Sunday, January 29, 2012

Flower winners, and peeks at my scrappy crafty space!

Hello everybody!  Thank you to everyone who read my blog post last week and commented and/or became a follower.  I made more fabric flowers this week, so since I had more to share, I decided to pick two people out of a hat instead of one.  Each winner will receive 6 various sized fabric flowers.

The winners are ~

Sue and Izzyb!  

Please email me your shipping addie at pmooie  at hotmail .com (take out the spaces and switch the at to @ please).  I hope you have fun playing with your fabric flowers!

I have been organining my scrappy space for months it seems.  Since we moved, I haven't had a chance to put everything away, or really unpack before I started using things.  I have taken some time recently though to unpack a bit more, and try to get things set up as I like them.  I still have a ways to go, but for the most part I am pretty happy.  Of course when we first bough the house I had to paint this room because it was a taupeish beige, and the trim was grayish beige.  Not me at all!!! Now it is a pale sunny butter yellow, with white trim.  Perfect!  I am still debating on whether I want window treatments or not, because there is beautiful molding around each window and I don't really want to cover that up.    Here are some pics of my "crafting emporium" as my hubs likes to call it.  WARNING, LOTS of photos coming up!  ~

Inside the small walk-in closet ~

better view of one side of the walk-in closet ~

other side of the walk-in closet ~

 Close up shot of some of my fabric baskets on one of the shelving units in my crafty room (I have two stuffed full big baskets of Nancy Halvorsen fabric, she is my FAVORITE fabric designer!) ~

Some of my card making supplies like envies, my machine embroidery thread is in the basket behind the envie basket ~

some of the odds and ends on the double bookshelf ~

close up shot of some of my adhesives, gesso, pens, markers, and small tools ~

some of the many floss holder caddies I have, they are filled with brads, charms, and other small misc, plus some of my spools of lace ~

a corner cabinet filled with my Jyl Gaskin fairies and angels, and porcelain fairies and dolls I used to make ~

My much much smaller pegboard (we left the big one at the old house), and the bulletin board and altered clock I made for our camper.  When our camper was totaled in a storm, I was able to keep these items.  This reminds me of how we found our home. ~

An angel pic I purchased at a local art show, and two clipboards with layouts.  I change the LOs on occasion.  They are in page protectors, so there is a bit of glare, sorry ~

Close up shot of my scrap paper.  I want to get one of the rolling file holders, I have definitely outgrown this method.  Next to the purple cropper hopper file holder is zippy bag filled with red paper scraps, and my foam board, canvas sheets, and misc canvases ~

My main paper storage system, some mending (yikes), baskets of punches, my dreamkuts, distrezzer, quickuts binders with assorted dies, and of course my pink bind-it-all on the bottom shelf ~

A wooden sign I picked up at a craft show years ago.  It says be nice or leave.  I want to hang it on my door again, but I also want to make a new sign that says Welcome to Ala Pamala's Craft Emporium, then hang the be nice sign below it.  :) 

Looking to one side of my crafty scrappy room ~

Another photo of the stuff on my small shelves, and on the ledge.  You can see a big ole bottle of glitter, my cuttle bug, a stuffed full book of clear acrylic stamps, my favorite quote book, and some big bowls I use for various things ~

closer view of one bookshelf, and my corner wicker and wire shelf with some boyds angels and fairies, and other fairies ~

Better view of my corner cabinet near the peg board ~  

My favorite table, it has two sides that fold down so I can have more space when I work on things.  It is folded down here, and my grandkids chalkboard, dry erase easel is underneath.  My hubs powder coated the lovely antique beverage holder for me, I LOVE it.  There are lots of nestabilites and other dies in that ziplock bag.  I am cutting up my old bazzill samples into flower and tag shapes ~

two "wings" of table in upright position.  I still have lots of room to walk around, but I also have lots of crafty space to spread out and work ~

the other side of my crafty scrappy room, there is still a bit of a mess from my Christmas projects on the table.  I keep my cutting mat on here for now, till I have my rolling cart all fixed up.  My hubs promised to design, cut, and secure a board for the top so I can put my cutting mat on it, and when I am not using it I will store it in the walk-in closet.  Of course all the lovely shelves on the rolling cart will be filled with stuff, I am sure. :)  ~

bit closer view, you can see my sewing machine, my little teflon mat and my cutting mat ~

one of my shelving units and you can see into the walk-in closet  since I opened the door ~

 stuff under my folding long table, including my serger ~

My sewing table and stuff on it. I love this little table, I used to have a sewing cabinet but did not like it. This is way better in my opinion ~

stuff on the ledge over my sewing machine.  The little sewing machine is an antique, and it still works.  ~

Some of my sewing machine feet are in that little white cabinet, and other misc is on the shelf.  The white hook is for a pretty red wire basket my hubs powder coated for me.  I want to hang it after I unpack the basket from the barn.  :)

Well, that is it for this week.  Thanks again for stopping in, I appreciate it!  Next week I will share some of the layouts I am doing for my youngest granddaughter's first birthday present.  I am making her an album for part of her present.  I am so happy I have a bit of time to scrap again!  Love playing with paper and glue.  :)
I hope you have a joyful and creative week!  Take care ~ Pam


Sarah said...

Love your baskets and punch organisation!!

mustangkayla said...

Yowza wowza! LOVE your space! How nice to have such a large space!

Katherine said...

Wow what a lovely intro to your crafting space it looks amazing.

Patricia Roebuck said...

You make me want to sit and make those flowers! I love your scrap space...nice and open!

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!