A new venture

I am now officially accepting requests for unique, handmade items and for services needed.  I can do lots of different things, as you can see by the list below.  I offer an in-between option for folks who do not want or cannot afford high-priced professionals but still don’t want to do it yourself.  I am like your virtual big sister that you can call upon to rescue you in a pinch!  I am not limited to the items listed, just ASK ME!!
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Not gone, hopefully not forgotten

I’m still here, I have been cleaning SOOOOO much in the craft room.  I will have a post on it soon.  Here is a sneak peek:

And:

I know you’re excited to see more, but reorganizing an ENTIRE room full of craft supplies, office supplies, clothes, and stuff I don’t remember having takes quite some time….  😀

Soon!!!!

I will be posting again later, so hang around!

Not your typical blog post.

You usually see fancy schmancy photos and stuff.  Not here, uh uh.  See:

Not bad, right?  Here’s what is looks like when I take a few steps back:

Hahahahahaha!!  Yeah, it’s still a disaster 🙂

I am in the process of replacing some of my organizational furniture, so there’ll be a crapton of new photos soon.  I hope.  Ha!  🙂

Just a quickie….

My last post was about my disastrous craft room.  While Remy & I were visiting my sister and dad in Arid-zona last month, I got to visit a store we don’t have nearby…Ikea!!!  I was SO excited!  I have drooled over organizational pictures on Pinterest and I have wanted to outfit my house from there for quite some time. During my inaugural visit, some of the things I bought were these little pretties:

It is the Dignitet curtain wire with 2 packs of hooks & clips.  While I wait for a friend to help me install the wire itself, I started clipping things together.
That is mostly paper quilling strips curled into baggies, then some card-making bling and other stickers to the right.  I can’t wait to get the wire up!!!

Craft stuff

Something I have always loved is expressing my ideas in creative ways.  I get ideas mostly from Pinterest now, but store displays, library books, and requests have lead to some interesting projects.

My sister tends to get overwhelmed by choices in craft stores, but I LOVE them!  I am VERY lucky in that I have an entire room I can devote to crafting (I’d rather fill it with more kids, but that’s not likely to happen at this stage).  This room has, of course, been made over many times, in many teeny ways.  I am always on the lookout for the perfect layout and organization for the room as a whole, but certain features really limit me, as well as the sheer volume of supplies.

Part of the problem is that I enjoy lots of different crafts, including but not limited to:

sewing clothing and accessories
card-making
quilting
polymer clay crafts
simple jewelry making
crocheting
mixed media crafts
stamping

Remy has picked up many of these interests during homeschool art times, as well as adding his own–he enjoys origami, paper airplanes, painting (with Bob Ross, no less!), and quilling.

I also facilitate small group activities with children & developmentally disabled adults.  We usually craft using perler beads, sun catchers, latch hook sets, plaster of paris, felt, paper, stickers, colored pencils, markers, glitter glue, pony beads, and many other items.
SO, knowing all that, this is what the poor room looks like right now (excuse poor photography, NOT my strong suit):

When entering the room, this is immediately to your left.

As you scan right, this is the bulk of the room, classy sheet curtain and all.

And the far right, where I sit as I type this 🙂
It needs tons of work, but it is REAL.  No magazine layouts, no Martha.  I am planning to replace the black shelves and the plastic drawers with these Cubeicals from Target.

They are larger versions of the small white ones you see on both desks (with the colorful fabric drawers in them).

 I also need to clean.  Instead, I wrote a post about it.  Ha!