Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Last round of room pictures!

This should be the last group for now, unless I decide to change again! Haha...Just other storage items and the rest of the room. I made the Create sign with my Cricut and the Mickey Font. I used the circles from Snow Play SU set for the background stampng. The paper was a Paperbilities pack on clearance for 5 bucks at Wal-Mart. The punches are stored in the bottom 4 drawers of an Iris Christmas Ornament storage cart. The smaller ones have the dividers in the drawers. The top drawers are my SU accessories. The Plastic carts hold my jars of ribbon, extra wood stamps (not SU) Quilling materials, and some other stuff. Back in the corner is hidden my piles I have no room for and projects to work on! (That's why it may look a tad messy. I was working in here late last night!)
I tried to set up the space as "stations" The former kitchen table is the "coloring" station, with most of my markers, pastels, etc. Everything wouldn't fit! The former microwave cart is the "cutting" station with the cuttlebug and cricut, plus accessories for them in the drawer, and shelf under the drawer. In the cabinet part is all my craft books and magazines. The drafting table is my main work area. I tried to keep it more open, so i have room to spread my stuff on it when working. The other table is the inking/accessories table. Honestly, it's just another place to work! :) My mom comes over a lot now, and this is right where she goes! No clock, no TV. Just crafts.
Thanks for looking!

Craft room Storage

Ok, so apparently I can't load too many pictures at once, so here's how I store some of my things. Eventually, I would like all floor cabinet/drawer storage with table tops. But that's for another year. :) My favorite finds are the black slider boxes from Wal-Mart's school supply section for 50 cents a piece! I put my markers by colors and labeled them. There's one picture of them in a drawer, and one box open. My other favorite find, was my white yard sale shelf. It was only 2 bucks, but it was an ugly mauve, coated with dust and dirt color. I washed it up, hammered the top off to get off this heart routered into a curvy piece of wood, layered white paint on it, added hooks to hang, then decorated with rub-ons from stampin up. I had a small white shelf too from flowers I bought, and it sits perfectly on top to make it more decorative! I had to put rub-ons on it too! It may be a bit much all together, but they'll scrape off if i want to change it!
The table is my coloring station, though not all coloring items would nicely fit. Yes, that's a Longaberger basket with markers in it. (Don't worry, it has a liner!) We got it as a gift for our wedding 2 years ago, and never used it. Now it has a purpose! My oh-so-kind artist brother in law sent me most of the markers. They were his extras. Wasn't that nice?

Nice Place for a Crafty Space!

I intended to set this up for my crafts/cards, and so far haven't gotten around to it. I took more pictures of my new crafting area today (during the day, with the blinds up!) so it can show off the view, and how nice the room colors blend with the nature outside right now. Also have pictures of my storage solutions for now. It seems like every few months it's changing! :)
A favorite touch is the sage umbrella! I found it on clearance at Hobby Lobby. The flowers in it were on clearance at my husbands work. So with his discount, they cost a whopping 92 cents! Not bad, huh?
This was our carpeted breakfast nook. We never really eat in it, unless we had guests, so it was kinda wasted space. Over a year ago, we had a puppy, and she decided to make the carpet her outside place. We gave her away, I ripped out the carpet and matting, and my father in law had to cut out the baseboard. We installed new baseboard, and Pergo flooring. Most of the items in here I "redesigned" for the space. The apple cloth covered table, was my 1st dining table. (We were given a bigger one, now in the kitchen.) The drafting table and other table were in my living room on either side. My father in law had 3 drafting tables, and gave me this one. I moved all the storage stuff into the new room, and rearranged for about 4 days. I ordered some new SU stuff for storage, found a matching green/brown striped "back to school" area rug at Target, and this is the result! I want to get some shelves (really the Making Memories embellishment center) to store my jars of buttons, flowers and ribbons. They are all in mason jars. Another cheap storage solution! Right now, they're just outta the way. Eventually, they'll be a pretty addition to the wall!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Ahhhh....relief. Not spelled R-O-L-A-I-D-S

I called my family Doc today to try to get an appointment this week. They, OF COURSE, had "nothing available til next week." I could NOT stand the itchy, miserable, non-sleeping grief any longer! I just sucked it up and went to the ER. I really hated to do it, but I was to the point of wussiness. I just needed the itch (and the spreading) to stop. This is how bad it was. I wore a long sock over my arm to bed last night, to try to keep the irritation down. I looked silly, but, did sleep most of the night.
So, now I'm on steroids and benedryl. I'll pump you up and take a nap when finished! HAHA...


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Poison Ivy!

UGH!!! I was doing yard work a few days ago, and knew there was poison ivy in the tree vines. I tried my very best to stay away from it. I didn't think I touched it, but sure enough, yesterday I blistered all up and down one arm. I woke up at 4:30 yesterday morning because of the itching! I slept on and off today, and again, am still up at 3 AM. It's spreading some, and the blisters are pretty big. It's not going to the hospital worthy, but so very uncomfortable! I have clear caladryl and aveeno hydracortizone cream.
I've NEVER had poison ivy in my 31 years of living, but this year, this is the 2nd time I've gotten it. The first time it was just a little, and I didn't know I got it, or what I had.
So so itchy!

Friday, July 25, 2008

My cute new kitty!

Since I've first posted, a new little one has been added to our fur baby family! She was rescued from a business parking lot on a rainy day by my husband. She's long haired calico, and cute as a button! We've had her for 2 weeks and we cannot come up with a name for her! We've been calling her Little Bit, but of course, she will get bigger, and the name won't fit.
Here's her Purr-sonality: Very playful and frisky, sassy, not afraid of the other cats who are 4 times her size, affectionate, loving, and has a little rollie pollie tummy. Hopefully, I can figure out posting a picture so she can be seen. My other female kitty is a calico too, and her name is Nutmeg (nutters, meggies, nutty, etc. for short). My other 2 cats are toms, one yellow striped, the other orange striped. They are Morris and Buster.

So what's a good name for the new one? Halloween & Callie have already been thrown out by my husband. :)