Monday, February 21, 2011

I've Moved!

Well, it's been quite a weekend.  Not only was it hubby's birthday yesterday, but we spent most of Saturday clearing yet more stuff out of the study ready for when the builders "move in" next week.  Consequently, my craft area of our study now looks like this:
Warts and all!  Manky flaking plaster, badly filled in old fireplace, loads of big screw-holes all over the walls (only a few of them mine!).  There's even an echo in here and our computer desks and the carpet are still in here. Next weekend we move those into the spare room too - now doesn't that sound fun......not!
I have set up my desk in the spare room and have one of the old bookshelves behind me to store some of my stuff on.  When I look at the photos it looks like the same room because of the wall colours but honestly, it's not!
When I was trying to put stuff away in this corner yesterday afternoon I got in a bit of a state trying to work out where it should go and what a mess the whole upstairs of the house was because of having to move everything out of the study.  I know it will be worth it, but right at that moment all I could see was chaos and the end of the journey seemed so far away. Stupid eh?
I've been sorting and clearing some of the stuff out as I go, but I know that most of that job will happen when we move back in - I won't wont my lovely new shelves all stuffed up with loads of tat, will I?  I need to look around for good ways to store all my "little things" so that they are accessible and easy to get at even in the "big" 12x12(ish) spaces the wall (where the Dyson etc are on the first phot) will be covered with.  We think  I will ahve about 50 of them to fill.  OHHHHHH YEAH!!!!!

Anyway, enough of that, I'll add more photos as the job progresses, and you must feel free to help with the planning and with any storage ideas! We're now trying to decide on paint colours....

Over on Get Funky! - which is the challenge blog for Funky Hand we're well into the second month of our new-look blog.  Instead of showing all our projects once a month, every couple of days one of the team loads their project and a little bit of info about how they made it and what they used.  This month's hostess is Jules who can't make anything, not a tiny thing without adding a heart on it somewhere!  So not surprising that she's chosen "Show us your Heart" as the theme for this month's Funky Fifteenth.  On the Get Funky! blog you can already see projects from Jules, Lou and Anice and today it's my turn to add something - this is the card I've made
Anyone can join in and make a "hearty" project of any kind  - and be in with a chance of winning a free download from Funky Hand!  It doesn't matter what you make as long as it features at least one heart - and of course you must use at least one Funky Hand product - to make it really easy each month there's a new Funky Freebie available - it'll be related to, and only available to download for the duration of the challenge.  Click HERE to visit the blog where you'll find out all about my card, see the other projects, find the links to the shop and the freebie and  how you can join in and maybe be a Funky Winner!
That's all for now, I'm off across the landing to my temporary craftspace now!
Have a great day, thanks for visiting


Lynda said...

It will seem like you're living in the biggest nightmare at the moment Kathy but will be well worth it in the end when you've got your great crafting space finished. I bought a crafting desk and storage unit from Storage4Crafts to get myself organised - not exactly cheap but the best investment ever!

Fab card - love the hearts in the circle detail and the beautiful papers.

Love Lynda xxx

Angelnorth said...

Great project, love the spinny hearts and inside decoration. Oh, and.... it will all be worth it, it wil all be worth it, it will...

Traceyr said...

Wonderful card Kathy and great to see the inside of a card getting some attention.

As to the moving and sorting through your crafting stuff I don't envy you that but do envy you having a "new" craft space soon.


Karen said...

All that moving around will be really worth it in the end Kathy! I had new shelves with load sof empty spaces a couple of years ago & now they are all filled up hahaha xxx

Wipso said...

If you would like to be in with a chance to win a crafting apron please pop over to our shop blog and leave us a comment.
A x

lisa said...

Oh Kathy you are having an upheavel. I don't envy you one bit although I know it'll all be worth it in the end. The mess and prep is the worse bit and feeling unsettled but once you are all straight again it'll be lovely.
Your cards are gorgeous, I love the swingy little hearts, they are great.
Take a deep breath and keep calm.
Hugs Lisax

Janice said...

How exciting Kathy!

Loopylou. said...

ooooerrr its all go in the moving for builders department now hun!! and i love your challenge card, those spinning hearts are totally gorgeous hugs Lou xxxx

tracy said...

what a cute card :)
bet you can't wait to get your new room-you lucky girl:)

Allison said...

love the hearts Kathy

Gez said...

Fabby card..looking forward to hearing how things go.. keep calm & keep smiling :)

okienurse said...

Hang in there and just concentrate on the light at the end of the tunnel. I hate all the mess that goes with a redo. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting by this week but life happens. Vickie #148