Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Craft Room

I've been taking pictures of my yarn stash so that I could participate in the "flash your stash" thread on Ravelry.  I figured while I was at it, I'd take pictures of my craft room since I finally moved out of the basement and into our son's old bedroom this past summer. I was tired of not having any natural light coming in & decided to take his old room over because even a north facing window is better than none. :)

The entrance to the room is in the southwest corner of the room just to the left of this pic of the west wall. The shelving unit was in place when it was DS's room and I left it there because it makes handy storage for family history books, scrapbooks, yarn, and other assorted stuff. Kinda cluttered, but overall it works.
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I just bought an over the door hook organizer today to store my project bags. I often joke that I'm a bag lady because I love bags and always have a few around for toting stuff in. :)
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At the far end of the west wall in the northwest corner, is my knitting corner. I store a few papercraft related items on it, but it's mostly yarn stuff.
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In the northeast corner is my desk. The one and only window in the room is between my knitting corner and my desk.
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My spare craft/storage table is perpendicular to my desk and helps me have a place to store papers and such.
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I have some storage drawers in the corner between the desk & table. They're accessible from the back side.
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I still had space along the east wall for the dresser I refinished. I am thinking about replacing it with a bigger one that I have in the garage that is waiting to be refinished.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Composition Books

As usual when I geared up for the craft shows I had in November & December I made up a slew of altered composition books. Here are a couple that I did. More to follow soon. :)

I had a lot of fun with this one. I used the floral pattern of the paper to decorate with Stickles to jazz it up a bit. I stamped & embossed the letters and used a circle punch to cut them out and also for the matte behind them.
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This pic shows the glitter a little better. :)
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On this one I used a border punch on both edges of the cardstock for the center panel. I then filled in the circles with Glossy Accents. It's hard to tell, but I also used Glossy Accents on the dots of the paper as well. I painted a bit of glitter on the paper flower at the bottom to make it sparkle a bit.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Decorated Gadget Boxes

First off, let me just say that I can't believe I haven't posted anything since October! Life just seems to have gotten away from me. I've been busy, but I've also taken the time to create. I even took pictures of my creations. I think I just got overwhelmed. I'd take a pic and think "oh I'll post later, I just don't have time to upload and edit the photos right now". Before I knew it, I had nearly 200 photos to upload, edit, and do a blog post about. Never mind all the pics I took that weren't craft related. Sigh. So anyways, I'm back and determined to get in a few posts a week till I get them all posted. Now on to some cute stuff! :)

If y'all are anything like me, you always have use of a cute box. They're great for organizing things. I bought a couple of these little 4"x6" Iris photo storage boxes to use in my knitting bag to hold gadgets, small double pointed needles, row counters, measuring tapes, and other knitting and crocheting paraphernalia. They are actually the perfect length to hold crochet hooks. But I digress. My daughter was home on leave in late October/ early November and wanted to take some crocheting stuff back to her ship with her. I went and bought her one of these little boxes and then had the brilliant idea to decorate with some paper she had admired from another project. That stroke of genius then led to me making a half dozen more of them for the two craft shows I did in November & December. Unfortunately I must not have been selling to people who saw the potential in them. I still have 4 of them left. Sigh.

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Last but not least, my favorite one. :)
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