Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Craft Room Cleanup and Blog Giveaway


Its time to get serious in the craft room: I have lots of fun new projects I want to work on (Stamp Club, recycle challenge, Stampfest etc) but my messy craft room is sapping my will to live: well at least my will to create!!

I have dedicated some time to working through the piles and finishing projects. One great result: I have finally finished the top of a king single patchwork quilt! You can see it in the picture above. This was from a kiwiquilters block swap in 2000. Now to send it off to be quilted. I have some orphan blocks I will be donating to a quilters guild: hooray more space to papercraft. I'd love to hear about any old projects you have finally completed.

I have been filling a box with scrapbooking and stamping goodies I no longer use, and I have decided to offer it as  blog candy. So here is your chance to win: just make a comment on my blog to go in the draw. Some of the items are brand new, some lovingly used. As they are not all Stampin Up products I am unable to show them on my blog, but rest assured there are some real treasures. Stamps, inkpads, glitter, embellishments, ribbon.  I will stuff a A5 Post bag and send it on its way to the lucky winner. I will draw the winner next Wednesday 26 January at 6pm (sorry, offer only to New Zealand residents)

Update: have now supersized the giveaway box so fit more treasures!

19 comments:

sewfunky said...

Hey there... Please enter me in the draw! :)

Karen said...

Well doen for cleaning out your craft room and finishing projects, I need to do the same :0)

Sharna Russell said...

Hi Carol_Anne,
i know how you feel about the time for a clean up, i too have done the same, now i only have to sort out the rubbish (non stampin up) from the pass (stampin up) on items, i too have uncovered a few unfinished items, that are still on the do i dare to list

Sharon & Nick said...

Just reading your blog and you have inspired me to clean up my scrap room. It is such a mess that I can't find anything either. Thanks and looking forward to seeing a photo of your scraproom.

mere said...

Love your quilt top from swap blocks, I cant remember doing this one but wish I had. You have put your blocks together well, not always easy with a block swap with many people.
Roz

OldaCrafta said...

Always enjoy your posts. A separate craft room is a 'must'. Have finally converted our 3rd bedroom into my C & C room (Crafts & Computer room. No more of my 'junk' (Hubbies word) in the dining & living rooms and hallway. Feels so GOOD! No more searching everywhere to find what I want when I get a creative urge. Didn't realise I had 85 sets of SU stamps (sacrificed clothing and outings)! Now to label all the boxes so's I know exactly where everything is. My demo will be impressed after her holiday. Then to finish off some projects before starting any new ones. Cheers!

Donna Arps said...

Wow - what an awesome looking quilt. I too need to have a tidy up in my space but there are just not enough hours in the day ... maybe this year :-)


Donna

handmadebynarelle said...

hi Carol-anne, I had to laugh reading your post, I too have started cleaning out my craft room, it must be that time of the year, now I just have to find time to finish the job. Narelle.

Lisa said...

Love your quilt - doesn't it feel good finishing those old projects.

Chris C said...

Good on you - I really need to clean mine up too, I had to move rooms recently and my new craft room is about half the size and has to be shared with Hubby's office - at the moment there are piles everywhere - I really need to clean it out so I can get crafting again.
Thanks to win some of your goodies.

Summerose said...

Love the quilt!
Good luck with the sorting!
Thanks for the opportunity to wint he blog candy

Megan McDonald said...

Please enter me Carol Anne. I wish I could make a quilt I tried once but it turned out more of a triagle then a rectangle.
megan

Jo said...

Hi Carol-Anne
Your endless talents never cease to amaze me, you are a very talented lady. I envy you having a scrap-room but I do have a number of lay-outs that need journeling so that is my mission in the New Year to finish those. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your pre-loved scrapbooking goodies.
Cheers
Jo

Keryn Campbell said...

I hope you're not like me. As soon as I find a tidy space in my craft room I seem to fill it up again. Your quilt is gorgeous.

Sonja A said...

I have just moved to another room for my crafts...can't find a thing. would love to go into your draw, can always find room for mor

Sandra said...

I am trying to sort my crafty space too, have sent a box of goodies to a friend and some stuff to my sister who home schools her kids.
Now to restock with some more fun stuff

Dee said...

Well done you - please come to my house and do mine....
Your quilts are lovely

Rhonda said...

Will have a craft room soon so can at least start with a tidy room lol. That will mean we get back the dining room for what it is intended. Love your quilts.

Angie Simmons Dipt Tchg, B.A. M.Ed said...

I know what you mean, in November I moved house and the major moving items were in my sewing room! So hard to throw things away too. I now have sorted my UFO's in order of importance and just getting on with them. I remember the 2000 swap - I have my quilt (Autumn leaves) on the dogs couch (yes they are spoilt) I will post it on my blog. http://quiltartgirl.blogspot.com I also did the German quilters swap around then and have that on my wall in sewing room.