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,

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