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Monday, September 30, 2013

Craft Room Remodel Update



So - my craft room has finally been emptied of all of its contents.  What I haven't given away is being stored in my daughter's old bedroom until the remodel is complete.  As you can imagine, her room is very, very full right now. :)

You never realize how much stuff you accumulate until you have to move everything.  I literally had 10 garbage-sized bags full of quilting fabric stuffed into my craft cabinets.  (And that doesn't include boxed fabric I have in the storage shed.)  What can I say?  I have a serious fabric addiction.  I really have to quilt more.....I really do.

In any case, I want to share photos of the remodel in process. Because I go to college full-time and work, the process has been slow-moving, but we are getting there... And thank goodness for my husband, Michael.  This man can build anything.  Literally.

My craft room is a converted garage.  For some reason, there is an added step (for lack of a better word) on the floor along the outer wall of the room.  Before the existing cabinets can be moved there, my husband had to build a base over the step and long enough for the cabinets to sit on.

The "step" outlining the outer wall of the craft room.  Here, my husband is taking measurements so the cabinet base can be built. 




The cabinet base (in process).

The completed base.

We purchased the paint for the room at Lowe's the other day.  I brought the main fabric with me that will be used for the curtains and found the perfect match of red and aqua:





One of the additions we are making to the room is to build a dividing wall.   Here, the building of the dividing wall and painting the room is in process and the carpeting has been pulled up:

One of my dogs - "Big Boy" checking out the progress of the remodel.


Hopefully, the dividing wall be completed and the existing cabinets will be moved this week.  I'll keep you posted on the progress.  Stay tuned...

P.S.  Please click here to see "before" pictures of the craft room.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Latest Catholic Charm Bracelets - Finally!

Happy first day of fall!!!  I can't believe it's here already, but I'm thrilled.  Fall is my favorite time of year.

In the middle of college, custom orders, remodeling my craft room, work and the like, I found some time to create some new Catholic charm bracelets.  As always, I have loaded them with lots of gorgeous beads and medals.  Here are pictures of a few of them:




















As you can see, I like to decorate the backs of some of the portrait bezels; I think this gives additional interest to the bracelets.

To see all of my latest bracelet creations and more pics of the ones shown here, be sure to check them out at my EBay or Etsy shops.