And so the craft corner grows
Now that we’re comfortably settled (and organized, thank god!) in our new apartment, I realize I have a lot more space in my craft corner than I originally thought, so I’m starting to rebuild my craft stash a little at a time. Today, shopping list in hand, I wandered the aisles of Michaels, not expecting to see — GASP! — bright red clearance signs all over the store! Oh, today was definitely my day.
There was an entire wall of clearance ribbon, and the only ribbon I have these days is the curly-cue stuff used for gift wrapping, so I stocked up. They had pink polka-dot and red polka-dot ribbon!
I also bought several packs of beautiful, thick paper that I’m going to use to create giftcards, and I carefully selected some unique and versatile rubber stamps. I have about a thousand projects in mind for the stamps.
I actually made four tiny (2″ x 2.5″) cards and envelopes with my new set of Asian stamps, but I’m waiting until tomorrow to post photographs of those. I tried to take some pictures of them tonight, but the lighting wasn’t right and the images simply don’t do the cards justice. I don’t know what it is about creating really tiny things that’s so cathartic to me.
I also found a fabric-lined basket (that I’ve hung from the hooks above my craft table — a GREAT space-saver), which Nola managed to shove herself into like a loaf of bread when I mistakenly left it on the bed for a few minutes.
I can’t say I blame her; it looked quite comfortable. But I’ve rescued it, lint-brushed the cat hair, and hung it back on its hook, where it sits waiting to be filled with more (preferably furless) goodies.