Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Workroom storage

I hope everyone is having a great day!  I had the day off from work and aside form the usual cleaning and laundry, I found time to work on a stained glass window that I have wanted to do for our entryway.  I'm waiting for the caulk to dry before I can hang it, so I thought I share some work room storage ideas.  I have a fairly small space to work in....part of a guest bedroom so I have had to be creative in my storage solutions.
I found this little cart at a second hand store that was going out of business.  Scored a great deal....$5!!!  My husband made the glass storage rack for me.  A piece of plywood covered in a padded vinyl with holes drilled for some dowels.  The dowels keep the glass upright. 
I found these carousel trays at our local Fleet Farm.  They were only about $4.00 each.  They are perfect for small pieces like charms, beads, jump rings and small scrap glass.  These would work out great for a number of small items....make up, nail polish, small hardware items, jewelry making.
I use this old tool chest from my Dad for storing washi tape, small tools, business cards, post cards and other small items I might want to use for a project.  I also have a few favorite items on top!  I like to have some inspiration around me!
I have a few narrow shelves above my work bench.  I use old jars and candle holders for markers, brushes and other tools.  Along with lots of photos and trinkets!.  My work bench is well loved, as you can see.  It is a freestanding kitchen cabinet from Ikea with drawers and shelves.  That is part of my window on the bench waiting to be foiled and soldered.
I will post pics when it is ready for hanging.  We are refreshing our entryway....finally!  There is a bit of a construction project that my husband is doing.  Can't wait to show the results!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Good Morning!!  It is a beautiful morning here in Minnesota! I wanted to post a couple pics of my recent work.  I just dropped these off to customers this weekend.  They are pieces that can be used to brighten up a garden, porch or any room in the house.  I use the copper foil method of stained glass construction. The shooting star piece is framed with a wooden frame I found at a second hand store.  It's a great place to pick up old windows and frames to use for projects.  I am working on some new projects using scrapbook paper and clear glass.  I hope to post a tutorial this week.  

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hi everyone! This is my first post and I am excited to join the blogging community! It will be fun to share ideas with fellow crafters and designers. I am a wife and a mom of two daughters. One is married and a kindergarten teacher, with an awesome blog! The other is a recent college graduate, having fun in Colorado this summer and looking for a job. My wonderful husband puts up with all my projects and even collaborates with me! I have always been a creative person. I have a degree in Interior Design, have worked many years in the floral industry and currently work in a gift/home decor shop. I enjoy sewing, paper crafts, painting, jewelry making, you name it! My newest obsession is stained glass. My sister-in-law taught me the basics and I have been experimenting with all sorts of fun projects. The possibilities are endless. I have a glass piece to work on for a customer, so I better get busy. I'll post pics when I'm done!