Monday, January 28, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me?

Last Saturday was my 45th birthday. Wow, I can't believe I'm 45 already, wasn't I just 25 a few years ago? It was a pretty uneventful birthday. My husband was on duty. He is a Fighter Fighter and works 24 hour shifts every third day and his shift landed on my birthday this year. My youngest was at a speech meet all day and my oldest had stuff to do so I was pretty much on my own. Which is okay with me cause I wanted to spend the day working in my craft room anyway. Well I didn't get to, I had to go to the store, and then the guy showed up to tint the windows in my Volkswagon Beetle and then my Mother took me out to dinner and by the time I got home it was 10:00 pm. Where did the day go?

I finally got to work on my craft room last night though, it's looking pretty good, I'll take pictures to post of it soon. Going thru the boxes of material I found a lot of vintage linens and fabrics I forgot I had, I'm going to put some of them for sale on Etsy .

I Love My Beetle!!!!

Well I better get back to my day job,
Take care,

Monday, January 21, 2008

Studio Redo

Okay, so yesterday I started to reorganize and clean up my craft room, again. I've already done this a couple of times, but can't seem to get enough storage space. The problem is that we moved to this house four years ago and my new craft room is about half the size of my old one. I had a really big center island cabinet that was great for cutting out patterns and held tons of stuff. My sewing machine was on one side of it along with shelves that held all my fabrics. And one wall was lined with cabinets and had a work counter and peg board to hang all kinds of things on. I also had a store room to hold all the overflow. Ah memories.

So then we moved to our new house. I had my stuff set up in a corner of our unfinished basement. Not very condusive to my creativity, so for a couple of years I didn't get to do much. Then when we decided to finish the basement, most of my things went to storage. (and a lot of them are still there)
Well we finished the basement making a bigger bedroom for my college age son, a new bathroom and a small living area, along with a couple of storage closets. It is totally the man-cave now.

I then took over my son's old bedroom to make my own little art haven. Problem is, small room, too much stuff. So I am forever trying to cram it all in and still make it look nice.

Here are the before pictures. I will post the after when I am done.
Wish me luck,

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Focus, Focus, Focus

Well I've decided that this year I really need to try to focus on just one and maybe two crafts. There are several things I like to do. I like to sew, knit, crochet, paint, make jewelry, some paper crafts, and other miscellaneous arts. I always have so many ideas floating around in my head and never enough time to do them, but I think that those who tend to focus only on one medium tend to be more successful. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong. What do you think?

I also want to focus on my Blogging skills. I love reading other people's Blogs and find them very interesting. I don't, however, find myself very interesting and have a hard time coming up with things to say about myself. I guess I don't really need to just talk about myself and my latest projects though. After all there really aren't a lot of them to talk about since I'm not a professional. (Yet) LOL, but there's always hope.

So here's to a new year and hopefully some new improvements for me and my Blog.
Good Luck to you and yours,

Tracy M.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Happy New Year

Hey Everybody, I've been a very bad blogger and haven't posted since November.
I had a really hard time getting into Christmas this year for some reason, didn't even put up a tree which the BOYS didn't seem to mind until Xmas eve when they said aren't we going to put up the tree this year? (Well you could have said something sooner). I did however put out my bottle brush tree collection and a small tinsel tree in the kitchen so I wasn't a complete Grinch.

Here is also a little glitter cottage I made, I put a few on Etsy. It's so hard finding these tiny bottle brush trees.
I really got into the glitter for these and the metalic paint.
I LOVE the hot pink!

Hubby and I got to get away for a couple of days to Glenwood Springs. It is a hot Sulpher Springs resort in the mountains about a three hour drive west of Denver and just north of Aspen. (we don't go there, LOL) It was very cold, but the pool is heated with the natural hot springs and is VERY warm. It's really neat to sit in the hot pool at night with all the steam rising around like fog. A lot of skiers go to the pool after skiing to soak their tired muscles. Since we are middle aged we don't need to ski to have tired muscles.

This is a picture of the large pool. The smaller, Hotter pool is on the other side.
Oh, I'd like to be in that pool right now, or at least tonight. Well I'd better get to my laundry.
Have a great day and weekend everyone!!