January 30, 2012

The Brown, Cream & Red Room...

One of the projects I've been working on since moving into this great house of ours, is our bedroom! I guess I was never really inspired to be all that creative in our two bedrooms before this one--but I just LOVE this room! We're thinking that before they remodeled the house, our room actually used to be two rooms side by side, but then they decided to break down a portion of the wall in between, wall off one door, and viola--you have our room!

Because the space is SO big and wonderful, we decided to break it into the two halves (unofficially), and make one side our "sleeping" side, and one side for more of a "sitting room"/"office". :) We found a really nice love-seat & ottoman set on craigslist and it fits on the "sitting" side, perfectly! (Although sometimes the ottoman ends up on the "living" side, covered in stacks of clean clothes...*smile*)

I had found, and had hung some cute flowery red/brown/cream colored pictures/paintings at our apartment in various rooms, but thought they would look cute in our room here, so I hung two in our room on opposite sides of the window across from the bed, and two in the "sitting room" side, one by the door, and one by the "office" corner. I was again inspired, this time by the red accents, and I think I am going to start working them into more of my decorating through-out this room!

For my other red accents, I've got a super cute rug, and then made my own cream curtains, with really cute red lacy under-lay. The only thing I wish I had done differently is to make the cream curtains a bit more full. They're made out of pretty stiff upholstery type fabric, and they look a bit rigid. That was one of the reasons that I decided to add the underlay, to make it a little more flowy. :)

Anyways, that's the basic plan for our room decorations!

In other news, I did finally work my way up to e-mailing the department chairs (for accounting & business) at our local college to see if I could get some guidance about going back to school! (As far as which of the two I should focus on, and which of the different programs within each I should set my sights on. I haven't heard back yet, but I am getting more and more excited thinking about the idea! Reading through the course descriptions, I think accounting might be the way I want to go, but I think getting to talk with both ladies will help me decide! 

As for my other crafts--I'm currently in the middle of two different quilts, with a couple more in the "hopper" for production as soon as I finish these two! I'll try & post pictures of the two quilts once I finish them for your viewing pleasure! :)

Until next time...

January 12, 2012

The Brown, Cream & Red Room {Part 2}

This is a handy little diagram I made up a while back to help explain the layout of our bedroom. I had sent it via text message to the blog a while back, but had forgotten to ever update & publish it! In the coming posts I'll do my best to document the personal touches I've added to the room in the last few months that have really made it feel like ours! 

January 2, 2012

New Beginnings

I've been tossing the idea of starting my own business (making & selling crafty items) around in my head for a couple of years now, and I figured the start of this new year (2012!) was a good time to stop just thinking about the idea, and instead--get the ball rolling!

For those of you who might stumble across this blog, without knowing me personally--I'll give you a quick bio. :)

My name is Anne, and I am the youngest old person most people have ever met. :) I'm 22 years old, but most people guess I'm older than that when we first met, and once they know me better--know that I must be an old lady stuck in this younger body.

 My friends at work helped me come up with this list of reasons that brought us to that conclusion:
  •  I love cats...and have three of them. (Shadrach, Meshach & Abby )
  • I wear a lot of sweaters (Cute, modern, looking ones--but sweaters none the less)
  • I love wearing pearls. (Earrings & necklaces, mostly)
  • I pay my bills the "old fashioned" way with a check and a postage stamp--rather than "e-pay".
  • I love doing crafty things like quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, etc...
  • I got a traffic ticket once for driving too slowly...
I'm sure that list will only grow longer as I actually get older, but for now, that's all we have. :)

And now back to my bio...I got married 3 1/2 years ago to my "highschool sweetheart", Mikhal. (Pronounced: Michael)
We don't have any kids yet, but do plan on having a family someday in the coming years. That's actually one of my motivations for wanting to start a business. When we do decide to start having kids, I plan on retiring from my current job to take up the call of "Stay at Home Mom", and while I know I will certainly be busy--I'd still like to have something to work on in my down time that is fun, and that can help contribute to our finances.

Other than that, there's plenty to know about me--but not enough time in the day to write it all out! I'm sure it'll come out on it's own during the coming blog posts. :)

Oh, one thing I should mention is why I named my blog what I did. Mikhal and I recently moved into a rental house with his sister, M & her husband, A. (We call it "MAMA's house for short.) In this new big glorious combined house of ours, there is a beautifull bright green room that M & I called dibs on for a craft space! I was inspired the moment I walked in, and knew that I'd be able to create beautiful things in there. This blog will be used to help document those things. Pictures, Notes, Tips, Tutorials, etc... as well as my progress toward my bigger goal of owning & running my own business!

Thanks for reading, and I hope you're able to stick around and see where this takes me! :)