It’s mine, all mine – except when it’s not!

Yes, I’ve mentioned previously that Pete has created a crafting area for me – and, it’s mine, all mine!  Mostly…

As the mother of three young, impressionable girls, I strongly support their creativeness and have given them much encouragement, especially when they show an interest in stamping and paper crafts.  So, in my new area, there is a little table with three little chairs for their little bums.  In my extreme generosity, I have allowed them to use an entire cupboard for their crafting supplies.  They have stamps, inks, rollers, papers, stickers and gel pens are their disposal – otherwise, I’d never get their mucky mitts off of MY stuff!

So, you ask, what does this glorious space look like??  Well, let me add a disclaimer – this is not the original area that my craft space was supposed to be in.  We have had a slight change in our redesign plans for the next couple of years as we are hoping our household grows by three members next fall.  No, not like that!  No more pitter patter of tiny feet for us.  Just wait and see.

My new area is in the basement where there was a cupboard and counter top already.  We haven’t repainted it and have no plans to do so. Be prepared, it is very dark green!   Anywho, want to see what it looks like?

First here is a shot of where it was supposed to be.

Now here’s a look at where all my stuff has been piled for ages and ages.

A look at the work in progress.

And, finally, the finished space.  Already the counters are covered in glitters and scrap bits as these pix are a couple of weeks old already.  Once Pete got down to it, he was done in one day.  I, however, took several evenings to get my stuff sorted and, gulp, purged.


I also have a closet that I can use to store my old catalogues (anyone want one?), retired papers, contraband from the LSS, and alterables.

Soon to come are photos of the retired stamp sets that I know I will no longer use.  As hard as it is, I will part with them in order to get some cash to BUY MORE.  If you look closely enough at the photos, you can see a few empty spots that need to be filled with more stamps, papers and embellishments!

 

“One of the advantages of being disorganized

is the joy of discovery.”

A. A. Milne