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 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 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 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

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 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 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years 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

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


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

  • Happy Tuesday!! I have a fun giveaway today from Paper Mart – an awesome source for party supplies, paper, ribbon and more!! Enter to win $250 to PaperMart...
    1 hour ago
  • [image: Kendall Lane Designs traditional landscape] traditional landscape design courtesy of Houzz Imagine a warm, breezy October morning. You open the gate...
    2 hours ago
  • *I am thrilled to announce the publication of a new book,“Once Upon A Pillow,” written by the “Pillow Queen” Rebecca Vizard of BViz .* *As a huge fan o...
    2 hours ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! We are so glad that you have joined us! Excitement is in the air at my house*.* Halloween is approaching and th...
    9 hours ago
  • Welcome to the 288th Inspire Me Tuesday. Oh my goodness, you guys are into so much - decorating and thinking fall - halloween and so much more. Tons to ...
    9 hours ago
  • Well hello! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes last week and all weekend. I so appreciated every one! I had a fantastic weekend. I woke up to this i...
    16 hours ago
  • *A must for any Pirate Party is to have some* *pirate treasure on board, gold and silver me mateys!!* *How about some edible pirate gold for your* *next ...
    16 hours ago
  • You may have noticed it's been a couple of weeks since I posted anything on the blog. I apologize for my absence - I've been a bit under the weather. I do...
    17 hours ago
  • [image: 0-autumn-porch-mary-dave]Welcome to the 350th Metamorphosis Monday! I’m super excited to share a wonderful autumn porch makeover by my friends, Mar...
    18 hours ago
  • Because of the drought here in California, we neglected our yard this summer, cutting our landscape water usage by more than 50% and letting our rear yar...
    18 hours ago
  • The last time I shared my master bedroom was early summer with bold colorful summer bedding. A few months ago I found some very pretty ruffled shams in the...
    19 hours ago
  • In my dreams I live in a little cottage with buffalo checks and toile. There are fresh flowers, and freshly baked cakes, and kids and dogs running around a...
    19 hours ago
  • I LOVE decorating my patio for Fall!!! I also love sitting out there in the afternoon to read and in the evening with a glass of wine. When it gets chillie...
    20 hours ago
  • [image: Halloween Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie] It seems like it was only a few days ago that I showed you my mantel decorated for Fall (here). ...
    1 day ago
  • [image: mms-1340] This was the first year I gave gardening a good effort. I started strong and I stuck with it. And I learned a lot along the way about ...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Fall-dining-room-2_thumb.jpg] This is a long post, so make yourself comfortable on this one...... It's been awhile since I did a lengthy decorating...
    1 day ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I thought I would share with you a little something I found in a thrift shop in England. Don't you just love her? This was just the cutest...
    1 day ago
  • I will be away from blogging for a while. My dear mother-in-law is in Hospice care and they believe she will live only a few more days. Steve is with her ...
    2 days ago
  • [image: 5 More Ways to NOT Carve a Pumpkin] Pumpkin-decorating season is here! If you’ve followed me long, you’ll know that carving pumpkins is not exactl...
    2 days ago
  • Is your family heading to California for a Disney getaway? Do you have daughters that are obsessed with Rapunzel? Then this “Tangled” Inspired Minnie Mou...
    3 days ago
  • Sit back and grab your favorite drink because this post is wordy and picture heavy. I am about to take you inside our new home for the very first time...
    3 days ago
  • [image: Best of the Weekend] Happy Weekend! Friday night is my favorite night of the week because I can look forward to two days off from work and because...
    3 days ago
  • The Carriage House Restaurant was the scene of Impressions by Carlton's annual Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon. It was my second year to attend and I invi...
    3 days ago
  • Hi there friends...TGIF!! I put together another quick and simple Fall vignette in our living room. I say quick because I didn't change a thing that was on t...
    3 days ago
  • Over the course of the past year I've slowly been making a few changes in my home. They've come slow and easy with a great deal of thought behind each of t...
    3 days ago
  • Happy Friday, friends! Welcome to our little sunroom ... set off of the kitchen ... and a place where I tend to spend a lot of time. And, having painted ...
    3 days ago
  • The office where I work part-time recently moved ~ cubicles and all. I decided I would like to dress up one of my cubicle walls where I have just push p...
    3 days ago
  • Recently I’ve realized something very important about pumpkin flavored things. People either love them or hate them. There seems to be no in-between here. ...
    4 days ago
  • Salmon Something Somethings - ButterYumWhen I asked a food blogger friend for an appetizer idea, she suggested, “cucumber slices with sour cream something,...
    6 days ago
  • A couple of weeks ago, my friends Melinda and Laurie and I were invited to tour a chocolate factory. Laurie said she felt like she had found the golden tic...
    6 days ago
  • My three favorite things about decorating for Halloween? Glitter, black and white, and simplicity. Luckily, this projects fits the bill for all three, and ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Welcome! I would like to formally introduce a new sign to the family. "Home" This one holds a special place in my heart. It recently appeared on the HG...
    2 weeks ago
  • Yup…you read that right! I am going to Hollywood in just a few short weeks! Here’s the scoop. I have not been posting much this past while because I hav...
    4 weeks ago
  • We are just starting the second week of school and it is killing me a little! I have four kids at four different schools, so from 5am - 9am I am getting t...
    1 month ago
  • 1 month 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 months ago
  • This is a post to brag a bit on my talented husband. However before I get to that...let me tell you the story. Back in the early 90's we made a move from S...
    4 months 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...
    9 months 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...
    10 months 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...
    1 year ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    1 year 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. ...
    2 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 ...
    3 years ago

Designed By: