7/27/11

i am awesome

Just thought you would like to see something. At the start of this blog, I shared my craft room with you. Need a refresher? K:


It's so perfect. Pretty, organized, serene. 

It has never looked like that since this picture was taken. This is a clean version of what it usually looks like: 


Oh, yes. That, my friends, is creative brain throw up. I can count about 7 projects I have out and working on. Some of them are fails, yet I did not clean them up. I do this to keep myself humble. 

Here is a closer look at some of the finer things you can find in brain throw up studio. 


My trashcan. Classy.

My "studio" I am experimenting with because my daylight hours are spent at work or taking care of Sawyer. I am jealous of all you nap time photographers. Oh, for some clean, white light!


Hello still unwound skeins of embroidery thread. I bet when you read this, you thought I had all my embroidery thread all wound up and organized. 


Here is a waste of money. A stamp I bought like a year ago, finally got around to using, and it doesn't stamp in the middle. I think I might try stepping on it to get the stamp to actually stamp. Either way, I am mad at it. 


Mug rug, circa 4 months ago. (What, you can't tell that it was supposed to be a mug rug?) It has been sitting next to the sewing machine for 4 months, so I am thinking maybe it will end up in one of those bags of scrap craft things I give to my granddaughter. She will have fun playing with all my unfinished projects. That's a good future memory. 


The fuel behind it all. Diet Coke, my bff. Sad, isn't it? 


Note to self: I am awesome.


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20 comments:

  1. You are definetly awesome! :) Oh yeah, and one thing I like to do with my "failures" that are not to good to put on a shelf to show off but not to bad to throw away, I stuff them in a box I labeled- My Failures Box of Shame. Just an idea for your crafts that aren't working out for ya... It's always a good laugh to open up my box and look at the things and say, "I may be a failure, but I'm not a quitter!" :) hee hee

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  2. Yay! This makes me feel A-okay about my craft room (and by craft room I mean a disastrous corner of my bedroom), which is just as messy, if not worse than yours. The trashcan is my favorite part--we love Target brand diapers, too, and they frequently end up being trashcans in my house. So classy!

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  3. Box of Shame - lol! I do need to create some sort of dumping ground for unfinished/ugly projects. Maybe I will have to label it Box of Shame!

    Rachel - We have like 3 empty boxes around the house just because I am too lazy to break the boxes down and put them in recycling - so they turn into trashcans! Awesome!

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  4. This is really funny! It's good to know we all experience the "other" side of crafting. I actually don't even have a room for my sewing and crafting. I have a CLOSET! Ha! And because my closet is too small for a box of shame, I throw stuff away in a leftover grocery bag that hangs on the handle to the closet :-) Good times!

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  5. I would take your after with mess and all...any day. Like your commenter above...my craft room is a closet. My workspace a dining room table.

    Thanks for 'keeping it real'...

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  6. you ARE awesome, thanks for sharing! I like how you identified this phenomenon as 'creative brain throw up'--that is SO me!

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  7. Yay for Target diapers! Thank you for showing your "real" craft room! I KNEW I couldn't be the only one! I remember my high school art teacher telling me that you couldn't be truly creative without making a mess... and I like to live by that :)

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  8. I think my craft room looks worse than yours. I have suggestion for your stamping troubles. Instead of putting the stamp on the paper, put the paper on the stamp. If you have a roller it then roll it and you'll get the perfect stamp! I hope this helps!

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  9. Too funny!! My craft area gets trashed all the time and then I will clean it up a bit only to trash it again. Our basement has RED SHAG CARPET and that is where my craft space is...can't get much better than that!! And Diet Coke is my BFF too...oh...and you ARE awesome!!

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  10. I can so relate! I'm actually afraid that if I try vaccuming my sewing room again I'll ruin the vaccum for good this time. But you know what, I think a good craft room should look like this - it means you're actually using it :D

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  11. Thanks so much for keeping it real. I like you even more now because you're authentic.

    And yes, you are awesome!

    did you see I linked to your note from your son? (the flowers) :)

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  12. It looks like a lot of us are addicted to caffeine and Pinterest! Keep up the good work!

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  13. My craft space looks pretty similar to yours with projects spewed out all over every surface. Glad to know I am not alone! :)

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  14. Maybe you could repurpose one of your 'trashcans' into a Box 0' Shame. I like the Projects Everywhere Look. It's like having different departments in your brain that you can easily pick up and continue... It really is a Wonderful Studio!

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  15. I love seeing other's craft rooms! It's so nice to know that I'm not the only one who's craft space looks like crafting craziness! (Drives my husband crazy!) After reading other's comments, I guess most of us have similar craft spaces :)

    Amanda @ PandiolaLane.blogspot.com

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  16. I think the room is awesome! Honestly, who really keeps a perfectly clean craft room? Nobody! I only WISH I had as much space as you do! That pretty woodgrain stamp... try putting a mouse pad underneath your paper when you stamp it. A little bit of coushin should help it stamp better. Thanks for sharing your space!

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  17. Another tip for the stamp -- you could also ink it up, lay it upside down, and bring the paper to it, instead of pushing it down on the paper. Then just rub light, even pressure on the paper with your fingers to make sure all of the ink gets on the paper!

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  18. You guys have such great tips about that stamp! I will have to try them - thanks!

    Glad to know that other people have crazy messes like mine. Makes me feel less compelled to clean it up - HA!

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  19. Oh gosh I can relate! We are watching my in-law's puppy who tore up all of our dog beds so there is cotton galore all over my craft room/office, projects every where, half-eaten dog toys, paper, magazines....you name it, it's out of place! I have to say I really love how in the last pic you framed a small frame of a picture. Gave me some ideas:)

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