Photobucket     Photobucket        

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Craft Room Progress

As many of you know I have been working on my craft room for several weeks now. It started when I had new practical vinyl flooring installed...the carpet had to go! At first I told myself I didn't really care how this room looked as long as it was more efficient to work in. Well, that was before I started looking at craft rooms on Pintrest! lol...I decided of course I needed it to be practical and efficient, but it had to be cute too! There was no way I could work in a boring room. You might remember we moved the piano in the living room several weeks ago. This is the wall it used to be on. I added a table (which I am going to make a skirt for soon) and shelves to hold containers and roosters etc. Then I found the curtains half price at Hobby Lobby. I have been seeing alot of craft rooms with "CREATE" on the wall and had to copy that idea. I found the letters and painted them red and hung them yesterday.


I am going to use this table to put items on after they are made. All of these items are customs and are ready to be shipped.
My container collection is growing! I am starting to get some of the items I ordered at market. I love those gold yellow bird containers you see on the bottom row. I will be doing something in those soon.
This is my newspaper spread that my dad had framed for me that I hung by the new shelves. Our local newspaper came and did a story on me this fall about crafting and blogging.

Here is a better picture of the curtains. I mentioned I found them at Hobby Lobby last week half price. I spent a total of $30 with the rod. I did have a 40% coupon that I used on the rod.

I'll finish this room up soon and will show you the whole room complete. I still have one dilemma though...I don't know where in the world I'm going to put all of the pretty silk flowers I ordered. Still trying to figure that out! I am trying to make the best use of space out of this room, but I sure wish I could add some square footage!


Have a wonderful Wednesday and don't forget to come back and join my Share Your Creations Party on Thursday. I'll have the linky tool up tonight.





Friday, January 27, 2012

Dallas Market Trends

I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! Unfortunately I have a head cold, but am trying to make the best of it...I can't hear a thing! lol...Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow. As most of you know I went to Dallas and returned on Tuesday evening. The main reason I went was order supplies to make arrangements, frames and tassels with for my Etsy store. I ended up ordering lots of pretty stuff and am excited to get everything in! I'm hoping it will start coming in next week.



There is always so much to look at at market it's overwhelming! I took pictures of some of the displays and items I found interesting focusing on Easter and spring...with a little Christmas at the end.


Love the foil bunnies and jars with eggs.
Cute moss bunny surrounded by daisies, tulips and lemons. Love the green, white and yellow together...and the birdcages.

Color color color! Look at those pretty butterflies in the pots!

Cute birdhouse...

Cute bunnies in a vase filled with eggs

So whimsical!


Now this is a very elegant bunny...



Pretty wreath with butterflies. Butterflies must be the thing this spring...they were everywhere!

I loved this and am going to recreate it.


I noticed cloches are everywhere too...this one is so cute with the bunny inside.


I thought this basket with the bunnies was so cute.





I've got these bunnies on order...they will be the centerpiece of some of my spring arrangements.


Bright yellow was everywhere.




This shadow box is so cute with a bird nest and eggs in the background. Love it!



And look at this...a bird feeder made from two plates and a bowl...how clever!



My main reason for going to market was to order some pretty silk flowers for my Etsy store... and boy do I have them coming!!



It's always hard to make a decision on what ribbon to order...I love all of it!!



Look at these little miniature gardens...aren't they neat? All of the plants are real.






Looks like bright green is in.



And blue...love the birdcages on the wall.



I noticed tons of birds, birdhouses and cages everywhere.




I took this picture for the colors in that rug. Love!



Cute chair! LOVING the blue!



I took this picture for the design and burlap pillows. Burlap is definitely the thing right now!



Contemporary is defininitely in!



And so are roos! lol...




I have these pretty rooster containers on order...love them!




I thought these would be easy to make. The french writing is really in right now too.




I don't know what these cage ladies are called (that's what I call them) Please let me know if you know. I have been seeing them all over blogland.


Thank you Nana Diana...they are called Santos Dolls.


