Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's Been A While...

Well, well, well. This feels a bit rusty, but then again it's been AGES since I last blogged so that's probably why... Don't get me wrong, I've thought about blogging. I really have. But Life has gotten away with me. Or so I say. Don't we all claim that our lives are too busy when we really just didn't take the time to do something? But if it's actually important, then we MAKE time. So that's what this post is about... Making time to create the things that make me happy. Because I'm a crafter by nature, and I craft almost every day. So I decided that since I'm in the full swing of Christmas crafting, and since I'm also in the full swing of a few other life-changing event preparations, I'd try to document my crafting as I do it during the week. Let's see how quickly I fizzle out on this claim to document all of my crafts, shall we? I'll tell you what: if, by the end of December, I have documented my crafting at least once a week, then I will hold a give a way for the three people who actually read my blog. Who knows what it will be, most likely what every I'm in to at the moment. But don't hold your breath, I'm not good at maintenance, so I'm sure I'll miss posts here and there.

Don't you worry- I'm not going to dangle words like "life-changing event preparations" and not go into any detail. So here it goes: I'm pregnant. Yay! Five months! But don't get too excited; it's not mine. Ha! That hasn't gotten old yet! No, seriously, I'm a surrogate for a wonderful couple and I'm so very happy to be pregnant (I really do love to be pregnant!) and it really puts the cherry on top to know that this baby girl is going to go to such a wonderful set of parents as well as extended family. Seriously ladies, if your pregnancies go well, think about becoming a surrogate. It's such a wonderful experience! But even though I know logically that this is not my baby, my instincts are still the same as with my other pregnancies. IE: I'm nesting. Big time. All the time. I'm rearranging. I'm organizing. I'm throwing so. much. stuff. AWAY. It feels great!!

Now onto life-changing experience two... I'm moving in eight months. Across the country. This was not an anticipated move. No, in fact, it was down right out of left field. You see, we just bought this house in December. Of 2013. And we're moving. In June of 2015. That means we'll have spent roughly a year and a half living in this, my self-proclaimed dream house. But that's how it goes with the military, folks. That's just how it goes. So this impending move to a [smaller] new house has had me change gears from WE NEED FURNITURE TO FILL THIS HUGE HOUSE! to WE NEED TO GET RID OF EVERYTHING BECAUSE WE'RE MOVING BACK INTO A 1500SQFT HOUSE! Big item on the list? My craft room. Do you know how wonderful it is to have a craft room?! It's the cat's meow. Seriously. Especially for a right-brained girl like me who starts and stops projects as the wind blows and can never keep her stuff organized.

This is where the blog comes in. Not only is it October (best time to start Christmas crafting!!) but I also am nesting and in need to clean out all of my crafting supplies to hopefully bring a much smaller amount with me to Chicago.

Here are a few pictures to show you what I'm in for... Granted, I'm sure this could look much nicer if it was all Pinterest-Organized, but guess what? I don't want to spend my time in there organizing when I could be making. Am I right? (go ahead, mutter, "that's right!" to the computer, I know I did as I was typing)

And here it is folks. The ugly truth that I call my sewing room. This is the built-in desk that I went ahead and covered with not just my sewing machine, but also random scrapbooking supplies. I also have a basket that has who-knows-what in it that has been there since moving day, and our printer which somehow doesn't get swallowed up in the mess.

Then we have the desk and shelves. I thought I was a genius when I cut cardboard rectangles to use as fabric bolts. But the only way it would be genius, is if I did it to all of my fabric. That giant pile on the desk? It's my projects... Hoping to see it shrink as the weeks go by!

And finally we have the foot lockers with my scrapbooking stuff. Did I mention that I used to be a demonstrator for Stampin Up!? So I have waaaaaayyyyy too much scrapbooking stuff. Way too much! My goal when Glenn started preschool this year was to make quilts with my existing fabric and to catch up on scrapbooking. I'm only 4 years behind, so that should be easy, right? :/

Ok! Tomorrow I'll post what projects I worked on today, and hopefully I'll have worked on something else too. Spoiler: I made some scrapbook pages and started a quilt. Don't get excited- I start quilts all the time...

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