Thursday, November 15, 2012

I've Been Busy!


Firstly just know that this will be a bit picture heavy.  I want to share a few tags I made for the Craft Market the other day, and then  a few pics of my new craft room!  Here are the tags:

Tags and tag cards seem to be quite popular at the moment and I was happy to see these sell quite easily.  When I think of tags I always think of one shape, you know, the standard tag shape.  Then I decided not to be so narrow minded and actually browse through my dies and made a few different shapes.  I really like the Stars.

After much deliberation I designed my craft room and had a company make it up for me.  They came to deliver two days ago.  I'm really happy how it turned out, and if one could be "in love" with a table, then that would be me.....I so love my huge table which measure 1,2m X 1,6m.  I wanted it that big so friends could gather around, probably 4 at a time, and PLAY!  (Lisa, I am waiting for you!!!)  Here are some pictures:


I had a centre table made, a long wall to wall counter for the computer and die cutting and extra space really.  They also made 3 long skinny shelves where all my wooden stamps hang out, mostly Hero Arts and some Penny Black.  And then one last deeper shelf where the twine and buttons are for now.  I am probably still going to fiddle around with the decor and placement of certain items, but so far, so good!

I got them to make two bookshelves to hold up the table, one always needs extra storage, and an additional bookshelf in the centre of the long skinny worktop too.

How cute is that little painting!  It says "I'm not weird, just creative"!  Although the opposite could be true of me!
I saw this lovely wooden, whitewashed tray and immediately knew that my twine and felt needed to live right there!  Isn't it pretty.


And this stands behind the main table and stores all my extras like cling stamps, adhesives, ribbons, envelopes etc... it's forever evolving!

Hope you enjoyed this little view into my crafty space!

Have a wonderful day!

19 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, yay!! I am so excited for you, Bren! Your craft area looks amazing - sooo clean and organized! I can just imagine you sitting there creating away! :)

Love your tags and tag cards! I like the star shape too - sending hugs!

Lisa said...

Oh my Brenda your tags are the sweetest. Love the stars too is that Washi tape on them! I think my fav is the bottom right.

Now about this crafty space of yours...FANTASTIC girl! Oh wow can I come play when Lisa does!!??!! Have fun my friend and show us more pics when you finish all of your decorating ;)

Cindy C. said...

Brenda cute tags!! Your craft room is looking good! So bright and spacious!!

Judy1223 said...

I'd love to be one of the four gathering around your new craft table in your AWESOME craft space! I'm packing my bags...

I love your tags, especially the star and the Label One Nestie...clever to think outside the box with the tag shape. Love them all! I'm not surprised they were popular sellers at the craft sale.

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Brenda what a fabulous craft room and so much space to play, I am green with envy!!! Enjoy your new space and I can't wait to see what you create!!

Pam W Merwin said...

Looks like a perfect place to get crafty :) Love your new room!

joy said...

I dare not look in the mirror right now - I'm sure I'm turning green with envy, Brenda!! What a wonderful craft room - so bright and airy and so much room for storage. You are going to have so many hours of fun in that space. I love that big table with all the storage underneath.

Your tags are adorable; especially those stars. So glad everything sold for you. It is a lot of work to do a craft show and not always successful.

alexandra s.m. said...

Good Morning my Friend!


I love your tags, you're so right, a tag can (should?) come in all kinds of various shapes!

and your scrap room? helloooo.....can you say AMAZING?! I'm so happy for you! so much Joy is about to take place in this room, i feel it!

i hope your muffins turn out great and please know that you've put a smile on my face...

Enjoy your Friday~

Dawn said...

Oh my I am so jealous! How wonderful to be able to design and get made exactly what you want for a crafty space. I'm sure that now it's all set up, you'll be creating happily. Your tags are so very creative. Glad they sold well for you.

Maureen Morton said...

I wanna come and play - what a perfect setup you designed! I do need a future trip.....

So perfect, efficient and so cute, too! Love those tags - I have several sets to make and will think beyond the normal shape with this inspiration. Love it all, Brenda!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Brenda, those tags are gorgeous! And, love your new craft room. I often find fresh new room to be inspiring. Have fun creating! Miss our get together. :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your craft space is heavenly! Now when I see all your beautiful designs I can picture where you sit to create them!

paula said...

Brenda those tags are beautifully done. I now have a serious case of Craft room envy ;o). Love your creative space. It looks wonderful.

Trinh said...

I love the star tags too! So glad they sold well. And i'm loving the new craft room! That table is awesome. I can just imagine Natasha sitting across from you while you craft together.

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely, cozy post, looks like you are beginning to get settled in Brenda..
I love the tag with Seasons Greetings on it, but then again, they are all lovely and festive!
Greetings to you!
Hugs

walchowDesign said...

So love your craft room, Brenda! It looks so clean and roomy and so well organised! TFS!

Love the star tags!

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda! How FUN are those DARLING tags!!!? So glad your Craft Market was so successful. I also love the star tags.

YEAH! Look at that FABULOUS craft room that you designed! I'm sure it was a blast designing it! WOW, I love the size of your work table & all the wonderful storage underneath. A craft room can never have enough shelves & storage. You've utilized the space so well. If only we could have another craft weekend! :-)

Happy crafting, my friend!
BIG HUGS!
-Martha

Michelle said...

Hi Brenda!!!! How are you?
Hope your family is doing well!
You sure have been busy....LOVE your craft room! It is sooooo organized! Your tags are so beautiful and vintage! Hugs!
Michelle

Moz said...

Your tags are fabulous B!
What a great job you did designing your craft room and so glad you are settled, well almost, in this gorgeous room. Have fun...
Hugz