Monday, February 23, 2009

No cards today...

Nope, not a card in sight! I have spent the weekend finishing up some UFO's that have been lurking around and making stuff look pretty. For example, this is my lazy susan that I use to keep all my essential bits and pieces on....you know the stuff I mean: pens, glue, tape, scissors...that sort of thing. I thought that I would attempt to pretty up the boring containers and make it nice to look at as well as practical. So, out came the DSP, the ribbon and boringness was transformed....Then there was the great, big letter K that had been hanging around my room in its plain white state for months. What it really needed was to be beautified with some BG Bittersweet paper....
Then there was the mini album bookshelf that I got a few weeks ago (yes there are mini books to go on it, but they will have to wait til I decided what should go in them!). I mixed up a concoction of paint so that it matched the mid-pink of the stipedy Bittersweet paper (12x12, so the stripes are bigger) and some painting and gluing produced this....

I had some pink paint left over, so I painted the *dream* wooden word that Madonna picked up for me at Spotlight ages ago....and what's a dream without some sparkle????
I also used the pink paint to make over the celery ribbon box that I've never been completely satisfied with...but you'll have to wait to see it as it's not completely done yet.

There you have it....a few little projects that I managed to finish off. I got some other stuff done too...I've *almost* finished the BG calender kit that I got at the beginning of February and sorted a whole bunch of photos to scrap, as well as all the boring *normal life* stuff, like laundry and cleaning. All in all it was a rather productive weekend....until I found a new blog that I'm in love with! It's not even a crafty blog....it's by a Portland designer called Melissa Michaels....The Inspired Room....and it's inspired me to make MY room a little more homey and comfy. It's been hard this last year going from having a two bedroom flat all of my own, to living in a share house and having to basically live in one room. So I've been de-cluttering, rearranging and *fluffing* to make my space a happier place to spend my time. It's already making me feel happier and more content :)

Hoping you are happy and content wherever you are,
Kristie

7 comments:

June Houck said...

You are so fabulous! I love all the pink and Bittersweet. Your mini book shelf is gorgeous, and your sparkly dream is equally pretty. You did a really nice job with both of those projects. Your craft room is truly inspired now :)

There is a BG calendar kit?! Oh, no! I can't wait to see it!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

Isn't it nice when you whittle away at the To Do list? And your To Do list was a creative one, to boot! Very pretty! I have a hunky letter E (the first letter of the word "Embelish") that I have planned to embellish (!) for about 6 months now, and it still lives in my Other Room. What are the chances that I'll ever get to move on to the letter "m"? I applaud your success!

Madonna said...

You were very prolific in your creations. Your colours are lovely and I can't wait to see the mini books. I think one needs to be all about me and how wonderful I am!!! PMSL....oh hang on this blog is about YOU isn't it?? PMSL more!!!

Kristy said...

GORGEOUS! I love that K! That would look great in my new craft room :) hint hint lol

Lydia said...

WOW girl! This stuff looks great!!

Holly said...

Kristie all of your projects turned out so cute! I really like that shelf! I'll bet your whole craft room looks so sweet now!

Kellie said...

I love all the little projects you have done they look amazing. I have a K laying around my area, plain and white, but yours look stunning! I love the little draws/chest thing you picked up so cute.
Kellie

 

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