Oh August release dates, what will you do to my credit card?
Yesterday I managed to get into the basement and finish up reworking my craft area. While my husband is pretty grumpy that I’ve invaded the ‘Man Space’ I’m crazy happy over the results! It’s been a crowded mess down there for the last little bit and I’ve been crafting on the kitchen table. However, it’s a pain to lug up the things I need, or have to go back down because I forgot something, so I really wanted my space ready for me to pop down when I have a few minutes and work on something and not have to move it so we could eat a meal.
Now I’m so excited about it but when I took some pictures I realized that the electrical box looks pretty hideous on film. I know nothing about drywalling but I’m either going to beg someone who does to help me, or I’ll be learning! So pardon that tiny eyesore while I tour you around my happy little creative space.
I still want to attach the powerbar to the underside of my computer desk and get all the cords off the ground and tidied up. That thing in the corner is our freezer but it really can’t move anywhere else in the basement so for now I just covered it with a cool storage basket. The white cart under the table on the right holds all my papercraft tools and supplies. The blue bins beside are my fabrics and yarns.
There’s my scrapbook for our trip waiting to be filled. Along with some favourite pictures of me and my mom and dad, my Style School binder and my Jayne, “Time for some stunning heroics” and Marv the Martian mugs I use to store things.
I picked up the red, blue and green collapsible buckets at IKEA. I’ve got juice pouches in one, buttons in another and rick rack in the last one. At least one was supposed to be a little garbage bin on the table top but my supplies took over. There’s my cute new sewing box, contents all organized, my fun sewing books, and my Style School wreath project in progress.
In attempt to hide the eye sore I’ve filled the space up with some fun things. An owl from Cuba, a cute postcard, my inspiration hoop, silly faced Happy Bunny, a Beatles souvenir from London and yet another Style school project, the Polaroid art frame. For the Polaroid frame I used pictures from when I was a kid to add to the vintage feel (wow I basically just called my childhood vintage . . .) and I love those shots.
These are some completed things I have sitting around. I’m hoping to make a few more things this weekend and make my donation to the Craft Hope store.
Fun new fabrics. I fell in love with the wood grain fabric used for a book cover Style School assignment so I searched some out on Etsy and found it at uberstitch. I’m going to use it with the little woodland creatures print. The cursive writing practice one was just cute, and hey, I’m a teacher, I can print! The funky red one was on super clearance at Fabricland because it’s a Christmas print, but I thought it was just neat.
So now that I’ve accomplished so much there I can focus on my Style School assignments, do my own creative things and figure out how to put my sewing machine into this neat little table my mom gave me then paint it some cool colour.
Wow, looks like I’m going to be a pretty busy bee for the next little bit. Yippee!
This is another really neat idea from Craft Hope. Their Etsy store has all sorts of donated handmade items for sale. Right now it’s raising funds for Doctors without Borders. They seem to be getting tons of donations from the crafty world. I checked it out last night and already this morning there’s a whole other page of listings. I need to get to my sewing machine and create something for this!