Sewing and Craft Armoire

 
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I recently shared my new workspace and you can read that here. Today i am sharing about the computer armoire that I painted and now holds my sewing machine, tools, silhouette machine and accessories.

You also can see to the right Harper’s craft area…I will share more on hers in another post.

We got this for free years ago and we used it for the family computer. It was nice to hide it when it wasn’t in use. When we turned this area into my workspace I wanted to keep it here and use it to store my sewing and other things. We ended up attached the desk top to it.

Before we made this into a workspace I painted it in simply white by Benjamin Moore. It was black with a green color inside.

My hubby added the hardware that I found on clearance at IKEA since it did not have any and was difficult to open.

 
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Its really hard to get a good photo of the inside…not much light and anytime I open the doors Weston comes running to play with them.

I used a oops paint for the inside. Its a off white color that I found for $5 at Home Depot.

I did not paint the inside of the doors or the keyboard shelf because I plan to add organizers and cork board down the road.

We used the IKEA SUNNERSTA rail. The hooks and containers are great for organizing. It was a little difficult hanging.

 
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I had the accordion peg rack and thought it would be great for storing my fabric scissors that I have to hid from my hubby.

The ribbon organizer I already had but I found this one that is basically the same Wooden Ribbon Ladder.

The little bins on bottom shelf hold power cords and other items those are from IKEA..SOCKERBIT Box.

 
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Here is the only before photo that I could find on my phone from years ago…with the dog in the way. I could not find a before of the inside.

I still have so much more craft items I need to put away and organize and I need get rid of some that I don’t use.

Thank you for reading!


 
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Wild One First Birthday

 
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Our baby boy turned one already! His first year went by so fast. I will share some pictures of his first year and favorite baby products soon. Today I’m sharing his first birthday party.

I really liked seeing the wild one theme on Pinterest and using the more woodland/camping ideas. The lanterns were actually after Christmas find from two years ago and added that camping touch.

The balloon garland was a must, I have been wanting to make one for some time now. I went with this tape to make it and these balloons for the color scheme. Along with these dark balloons.

I have to admit it was a long process to make the garland. My fingers hurt so bad from tying and the light green balloons were so hard to tie. I did use a balloon hand pump which was very useful.

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He loved his cake.

The fabric I used to make a tablecloth for our hall table is a soft flannel material I picked up from Joann fabrics. You can find it here. I plan on turning it into a blanket also so it was not used for just one day.

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Here he is really enjoying his cake.

The chalkboard I have had for a few years now it was actually a mirror that i painted over. The one balloon was from the party store. I made the hanging backdrop from cute paper I bought at Michaels and hung them on the antlers hiding behind the balloons.

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I was very proud of myself for how his cake turned out. This was the first time making a naked cake. I used a smaller deep cake pan and i freezer the cakes so i could easily slice them to make a 4 layer cake. I used a whipped frosting which was easy to spread.

Have you seen naked cakes on Pinterest? There are so many pretty ones.

I used my Silhouette cameo machine to cut the Wild One cake topper. I just use the software and connect the font together so it cuts one piece all together. I really love having that machine for making things like this.

The slice of wood can be found at craft stores.

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We made cupcakes for the guests and also had ice cream cake because we celebrated Harper turning 4.

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The cupcake toppers match the invitations I ordered on Etsy. They were a digital file and I printed and punched them out and used craft sticks and hot glue to make them into toppers. You can find them here. The invitations I used are here.

The little trees and the wood grain cupcake wrappers are from amazon.

The stand I used was a freebie I picked up and painted gold a long time ago.

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The invitations I used. It was digital file you could edit yourself and I had them printed at staples. I really love the trees and colors on these.

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My handsome little guy! He was excited for the party and woudln’t sit still so i could get a picture of his shirt. It says wild one with an arrow and a bear. I order here.

The party was great. I kept the gust list low because Weston is still in the stranger stage and although he had no problems with everyone watching him eat cake and open presents.

why do they have to grow up so fast?

I also wanted to say thanks for reading my first post in a long time. I have had some hard days and great days and I missed writing, crafting, creating and sharing my ideas. I plan to get back into posting a few posts a week, updating my website and getting my etsy shop back up with new items as well. I do not plan on selling clay tags like i did before right away. Thanks again!