December 2010 - The Dainty Squid

This year I...

Friday, December 31, 2010

Inspired by Izznit's "This year I..." post I decided to make my own! This is also influenced by the fact Kevin and I are stuck at home watching movies, playing video games and eating hummus on New Years eve since I'm terrified of being on the road with the possibility of so many drunk drivers being out. (I am so my mother!)

This year I...
...met lots of neat critters!
...ate the best sweet corn ever, straight from our own garden! 

...learned how to make origami cranes! (still stoked about that!)
...was adopted by the sweetest little kitten ever.
...baked more than I've ever baked in my whole life!
...had the best craft room ever built for me by my dad... and then had to desert it due to flooding!
...dyed my hair the prettiest colors!
...thrifted, antiqued and auctioned my butt off. tattooed a lot, including a piece for my kitties (just days before adopting the professor!)
...enjoyed the little things!

I think 2010 was an absolutely awesome year, and I'm looking forward to 2011! Here's to a fabulous year!

where I work

Craft Room Close Ups

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Anything else I could say, I've already said a thousand times - natural lighting is amazing, I'm loving going to work, happier than ever, etc. So I'll just be getting back to work now! ;)

where I work

Move. Moving. Moved.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I've moved into a new craft room...

I've mentioned briefly on the blog about flooding in my basement. We made it through the summer with little water in the basement but the last few weeks have been terrible. Rain, rain and more rain have led to one heck of a stinky mess down there. It's a complete bummer to desert the beautiful room we all worked so hard on, spent so much time and money on but my business isn't worth the risk. I have tons of money in fabric, equipment and supplies down in my craft room and I just can't risk them getting wet, or smelly.

So, we've spent the last few weekends clearing out the spare bedroom (which was previously home to boxes of things that never got put away!). I'm moving in! I have mixed feelings on the situation. Like I said we spent lots of time and money making the basement a wonderful space for me to work. I'm going to miss the heck out of that space and all that storage. It's a sad process moving everything upstairs.

But on the other hand I've wanted to be in the spare bedroom since day one. I'm a light snob, plain and simple. If the room I'm in doesn't have oodles of natural light chances are I'm going to be whining. My new craft room has three big windows that just fill the whole space with light. It's wonderful, I'm able to work with the lights off and take beautiful photos (they were always yellowy when I took them in the basement.)

Another plus is that the spare bedroom is fairly small, and I like to nest. Excuse me for complaining about something really dumb - but the basement was just hairball too big and I never quite felt comfortable down there. While I'm not sure right now where everything will fit in the spare bedroom, it is so cozy in there.

I bought a nice big desk with a hutch attached for the new craft room (hurry fedex, I'm dying to set it up!). I'm looking forward to decorating and making the room an inspiring space. I'll make sure to keep you all updated with photos as it progresses.

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