Hello all. I hope you're all having a restful, playful Sunday. I've been unpacking.
I'm afraid I may have to concede my brother's point as he surveyed my craft boxes awaiting removal to the new (much smaller) rented property: "There's too much craft stuff," he said.
Well, having spent the last 24 hours trying to organise it all onto shelves, into cupboards and around my other "real life" work materials... I'm almost ready to accept that he's right!
But I'm pretty much there, and I thought I'd quickly share with you the new crafty space I'm inhabiting.
And at the same time, I wanted to show you some drawers I redecorated one evening a couple of weeks ago when I just couldn't face any more sorting and packing without a little crafty break.
I have a number of the Ikea Moppe drawer sets around, and generally I'm perfectly happy with the wooden finish.
But I adopted two ex-kitchen sets in the recent move, and not only were they already painted blue, but they also had a coat of kitchen grease which proved impossible to shift.
The only solution was to cover them... so out came the Tim Holtz papers, and this is what I ended up with.
Very happy with my altered storage!
And let me show you where they are now living...
I'm so excited, and very lucky, to have a room pretty much entirely dedicated to crafting - though, to tell the truth, my former room, which was a combined bedroom, living room and workspace did end up pretty much entirely dedicated to crafting in any case.
This was 8am Saturday morning... chaos, I think you'll agree, and so many piles of boxes - aaagh!
And here are some "before and afters" from 8am Saturday morning to 2.30pm Sunday afternoon. (Remember you can click for a larger view.)
From the doorway...
Across the room...
... now ready for action, once I've recovered!
Can't wait to play in my new space, but there's still work to do in the rest of the house yet, sadly.
And the drawers look right at home I think.
I just hope the shelves don't collapse under the groaning weight of accumulated craft stuff, Shakespeare papers, scripts and objects waiting to be altered!
Some of you have asked in the past whether I display my finished pieces at all. Well, many of them sit in boxes, I'm afraid, or have headed out into the world. But I adopted this glass display case in the recent move, and that will now be home to some selected creations.
They're waiting in the boxes on the top until I get my second wind, so I'll show you them in position another time, if you're interested.
I'll love you and leave you for now and, as things get more settled, I hope to get back to visiting you all more regularly again. Happy crafting all!
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.