The Craft Room: The Final Chapter (almost)

So, that brings us to how the craft room looks today.  Are you ready? Are you ready?  huh, huh, huh, huh, huh?  Okay, well, come on then! Does that font scream Vicki Lawrence or what?  If you have no idea what I’m talking about…I’m not sure we can be friends.  Anyway,to the left you will…

Craft Room: Part Two (PrimeTime)

Time to prime things up.  We used Zinsser 1-2-3 Bullseye. And here we begin to cut in with our paint.  I love, love, love turquoise.  Is it original to paint your craft room turquoise?  NO.  But I don’t care.  Turquoise is in my own made-up holy trinity of colors consisting of:  Red, Peace yellow, and…

The Craft Room Metamorphosis

For three years now, ever since we moved into this house, I have been longing for a craft/sewing room.  First of all, I have a LOT of craft stuff around, and it’s an accumulation of about 15 years.  Secondly, I think everybody needs their very own creative little space.  While I did have a corner…

2010 Christmas craft

Well, I always get a little crafty around Christmas…especially when it comes to repurposing things around the house.  I’m one of those people who hates to throw out things because, God forbid,  one day I will discover its alternate ‘purpose’. Jason (my DLSH*): Can I throw away this broken toothbrush? Me: Oh, nooooo!  I’m hanging…

Makin’ Soap/Savin’ money

So, the other day I had the opportunity to watch my friend make soap from scratch using the cold-process method.  This means that she takes fats (i.e. coconut oil, palm oil, vegetable oil), combines them with lye/water mixture, and saponification (the process by which soap is made) occurs.  Fascinated by the process, but not brave…