016

Has it been that long!

Good afternoon from Clayton, NC. I decided to do a little catch up today and realized it was almost 2 months to the day I last posted! There has been so much going on, and I had thought about it several times, but always got distracted or was running around. Hopefully some of you are still hanging in there with me 😊

We are now here living in Clayton, NC in a new townhome.  My hubby and I lived with my daughter for almost 6 weeks. It was a wonderful time and I'm missing her and her sweet spirit. Since Steve is working from home and I like to be settled, we moved pretty quickly to find a home to call our own. Fortunately, we did. It is about 40 minutes from my girls here in NC, but I love the country setting . It's in a Planned Urban Development,  Flowers Plantation. We are surrounded by lots of trees, different price point developements with single family homes, townhome communities, golf courses, walking trails, and farmland.  

Several other things were on our To Do list. Buying a car, washer and dryer, and refrigerator. I'm pleased to report, we bought a 2016 Honda CR-V, which we love, and Kenmore appliances.

Our new home

My daughter helping me unpack the kitchen. What a blessing.

On June 4th through 11th our family had a reunion at the Outerbanks in NC. What a great time we had. There were 16 adults and 9 children. The house was full of fun and love.

With all of that said, I don't have one recent project to share. Actually, all my craft room supplies are still in 14 boxes in my Bonus Room! I do have some very neglected Paper Pumpkin projects set aside, though. I will be working on those for now until I have my crafty space organized.

That's about it from me. Have a wonderful and CRAFTY weekend.

Crafty Hugs,