Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
How is it already time for end of year teacher gifts? I don't know about you, but my kids have some of the most caring, considerate teachers and I try to give them something handmade along with a gift card each year to show our thanks. Over the next week or so, I'll share some favorites I've created.
These pencil jars make a wonderful keepsake gift that is pretty, usable AND eco-friendly!
Any glass bottle with a pretty shape will work. First, I wash and sanitize the bottle with a little bleach and water and let it dry. Then it's time to start altering!
For the coordinating pencils, I used to cover them with paper but found washi/paper tape adheres better and makes sharpening the pencils easier.
Glass coffee bottle
Coordinating scrapbook paper
Stampin' Up Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Michaels paper tape
I love how the Chalkboard tags turned out, which is your favorite?
Saturday, May 18, 2013
I love my little window to look outside.
But wait.... as time went on. Remember it has been four years. I have acumalated more and more, because I had so much space to put things. So I started my obsession with scrapbooking and as my husband says when he walks in, This looks like you have bought out a scrapbook store that went bankrupt... eeeksss.
Created by DonnaK last year.
She was selling some items that she didn't want anymore. So her sweet husband was going to a bike race that weekend, and he brought it to me. I love the card stand. It keeps my cards organized and ready to pluck when I need to send one off in the mail. The peg board houses some of my embellishments that are still in packages, and I put my florals on top so its easy to see them when I need to use them on my projects. The little desk I picked up at a yard sale for $1. I have all my lose glitters and mist in the drawers.
I even have a little chair that sits in the corner for my hubby to sit in when he comes out to hang with me. He has his guitar amp out here and plays and sings to me. Gives me some MOJO to keep crafting sometimes.
Well I believe that is all to show you in my little Scrap Cove. I will leave you with a view from my french doors. All the little birdies like to sit in that tree and talk to me!! I hope I did not scare you to much with my mess, but its a beautiful mess to me!!!! Have a great weekend. And Thank you again Kimberly for letting me come on over to your blog!!! BIG HUGS to you.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Today, I want to show you how a piece of furniture you have in another room might work in your craft space too. I had this narrow baker's rack in my kitchen before we moved. It just wasn't working in the new space. I needed a place to hold my Cricut and cartridges, so I dragged the rack in my studio. There was just enough space for it between my vintage buffet and the wall.