Saturday, January 14, 2012

My craft room

It is so fun to have my own craft room.  I guess it's not really my own craft room because the boys have all their craft stuff in there too.  In fact, I usually find unfinished crafts strewn all over the floor or little paper cuttings all over or markers all over...I love that they feel free enough to go in and start little projects on their own and use their imaginations.  I just don't like the messes they leave all over.  However, mostly, the room is for me and I love it.  I have posted a few pictures of the room already but I've added a few things.  

I saw these cute fabric flowers on Pinterest.  I decided to use some of the left over scraps in my pantry and try to make some to go in the craft room.  You can find the tutorial here.  I'm really happy with the way they turned out and like the little pop of color it adds to the room.

 My mom came out to visit in August and she helped me finish my little hanging pom pom's in the corner.  I love the soft grey color in the room--it's nice and peaceful.  Below you see the card table with the puzzle I started about two months ago.  Maybe I'll finish it sometime...probably I'll just put it back in the box and do it later.
My sister-in-law cut some vinyl for me.  I wanted Elder Uchtorf's quote from his talk about creating.  I found this picture on Pinterest too.  The original is better--my face is too wide and I had a hard time making the hair how I wanted it.  But, I like the picture.  I love the little bird whispering in her ear.  It makes me think of someone receiving quiet inspiration for her life or projects and so I think it's a great addition to the room.
The other corner of the room.  The file container at the left has ideas for Family Home Evening and Math games and such for the boys.  Eli likes to sit at his little desk and do his projects or "homework."  I think I need something at the top of the pantry because those flowers look pretty lonely up there.  Ideas?
I especially like the window on the left of the picture.  It's to the right on my sewing desk and it's perfect because the trampoline is directly below the window so I can open the blinds and window and watch/listen to the boys as they jump.  The only other thing this room needs is some curtains, which I might or might not get to.  I think what I like most about the room is that most of it is decorated by my own projects (which of course I copied from someone else).  I have found that projects are just what I need to keep me happy and keep my mind busy.

7 comments:

Kristi, Liezl, Quincy, Ava, and Josh said...

The flowers are BEAUTIFUL!! The quote from Pres. Ukdorf is perfect. I love it all.

Pitcher Family said...

Love it!!!

Joe and Liz said...

I love pinterest too! Cute room!

The Duke said...

I love the flowers that you made. They are so cute!

Alyssa said...

Nice. The Flowers are awesome.

Dave and Tana said...

Very cute, the flowers are my favorite!

Frances said...

How nice to have your own craft room. Love seeing your projects.