Friday, 25 July 2014

A "Craft Room" Exposed! My shocking before pictures

I am feeling very honoured to have the lovely Darnell comment on my blog, follow me and then introduce me in her post today!!  After a pretty awful day at work I have huge crafty smiles!! :)

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by and I have a crafty weekend planned so I will have a bit more to blog about when Sunday gets here. However, I have a confession to make about the appalling state of the room I decided would be my craft room when I moved in to my new flat (that's a vague use of the word new - it was nearly 2 years ago).

So, I have decided to confess up and expose my "craft room" in it's current terrible state. I've hardly crafted in the 2 years I have lived here and it shows................but that is about to change :)  By the end of August I will be a sparkling example of organised crafting (or close anyway), I have lots of plans and solutions pinned on my pinterest so I have no excuse.

So here is my the left

and to the right....that looks a teeny bit organised in a photo

And this is currently a built in wardrobe, and as I rent I am stuck with it, - but I have plans that I feel really motivated to achieve now......

And the rest of the "stash"......I blame the bike to be honest for giving me a cycling and triathlon addiction that distracts me from crafting.  Yep I'm definitely blaming the bike!!

So my confession is done and the truly awful state of my crafting exposed!  I do feel motivated to sort it though and post some pics of a vast improvement on 31st August :)

Sunday, 13 July 2014

First post and first challenge entry

I've finally summoned up enough courage to enter a challenge and do my first blog post!  I did promise Joy I would post whilst she's on holiday - thank you for patiently following a blank blog for the last few weeks Joy.

I decided the Clear it out Challenge Blog would be a good starting point as I have so much unused stuff (but don't we all).  They have a sketch challenge up this week and I had an unused HOTP cardmakers kit from a few years ago that, although I loved the papers, the whole card project in the newsletter was just a bit too overwhelming for me.  

I pulled out the sun and shades brads and cut a piece out of one of the papers. The sentiment stamp is from Great Impressions - another stamp needing it's first use.  The orange strips are DCWV self adhesive brights stack, also very old and getting it's first use.

I obviously need to work on my photography skills!  But this is the best I can do for now hopefully I'll improve with practice.