Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fiskateer Online Crop August 28th & 29th

I’ve mentioned in the past how much I enjoy participating in the Fiskateer Online Crops. This weekend (August 28th and 29th) there is another Fiskateer Online Crop with 38 challenges to celebrate Angela (Lead Fiskateer) turning 38.

I’m participating as much as I can without crafting as I currently can’t get into my studio. I’ve been doing some MAJOR renovations on my apartment since the beginning of June and since my apartment is so small I ended up having to store some of my bedroom furniture & other items in my studio. I’ve slowly been digging my way in and am hoping today that I can get my son or my brother to help me move the bigger pieces of furniture out so that I can get back into my studio. I haven’t been able to get into my studio since mid July and am definitely having some withdrawal issue. MAJOR WITHDRAWAL.

It’s been bad yesterday & this morning as I really want to participate in this Online Crop and am so frustrated that I can’t yet get into my studio. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can get into it later today.

Challenge #30 is called “Rebecca Rivalry”. Rebecca has recently reorganized & cleaned up her scraproom and since Angela claims that her’s is a disaster, she wants us all to show Rebecca our messy spaces. I’ve taken a photo of my studio showing it now. Unfortunately I had already moved a few items out as previously you could barely even open the door. I wonder if anyone can beat my space. Lol I’ll post a picture of it here as soon as I download my pictures. Take that Kelly Jo!!

Be sure to stop by the Fiskateer message board/blog and join us on this fabulous fun crop. You won’t be sorry!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Update & Scrapping Withdrawal

It’s been nearly a moth since I last posted here. I apologize for the lack of posts but I’ve been busy renovating my apartment and am not able to get into my studio at this time. Unfortunately due to a lack of space I had to use my studio to store some of my bedroom furniture in when we moved everything from my bedroom, the upstairs hallway & the stairs landing.

I’m in the middle of a huge renovation project & just finished drywalling the upstairs hallway, my bedroom & stairway. I’ve been sleeping downstairs in the livingroom for 2 weeks now and have been living in chaos since the end of May. I tossed my couch & loveseat to the curb during our town’s Spring Clean Up. There was a delay in getting started with the drywalling but once he started, it didn’t take long to finish it.

Everything from upstairs had to come down. I can’t even get into my studio as it’s packed with bedroom furniture. Hopefully the painting will be done this weekend, then I can have the carpet laid next week & have my new boxspring & mattress delivered.

Once that's done I can start emptying out my studio and reclaim my space. I hope to totally empty it and also have it painted too. I have purchased several new pieces of furniture for my studio and hope to be able to organize it so that the space works for me.

After the upstairs is done & I can get the furniture, clothes moved back upstairs we start the kitchen & livingroom. It'll be over 3 months start to finish before I have a nice comfortable couch to sit on in my livingroom. I've spent a month sitting on lawnchairs and then moved them out to make room for my bed to be in the livingroom. Since my livingroom is very small, there isn't room for my bed & a comfy chair. Right now I'm using a lawnchair at my computer. Oh the joys of renovating!! Arghhhh!!!