14th February, 2012 by iGirlZoe
My ongoing craft de-stash is proving very fruitful. I found some Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley stamp sets at the back of an over stuffed basket and felt a sudden surge of creativity.
In the spirit of change, I stepped outside of my vintage brown comfort zone and dabbled with a little more colour. I used Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge stamps, (one of my favourite sets) to keep it grungy.
My Mum bought me some Dylusions Mica Ink Sprays which I absolutely love! I’ve become an overnight ink spraying maniac, frantically filling Mini Misters with ink ready to spray anything that moves!
Finding all these long forgotten craft supplies has given me a renewed sense of creative excitement. BUT, the naughty shopaholic inside of me is whispering suggestively about all of the delicious crafty delights I could fill the space that I am fast clearing with…
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30th January, 2012 by iGirlZoe
Last summer I finished organising my craft space. It took months of planning, seeking out storage solutions and regular trips to IKEA. I finally opted for an IKEA EXPEDIT unit to house my vast craft collection.
I chose an IKEA ALEX drawer unit to store my wood backed stamps. I like that it sits on wheels and fits underneath my IKEA EXPEDIT desk.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t been the ‘Crafty Ever After’ I’d hoped for! I missed a vital consideration when planning my craft space… Beware the Shopaholic!
I forgot to take into account my craft treasure magpie eye, and left no room to expand. It hasn’t taken long for things to get out of control and now it’s all a bit chaotic again!
The mess causes creative misery and I spend more time trying to clear a space and searching for supplies than I do crafting.
I’ll keep you updated on my craft storage journey.
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28th January, 2012 by iGirlZoe
December is my favourite month of the year. I find Christmas as magical at 35 as I did at 5. So it’s fair to say that I find January difficult. There is too much month at the end of my money, the weather can be dreary and all the beautiful twinkling Christmas lights come down.
This year, to combat my New Year blues, I am jumping into the blogasphere to share my passion for crafting. In addition to the usual eat less, exercise more, I have decided to trim the fat from my craft space.
I shall post photographs of my progress and I welcome your comments, questions and ideas.
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