I wanted to share my new craft room...I was so excited to move downstairs...My old room was shaped awkwardly and there wasn't much room for shelves to hang on the wall...I have so much more storage in my new room and I am able to get a big table in the room so I have a better work space..
This was my old room (didn't keep it this messy we started to move stuff out already) Oh and see that itty bitty table in the left corner? Yeah, that was my work table...I usually ended up working on the floor...
Here's Albert putting up the shelves in the closet
Got the new table in...
So here's the pics of my new craft room.
The cherry cabinet holds scrapbooks and Cricut cartridges which I purchased at a yardsale for $10...The shelf above it was also from a yardsale (free) which holds some odds and ends. Next to the shelf is a Birthday gift from my Aunt Cindy. It's a wrapping paper organizer but I used it for ribbon and some other accessories. Below that is my paper and sticker stand.
This is my new 6 foot table I got for my birthday. I have so much room to work now! I love it! I have a power strip to plug in any tools I may need and surronding the table are lots of accessories...I have a basket full of scissors, buttons, flowers, brads and eyelets in canisters on the magnet board. And the shelves (one from a thrift store, the other from a yardsale) holds my glues, glimmer mists, ink pads, and others odds and ends. Be;ow the table are laces, a trash bad, plain boxes that I will decorate to put up on etsy...
This is my computer stand...nothing really exciting there.
This is my closet...my hubby bought me the shelves and put them up for my birthday...I have lots of goodies in those bags and boxes...Tim Holtz grunge board fills a bag, lots of glue dots fills another, cut outs, paints, floral accessories etc.
And finally the enterance to my crafty cave :)
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I finally finished up my Halloween mini...just about anyways...I just need to order the pics to go inside...This was my first ever Halloween mini...I think it turned out pretty cool...I played around with a lot of techniques that I learned from Marion Smith and it finally came together...I put pockets and photo mats and places to journal. I've never journaled in my scrapbooks before so I'm gonna try it out in this one. Here's the rest of the album (minus the pics from Halloween), If you missed the first portion of the Halloween mini its a few journal entries prior to this...enjoy...
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Well I've been a crafty mood lately and worked on my second Pay It Forward Gift...only 2 more to go. But I think before I get started on those I need to finish my Halloween mini...I put that off for way too long....so we'll see...but here's pics of my mini I made for PIF2011...I put lots of tags in it so that she can journal and put pics in it. And I tried not to decorate it too much so that she could add herself and herstyle to it....I hope she likes it!
The front cover
The front cover
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Well I'm pretty tired of trying to find a home for all my craft stuff...so instead I got started on my Pay It Forward gifts....I made it from an Altoids tin...I cut a piece of burlap and hot glued it to the front. I used the UTEE technique that I learned from Marion Smith to make the letter "F" and stickers for the rest of the word family. I used glimmer mists on the flower and cut apart some Christmas pics for the balls. Then I copied a quote and put inside and included a pic of the family. (I didn't post that b/c I don't know if she'll read this and I want her to be surprised) Hope you like it!
So my birthday is in a few days and my husband wasn't sure what to get me so I decided that I wanted a new craftroom with lots of areas for storage...so that's what I've been working on...I'm very excited! Then, my wonderful friend and crafty pal, Angela, posted a thing on facebook about a handmade pay it forward challenge and I'm doing it! The first 5 people to comment on the facebook status about the challenge will receive a handmade item by me but in turn they had to post the challenge too and make items for those first five people...The items must be made within the year, I'm shooting for the first five months...I can't wait to get started. But for now I will work on finishing up my new space...I will share pics later!