Who knew that a cross-country move, holidays and a full-time job would consume too much time to craft. Probably anyone who’s done one or more of those at a time!
After moving from the Northwest back into our home in Maryland, I had the wonderful opportunity to move all of my craft materials into a dedicated craft room. This room has two six-foot closets, one of which was previously set up to hold sewing materials. It’s now holding all of my paper-crafting goodies. Woo hoo! There’s a lot of work to be done on the other 6 foot section, but I wanted to get a handful of projects out the door. Once things have settled in, I’ll post a video of my new setup.
I have to say though. We lived in a 38′ motorhome for the last two and a half years. Despite being what most people would deem a tiny home, it was able to contain an amazing amount of craft materials, most of which were not out in the open. When I got everything into the craft room, I was astounded at just how much I had stored. My father is convinced it’s my mad Tetris skillz.
In between my last project posted here, and this post, I also created a handful of Christmas projects that I didn’t have time to video. As I was only able to work on them in dribs and drabs, it was not really conducive to capturing on video consistently. I will get some posts up with pictures since a couple of them turned out spectacularly.
I also spent some time on two other fun projects, neither of which are paper-crafting related. First, I learned how to make bath bombs for my nieces. It was fun to use the rejects! And I started on an office-remodel project. Major home improvement projects consumed my house-based life prior to our move to Portland. I also love woodworking and am building office furniture. I now work from home full-time and desperately need some dedicated office furniture.
I have a handful of projects that are in various states of completion, ready for posting here. Be on the lookout for a video review of the uh-mazing Prima Lavender collection that Ms. USPS just dropped off. It’s stunning. I also have some fun wine bottle tags to share. And, a fun mixed-media project to hold all those wine bottle corks when my friends drink up the delicious wine that I brought back from Oregon. I also created a sweet box of golden-retriever based cards and will get a post out with the pictures and how-to for those. Last, I just got a beautiful digital paper collection from Nitwit Collections and I’m eager to pull together a couple cards.
à la prochaine!