I decoupaged a container (yes, it is a red vines bucket) to look like a pumpkin with holes for the eyes and mouth.
I shouldn't eat this candy, so hopefully we'll get a few visitors tonight. I'm not dressed up or anything, I did that on Saturday for our family get-together, and it's been a crazy-long week. That's okay, I'm not expecting anybody I know!!
Taking a break from walking with my knitting in a comfy chair at b&n for a while while E looks at books we walked a lot at the farmers market, ABC, and every aisle at Costco. More of mall walking to come and then an early dinner/late lunch.
"After more than 20 years as a beloved historical character, this American Girl original will soon say farewell. At that time, Samantha’s collection—including Nellie and her accessories—will be placed into the American Girl Archives so that we may preserve her place in history."
I have Samantha but no accessories yet, I always figured I'd have time someday in the future to get some. Sad that they've decided to discontinue/archive her now after 20 years!
When we first moved into this house, we had 3 bedrooms: the master, one for our combined office/game/tv room, and the third was a guest room. We put our bookshelves and a tv on the wall and then had a blow up mattress for when guests (read: the in-laws) came to stay. Well, we didn't have guests that often, and this spring, I had a brain storm: to stay in this house longer instead of looking for a bigger/better place, let's do some improvements to make it better! We redid our office room quite a bit, and then decided at the same time to turn the guest room into my craft room! Yes, that is complete joy on my face to be able to say that, I have always wanted a dedicated space for all of my many crafty hobbies. :)
The space was tight, so I needed a good plan going in. It had to allow for the current TV on the wall and the bookshelves, and I wanted to reuse the old couch because even though it's falling apart, it's super comfy (I bought it for my first apartment for $50 from a neighbor's grandma!). Then the other requirements were just to bring in as much storage and workspace as possible.
IKEA prices were the key here, we couldn't have just done it with the few shelves I already had.
My little layout shows what the plan was, and how some things only have a teeny bit of clearance but they still work.
These are the overview pictures - showing off as you walk in the room, the cubey shelves along the left-hand wall, and the bookshelves on the right-hand wall.
The cubeys are awesome, and I've since noticed that quite a few craft/knitting stores use these for their organization too. I've got crafting books, yarns, fabrics, paper goods, and plenty of other stuff stored here, and the desk mounts to the side of it.
Here's more close-ups on the various areas, there's descriptions on each of the photo pages:
I really love it. The couch may go at some point to make way for some non-roll-y versions of the desk chair for when friends come to craft. I wish the TV was lower or could be tilted, but I tend to listen to things when I'm in here more than watching anyhow, so it's not bad (shows that I have to video because the TiVo in the other room is already busy, like Grey's Anatomy while the Office is on).
I also plan to make more use of the bulletin board (which I painted, it was one that was teal and pink from my high school years) and the white board now that they are all set with markers and pins.
"How cool is this Katamari Wedding Cake? Good thing it didn't roll off the table and start picking up objects at the wedding! Click the link above for more pictures of the cake and happy couple." via Craft Magazine
This is for my blog friends that love Katamari, I just love this cake!
After already being out all morning with breakfast and errands now we are taking a walk to the mall to get books for a library basket I'm putting together. It's a beautiful but cold - 39 when I got up!