First off I am excited to say that I was contacted by Jennifer of Prims Publication asking me if I had anything to share with them for the 2013 May publication! Well after picking my somewhat lifeless body up off the floor, I was able to process what just happened. This has been something I have wanted to be involved in for quite sometime so needless to say I am thrilled beyond words to be given this opportunity.
This will be a first for me! Prims is a special publication that comes out three times a year, is full of prim eye candy so to speak! If you have never picked up this high quality, nicely done magazine you really should!
I quickly got to work on a piece I thought was appropiate for Spring. After some emails back and forth we agreed I would send my bunny. This comes from my clover pattern except I made a completely different head for it. She is all packed up and ready to be sent to Prims tomorrow.
Now to be able to wait clear until May for this publication just may kill me!! Patience is not one of my virtues.
I also want to share the project my sweet hubby just got done for me. I do wish I had a before picture of the unorganized mess this wall was. I had all my things thrown in an open metal shelving sytem and it was just plain a headache and ugly. These upper and lower cabinets are a dream now because not only do they look good, they are functional. I can hide all the unsightly supplies behind cabinet doors now. Here they are.
I do feel bad that I had to stack stuff on the top of these cabinets, but frankly I just have too much STUFF! I have gourds that one day I hope to sculpt snowmen and santas on. On the right side I have antique store teapots that I one day hope to make into one-of-a-kind treasures. What this adventure has taught me is I have got to stop buying and start using up these supplies. I had no idea how bad it was until I tore into this. When your supplies start taking over everything and start driving you mental, it is time to re evaluate. I was so disorganized that I kept forgetting that in the mess I had things like glue sticks and spray finish. I would keep buying them thinking I was out. Do you know that I have enough glue sticks to supply the entire country with thier gluing needs for probably a year. LOL! I discovered that I will not have to worry about folk art matte finish for probably five years.
This antique cabinet is now housing my newly folded fabrics, this is an amazing site considering the piles of scrunched up and unorganized fabrics these recently were. It feels good now to gaze at this cabinet, I can actually see what fabrics I have and what colors they are! I just hope I can keep it this way. Do you know that I have close to 200 yards of fabric here.... no I am not kidding. Again here is an example of buying too much! I forget what I have and keep buying muslin and more homespun and I need it like a hole in the head.
The fact that I had the room torn apart and re-done, the prims surprise and other things, put a damper on my Christmas patterns and handmades. I am not sure now how much I will get done before Christmas. I do hope you all can find some organization if you need it, I know for me it holds my creativity back if I am drowning in my mess!
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share the recent happening here at Sweet Bear Creek Whims!