Monday, March 10, 2014

Weekend Project: The Craft Closet

Good Monday Morning my friends!

The weather this weekend was lovely!  It was so nice to open all of my blinds and let tons and tons of sunshine in!

Thanks to absorbing the energy from the sunshine, I made lots of progress with my spring cleaning.  One of the bigger projects this weekend was tackling the closet in my craft room.

It wasn't too terrible, but I had several seasonal items I needed to add to storage, and that space is very, VERY tight.  I was extremely happy to be a small person working in that very small space.


The corners of the closet are used for items I don't need to access easily.  The pink and purple boxes have seasonal craft things stored in them, so I only need them around Christmas Crafting time.  The white totes and green box have random odds and ends that are a bit easier to get to in case I decide I want to craft with them.  The clear totes have all of my memorabilia I've kept around to scrapbook. 


I added a shelf to the empty space below the main shelf.  It holds boxes and baskets ready to decorate for gifts.


The back left side of the closet holds my scrap wood pieces and my work table.  Cheap Ikea bag holders keep my wrapping paper organized and easy to grab.  In front of that are my two travel totes for crafting on the go.


The right side of the closet is still a little mismatched.  The top shelf isn't bad and holds more miscellaneous things. I don't need often.  Including a tote of pink faux fur. :-P


The floor on the right side has my buffet tables I drag out for random events buried underneath all of my artwork from collage that needs organized.  It's also the home to a lot of my larger papers.  Still needs some love on this side.


This unit holds most of my scrapbooking things, as well as a few mixed media goodies.  It's a newer addition to my space, so I'm still getting it organized in the way that's the most practical.  My scrapbooks live on top, and there's an over the door organizer on the door that has room to grow left.

It's a good start, and looks a ton better than it did.  I hope everyone has a lovely and productive week ahead of them!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Etsy Roundup: Busy Bees

TGIF, everyone!

I've been a busy little bee as of late trying to get my spring cleaning on.  Yes, there is still a ton of snow outside, and yes, we just had an ice storm...but I'm still spring cleaning.  And hoping that spring will take the hint and pop in to say hi sooner than later.

Since I've been a busy little bee, here's an etsy roundup of all the cool little bee things I've found when I probably should have been cleaning.

Also, I love bees. :-) 



From left to right: 1) Stained Glass Honeycomb by BespokeGlassTile 2) Sweet Like Honey Print by theWheatField 3) Bee Tarot Print by CorvidStudios 4) Honey Bee Toy by Armadillo Dreams 5) Note Card Set by witandwhistle 6) Vintage Bee Coin Necklace by roxcraft 7) Bee Ceramic Dish by MadgeDishes 8) Bee Happy Print by MayFrenzyDesigns 9) Sweet Honey Bee Charm by Miraposa Miniatures 10) Bee Crochet Pattern by Yarnington 11) Art Nouveau Bee by Kirimothdesigns

I'm absolutely in LOVE with that bee coin necklace.  I'm in love with everything, actually...but that might be my fav.

Happy Sort-of-Spring Cleaning, everyone!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Snow Place Like Home

Happy Winter, everyone!

It has most certainly been a long one this year.  Here in the Tristate area of West Virginia we've had a ton of snow and constantly below freezing temperatures.  Not fun to drive in by any means, but it's awfully pretty. :-)

The Boys Really Love It.

I don't typically mind winter (it is my last name, after all. ^_^).  I don't love the cold, but I can live with it.  The one thing I can't stand about winter is the constant lack of sunshine.  If I were a superhero, my power would come from sunlight.  I NEED IT.  I can't do anything without sunlight.

So of course, ever since winter started officially I haven't done much of anything.  Except for sleep.  I've definitely caught up on that sleepy time.

I did manage a couple of creative things over the last few months.  I played around a bit in Illustrator:



The end result is framed in my craft room.  I might make some prints available on the shop at some point. :-)


The girls and I also had a pre-Christmas visit to the Pottery Place.  Always a good time.


Christmas with the Fam Fam is always a good time, and this year was no different.  Silly Christmas movies and card games are always fun.


I also added a ton of nerdy Pokemon and Sailor Moon jewelry to the shop.  I'm thinking about doing a few Anime conventions later this year so I'm beefing up my inventory.  It could be lots of fun! :-)

I just wanted to pop in and give you lovely people a quick update.  Now that Spring is inching ever closer, I'm ready to come out of hibernation and get back at my pile of unfinished projects.  Should be exciting! :-)

See you soon!