Just a woman building her craft empire

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Thanks one and all who have returned and those who are new. Welcome to my wild and crazy world.

I just wanted to come here to say hey, and not to miss a day. I’ve been busy today editing and re-editing my video.I have record this video so many times that I decided to write down what I like about each part and what I don’t like about each part. The conclusion that I came up with is to write script.  I think that if I had a script, my video wouldn’t look like I’m nervous in the camera. I also went to Dollar Tree and picked up one item that I’ve been looking for. I didn’t have enough items to do a haul blog. I have so much plan for my blog and hopefully I will be able to take this blogs and make a video to go with it.So I will bring this late blog to and end and will leave you like always

Keep Crafting

Haul Time

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Its so great to have you here, and thank you for returning.

So today(unlike last week) I have a small haul for you. This items were purchased from Dollar Tree and Walmart.

The first items I will share came from Walmart.The first item is construction glue. I need this because I purchased a chair last year from the Well of Hope thrift store that is need of repair. The back of the chair needs some TLC.

I tried using wood glue but it wont hold,so I think I need to bring out the heavy stuff.The next items is a piece of fabric I want to use to make either pillows for my bed or for the seating I shared last week. Once I make the pillows and decide the best area for them I will share it with you. I purchase the extremely strong fasteners because I have a peg board which I had to use 3m hooks to attach to the wall. For some reason only one of the hooks seems to hold the board and the other one keep falling. So I new to find a solution to keep my peg board on the wall without having to attach it to the wall with nails.

The last items I picked up from Dollar tree. I picked up a couple of bookends and a couple of letter boards.

The bookends I want to use as shelves to hold little items. Thinking out of the box. I will show you how that turned out. I purchase the letter board because I need to it as background for this blog and you tube. I had to purchase two boards to get the amount of letter I need.

Well that’s all I purchased last week. I know not as long or exciting as last week. I will be back with project and hauls and maybe some added surprises so until than,

Keep Crafting

Coffee time

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I want to thank you for come back here and I hope you stick around. So how is your Sunday. At the time this blog is being published, I’m at work.So as you know it’s coffee time. Coffee time is where I sit and talk about this past week blogs and basic “girl talk”

So I didn’t blog as much as I like this week because I was working on some projects that I hate to say didn’t work out as plan. I now have to sit back and figure out how to make it work. I did post a long haul blog this week. Even through I hadn’t blog previous for ten days, I did keep a track of purchases I made. This week I shared with you two projects I did complete. The first one was the pen holder I made for my desk.I still love it on my desk, except with constantly using it and moving it , my gems are starting to come off.The last thing I shared this week is was an item I purchased from a thrift store named the Well of Hope. This item I purchase to use as sticker storage. I did ask for suggestions on how to display the item. I will update you on how that went. I will also share with you the direction I will take on how it will be used.

So this week will hopefully be crafted filled. I have plans for project,just need to execute them. Hopefully this is the week for that.I will now leave you but always

Keep Crafting

Sticker storage ideal?

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Thank you for being here.

Today Iiwant to share something with you and at the end any ideals or suggestions would be truly appreciated.I purchase this item from the Well of hope thrift store.When I open the door on it , which is a sliding door I saw sticker storage. I painted it with white chalk paint. Once the box dried, I added my stickers to it.I liked the way it turned out, but now I just have it leaning against a wall. I was thinking about adding casters and just store them under my bed. I was also thinking about adding legs to it and use it as a small table to put under my desk. I’m leaning more to the table because the stickers will be at hand reach and I can use it to put stuff that I don’t really need on my desk. What’s do you think. Please let me know in the comments. The comment that I use I will have a little present for you. So please leave me a comment.

And as always I will leave you with this,

Keep Crafting

Haul Time

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Like always I want to thank you for being here. Today I want to share with you a haul. This haul was done over a period of time,as well as from stores such as Dollar Tree,Walmart, Lowes and Amazon

The first item I will share comes from Lowes. I purchase these legs for one more project for my bedroom/craft room.I will share this project with you in an upcoming post.

The next items are tool/craft supplies I picked up from walmart.The top picture is a plastic tote. I originally purchase this item for carrying grocery items,but once I got it home I decided I will make a faux basket with it. I want to use it to keep pillows,blankets and other items to be stored. Like always, I will share my project with you. The other items are tools. I the first tool are heavy duty staplers. Why two you are asking. Well just like people have more than on drills,(different sizes and usually one which is actually used for drilling the other have a screw driver bit),I have have one that continues heavy duty staples and the other have brad nails. Which are also shown in the picture.Also I purchase some mending plates, which will be used for the craft project I mentioned earlier. The next items is just tools I need in my tool box for future projects, I purchase a rotary tool set. I was going to get the one that We are Memory Keepers sell,but Walmart had this one which was cheaper because it came with 150 pieces which the one mention above only came with standing pieces. The other tool,are hex keys or hex screw drivers. I always get the free ones that comes when you purchase certain furniture,but I found myself needing one and guess what didn’t even have the free one UGH!!!!!.

