Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Craft Room Completion

You may remember and old blog post showing off my craft room.  


Well, it was nice but a little cluttered (and visable from my living room and dining room) and didn't quite flow with the rest of my house.    My biggest hate of the room was the pink tile.  The walls were pink when we moved in too but that was the first room I painted.  

I finally saved up enough pennies to buy the tile to match the rest of our house and that sparked my motivation to make this room up to par with the rest of our home.

Without further rambling:

This is the "work" side of the room.   For a reminder here is the old cluttered look with lots of unmatched and too open storage:

Now I have lovely matching cabinets.  Insider secret, if you stalk Lowes clearance section you can find cabinets for $10-$20 each, marked down from regular prices of $140-$180.    There are always some there, it's just a matter of waiting patiently for the color and sizes you want.  Another secret for paper people, a 18" cabinet is perfect for holding the sterlite paper storage you see in the above photo.

One thing you may be surprised about is the lack of "nice" leather desk chairs.    My back hated those and for the amount of time I spend sitting there my eyes can handle looking at a task chair instead of pretty (but uncomforatable) chairs.

Next we move onto the "comfy" side of the room.   Here is the photo of the last before view.  Again, to much open cluttered storage.

Now it's warm and welcoming and contained clutter :)

I would love to make that white cube shelf black to better match the rest of the room but I have to decide if I'm going to try and paint it or just wait for a good sale and buy a new one.  It's not horrible but I think it would match the rest of the room better in a darker tone. 

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Front Page Alert

I was an alternate in this lovely treasury and got to sit on the front page for a little bit today

Monday, July 26, 2010


Since I've been MIA from bloggertown I've thrown a few par-tay's :)  Yeah I'ma dork.    First up is a baby shower for a great friends and coworker.  

From this little event I think I am most proud of this banner I made.   I put my little cricut to work :)  

Next I made some frames (gifts to mom to be, matched her nursery) and included the ultrasound photos of Ms Ava.    Another friend made that awesome diaper cake.  One of the best I've ever seen!

I made little birdhouses filled with M&M's for the take home favors (and there are currently a couple of them hanging from Ms. Ava's ceiling in her nursey.  You will also notice the larger centerpiece birdhouses.

It was a great day in celebration of an wonderful and amazing friend.   I'm so happy she is a mommy now!

It's been a really long couple of months.

I've been a very bad blogger.    I've made the commitment to myself today to start back up on a fairly regular basis :).  Thanks to everyone who remained a "follower" to a lifeless for months blog.

I'll be starting short and simple today.  Showing off one of my latest and possible all time favorite treasury.

Isn't it just lovely and soothing.    To view the treasury on etsy and visit some of the included shops CLICK HERE

Now, I've been a busy bee in my craft room preparing a ton of new stuff for my shop.   I just need to stop creating and take an evening to photograph and list.

Happy Monday and welcome back to my blog :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Front Page Alert

Thank so much to my awesome friend PA http://www.pacountrycrafts.etsy.com/ for putting together this beautiful collection of spring greens.

Thanks so much and congrats to all my other team members who were included.   Front page exposure is always exciting.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Feel in love with a wonderful blog this morning.

A friend sent me this cute little email this morning and I thought it was so cute I had to look at the blog it came from.   I am in love with it, such a wonderful blog and a great way to start the day.

How cute are they?!?!

Head over to become a blog follower and get these to find these wonderful posts everyday.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fabric Flowers

Lately I have been a little obsessed with fabric flowers and all the things that people do with them.  I decided I would share a few of my recent favorite finds here for you to see too.

One of my favorite bloggers lollychops made this purdyiness.  Check out her tutorial here: http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/2010/03/wall-flowers-week-yellow-wednesday.html

She also made this:

and this:
so be sure to check out the rest of her blog this week for all the awesome flower (it's wallflower week) tutorials.
Moving on to another blogger http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/2010/03/recycled-roses-pillow-tutorial.html you can make this BEAUTIFUL rose pillow.

and one more before I close.  These are so not something I think I could make, but they are really beautiful!  Be sure to visit the tutorial and see if you can do it.  http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=5627
Happy Hump Day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

An early morning Front Page.

I'm in a lovely treasury curated by:

and it made it to the Front Page this morning at 5:00am, not sure who was awake to see it then, but I got lots of views and hearts!  WAHOO. 

Isn't it purdy. :)