Friday, January 4, 2008

Pay It Forward - sneak peek

Last month or so, there was a plethora of blogs offering a Pay It Forward exchange whereby the first three people who left a comment on your blog would receive a handmade item. They, in turn, would post the same thing on their blog and on and on it would go. Well, I have finally gotten it together enough to make the little gifts and here is a sneak peak for you. The ladies in question have been notified that their gift is on its way and that it will be displayed here. When they get it they can compare the real life gift with the photo. Oh, BTW, only two people responded and that is why you will only see two gifts. For a closer look, just click on the pic.

First item:

Second item:

In addition to this, I have been moving my craft space for the past three days. I'm very slow at doing this kind of thing, but it needed to be done. Here are some pics for you.

This pic shows an almost full view of my scrap space. It is formerly our dining room, but since we don't do much entertaining now, I decided to take it over. When the house goes up for sale, I'll pack it all away **boo hiss* and turn it back into a dining room. I needed the guest bedroom for DD when she comes up after I have my surgery.

This is the view I have now when sitting and playing, er, I mean working. It overlooks the sunken living room. That stained glass window was specially made for a house we owned years ago, we just cart it around to each house and, fortunately, have always found a place for it. Hope that happens when we move into a condo later this year.

This pic shows how I've reorganized my cardstock. There are 2 buckets and each folder is labeled with the colour name, ie. Real Red, etc. I keep all the reds together, yellows together, etc. In front of each section is a folder labeled Red Scraps, Yellow Scraps, etc. This way, I have scraps, both patterned and plain, that match. I just thought of it and I think it's brilliant. I'm sure there are others who have the same idea, I'm just slower!

And, I forgot to mention in the Bingo post below, that on weekends there are no new numbers called, so Bingo will resume on Monday. How's everyone doing? Any winner yet?


Sarah said...

Hi Barb. Love your craft area :) Do our cards posted today in the post below count for Monday? Have a great weekend.

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Sarah, yes, cards posted on today's Bingo thread will be saved up for Monday's call. Thanks for asking because I had not made that very clear.

Aunt T said...

No bingo winner here! I just got my first number today!

Stay warm!


pescbrico said...

you can see in your home while crafting! that's awesome!! I love both of your projects! :

Shannon McGann said...

Wow! You certainly have a lot of stuff! That's a beautiful craft area - I wish mine was upstairs in the main part of the house so I don't feel like I'm sneaking away when I go to the basement! You have a gorgeous view!

I have another card for Monday's Bingo numbers:

Cas... said...

Wow! I am now very excited! Those "pay it forward" gifts are wonderful! You are very talented!

I like the idea of your dining room as you creative space. I like the idea of dining rooms but they seem to be a waist of space since most people rarely use theirs. Smart move!

Take Care and Thank you for sharing your craft!

Jeans inky hugs said...

Barb, I'm a bit jealous. You have a very large and wonderful Stamping space.
I have my stamping space in my unfinished basement. But I do like going down there to create. It's quite, And I can listen to my music. But I've always wanted a bigger place....So I could get more stuff in it.

I like the way you have done your Cardstock with the labeling system.

That looks like it works great.

Hope you enoy your weekend.

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a fab crafting space ,love it ,Dawnx

wanda box said...

Hi YOur craft area is great. I too have rearranged mine so I could share it with the quest room. I have a card for monday maybe I send in more later this week end.

see my card here
thanks wanda

Heather Grow said...

I love your craft space. I just converted my kitchen nook into my stamp space. I'll post pictures soon.

Kathy W said...

That is a beautiful piece of stained glass! Your projects look great, and thanks for sharing your paper filing system. I'm in the middle of unpacking, and it is now time to find a good system for dealing with scraps. You gave me some good ideas. Have a great weekend.

wanda box said...

Barb I have a 2nd entry for MOnday bingo game.
thanks wanda