The next item wasn’t a purchase, but a fine. I live in a gated community and people are always getting rid of furniture. Remember this item.I found it after someone put it out. My daughter and myself cleaned it,(it was in very good condition)paint it,and I eventually purchase new knobs for it,and I’m still using it till this day with now issues. Well the other day we found this item.It too was in good condition,the legs need to be tightened and there were some small stains on it,but it is very comfortable . I’m planning to make a cover for it and add some pillows.

I did go to the Goodwill and purchase some clothing items as well as this book.Any time I find a book that contain organizational and decor ideas,I pick it up. I draw all kind of inspiration from these.I usually get organizational ideas and decor ideas,so when I see these kinds of books at the Goodwill I pick them up and you cant beat professional ideas for $1. So while I’m on the subject of books, I want to share some books I received in the mail from Our Daily Bread.These books are devotions from the Daily Bread series.These items were given to me by the company. I try to read a devotional a day. I work in retail,so I need to keep some kind of balance,otherwise I would be unemployed or in jail(LOL). Side note: If you are interested in daily devotional go to our daily read.org and sign up, its free.

So back to the haul, I did pick up some books from Dollar Tree. Believe it or not, if you go to the book section at Dollar Tree you will most likely find something that peak your interest.I purchase the coloring books to eventually copy some of the pictures to canvas and put them on the wall. There are so many beautiful pictures in these book and with canvas you can use paint or makers to make nice picture to hang in any room of your home. The other book is a lettering book. I want to learn lettering for my planner, but also to use for signing cards. I’m trying to get into sending cards again,and I feel that can be a nice touch.The next book have different ideas about items you can make for your home. The next items I sharing from Dollar Tree are just some items that I will use for crafts as well as needed household items. I also purchased the note pads, the pencil case as well as the writing set to use as planner items.The top item are my little LED figurines. I saw them and thought they will look nice on a shelf . Haven’t decided what I will do with them, but you know with decor items if you don’t purchase them when you see them you might not get the chance later.I dont know how I will use them, but they will be here when I do.Now for my last minute add one from Walmart. I purchase the above markers for the lettering book I shared earlier and in the picture. The fabric I wanted to use to cover the seating I showed earlier,but I’m going with another color. The heavy duty fasteners are just for my craft supplies.The very last thing I have to share is these scissors.I purchase them from Amazon. I need another pair of fabrics scissors and Amazon had the set which included a pair of craft scissors too. One thing I always need is craft scissors.

Well I hope you enjoyed my haul.I will try to do them more often so the blog isn’t so long winded next time.

I will leave you now like always,

Keep Crafting.

Keep Calm and Craft

Hi and welcome back to my blog. It feels so good to be able to come here and share with you. Like always thanks old and new for coming back and if you are new to this blog, subscribe to see what I come up next.

Today craft is a small one as part of my desk organization. The last time I shared a craft I showed you this box I used to store my pens I use often. Well today organizer is for all the other pens and supplies I don’t reach for as often, but like to keep on hand.The items I used for this holder was as shown. All the items were from Dollar Tree except the gorilla glue. I brought a medium size gift box as well as the mirrors that are used as candle holder.The first thing I did was I started to glue the mirrors to the four sides of the box. I used clips to hold the mirrors to the box. I had to let the mirrors dry for 24 hours to make sure the glue cured. Once the mirrors had dried,this is what the box looked like.For what I was planning to use it for I could have stopped here, but I found some gem stickers and decide to use them.This is what I came up with.I didn’t add gems to the inside top edge because once the pens and supplies was added you couldn’t see it.

As you can see it looks very nice on the organizer I had previous shown. Sorry for the reflection in the mirror. As shown you cannot see the inside of the box once the pens and other supplies are added. I think this is a nice addition to the organizer.

I hope you enjoy this quick craft and I hope you stick around for my room reveal coming soon,when I tie all theses crafts together.

I will now leave you like always,

Keep Crafting

Coffee Time

Hi and welcome back to my blog.I know its been awhile,and I keep saying I’m back and I lack. I’m sorry about that and this time I’m truly back. So thanks for staying on this crazy ride which will start to get crazier.

So how are things? I feel like I haven’t had coffee time with you in awhile, because coffee time is suppose to be the time we sit down with a piping hot cup of coffee and review our crafting week. So since I haven’t been here, I decided to use coffee time to just have some talk time. So where have you been and what have you been up to you are probably wondering. I’ve been crafting when I could which I will share in upcoming blogs, I sprang my wrist which was so hard because I had to continue to work,and I’m a cashier which was hard but at night all I could do was coming home and rest it. I couldn’t type and had a hard time writing. The funniest thing was when I tried to write it looked like a child writing. Its funny how like breathing , you never realize what an important part you wrist plays ,you just expect you hands to just work. After my wrist healed I started to finish my room which I’m happy to say is finally finished. Well you know it will never ever be truly finished,because there will always be things that you want to change, but for the most part its done. I will share in an upcoming blog. I also finally recorded my you tube video. I did it so many times and I think I finally record one I liked. I still still have to edit it and upload, but as soon as its done I will let you know.I’m so glad to finally be back,and I have so much I want to share with you that I’m excited and hope you will be also.

