Thursday, November 18, 2010


While browsing the Internet for Christmas ideas I stumbled upon my Etsy link.
I found some really awesome stuff and began click click clicking to purchase some wonderfully handmade items to hand out to my beloved friends and family.
Then I realized "HEY! I can do that!"
So I did!Well I tried anyway.
I found these great little pendants from a little shop called Pieces of Me Pendants.She recycles(love that)scrabble pieces and typewriter keys into beautiful little gems.
I snagged a few of those beauties and congratulated myself on finishing off some shopping.
Then I ran to my games closet to dig out the old musty and dusty scrabble board to try and make some myself.
I rummaged around in my scrap paper and found some cute little papers and I tried printing off some lettering(gunna need to ask the kids how to do more intricate designs later).
I went to ebay and ordered some glue on bails(had no idea what these were called but they are the loopy thing that goes on the back) form shipping yay!.
I set out to work!Found some cute images online,since I am not planning on selling these I assume I am ok,and took some of my own pictures printing them out onto some paper.
Note...need a better printer but since they are so small 3/4 inch small...they will do.
So in totally I think each one will cost me about 65c.
Not too shabby eh!

Monday, November 8, 2010

All I wanted was a little room to call my own!!

It started out as a pretty simple plan(in my mind) to make our large and cluttered mudroom smaller,enabling me to create a new space.One for just me and my scrap booking fetish.
The plan went like this.
Step 1...knockout the closet
Step 2...knock out the interior window to make an opening for a new door.
Step 3...throw up a little bit of drywall,build a wall,lay down some carpeting,oh run some new hydro lines..voila.I'd be up and scrapping in no time.Right.

So once the wall was removed for the closet we debated on moving some flooring around.It's just one of those floating snap together floors and we were putting tile in the entryway instead we started taking it apart.Worked just fine BUT...yep... arch enemy reared it's ugly face.I've been fighting this enemy since the day we moved in,I knew he was hiding waiting biding his time,just waiting to strike back.
MOLD.Grr,mold all under the floor and yep you guessed it,up the wall too.
Off comes the floor,off comes the wainscoting,off comes the drywall and now the sub floor is about to be cut out.
It's gonna be a bit I think before I'm cozied up in my new little office.