Friday, 19 September 2008


After months of blood,sweat and tears the extension is complete and I have my new craft room finished. I have to say it was harder than I thought it would be, but thanks to my fantabaroonie parents we got there in the end. Huge thank you to my dad for running the whole thing and a big hug to my mum for helping out and telling me it would all be worth it in the end, when I was knocking down walls,eating dust, constantly hoovering it up and having a 5 minute breakdown on a daily basis. I couldnt have done it without you. x

Anyway, onto the craft room. I sat down last night all pleased with myself and thought I would put a card together. Oh! Where did I put everything????? I decided before the room was complete that I would be super duper tidy and keep it that way - start how you mean to go on, so I put all my stash in their new homes. Well, I tell you it took me forever to make what should be a 5 minute card. So, I have now changed my mind and I shall do what we all do (dont we?) and start with a big desk and then have foam pads, card cutters, scissors, glue etc... all around me and just have a little tiny workspace, at least I will know where everything is. I didnt realise until last night, that actually I am best at organised chaos. It is great to be in blogland again and just have a relaxing evening making cards.
Thanks to everyone who emailed me over the last couple of months, I appreciate that you took the time to see how I was getting on - hugs to you!!!

I made this little pot of flowers to put in my new bedroom, it reminds me when I wake up in the morning, that I love my job and as my mum would say, these are definately my kind of flowers, as they dont need watering. Also, Poppi comes in, in the mornings and either takes them out and rearranges them or brings her dolls in and uses them as umbrellas for them.
Supplies are: brads,ribbon,flowers and photo hanger - poppicrafts. paper - american crafts. Rub-ons - doodlebug.
Thanks for popping by.


Dawny P said...

I can't tell you how good it is to have you back in Blogland Mich. Oh I have missed you and your fabbylicious stuff. These
blooms are gorgoeus - I would never have thought of using them like that - you are awfully clever. Now in 1 more week we will have your Mum back and then Blogland will be complete again lol xxxx Speak soon and big hugs xxxxx

Macpurp said...

ooh I love your pot of flowers!
hope you get settled into your new new craft room soon x

Marcea said...

Just wanting to say hi and welcome back. I found you through Dawny's blog so I hope you don't mind if I have a nosey round and make myself at home, lol. Hope to pop back often

SammieJay said...

It is so good to have you back! I remember how your inspiration taught me how to blog way back in Feb with your fabulous challenge. I have missed seeing your creations and the latest are fab. I'm sure future ones will be equally, if not more, so! Thanks for being awesomely inspring. Will you be hosting regular competitions from here?
Best wishes and welcome back!

Sharon said...

Hi Michelle
Lovely to hear from you. I was looking at your blog yesterday & thinking how long it is since you had posted. i haven't been blogging much lately as I've just gone back to work after 5 years!!! & have completely lost my MOJO & am only fulfilling orders. Maybe seeing you back will give me the motivation I need lol!!!
I agree about the craft room . . . MESS IS BEST lol!!!
Sharon :-)x

Han said...

Hi michelle glad to hear that the extension is finished I am sure it looks fab. I love the blooms what a great idea. xx

All Pink girl said...

YAY you are back xxxxxx
i have missed you loads xxxxx
so glad you areusing yourmagic again hugs Dawnxxxx

Kath said...

Great to have you back in bloggyland....I have so missed all your gorgeous creations.
Love that little pot of flowers
and we need to see piccies of your fab new craft room...go on make us all jealous.

Cheryl said...

Hi is good to see you up and running again.....of course I have already seen the beautiful blooms by your bedside....but the Christmas card is lovely......but gets me all sort of panicky....well done you, all that hard word in the house, I know what you have put up with these you billions.xxxxx

marmee said...

how wonderful a dedicated place to do your crafts. you must be beside yourself with excitement. i would like to see your room with more details. i am changing a playroom into a craft room and need all the ideas i can get.

Anonymous said...

and Wow back just as `beautiful` as always Michelle:)
Hope you and yours are all wellxxx
Have a lovely Evening:)~X~

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

WoW! A wonderful pot of flowers! ♥ Love them!

Enjoy your new room...and the 2" square space to work in! ^.^ Sounds just like my desk!lol x

Alison said...

This is stunning, love it.