Well I’m coming to the end of this rambling blog. Thanks for allowing me to share my world with you and like always,

Keep Crafting

Making over my space : The Fails

Hi and welcome back to my blog.Thanks to everyone who remain here waiting to see if and when I’m returning. I know I said I will be back here on a regular and I will once I’m finish this madness call my room. It seems every time I’m that close to have it done something happens.Remember my peg board I shares awhile back. I decided to hang it in the area that it is located in this picture. Since I live in an apartment I couldn’t hang it the conventional way, so I found some command hooks for heavy items and I reinforced it with gorilla tape. I held up on the wall for awhile,months,and one day the gorilla tape decide it had enough and released the hook. Needless to say now instead of it being held up by two hooks,only one hook remain. The funny thing about that situation is that hook is still taped to the wall.Now I have to figure how to put my peg board back on the wall. My second problem ( well not really a problem) is my little craft corner. I decided to extend my desk to create a L shape for that corner.I have to wood and everything to extend the desk,but I don’t want to spend too much money on the legs for the wood. I haven’t had a chance to shop around for them either. I will only be using the extension to place my printer on so I can put my sewing machine in the current location of the printer for easier access. There also some finishing touches I would like to get for the room,so I was planning to go with my daughter and roommate to the Goodwill. On the good side I finally reorganized my closet.I will share that with you in the next blog,coming soon.

I also want to do a quick share of an item I found in my local thrift store

I saw this and thought it would be good for planner suppliers.My plans for this is to paint it and add either wheels or gliders and keep all my planner stickers and other supplies in it and to be able to slide it under my bed when its not in use.Like everything else, I will share the finish project with you.
I guess this is the end f this blog. And I will leave yo like always,

Keep Crafting.

A Quick Craft

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Thank you to all my subscribers old and new, for being here. I hope you continue to stick around and see what I come up next.

Today blog is a quick craft I want to share.This item is quick because I used a pretty decorative box I brought from Dollar Tree and just added beads.I saw this box and I liked the style of it.At the time I purchase it, I didn’t have any purpose for it. I decided I can used it as storage for pens I use for my daily planning.

What I did with this box to make it pretty for my desk is paint a layer mod podge on the box so it will last and if there is any leaking from the pens,it wont damage the box. After the mod podge dried, I added the beads to the top to make a way to take the top off.This is what the final project looked likeI should have put something on the bead to cover the hole and maybe I will find something in the future,but all in all I think its going to be a nice little addition to my final desk organization.

Well that all I have for you today,but I will leave you like always,

Keep Crafting

From the ashes:A Phoenix

Hi and welcome to my blog. If you are a returning subscriber, thanks for staying and if you are new here welcome. Wow its been a while and from the title, Ive come back from ashes. Sorry for the three week absents,but was having an issue with WordPress.Not anything really big just a little domain issue. Along with domain issues, I had some personal issues I had to deal with,but like a phoenix, I arose from the ashes and hope I will be able to start crafting and sharing more regularly. So what has everyone been up too. As you know Ive been working on my room decor. I realize why I never wanted to become an interior designer. This has been a real struggle for me. I almost have it set up to where I want it to be, but the details,OH THOSE DETAIL,is slowing me down. I mean I know what direction I want to go but There is always a fork in the road. And the forks are little forks maybe sporks. I still looking for curtain for my canopy. I want it to be a neutral color but I want it to be ivory or some kind of cream color,but nooooo,all I seem to find is blues, pinks,and rose. I also decide to redo my desk. I have a piece of wood to extend it to the corner,I want to be able to set up my sewing machine on my desk so,I want to extend the desk and add a corner structure. The problem with that is legs. I need to find inexpensive legs to add to the wood but they have to match my desk legs. I got this desk from a thrift store when I moved here and its a IKEA desk,so needless to say I need to go to Ikea to get legs.Amazon has legs that looks like my desk legs so I might have to go in that direction. So how was everyone Easter. I worked so it was just a regular day for me. My daughter did buy stuff for eggs to hide, yes there are no children living here but we thought it would be fun. I did make an Easter wreath for the door which I did took my process picture for the blog, but never had the chance to write it,but I will show you how it turn out.It looked really cute on my front door.

So I will bring this blog to an end for today,because I have so much to catch you up on and I dont want this blog to be too long (which it will be if I dont stop now). I hope you all have a good day,and like always

Keep Crafting