Friday, 29 June 2012

New 'ebay-like' site for crafters!!?

 Fwd:  I thought I'd share Katys blog post with you all:

Visit Crafty Bob it's like ebay and etsy, just for crafters, to sell and buy crafty things, handmade products and supplies. Listings are free until end of June and it's a really friendly site so pop over, my experience with it so far has been really positive!

Katy xx 

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Thank you for looking, I hope to make use of this a.s.a.p ~ Thank you Katie for sharing :D

Imogen xX

Home: Kitchen Ideas & Layout Plan.

Hello,

I know my craft room is still only around 95% finished, but awaiting payday to get more money to be able to finish it off.  In the mean time I have been concidering the ideas for the kitchen and we're thinking of removing the chimney breast to allow for more livable space.  

Here's so photo shares of our Kitchen before we moved in:


Estate Agents Photo (Previouse House Owners)

(Previouse House Owners)

 (Previouse House Owners)

 (Previouse House Owners)

(Previouse House Owners)

(Previouse House Owners) - There's the Estate Agent Lady!!

(Previouse House Owners)

(Previouse House Owners)

(Previouse House Owners)

And then we demolished the "breakfast bar".

Removed "Breakfast Bar", all 6" of it!!

Removed "Breakfast Bar", all 6" of it!!  And this section here for our Fridge Freezer

Removed "Breakfast Bar", all 6" of it!!  And this section here for our Fridge Freezer

Removed "Breakfast Bar", all 6" of it!!


Anyway, we're now looking into having the chimney breast removed so I have made a start ...lol.  I measured the kitchen in " (inches) not down to the very last point of an inch (except for in some obvious cases such as .5 and .8) then I mapped out and recreated the floor plan to scale of the measurements I took (which all added up btw) and then shrunk the image due to it litterally being the size of my kitchen floor plan so it's less of a to scale now, but hopefully you get the idea and I can do more accurate measurements when required.





I was also looking at magnets range of kitchens and thought this one was quite nice, it's very very similar to the other house like ours we saw (cupboard fronts and tops and very very similar wall colours too which goes well) and then I was thinking a black floor would look better.  Did I mention with silver walls??







Here's some other pictures from the same "range" of cupboards (Innsbruck) found at: http://www.magnet.co.uk/kitchen-ranges/all-kitchens/innsbruck




Anyways,  I've had a little scout about online and sent off some emails regarding anyone who could remove just the downstairs chimney breast (upstairs is wardrobes and happy to leave them in if possible) ...also the other side of the chimney breast is obviously the livingroom so not a neighbour lol...  Then we need to plaster ...all the cupboards and such currently in the kitchen have been plastered in and then all the walls are plaster and painted yellow...  YUK!!  We'll see how that goes until we're next in town and can ask about in Wickes, B&Q, Homebase etc etc...  :)

Imogen xX

Monday, 25 June 2012

New Things Shoppin Haul and Crafty-ness!!


I thought I would do a couple of shares; a project I did today and things my lovely Mr Joshua bought me from his trip to town!!

Thus first of all I was looking to create a magazine box thing, to be honest I have no idea what they’re called I just know it was far far cheaper to cut up a kelogs cornflakes box and cover it with left over wallpaper than it was to go out and buy one!!  So I did just that, measured and cut (although a little tall for the magazines, it would have looked silly any shorter due to the depth of the box lol.  Here’s what I managed to create from roughly an hours work (maybe less) to store my docrafts creativity magazines in (yes all 2 of them, I have March 2012 and May 2012 …lol!!)  I had every intention of putting it onto of the canvas shelves in my room but it won’t stand up due to Argos’s cheap and lazy way of creating uneven wood/holes in wood.  Anyways, after I covered it in some of the left over wallpaper (still got lots left) I realised that once the magazines were in the box you could see parts of the inside of the cereal box and it didn’t look very “professional” so I then traced the box onto black craft paper (thin paper) and cut out 4 side sections gluing 2 and 2 together to create a thicker black paper and then lined the top of the inside of the box and did the same for the two ends (front and back)  This gave an overall really nice finish to the box – happy!!  Here’s how it looks:









When Joshua got back from town he’d bought me some wonderful goodies.  To start with he bought me a PURElite natural daylight bulb to replace the crappy ceiling bulb in my craft room…  This is stunning.  It’s a little over cast outside today (8.22pm currently) and it’s made a world of difference…  Let’s see how it compares too at night time!!



He also bought me a pink mouse pad which is like shocking hot pink/magenta and I love love love it!!  (Picture shows red but it’s not!!) …anyway, this was a little confusing as I don’t have a mouse!!  But then out of the bag game a shocking hot pink/magenta wireless mouse!!  Which has a wonderful feel and I utterly love the scroll wheel and how that feels!!




Then out of the bag came this Hello Kitty thing, which Joshua got me because he said “there’s no Hello Kitty in your craft room!”  (Although there’s my phone box and my phone – Samsung Hello Kitty Tocco Lite).  …I think the Hello Kitty is meant to do something as it had one of them battery tags sticking out of it (to save battery while in store) but it doesn’t do anything and the instructions are everything but English and there’s no diagram *shrugs*.  But cute-ness all the same!!



Then he said he’d bought me 3 wooden rubber stamps because I’ve recently started getting stamps for my craft room.  Anyways there’s a cat that says “thinking of you!”, A well that says “Well Done!” and a sheep that shays “Thank Ewe”.




He also bought me a new bra (36G) which has a rather shabby-chic/vintage pattern on it in my opinion!!

Then while I was taking pictures of all my new lovely goodies up came dinner!!


In other news today I have been working on a Thank You (Thank Ewe) card for my Grandparents to say thank you for all they have done for us and such.  I have also been working on another mini album as a suprise for a friend but I will show more on that when it's completed (started last night with a total of around 10-11 hours work thus far!!) 

Imogen xX