Handmade Halloween

Handmade Halloween Book

I buy a lot of craft books and craft magazines. Everyone once in a while a craft book comes along and I know I  will have it forever. This is one of those books. But this is isn’t a book review. No, I just want to tell you HOW INCREDIBLE THIS BOOK IS. If you are a crafter and you LOVE Halloween you will love Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween: A Glittered Guide for Whimsical Crafting  Written by crafter extraordinaire and founder of Glitterville, Stephen Brown , he takes Halloween to new glittery heights and really puts the happy in Happy Halloween.  There are so many things to love about this book but I’ll tell you just a  few. The first is the projects aren’t hard but they are amazing (start now and you can make everything in the book in time for next Halloween). The other thing I love about the book is it just keeps giving you ideas. All these Halloween projects can be turned into Christmas and Easter projects with a little imagination. The instructions are very clear and the photography beautiful. I hope there will be a whole series of these Glitterville books. If there is I’ll be the first buyer.

 

Craft Room Makeover, Little Details

My craft room hasn’t had time to acquire that “lived in” look that I love so much. In a year from now it will look different as I begin to make new things and find those little details that make so many craft room unique. But I’ve tried to include a few details. As you’ll be able to see I have a kind of bird theme going on…not on purpose, I’m just always picking up little bird things.

 

bird on a chair

tiny bird sits on a chair

 

 

more little birds are perched on top of my craft hutch

 

One thing I love in my enlarged space is the room for all my craft supplies. There is room for everything now. I don’t feel cramped. I’m really glad I went with the Martha Stewart craft storage because it really is designed for the crafter in mind. The drawers are not only wide but long. They store alot! Wait! Does this mean I can buy more craft supplies??

 

room for ribbons and trims

and more room….

 

rubber stamps

I have room for all my stamps

and of course I have to have pics of me and my hubby..

 

small craft room frames

little frames

and my daughters shoes…

 

craft box with shoes

my daughter's shoes

Next post…the lighting

After Photos of the New Craft Room

I’m not going to say much in this post…I’m just glad that my craft room makeover is done. Today I’ll post the whole room and then few posts on the details and the before and after pics. So here’s my new craft space!

Craft Room

craft room after makeover

A small nook area

Nook in  craft room

nook in the craft room

craft room hutch

 

 

Craft Room Ribbon Rack

Ribbon Rack

 

Craft Room

Thanks for coming by and taking a look!

Sneak Peak at Little Things

Roses for craft studio

Paper Roses

My craft room is almost complete….here are a few photos of some details. At this point I am just waiting for a rug and chair to arrive before I show the whole completed room. I have to tell you I am thrilled with the room. Not just the design but the space and function…I have a place for all my craft supplies. Then I had an extra surprise! I’m saving it to show later! But these a few photos…

Craft Room Picture Frames

Photos of me and hubby hang in tiny frames

 

Sorry about the lighting in these photos…it was taken with my iphone without daylight so the pics are a bit grainy!

 

White dresser in craft room

Flowers and little things on a dresser in my new craft room

I cant wait for it all to be done so I can start posting some craft tutorials!

Craft Room Extras

My craft room is almost done! I’ve done a little shopping for some craft room goodies. I picked up a great chair at a really great price at TJMAXX Home Goods and some little accessories such as the rose you see in the pics below. I also purchased a great ribbon rack, looks really great…I’m already loading it up with lots of ribbon.

 

I love this chair and it should look great in my new craft room.

Bought some pretty paper roses, I’ll find somewhere to put these!

These roses almost look real

Craft Room Wire Ribbon Rack

Here’s the wire ribbon rack(that’s just a photo,not my craft room). I put it up last night. I should have lots of new pics of the room, plus the bonus room! I added a second room for sewing! This week I am putting away all of my craft supplies and I’m so excited to have all that extra storage. Hope to have pics of the new room by next week!