Monday, August 17, 2009

Craft Room Organization and first custom art.

First of all this is what took my entire Sunday. Ok, not the entire thing since today is my mom's birthday, Jason and I spent a little time yesterday celebrating with her and showering her with new craft toys, some coffee, and a few candles. I didn't know what to get her, so she got a hodge podge gift basket full of little things I knew she would enjoy.

So, back to what took MOST of my Sunday. First I had to go to Target and find this bad boy. They are on sale cheaper than they have ever been before, so it was slim pickins when we got there. Thankfully, black seemed more popular than white, so there were two white ones remaining:Cute huh? It TOOK forever and multiple mistakes for us to get this darn thing together. Why oh WHY can't they come at least 1/2 way assembled. Seriously, the directions were uber confusing and after finally getting it together I had to nail 64 tiny nails into the back panels to attach them onto the shelf itself. A hot glue gun would have been so much easier, but in the stressful moment I didn't think of that. My husband made fun of me with my making memories hammer, but it did the job without me having to walk to the garage (did you know I'm lazy?)

So now, the part of the craft room you didn't see before in this post http://aliciasfavoritethings.blogspot.com/2009/07/craft-room-tour.html. You see, there was a BIG ugly (like from the 80's) treadmill that took up WAY too much space. We moved it into a closet (still useable) in another room and gave me more space.

So now, instead of an ugly fold up card table, I have a nice place to store all my junk without it looking so messy. I do have some craft books in another room that will go on one or two of the shelves but the rest will be useful for nicely organizing unstarted pieces, drying pieces, completed pieces and my idog (do you see him, I love him). Oh and that light is AWESOME. It's in the target back to college section for $10. It gives off so much light I can finally see everything in my room at night. It used to always be so dreary in the evenings/night.

Now the craft of the night.

I was asked to create a custom art of sorts. Basically one of my cards designs, tweaked and able to be framed and hung. Here is the result. I'm sending her here to approve it, so let's all hope she loves it. If she doesn't, I already know where I want to hang it. If she loves it, I guess I'll have to make another one for myself :)

The colors are off just a touch since it's 10:30 at night and I had to use the flash. We all know what flash does to our products.

If you like it too, head to my etsy shop. I'd be happy to create one for you, words and colors of your choice.

Happy Monday everyone! (and Happy Birthday mamma).

4 comments:

Christie Cottage said...

Your new cubby looks grat and I love your custom piece!

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Kristin said...

I love it!!!!! So pretty... and ps, happy birthday to your mom!

AMKreations said...

Love it! the shelf makes such a nice addition to the room and your new set is gorgeous! =)

And don't worry, those put together jobbies are always a pain! =) You're not the only one who has issues with them. =)

Embellished Bayou said...

That is a great display piece! You get tons of organization and a place to show off all your pretty things too! I love the custom piece as well.