Monday, January 18, 2010

New room, new inspirations

Now that I have my awesome new crafting space, I started to hit up on my new year's resolution - finish the multitude of craft projects I have had laying around for MONTHS!!

I looked at my facbric closet (oy!) and decided to start using some of it. I started with this cute fabric cube - it will hold some of the mountainous supply of fabrics that I own.

These purses I found 1/2 finished in a plastic bin the basement. Seriously only took me about 20 per purse to finish - why did I leave them just sitting there - for 3 years??? They turned out cute.

And finally, because I love me!! I dressed up this plain jane letter "D" with some of my ribbon stash.

Craft Room Makeover - the after pictures!

Here, finally is the room!! I would still like to paint, I have a light yellow called Shortbread, picked out. Just dont' have the energy to paint yet.

When you walk in the door you are greeted by the Stampin Up Armoire. Can you believe I got this at a yard sale for $10?? I painted it inside and out and put new hardware on it. But what an amazing storage piece for such a low price tag.

I finally have the storage space for all of my Stampin up stamp sets. I can really see what I have and start putting them to use again. I am getting excited to start doing some crafting.

The bed is dressed with a pink and white striped comforter and has a green and white polka dot blanket and pillow. Just girly enough!!! The french memo boards are one of my projects - there are three more that are almost done leaning over by the door. Just need to find the best buttons to accent them!

I do have quite a stash of buttons - they are all from Papertrey Ink and I got the cute little spice jars from World Market. They are the perfect size to hold the bag of vintage buttons. The shelf holding the buttons came from my Mother -in-law. It was a plate shelf she had in the attic. I painted it up and backed it with the blue gingham fabric. I think it is such a cute background! The white storage unit came from Target and I put it together and backed some of the cubbies with pink paper with white polka dots. Love it!
I got this storage cabinet from Target too. The ribbon holder above came from Michaels and so did the tool organizer on the top. I use this cabinet for storage for my cricut and other handy tools! Like my binding machine. Soon, my Letterpress set will go here as well. I got one for Christmas - but it is backordered until the end of January...patience!!
This is my desk. I got the desk on clearance from a kids furniture store. I think I paid $25 for it! The board on the back I covered with ribbon and it dressed it up just enough.

This unit holds all of my clear stamps and other non SU stamps that needed a home. It is full - so I may need another one in the future - Did I mention that I am going to Michaels today???

Craft Room Makeover - the before pictures

**WARNING** This post could scare you!!! These are the awful messy before pictures of my girl/craft room/mommy space.

Scared yet?? I didn't even get the full affect of how much stuff I really have. Oh, and yeah! I have a 60% off coupon for Michaels - and yes, I am going today!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sick day crafts

I guess there is something to be said about being home with a sick kid, I got some crafting done! Cody is now old enough not to want to sit on my lap all day when he doesn't feel good. As a matter of fact, he just took over the recliner and watched t.v. all day - in between his naps, that is! Ok...on to the good stuff.

This was the first project of the day. I bought these frames at either Michaels or Joanne months ago. They came in a 4 pack and I think I maybe paid $4 for them. I dug into my massive button supply and just started gluing. I needed a perfect frame for the picture my 8year old drew for me. In the picture, he is wearing a shirt with an arrow pointing to me that says "I love her." I have a shirt with an arrow pointing to him saying "I love him." He also added a picture of Yogi Bear and Boo Boo bear. So cute!!

When I finished that, I was so proud of myself I decided to try something else...

Here are the "ingredients" I used a small jar from some Classico Pesto sauce and some scraps of fabric, foam and batting to get the project under way - oh, and of course the very important hot glue gun!!

I cut out some circles of foam and glued them to the lid of the jar. Next, I cut a circle of batting and started gluing the batting on top of the foam - pulling a little tightly to make it "pouf."

After that, I glued the circle of pink fabric to the batting, trimmed it all pretty and tied it up with some striped grosgrain ribbon. What do you think about my productive day???

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy New Year!

The holidays are over and it is time once again to start fresh! Will I be a better blogger? Will I post more than 5 times this year? That all remains to be seen.

Jon (my 8yr old) asked what my new years resolution is...I took some time and really thought about it and decided that it would be to finish some of the gazillion projects I found lying around in my craft stuff.

I have moved into a new crafting space and haven't even begun to make heads or tails out of all of my "Junk." Right now it is just a HUGE mess. I will post a little later the before / after shots of the new space. The before is really a little scary. Who knew I had that much stuff???

I have this picture posted...doesn't he make you happy?? He does me.