I was not in the mood for christmas but still had to snap a few pics of some pretty trees.


LOVE the top of this one! Cute!!



This tree is so fun and colorful!


Now this is different...something to do with those extra limbs laying around.



Cute cloche! Love the snowmen inside.


You will find everything at market depending where you go. I went up on the jewelry floor and found these unbelievable cell phone cases...WoW! I swear he said the ones on the right sold for over $400! No, I did not buy one of those...lol.



One thing I look forward to when I go to Dallas is eating! Sherry and I went to several wonderful restaurants but the one that stood out was called Rise #1. The former President George Bush eats there all the time. They specialize in souffles and these were out of this world! Yum! Sherry and I already dug into them when I remembered to take a picture.


I hope you enjoyed my pictures! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend. I think I'm going to take some NyQuil and go lay down. I can't be sick...I have to much to do!





Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Share Your Creations Party #22





Welcome to Share Your Creations Party #22! I hope you all are having a wonderful week! I mentioned in last week's post that I was going to Dallas. Well, I just got back late last night am re cooperating today! I stayed with my friend Sherry and we had alot of fun. We ate, went to market, and even babysat her grand kids. It was quite a trip! I will share some pictures of market soon. I did end up ordering lots of pretty flowers, rabbits, ribbon, containers, etc. to create new items for my Etsy store. I'm hoping everything will be here in a few weeks...so get ready!!


Share Your Creations

On with the features...
Ann at On Sutton Place shared her beautiful bright dining room with her new framed botanical prints. Beautiful!


Farica at Southern Charm made some beautiful feathery arrangements for her living room. What a cozy room!
Kathe at Kathe With An E created this pretty "When life gives you lemons" tablescape after having a bad week. This outta cheer you up! Cute!
Pat at Ties To The Past created this cute sign. It is for sale in her Ebay store. Love it!
These coasters are cute and easy to make. Visit Donna at One Simple Country Girl for the tutorial.
Great stuff! Keep it coming...



As most of you know I am redoing my craft room to make it a more practical and efficient room to work in. However, I have got to have some cuteness in there too! lol...Last week I revamped two matching lamps I have on my work desk with black and white trim and a little paint. This is the before...



And after...not a huge WOW factor, but I do love the ball fringe! It added a cute touch to the lamps. I also painted the base and finial black and brushed them with silver rub n buff.
Here is a better pic of the lamp shade with the light off. This was a very simple project and just added a little bit of a special touch to the lamps.
Ok...What did you create?


You can link any item you created, any piece of furniture you have painted, any room you have decorated, a vignette, a recipe and the list goes on and on...All I ask is that you add a link back to my blog so others can find the party.


Add your link...










Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My photo
I'm a 42yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 21years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • Welcome friends! Today I'm joining a few other bloggers, organized by Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home, to share spots in our gardens that incorpor...
    2 hours ago
  • I have been wanting to share how I lightened up the master bedroom for summer for awhile now. This is the darkest room in the house in the summer and the s...
    2 hours ago
  • My parents came and picked up my girls on Wednesday and took them to Dallas. They were keeping my brother's kids while they are on a trip and invited m...
    3 hours ago
  • Hey, there friends! It was a whirlwind couple of extra days in Charleston after the Haven conference was over. Mark flew into town and met me and we sta...
    4 hours ago
  • How to sew a paper garland. It’s an easy way to decorate for ANY occasion. In just minutes you can have the perfect compliment to your decor or occasion!...
    8 hours ago
  • I have a soft spot for antique chairs and I have bought many over the years. The majority of the chairs in our home are old. I have learned, though, th...
    12 hours ago
  • I have a confession...homemade scented soaps have become my new obsession! I said good-bye to those expensive bars of French soaps that I had been using a...
    16 hours ago
  • I’ve been looking online at highrise apartments lately and this one popped up on Houston Area Realtors. It is located in a building where my late aunt ha...
    1 day ago
  • Welcome to the 23rd Table Top Tuesday. You guys constantly inspire me with all of your beautiful vignettes. I can't wait to see what you have to share th...
    1 day ago
  • A Tie for My Son, Summer Sandals I Just Purchased... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    1 day ago
  • Hello and thank you so much for leaving the kindest comments ever on my last post about my friend. I loved reading about all of your daily rituals and simp...
    1 day ago
  • Welcome to Best of the Weekend! We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. On a personal note, my back is feeling a bit better...
    2 days ago
  • Remember last year when I asked your thoughts on the type of fridge we should get? Specifically one with or without the water dispenser on the front? You c...
    3 days ago
  • *Mermaid crowns are so fun and easy to make* *for your little ones, whether you want to* *throw a mermaid party, or for dress-ups.* *Click here to see our...
    4 days ago
  • Are you (or someone in your group) celebrating a birthday during your trip to Disney World? If so, you’re entitled to Disney World birthday freebies. Ya...
    4 days ago
  • Jane Austen, born Dec. 16, 1775, died July 18, 1817 I love all things Jane Austen and today I remembering her with a Breakfast Tea, from the book *Tea wi...
    5 days ago
  • This is not new bedding but I was craving some color. I also saw a picture on Pinterest of a British Colonial bedroom and the bedding was these same colors...
    6 days ago
  • I have been purging my closet again, and listing my pieces on Poshmark. When I started looking at my wardrobe I realized once again how much black...
    6 days ago
  • [image: How to Build an Upcycled Planter Box] I am so absolutely thrilled with how this DIY planter box turned out. I finally used all the fence posts t...
    2 weeks ago
  • I have been giving a lot of thought to the idea of Honest Decorating/Living that I shared in my previous post. And it occurred to me that the reason so m...
    3 weeks ago
  • Happy Summer, friends! I'm so excited to be joining 16 amazingly talented ladies as we share parts of our home for a two day "Easy Summer Styling" blog ho...
    3 weeks ago
  • Our church choir hosted an Italian Dinner Theater recently and asked me to decorate for it. To protect the innocent (choir members cooking Italian cuisin...
    1 month ago
  • Hello! I’m alive! If you’ve been checking in on social media, you know I’m planning a graduation party for my son THIS Saturday. I may or may not be on the...
    1 month ago
  • Those of you who know us personally, already know that it has been almost a year since we flipped our first property. Yes…we moved last summer. We boug...
    1 month ago
  • Are you aware of common areas where you can negotiate to save? Even beyond your new car, you might be surprised as to how this can impact your budget. W...
    2 months ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones!! How long has it been? Well, a while for sure. First of all I want to say my previous post was an oopsie! I had saved our Easter snaps f...
    2 months ago
  • 3 months ago
  • Note: If you are looking for Foodie Friday and Everything Else, the link party has been permanently retired. Thanks for all of your support over the years...
    6 months ago
  • English Toffee - ButterYumSeriously, is there anything better than caramelized sugar? Ok, maybe caramelized sugar, a stick of butter, lightly toasted alm...
    7 months ago
  • Printable Snowman Candy Bar Wrappers from Laurie Furnell Last Christmas my kids made snowman and Santa candy bars as gifts for their cousins. They used M...
    8 months ago
  • So, my husband and I are attending a banquet this week and I realized that I don’t really have anything that qualifies as ‘cocktail party’ attire. So, ye...
    9 months ago
  • The first day of fall, where has the summer gone to? We've been in the upper 90's all week, hard to believe fall is here and yes those cold days of winter ...
    10 months ago
  • I knew this day would come... I just didn't know the deep down feelings that would surface. God prepared me for this! I often wondered how in the world ...
    10 months ago
  • Have you seen or should I say drooled over all the blogs showing their flocked christmas trees? Well, I can say I drooled...just a bit over them! So much t...
    1 year ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    2 years ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    2 years ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    3 years ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    3 years ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    3 years ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    3 years ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    4 years ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    4 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    5 years ago