Friday, 24 October 2014

Playtime and tidying up time

After what can only be described as a traumatic few months, doing battle with my insurance company and dealing with builders, it is wonderful having the peace of my 4 walls once again! It has taken me some time to get my craftroom back in order, but I'm nearly there :-)
Some playtime was definitely called for, and I had fun decorating the little birdhouse (part of the giveaway prize I won)

The area above my desk is where I display things I've made - 

- although I didn't make the fabric birds (or hens!) - they were bought at a craft fair.
Elsewhere in my room I've been tidying shelves and bought some inexpensive magazine files in IKEA to store some crafting magazines

And my big achievement was managing to put up this storage rail from IKEA - not only level, but correctly fastened to the wall!

The room is pretty much straight again - just a few stray things - boxes mainly - to be found new homes

Finally, a peaceful organised craft room to enjoy again! Just as I've been offered some part time work!! Still, some extra funds will be very useful!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Another basket

- custom made to hold a birthday gift for a friend :-)

More crafty fun

I went to another Workshop today - a treat to make up for all the hassle over the past few months :-)
This workshop run by Sarah McCrossan was about ways of using the WRMK envelope punch board to make things other than envelopes eg Christmas crackers, card boxes and gift boxes.
Here are a few of my efforts - 

And my house is nearly finished - just new carpet to be laid in my hall and bedroom, but the kitchen and bathroom are finished. Just need to put the finishing touches to those rooms now ie roller blind in the kitchen and curtains in the bathroom. It's been a long haul - phew!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Prize goodies :-)

I was very lucky this week to win a giveaway from the Crafty Bunch on Pauline Wheeler's blog!  My prize arrived today and oh my, what a wonderful selection of MDF goodies.  Now, recently I've been playing a lot with MDF as you'll have seen on my last post.

My brain has gone into creative overdrive since opening this box!  There's a mini display cabinet, bird house, a chest, key safe and a crown, just crying out for paints, Distress Inks, lace, gilding wax, stencilling.....

The last of the house repairs will be finished on Tuesday (fingers crossed) and all the stuff being stored in my craft room (from my bedroom) will be gone, and I'll be able to get back to my desk.

After 4 months of hell getting my house repairs etc done, the timing of this gift is just perfect. I've been feeling pretty low after the battles with builders and the insurance company, so this treat really cheered me up.

Now, which to do first? .........;)

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Lost my craft room again!

- This time it's needed to store under bed, hall cupboard and bathroom 'stuff' plus appliances and chests of drawers so the carpet fitter can lay new flooring in my hall, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom!! 

However, in the few days I had my craft room I decorated a humble MDF box :-) I used some Tim Holtz papers and inks, acrylic paint, stencils, seam binding dyed with Distress inks, hessian, and some die cuts. And a button. It's been made to tone in with my lounge, and I love it.

On Saturday, if all goes to plan, my house is finished - drying out, joinery, redecoration and flooring done. The insurance claim from hell will be over :-)