Tuesday, May 27, 2014

There's A Reason I Have Been Absent...

I promise there is a good reason I have been M.I.A. for awhile now.  I have been super busy crafting!
I tore into my craft studio to re-do some things and 2 days later, I got several orders.  So I set up my machine in the living room.

This is the beautiful inside of the closet in my studio.  Obviously, I am being sarcastic.

Repeat after me.  I. will. never. use. wallpaper. ever. ever. ever. 
Closet before:
yes, I know it looks like a small tsunami hit.
Studio before:
The tsunami didn't limit itself to the closet.
My brother-in-law built this magazine rack from an old door for me in shop class. 
 The new and improved closet.  There happens to be a window in this closet that is covered up on the outside of the house with siding, so I just hung a rug up over it.  I took the doors off the closet and opened it up a little bit.  Which is going to make me more accountable to what it looks like at all times... hopefully.

I used a tension rod in one corner of the closet for wrapping paper.

 Closet after:
 Studio after:
My sister-in-law made me the ribbon display.  It is just an old drawer from a dresser that she painted, drilled some holes in, and used dowel rods to hold the ribbon. 

I used another tension rod on my dresser to hold washi tape.
 And my pegboard that holds my cutting mats and other craft supplies.

I found this shelf at a garage sale for $2.00 and painted it to hold my stamp pads.

 This is looking into my studio from the hallway.
And of course, I have a picture of my handsome husband hanging above my work table.

So there you have it.  I have been busy, busy, busy.  I have also had company here and worked on an order of over 1000 cupcake wrappers.  Yep.  That is a 1 with 3 zeros.  My husband is ready to have me do his laundry, make him meals, and do some cleaning again.

I also just wanted to add that we appreciated the many comments, e-mails, cards, and messages that you guys sent me in regards to my infertility post.  We can not thank you enough for the encouraging words and prayers!  It means so much to us!  May God bless you all!


  1. Wow! so neat! can I come craft at your house!?! :)

  2. I can already tell I'm going to love the sign for Gabe's room! Can't wait to get it:) Thanks again!