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Friday, March 1, 2013

March and the Craft Room

We have had a busy week.  On Mon. we went over to Ikea and got the rest of the craft room furniture. 
The SBA worked hard and got it all together. If you know Ikea, you buy the furniture in pieces and you have to put it together.  It is not expenssive but just fine for a craft room in a spare bedroom.  Tomorrow, I'll show you the view, one of my favorite reasons for using this room. I finished Bunny & Co.  Here was my problem.  I used 36 count R and R fabric. I am not at all happy with the coverage.  If this were not a little seasonal piece I would either forget it or do it over.  Two strands were too thick and one was not thick enough. It will fit in an old frame so I'm not spending any more time or money on it.  I almost did it over but decided that that was silly for a piece that would be out no longer than a month. I still love the design so I may do it over another time. I have decided what to so with the Word Plays.  I have stitched them on 32 count so they are a bit bigger than called for.  I ordered a frame from my favorite framers, Valley House Primitives, and I will change it out each month.

 Here is my start on March. The directions called for stitching the word shamrocks in Walnut.  I thought NO WAY so I have started stitching them in a pretty green!

Here is the partially finished craft room! I love putting family pictures on the shelves I am not using yet. The grouping  is made using 3 units that are 4 squares by 2 squares. 



 I love having my wonderful fabrics where I can see and enjoy them. They had all been stuffed in a closet!

 My cross stitch books and magazines are now out where I can easily find them.

One basket is for things I have partially kitted up.





The desk looks empty but won't for too long. It is still a work in progress. Isn't that a great little shelf for my small TV?  The SBA made it for my room.  He 's such a sweetie!
I hope you will all have a wonderful week-end.  We are still dong the spring cleaning so when spring does come, we can be outdoors!!!


16 comments:

  1. Oh Barb - the craft room look great! I'm sure you will enjoy your new organized area. MArch Word Play is very pretty too.

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  2. ohhh wow your craft too is fab I need more space I am over flowing either that or I need to stitch faster and should stop finding wonderful new things to stitch heheheheh :)
    love your march word play and your change is perfect :) love mouse xxxxxx

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  3. Wow, what a room! Very well organized and very lighty! Have fun there!
    Greetings from Germany

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  4. I love your craft room so far. :)
    I would stitch the Shamrocks in green also, who wants brown Shamrocks? lol
    Marilyn

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  5. Lovely stitching . i am so envious of people who have craft rooms, it looks fantastic .X

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  6. Oh your room looks so spacious and light. Just perfect for a craft room.
    I love Ikea and have bought there many times.
    Love the Word Play series and am about to start them myself.
    I think they are somewhat large for a pillow so I like the frame idea and will probably do the same.
    March looks very pretty so far.
    Margaret

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  7. What a wonderful room for stitching!

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  8. I love this room! I have always wanted my own special crafting room...one day maybe! The stitching looks like fun! Nice linen!

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  9. Your craft room is looking great so far!
    DH works right across the street from Ikea in Tukwila :)

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  10. Your craft room redo is looking fabulous. I love the white shelving and I'm sure it will be much more inspiring to see all your things out and displayed on those shelves.

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  11. I love your new craft room! You and SBA are doing an awesome job!

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  12. Great craft room ! Love your new start :)

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  13. Love the green on Shamrocks - perfect color! And your stitching room looks amazing!

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  14. Wow! Your room looks awesome! It sure is fun to have your crafty stuff organized!

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  15. Your craft room is looking great! I am looking for a small version of the cubbies (like 4) for my craft closet to organize my charts better. I should look at Ikea! Love your March Word Play!

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  16. OOH!!! What a wonderful space.

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