I just realized (yesterday) that my blogdesign feels sort of ... unmatchey. I'm still very happy with it, as far as design goes, and I DO love purple - but it's so soft and romantic, and my current style of scrapbooking is... not.
So... Time to get my design on!
Fingers crossed? ;)
Speaking of make-overs:
My scrap space is small. I think I've told you this. In the contract for our apartment, it was called a "half room". It's not, though. It's too small to be a half room (we did some measuring and figured this out.) Most of the people in our building use their "half rooms" for storage. We don't. We rent a storage space and I get to keep all my crafty stuff in here, instead. I guess you COULD say that we're, in a way, paying to have all my scrappy stuff in one tiny little room...
...but you'd be slightly wrong. Just slightly. See - we're also paying for the pleasure of NOT seeing moving boxes stacked in a part of our living space. There's a window, facing the entryway to our apartment, in my tiny space and windows+storage= bad idea. Trust me.
It's just not something you want to be staring at when you're unlocking your door.
In any case, having a very small space means having to have smart solutions and to not have everything out in the open. It also means that it's a good idea to keep your furniture (second hand+IKEA bargains all the way) and your storage AND your "pretty things just for fun" (because we all know: those are what makes a space a ROOM, right! ;)) as much in the same colour scheme as possible.
I'm trying to get this balancing act together on a budget. A rather strict one.
Does that sound boring?
It's really NOT! I love flee market shopping for fun items to add to my room and it's actually pretty roomy and cute, for a tiny space. ...even if it gets cluttered up and messy in a heart beat as soon as I start crafting. I am NOT a neat scrapper.
The bottom line is that I REALLY love my space. It could still use some improvements, sure - but it's all MINE and it's all just the way I decide that I like it. Which, by the way, means: creamy whites, blackish brown and stark turquoise. I'll show you some day - when I'm not in the middle of a project = when it isn't a complete mess! ;)
...and, while we're on the topic of projects: Here's my newest canvas. A 10x10 little thing that makes me smile.
What have YOU been making, lately?
Leave a comment below & I'll pop by and check it out!
Have a Happy Leap Day!