Monday, December 15, 2014
Creating Christmas Chaos...
This is my room I like to call my studio. I love this room which houses lots of my crafting supplies. Right now there is barely enough room to step around all the chaos. I seem to have "stuff" all over every surface. I am busy creating lots of little Christmas gifties and I like to have supplies close at hand. One minute I am cutting paper or fabric and another minute I am gluing or glittering. This really makes me happy.
Here is one of two large containers I have which fit nicely under the storage shelves. This one holds some bits of Christmas wrapping, bags, ribbons, bows and tags. This year I am promising myself that it is time to use the "good stuff". I am also resigned to sorting through all that is jammed in so tight the lid barely fits. I do love to savor my treasures.
I know I have shown you my very large island many times. It is about 5' x 9' and it is almost always full. Right now I am wrapping things and finding lots of inspiration for some future cards and tags.
These very simple tags I have cut from holiday cards received in the past. I only cut up cards that are mass produced and not handmade. I kept these very simple and merely tied colored string to the tops. With a hand-written note on the back they will adorn packages.
These tags I had fun doing some extra hand-stitching along the edges. I like the added dimension. It is easy to have lots of tags cut and then while sitting I can stitch them with a large crewel needle and some crochet thread. No need to prepunch as the needle goes through the card stock fairly easily.
Here I am using some shipping tags that I got from purchasing items at a friend's yard sale a while back. Black scribbled prices were on the tags so I gessoed them. Mr. C came along and asked what are you doing? When I told him he said to just throw them out and buy new ones. What! Tags are expensive and this way I can use them for something creative. Silly Mr. C! This allows my Creative Christmas Chaos to be more interesting while I think of how I wish to use these tags.
My studio will probably look like this until I hopefully clean and organize it just before the New Year arrives. I do want to begin fresh with an organized space. Do you work better in neat and organized space or are you happy to work in Creative Chaos like I have going on?
Our weather is very wet with rain and wind continuing. We have had rain or sprinkles or drizzle every day and no sunshine. In the past I would be miserable for the lack of sunshine, however with the drought and our dry-well issues we had this summer I am so happy to have all the moisture we are getting. It is cold yet thankfully it is not snowing on our property or town...yet.
Thank you for your blog friendship and wonderful sharing of creative inspirations. I feel very blessed to be part of blogging. Many are moving on to other forms of social media however I am still enjoying blogging. I do admit to being lured by Pinterest. I am such an online hoarder with Pinterest. What am I saving it all for? Will I ever have enough time? What is enough time?
May each of you be safely accomplishing your lists of much to do. I have done very well with making and checking off my lists. That is new for me to even make the lists and keep up with them.
Blessings, Bliss, Peace, Joy and Love to all...