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Hello! My Name is Long Hiatus

Hello! Yes, I have been on a long hiatus from this domain.  Apparently, I was swallowed up by the school volunteer monster for the past 4 years.    It was a gift to be able to be soo involved in my kiddo’s school and sit on a PTA/PTO board. . . says no one ever!   If you think the movie, Bad Moms, was satirical, think again!  In all seriousness, it was an experience that I am glad I committed to and experienced.  There were some pretty amazing bright spots in working along-side my kiddo’s teachers, dean, principal and some very dedicated parents, now dear friends.

Another thing I have been cookin’ for the past few years is being a Girl Scout leader for 20+ girls.  Yes, I think I am crazy, but so worth the possible asylum issued straight jacket. It has been a treat to watch these kiddos grow up!  I will be sharing some of our fun ideas, tricks and planning I have come up that helped navigate such a large troop.

As I write this, I feel like a bear coming out of hibernation and just wanting to gorge myself on every creative thing I see! So. . . in saying that, be forewarned! 😉

The first order of business in getting me pointed in the right creative direction, the hubs and I worked on relocating my craft space and giving it a HUGE facelift.  I have to say, I am obsessed with rainbows.  Living in Southern California, they are like finding unicorns. So the only logical remedy to my desire of chasing rainbows (outside of moving to Maui), is use them as the inspiration to brighten up my creative lightbulb hub.

Here are some shots of my new favorite room in the house.  I plan on posting a video tour and organizational tips and tricks in the very near future!









My Craftin’ Spot

I was a bit apprehensive to post my craft studio because I was unsure if people would even be interested in it, but as I find myself on Pinterest or other’s blogs, I find I am very curious on what their creative space looks like and I actually enjoying doing it–so what the heck I decided to share my creative space; the place I find my sanity :-).

I did it on a budget and my hubs made my work tables and my peg board.  I also scored an old tool cabinet from him that we hung.

I found an incline bookcase on Craigslist and use that to store my paper, Cuttlebug, Cinch It and a few other things.

My sewing table has a cut groove (like the ones at Jo-Anns) that the hubs imbedded into the table top along side a metal yard stick. I also have a ribbon holder that pulls.  It can roll out to accommodate big project and when I am working with larger material.

The clear table is a wonderful work space where the hubs hung a light above and with the windows I have wonderful natural light.

The hubs passed down some old tool boxes that he had that I use for my workstation storage and for my sewing box.

The hubs took some shelving that we found at Home Depot and customized it with 1/2 inch rods so I could hang additional ribbon in it. I also set up a break down table for and additional work space.

If you could not tell I love the industrial feel to things and most of my custom pieces (peg board, Cricut and Imagine stand, sewing table and work space) are made out of materials from manufacturing plants that actually have been used to run product lines on.  When the product’s life ended, the hubs and a few other engineers helped take down the lines and had dibs on the pieces.  I find it really cool that I am working on recycled manufacturing equipment! Kind of adds to the whole creative vibe!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “where I go to find a my personal sanity” pie with me.