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. :)

Monday, March 15, 2010


What a wonderful idea for a baby nursery or child room!

learn how here:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Second Awesome post for the day. Awesome makeover

Not sure why I feel the need to use the word awesome today, 80's flashback. hehe. 



Awesome Giveaway from an Awesome Shop.

just a few items from her etsy shop that you could win so go check it out!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

1000th heart feature.

Today I reached a huge milestone (at least in my eyes) 1000 people have hearted my shop.  It makes me so happy to know that many people have browsed my shop and found something they liked.    I wanted to give a little love back to my 1000th, who actually turned out to be a dear teamcac friend. inspiredbymarie.etsy.com.

Bobbie makes some of the most beautiful wood burning art I have seen in my entire life.  One of my favorite pieces is the sailboat piece in the banner above.  

Here are a few more of my fav's.

and this one is favorite because hummingbirds always remind me of my grandmother.

Bobbie makes some beautiful wedding pieces from signature mattes to guest books and card boxes.    Please take a minute to stop by her shop and show her some love!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Front Page! I'm loving the recent FP excitement.

I actually had another one of my treasuries make it last Sunday and I never made it here to post, but now one of my items is on the FP thanks to an awesome treasury made by zaperoco

Thursday, March 4, 2010


A girl can WANT a lot of things, no one says I'll get them all...or any :) but it's still fun to look around.

Starting an awesome shelf from PB teens

this bag from anthropologie

this dress from banana (and while we are at WANTS, I want it 6 inches longer)

this art from geministudio

and these dog bowls from BellaVitaPet

Friday, February 26, 2010

Got another treasury on the front page of etsy yesterday.

What do you think of some of the items included?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Found a Funtastic Shop

You will quickly understand why I was initally drawn to it:

Isn't that ADORABLE?? and you know I love my doxies.

If you take some time and browse around there is tons of cuteness to be found.

This is only a very small assortment of what this great shop has to offer, so head on over to browse around and buy yourself something.  While you are there feel free to buy me a few things too :).