Friday, December 27, 2013

My Happy Place: Craft Room

I haven't had a "craft room" since we first got married.  We rented a house and I did a lot of scrapbooking and card making stuff so we made one of the spare bedrooms into a craft room and I loved it.  Then when we bought a house and packed everything up, I got out of the scrapbooking thing and got really into photography so all my spare time went into that.  My scrapbook boxes never even got unpacked.  One spare room became solely an office with two desks and two computers since we were both editing a lot and the other was a "guest room" aka storage and where we put the dog crate lol.  Then we closed our business, moved in with my in-laws, moved into the apartment, and voila, here we are in our condo.  Since we have a designated office area (will take pictures once it's finished...whenever that is), I have a spare room (until a baby comes along that is).

My scrapbook stuff still sits safely in boxes in our storage unit and I've moved on from that (for now).  Thanks to Pinterest, I've found lots of sewing projects (who hasn't?!) that I've wanted to try my hand at but I didn't have a sewing machine.  So...I asked Santa for one :)  My Christmas this year pretty much revolved around sewing and all things related to that which is totally cool with me!

Here's a little sneak peek at my craft room the way it is right now.  I still want to get some things on the walls and put some curtains up (and I'm sure I will paint at some point) but for now...



I had a little fun at Hobby Lobby yesterday buying fabric.  I seriously could spend a small fortune in that store.  It's dangerous.  Do you gather a theme?  I like fun, bright springy colors and I like girly colors of course.  I have a couple projects in mind.  You'll notice an Eiffel Tower in there.  I think I must have an obsession.  They had about 4 or 5 fabrics that had Eiffel Towers or Paris themes on them and it was ALL I could do not to buy them all  lol  I settled on one (for now haha).


This isn't exactly the machine that "Santa" (aka my sweet hubby) bought for me but he told me he didn't mind if I exchanged it for what I wanted since I had been doing so much research on them.  He really is the sweetest thing.  He knew what he got me wasn't exactly what I wanted but he wanted to make sure I had one to open Christmas morning.  I love him Oh So Much.


I love this sign :)  I got it for Christmas too.



This is on the other side of my craft room (ick!).  Maybe seeing it often will remind me to use it! haha


In my future house (if I had my way), I'd like a room off of a main living area with french doors to be my craft room and personal office.  One big enough that I could put a nice big table in the middle so that when I have kids and they get big enough, they can work on projects too.  If my future children are anything like their mommy, they will love all things craft related from a very young age.  I don't like being secluded from everything and when I am, I'm less likely to work on anything that I want to work on.  Does that make sense?  I found this idea at The Inspired Room.  Doesn't it look perfect??  There are lots of ideas like that on her website.  That could get me in trouble ;)


Do you like crafty projects? Do you sew?  Do you have a happy place?  I recommend it to everyone :)

How do you like my new blog look and logo?  I like the way it turned out.  I got bored one night and played around with my wacom tablet.  I think I'll keep it this way for a while.


6 comments:

  1. The material you have is adorable! I love your logo! Great job! I don't have a craft room, but I do like to do crafts -- or at least I did before I had four little kids. I need to go back to it now that my little ones are teenagers.

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    1. Thanks! I imagine crafting with small children is difficult (especially 4). I don't know how many times I've heard "do it before you have kids cause then you won't have time"....which makes me pretty sad to think about lol You should definitely get back into crafting! It's a nice mental break.

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  2. HOW COOL! I would love to have a "craft room", sigh. My unfinished basement will have to do. I have my scrapbooking desk there and my sewing machine set up. Maybe when the kids head to college I will grab one of their rooms and turn it into a craft room. LOL

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    1. Well at least you do have somewhere to do it when you want to. I much less likely to do anything crafty if I have to pull out a bunch of stuff and worry about putting it all back up even if I'm not finished with what I'm doing.

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  3. my craft room is a walk in pantry.. It is currently a mess. I just found your blog through Sunday Social & I absolutely LOVE your blog. i will coming back more oftne..

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    1. Welcome to my blog Jessa :) thanks for the comment!

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