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Hi, Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting. I'm Carol, married to Bill, with two children. I love to dabble in all types of crafty pursuits and enjoy nothing more than attending workshops and learning new techniques, which I then try to reproduce at home....sometimes with success!!!


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Getting Nowhere Fast.

I know, two blogs in as many days is unheard of!! Just a quickie to finish off the update about my new craft room. I know it will be great, but first the clearing out of the old toys. I seem to be spending more time remembering the hours they played with the Lego and what fun we had on many a rainy day with the box of Early Learning animals and who could forget the fingerpaints and dot to dot books............( I could continue , but I won't.)

I have however made some headway in the far end, which was Caileans and boxed up those bits he's donating to charity, but as you can see the middle, which was the art and craft tables and the end nearest the door, which Megan used, are still crammmed with every girlie toy and fancy dress clothes that you could imagine. 
I can hear you ask why hasn't she cleared this out earlier? Well, the answer is simple I ALWAYS MEANT to get round to it, but never did.

As you can see it is a mammoth task now, but I SHALL OVERCOME. Have a laugh at my expense, I deserve it. Till next time, when I might have some crafty bits to show.
Carol xx

Monday, 6 June 2011

New Craft Space!!

Hi every one, here I am at long last ,following a very bumpy journey over the last few months. I know I have been a naughty blogger and have let everything slip a little, but I am now resolved to keep my blog up at least once a week. ( I'd like to say even more frequently, but I think that that would be more than wishful thinking!!)

 I've a few bits of news to let you in on, and one of them is that I am going to have a much bigger craft space, up at the top of the house on the 2nd. floor where I can make as much mess as I could possibly want. It's three times the size of my other room, so what can a girl do, but sort it out find lots of space and then shop for new stash until every nook and cranny is duly filled. I mean an empty space is so ugly!!!!!

The house had to undergo quite a transformation for me to achieve this, starting with moving all of Bill's office from its original room into a holding area (i.e. The Dining Room ), while I then moved Cailean's toys, equipment and computers, from the old toy room  into Bill's old office, before moving all of my craty bits out of my room into the annex kitchen, whilst then returning Bill's office into my old craft room, which Megan and I had cleaned and washed all paint work etc.

They are all happily resituated and have been for some time, but oh wow is me !! My crafty bits are still in the little kitchen. Have a glimpse at the pics. and tell me if you can spot an empty space. ( prizes on a postcard only please..just joking)

All neat and tidy on this side,
I know what your thinking... she has more stash than she could ever use. That may be so, but I so Love looking at it all. I suppose I.m a harmless collector really.

Yes your right we can still just manage to get into the small freezer, I have left ample room around it to open its door. tee hee!!
This wasn't suppose to be a "spot the  fixings", but have you managed to find the back door yet????
No chance of using that for a while, nor the dog  I've blocked access to the dog flap too and where did I put that cooker??

You know it's been so long since I blogged I'm having real problems putting in the pictures....any suggestions as to the best way?  I seem to be spending more of the time trying to get them to sit in the right place!!!! Do you think it's easier to write all the text first and then try to insert photos where you want them, or do them as you go along? Any suggestions would be very welcome, so far this blog has onlt taken 2 hours. It's late now and I was going to show you the new area, but you'll have to wait until the next time.
Sorry, no crafting projects to show just yet, but hopefully in the not too distant future.

By the way if you registered yourself to follow my blog, would you mind doing it again as I some how managed to wipe everybody off, who was a follower, when I was updating it, as a lot of the gadgets I had used had suddenly disappeared and I had to mostly start again!!!!!

Thanks so much and thanks for popping by.

Happy Crafting Moments
Carol xxxx