ic Kathe With an E: Another Small Craft Room Update

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Another Small Craft Room Update

A few weeks ago I shared with you a little update I had done in
my office/ craft room
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 I just couldn't decide what to do with that blank space in the upper left corner.

To be honest, my creativity has been lacking lately.
I'm not sure if it's because it's Spring and I want to be outside but,
the weather isn't quite cooperating, or what. 
All I know is that I have had a devil of a time doing anything
but clean and cook.
Now, I do love to cook, but c'mon...clean?? 
Yeah, I needed to break this cycle and stat!

So, the other day I grabbed my purse and keys
and headed to those meccas of creativity,
Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

I started at Hobby Lobby and aimlessly wondered the aisles. 
I seriously was almost through the whole store when
I saw the artists canvases. 
I spotted one in a 12"x12" size. 
Now, we always hear about starting with a blank canvas right? 
That is just what I did! 
Luckily for me they were on sale too!

I grabbed one and then headed over to the fabric department. 
I didn't want anything too wild but I did want something
a bit hip and in a color to go with my room theme. 
Nailed it! 
I over bought but then again, I know I'll find use(s) for the remainder.  
Again, on sale!!

I then headed off to the new Michaels store just up the street from the Hob and scored on the final pieces I needed for my project.
Not only on sale, but on clearance!
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I have to show off the cute binder clips I got too! 
I didn't use them for this project but they were
clearance at .99 and were too sweet to pass up at that price!

I cut the fabric into a 16"x16" square and, using just a plain office stapler, attached it to the back of the canvas.
I then added the ribbon by first finding the center
and just winging it from there.
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How adorable is that thumb tack? 60 in the package,
in 5 different colors, for .99!
I used a kitchen knife to bend the tacks over they wouldn't pop out.
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 A simple, yet fun craft to, hopefully, get my creative mojo
back in line don't you think?
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And, it fits perfectly! 
I plan on filling it up with pictures of my grandson. 
Now that will put a smile on my face for sure!
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44 comments:

  1. It turned out great.

    I have never been to a Hobby Lobby. I think there might be one in northern California, but nowhere near me.

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  2. Oh that is just awesome, Kathe!!

    And that sweet chubby 'lil man is so cute I wanna just kiss those sweet cheeks- what a darling smile he has in that pic!

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  3. Perfect spot to pin that cutie pa tootie kiddo!!!! Love your space mama.. it is coming together! :)

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  4. That's just great Kathe,and your little cherub is adorable. x

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  5. What a great project, Kathe...even better, you found the supplies at discount!

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  6. That is just what that corner needed. I love the fabric & those thumb tacks are just so cute!!

    Regards
    Dee at the Carlton

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  7. You have your creative juices flowing again! What a great project and inspiration! And what a cutie pie of a grandbaby you have!

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  8. First off, that baby is simply gorgeous. I am happy to see you got your creative juices flowing and came up with such a great project. I love the fabric and how this piece turned out. Great work.....kiss that dollbaby for me.

    Cynthia

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  9. So cute . . . your grandson and the project board! Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

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  10. Great work gal. Love,love those tacks. What a cutie he is. Makes me want to kiss some little feet. Hoping for some great grands one day.
    QMM

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  11. Love it Kathe! {And O. My. Gawsh. is your grandson a cutie!} I think your space looks amazing!

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  12. What an organized, cute wall space!!

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  13. What a cute idea!

    Thanks for joining the Blog Hop this week! :)

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  14. Kathe that is just too cute~love it! I think your creativity is back!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  15. Cute! Thanks for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!
    www.dimplesandpigtales.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh I love your new tac board, is is fabulous and your grandson is absolutely adorable. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  17. That turned out so cute and is perfect for the space! Your grandson is a little doll....:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  18. What a cute grandson. Love your new board.

    Hugs,
    Peggy

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  19. An inspiration or memo board is always a great addition to an office or craft room. Your fabric is perfect!

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  20. Oh my gosh, your grandson is to cute! What a great smile!

    I love the inspiration board! Great choice of fabric!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  21. I love how cute and organized it looks! I can't wait to get a bigger space!

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  22. I love your idea. Your grandson has a wonderful smile :) Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week :)

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  23. This is super cute and the baby too! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Corner Blog hop.


    Holly
    Holly's Stamping Addiction

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  24. Love that, Kathe! It looks as if belonged there since the start :-) Your grandson is adorable - I would just kiss those cheeks all the time ! Thank you for sharing your update at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

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  25. I am visiting you from Adorned From Above. I really think its time that I update my sewing area/room. I am currently using a dart board over the sewing machine as a bulletin board. Visit my post about teaching your children to sew:
    http://www.thelostapron.com/2013/04/summer-sewing-camp.html

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  26. It looks great. And your grandson is adorable! Thanks for linking up on the Whatever Wednesday Linky Party.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  27. I love when things I need are on clearance, your board looks great! :-) love the colors! stopped by your blog from the My World Made by Hand it's a crafty world party! Ingrid

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  28. Your new tack board is awesome! It turned out wonderful. And your grandbaby is such a sweetie!

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  29. great idea, it's looking good,but your grandson steals the show :)

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  30. Great little project... and your grandson is adorable! :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Much Ado About Monday. We hope to see you back next week! :)

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  31. Love the inspiration board. I made a similar board like this to display my cards at a market stall I did in Feb.

    Handmade at Warratahstree

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  32. Very nice; I'm in reorganize mode and you've inspired me!

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  33. Sweet new board and sweet face baby! I think you've got the mojo! Thanks for sharing! D@TheShadyPorch

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  34. I need to do some reorganizing myself, this project seems a great way to start. Thank you for posting,
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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  35. I need you to come and get me organized, too! Your room is looking amazing.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  36. Thanks so much for sharing this at Project Inspired! I love all of the organizing you've accomplished!

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  37. Turned out so cute Kathe. Love the tacks and that babies smile would melt any grandma's heart.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  38. I totally know how you feel! I think you got it back though Kathe! Super cute! Come see our features at Party In Polka Dots later today!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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  39. This looks so nice! Thank you for sharing with us at The Busy Bee's (Thursday party) We are so happy to have you with us!

    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee's

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  40. Looks terrific, love the color and the gorgeous thumb tacks! Your grandson is adorable! So looking forward to being a grandmother! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  41. It looks wonderful, Kathe! I love the fabric. Your grandson is adorable! You definitely need a place to fill up with his adorable face. :)

    Hugs
    Kathy

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