Welcome to my craft room!

When we moved into our two bedroom apartment, I immediately took over the spare room and made it a “craft room”. I had my easel in one corner by the light with all of my canvases and paints. In the other, I had my desk covered with paper, pencils, and charcoal to draw. Of course, this room quickly got taken over by other items we had nowhere else to put. This included Dakota’s massive crate that encompasses most of the room’s space. My easel has since been put away, and I have been reduced to my little desk against the wall. This is where I create my glassware, signs, and onesies that I sell on my small Etsy Shop.

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My little crafting corner!

I built a rack to store all of my papers and vinyl for less than $20 using some materials I bought at Wal-Mart.

On my desk, you can see my Cricut Explore Air 2. This wonderful machine is what cuts my designs! It is pretty fast, very accurate, and user-friendly. For those of you looking for an affordable die-cutter, I truly believe the Cricut is a great start!

I only use the most trustworthy vinyl when making my products. For my glassware, I stick to Oracal 651 outdoor use vinyl. It adheres to products so well, that they are dishwasher-safe! When making clothing such as my onesies, I only use Siser products. This includes Easyweed, Glitter, and Stripflock HTV. This is then adhered onto clothing using the Cricut Easypress that hubby bought me for Christmas last year 🙂

IMG_20180311_110621616IMG_20180311_110654759_HDRI have now made “craft room” part of our criteria while house hunting, in hopes that a bigger room will allow for more creativity! I’ll also have the ability to store all of my blanks and current projects more efficiently. The Type A personality in me is not liking how I have to keep everything squished into one place!

Do you have any suggestions on how to work in a small space? I’d love to hear from you! Don’t forget to check out my shop for products that may suit your lifestyle!

I called him out on his proposal…

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How he proposed. Some girls grow up fantasizing about an extravagant proposal involving a flash mob, jumping out of a plane or a movie trailerwhile others hope for a private engagement enjoyed only with your future partner. As much as I love watching extravagant proposals that go viral on social media, I fit more with the latter category. What matters is that the proposal fits who the two of you are together, and that it is from the right person.Read More »

Why I swiped right for the last time

It’s been nearly five years since Will and I met, and I still remember all of the little details of our first date. As some of you may know, I met my husband all thanks to the world of online dating! That’s a secret we kept from a lot of people for a long time, because it wasn’t really a popular process when we used it. I only had my account for a few months before meeting him, so the entire process was quite the whirlwind for me. Read More »

My reasons for starting a blog

Having a creative outlet has always been an important part of my life. I’ve tried several different artistic avenues, from painting to pottery, to unleash and process all of my thoughts. As I approach my thirties, my goal is to develop my ability to reflect on my life through writing. In the summer of 2016, I went through several big changes that were both wonderful and intimidating all at the same time:Read More »