Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Space - New Year - New Challenges

New Space
It's hard to believe that 2015 is here already. Seems like Christmas flew by.
If you follow The Little Blue House you may know that last year for me was all about selling our house (downsizing), buying a new house and getting settled in.  My craft room was one of the first that had to be packed and purged to make the house more "sellable". So that left me little time and space to create for the shear pleasure of creating other than a few projects for the Blue House. 
Everyone was so supportive during this process...I can't thank them enough.
But NOW...
Here's my NeW SpAcE!!
It's not completely done - Need some serious stuff on the wall over my desk but its a start.
I am going to try and change out the items on the shelves to match the season. 
The stained glass window in the picture is from the house where Dan's grandmother was born. 
The wire baskets were our dressers in the old house - this house has built in dressers in the master closet so I was able to use these for my craft space. The large drawers are 22" wide and then a 10" - Container Store has a 54" desk top that mounts perfectly on top. 108" of working space - YAY!!

  Here are some more pictures.

This built in shelf was in closet - I added shelves to both ends of closet -so much stuff
I love the door to the outside lanai - it allows so much light in
New Year
Now that my space is ready to go I wanted to CHOOSE to do some creating just for me. I'll explain the all caps in just a second.  I wanted to make the Tim Holtz monthly tags. I wanted a way to display them so I decided to create my "All About Me Tree". Took an inexpensive vase and wrapped it in twine, found some branches and there you have it a great place to display the tags. 

New Challenges
This year I chose  "CHOOSE" as my One Little Word to focus my year around.  I was not completely familiar with Ali Edwards approach to this but decided to give it a try. My word "CHOOSE" - why? - Last year was about things that had to get done and this year I wanted to choose more of what I wanted to do.  Choose a healthy lifestyle (see the miniature fork on tag), Choose to create, Choose to have God more a part of my life, Choose to leave negativity behind. As you can see from my tag,"Choose" appears in the bottom left corner. 
Here are my January pages - I highly recommend you check out Ali's blog for more info


Coincidentally The Little Blue House hosedt an Illustrated Faith Journaling workshop. 
Shanna Noel was amazing and Faith Journaling tied in so well to
my "CHOOSINGS" for 2015. 
Here is the page I made at the workshop. Please check out The Little Blue House if you are interested in more information on Faith Journaling.
By the way there are stickles on the clear hearts and I used Wink of Stellas on my One Little Word journal pages.  Always have to stay true to my Glittery Side. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I would love to see comments if you are trying some new Challenges this year.