Thursday, June 20, 2013

Celebrating 100 posts and my new craft room!

I am sorry that it has been so long since I updated my blog. My craft room is all put back together now and is functioning perfectly! I've even made a couple of outfits and listed them in my Etsy shop. I didn't realize it until I logged in that my last post was #100. Where does the time go?!?!

So, here is my completed craft room:

It has been about 3 weeks, and it looks pretty much the same. Well, the layout is the same, but the mess is always changing since there is always a new project to do, fabric to sort, and paper to buy.

The first thing I made in my new craft room was a short sleeve Regency style dress.

Click here to see the listing in my Etsy shop.

Right after that I was inspired by an outfit I saw on Pinterest. (Here is my Pinterest page:

And here is my final outfit:

Click here to see the listing in my Etsy shop.

I've also been working on some papercrafting projects, but I'm currently enjoying the wave of sewing mojo so my papercrafting has been put on the back burner. 

I am already working on another outfit. Since I was able to go through pretty much all of my fabric and craft supplies as I put my craft room together, I gathered up a box of unfinished projects and am trying to work from there right now. The dress I am working on right now is something I cut out almost 5 years ago!

The Great Fabric Sort is still going. It has been "sew" nice to go through all of my fabric and be reinspired. Thanks to that and Pinterest, my To Sew List is growing and growing and growing.... 

Until next time...

Monday, April 8, 2013

A progress picture as promised

So the kids were on spring break last week and I realized that was a bad time for me to try to get my room together and a video done during the day time. The kids went back to school today and it's already more quiet around the house.
Since I haven't had a chance to do a video of my room and it still needs more work, here's a sneak peek picture of my room so far. I want to call it an organized chaos but I will call it a semi organized chaos. :) It honestly looked a little better up until yesterday when I had to finish three projects at once and I managed to get my scrapbooking stuff spread out everywhere.
I will do my best to get it cleaned up and get a video out this week. I will also make sure that I do it in landscape mode instead of portrait mode like last time.  :)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Break 2013

Yay, it's Spring Break!

April Fools!!!!

I'm a SAHM of three elementary school boys. Spring break now means a whole nother thing. Well, on the upside, I do get to sleep in past 7am. :)

My new craft room is coming along nicely. The wobbly bookshelf has been repaired, the boys' old dressers have been combined as a way to hold dolls and trims, and my dressform is set up and decked out in my GC apron and my Donna Downey Apronology Class apron..

I still have some shelves to hang, but am working around that for now. My sewing is still on hold for now, but I'm finally getting my sewing stuff unpacked. Most of my scrapbooking stuff is unpacked but the rest of the stuff is waiting for my hanging shelves. I have two sets of ATCs to work on (due the 7th and the 9th) and two sets of embellishments due on the 7th (I missed last month's swap). I also have a couple of card sets I want to do for our next Operation Write Home card drive next month. My LSS was closed for Good Friday, so I will be working my butt off at the Friday night crop there this week. Luckily most of what I take to crop stays packed up and ready to go, so I won't have to search for much before I head out the door.

For sewing, I have a set of Transformers curtains I want to make for my youngest son's room (I have had the fabric for at least a year and a half, maybe longer). I also have a custom Carvewright cover to make for my dad. After those, I have a list of doll sized things I want to work on, and Pinterest has been very inspiring. :) I also need to open the serger I got for Christmas and learn how to use it.

I intended to put up a video of how my craft room is doing today, but it's in a semi-organized chaos right now, and since it's late I won't have any natural light. I will get an updated video done and posted before the week is done.

Until next time!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Finally, a new house, and a new craft room.

Watch "New house, new craft room." on YouTube

After 4 years, I am finally back in a house after being in an apartment and I have an actual craft room again. Please excuse my nasally voice and my sniffles, my allergies are acting up since the pollen is our in full force.

We got the keys to and a half weeks ago, and this is the last, and hardest room to unpack. When we started moving this was the first room I pack there was so much stuff. I still have so much more to be moved in here, let alone unpacked. So much stuff and so little time and space.

Hi, my name is Jenifer and I'm addicted to dolls,fabric, frogs, and scrapbook stuff. Lol! Luckily, my frogs are not displayed in my craft room, they are displayed throughout the house.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cards for Operation Write Home

I am a veteran.

I am the wife of a veteran.

I am the daughter of two veterans.

I am the granddaughter of three veterans.

I am the niece of five veterans.

My husband and I both come from a family full of veterans. One thing you know as military member is that you are going to spend time away from your family. Whether it's for training, TDY, deployment, or a unaccompanied/remote tour.
Thankfully means of communication between military members and the family they are away from has been made easier and more frequent with the advances in technology. When I was overseas, I was so glad that I was not only able to call home, but I was able to webcam with my son even though he was too young to know what was going on the webcam quality then was no where near the quality it is now.
In these days of technologies like webcams and e-mails, we often forget how wonderful it is to see a handwritten letter or card. It's easier to scrapbook handwritten letters instead of e-mails. Sometimes seeing somebody handwriting on a letter means so much more than just the words that are written.
A few months ago one of my scrapbook buddies introduced me to the organization Operation Write Home. I love it! I wish this would have been around when I was overseas. Check it out!

So, while I've been away from my blog for the past couple of months, I've been focusing on my cards for Operation Write Home (OWH) and my Artist Trading Cards (ATCs).
Here are the cards I've been doing:



So, sorry for the long post, the long absence, and the tons of pictures. I am working on sorting my fabric stash right now as a way to neaten it and a way to get my sewing mojo up and running again. I found the idea on Pinterest and fell in love with the idea. Pictures to follow, I promise.

Until next time......