Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My Week

I was able to get quite a bit accomplished this week, though it doesn't look it.

I am still unpacking and getting things organized. It feels as if that will NEVER get done! Oh well, maybe, eventually.

When the kids moved they did not have enough room in the moving trailer so a lot was left and put into the garage for when they can come and get the rest. But it was just placed helter skelter and didn't really have any room to move or work in there. Some rearranging was needed.

See more wine boxes? lol

The rolling garage door broke so the front is completely open! There was just nowhere to go, so I basically moved the good furniture to the back and the garbage to the front so can grab as we can, to toss/burn etc. No Before and After Pics, because it really didn't change! At least until all the garbage is gone ;)

What has your week been like?


Friday, January 16, 2015

Taming the Craft Room

I promised to show how I used boxes to store my embroidery, lace, ribbons, elastic, etc; I just didn't expect it to take so long!


And finally, as promised:

First, get your family together every night for a month (or three) and get the boxed wine for them to drink. For me, it took 5 to 9 family members and a birthday to get me enough boxes for what I need.

Enjoy the wine and family. Once it  doesn't pour through the convenient spigot, pull out the bag that held the wine through the little spigot hole in the box keeping the sides intact. Make sure they finish whats left in the bag - there is usually quite a bit left over and can pour the rest into a glass or two ;)

(Would you believe I absolutely cannot stand wine????)

Use a razor to carefully cut where the black line is.

(I can never cut straight!) The original handle for the box will still be used as a handle and the hole for the spigot you use to be able to open the flap easily. I left about an inch or so inside the edge so that as they are stacked the won't collapse inside each  other. But these are seriously sturdy boxes, so it is not too much of a concern.

Fold the flap you just cut back to crease a "hinge"

I spray painted my boxes because I cannot cut straight and it would aggravate me to try and cover squiggly lines with fabric or paper! And... I am LAZY.

I then eyeballed the measurements inside and cut foam board to make "drawer dividers" to keep things in line.

Once I find the box that has my gazillion and one glue guns I will glue them down!

You can stack the boxes or set them sideways, I use them both ways

Hey!!! There is my box of glue-guns! Haha

I found the Alice In Wonderland labels online here:
I am a huge Alice In Wonderland nut. (If the Pinterest Board (11 boards!) and tattoo wasn't a clue!)

I also use these boxes as magazine holders! See - I can't cut straight :)

And my craft "wall". I am still, and lets face it, ALWAYS, tweaking my craft "storage" I do not like having to move things out of the way to get to anything. I just want to reach and grab. Like I said... I am lazy.

All my fabric is on a shelves in the closet (which I will not show right now... it's BAD) But I have a storage "system" for that too.:)


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I Am Back... Again!

So much has happened, but I will just hit the highlights: My son, daughter-in-law, grandson and granddaughter moved to another state in the hopes of better job opportunities; I have moved (AGAIN); my computer died a horrible death and my family all got together and bought me this new computer for Christmas!

I have a JOB. I only average 12 hours a week, but it is what I can handle and still be able to function (after a nap), the bosses are extremely family oriented and understanding if I cannot come in. I am loving it.

It is not glamorous, or probably even interesting for most people. I work in the laundry of a hotel, washing, drying and folding sheets and towels. I don't have to deal with people, no one is standing over my shoulder (haha - it's fairly obvious if I am slacking on the job!) And best of all the job makes me feel good, I am providing a good service to those who are traveling, and I am earning a paycheck. What more could I ask?

I MISS MY GRANDBABY THOUGH!   Don't try to adjust your screen; yes, my hair is blue/green. I am asked by kids in the grocery store if I am a mermaid. When I wear my red scrubs I look like Dr. Seuss' Thing1 or Thing2. It's a lot of fun, and my granddaughter loved it.

This is my new home and that is Mr.Chubbs coming to me from the porch. A LOT of work to do with the yard!

My housemates;
 Mr. Chubbs and Roadkill

Well, that's my catch up. My next post will be what I had promised before.... My craft room is just now in a different room! So get to redecorate.