Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Play rooms, craft rooms and dragons...

Hi everyone!

Life has been busy. How's yours??

We have our playroom back - yahoo!!

Still working on transferring all the stuff into my craft room and deciding what gets the flick, but we're getting there and its SO GOOD to have the playroom back. This alone entertained the kids last week as they had *new* toys to play with again - things they hadn't seen in 2 months were favourites again!

Here's some work-in-progress pics...

The reading/puzzle/quiet play corner... (complete with number cards that are amazingly still there and haven't been ripped off the wall yet!)


The arts/crafts/manipulatives table and chest of drawers to house everything like puzzles, crafts etc.


Looking across most of the room from the sliding door to backyard...
(yes that is a giant Batman poster donning thw whole wall - compliments of Greg being an ex-manager of Toys R Us!)



The TV... and I FINALLY hung this IKEA toy storage thing up after having it for about 4 years! Oh, and my ABCs :)


Eli's train table...
(and looking through the doorway of my craft room)



The walls are looking a little bare, and so I've got some things in store for those too, but they'll come when I get around to making/buying the things I need...

Which brings me to my craft room... which is DEFINITELY a work-in-progress right now. I've spend hours and hours this week searching eBay and my new IKEA catalogue (drool) and google for inspiration and pieces of furniture to put in here to jazz it up and make it feel crafty and gorgeous and comfortable and dare I even say 'organised'... ha, now I just need the money and the time...

Here's what it currently looks like...

Looking from the door across the little room to the window with its gorgeous window covering (a baby quilt I made for Jaidyn) while it awaits me to make some curtains...


Really the only part of the room that's 'set up' - this shelf housing photo albums, scrapbooking albums (which I wasted a few hours looking back through - ahh memories...), and some special things I love. Teddies made by my Nana. Circle Journals. Tins and other BTPs I've made (most not actually finished). And some things that friends have made me too.

Here's my sewing desk looking a bit drab and lonely - currently its being used as a 'dump as you sort things out' desk. I actually need to use it tonight though. Yay!

And here's the space where my scrapping desk used to go. We're getting rid of it coz I can't fit my legs underneath it properly (it has an annoying cut out for your legs - and well maybe I'm just too fat now, but it sucks either way.)


I'm looking to put a tall desk/table here for cutting out. I need something that is me height (which may be hard being 6ft tall) so that I can cut without killing my back and without sitting on the floor, coz there ain't a lot of that in this room! I'm hoping to get an adjustable height table from IKEA. Then these fabric boxes will fit underneath, and maybe another storage unit too. (this table will probably also double as an outdoor table when we need it, so adjustable and moveable is a must).

AND NOW..... THIS is the room I've been drooling over. Now I know mine will look nothing like it in the end, but I'm modelling my decor colours on this - yummy red and aqua and lots of polkadots - and I'm loving some of her storage ideas too.

So drool away...



And lastly, but not leastly, here's a little guy that Jai and I whipped up yesterday afternoon in about 40 minutes. Jai is doing drama at school and they need to make a sock puppet. He was not happy with his attempt and so I thought we'd make a simple one with some felt and button eyes... well it turned out harder than I thought for Jai to be able to sew when you have you make sure you don't sew through the other side of the sock.... and well we got a bit carried away with body parts too..

It's a dragon, can you tell... I think he's pretty cute for a quick job!! Jai loves him too...




Well, that's all. Its been a pretty mammoth effort to post all these pics, align them all right etc etc (blogger really doesn't like me I don't think) and I've almost used up all my 'kids sleeping' time...

Ciao!

4 comments:

Jasmine said...

I love Jaidyn's dragon puppet - it looks fantastic!!!
How exciting for you to have your playroom & craft room back - that must be good for all of your sanity/ies? ;) That's such an awesome space. I love your craft room - I guess the kids can play while you do some sewing.
I love red & turquoise together. I can't wait to see the progress and your finished room!

Suse said...

Oh my...I love that dragon...so cute! Well done Jaidyn (and mum)! And that playroom is amazing...we have one too, but it is nowhere near that organised!!! I think I may have to use yours as inspiration! Also love youyr ideas for your craft room...wish I didn't have to share mine with Daniel's unused gym stuff LOL!

lusi said...

Hi hun :)
Gee Jai is so animated + cute hey! You are such a creative mamma mate :)
Love the scrap room inspo - noice colours!
And the playroom - yay - i know how much you have wanted that back for!!! Yay yay yay!
Love to you all,
Lus x

Jadey 0:-) said...

Looks like everything is coming together. I love the ribbon holder and buckets in the inspiration pics. MMm I need an office of my own all of a sudden. I'm sure I could justify all those ribbons and stuff for tupperware right?