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Johannesburg, South Africa
I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Friday, June 13, 2014

Dilemna of storing dies

 When my husband first built my new craft room i couldnt decide how to store my dies, i initially had them in a box that i had to pull out and flip through, then i had them on this cube on the floor that i kept gettting stabbed by the pins and almost lost an eye searching for something.

 then i built the cube on a stand that i could wheel around to where i wanted it, but it kept getting in the way.
And finally one day while browsing pn pinterest i saw something similar to what i found to be my solution, this guy had used it for storing something in his tool shed, i decided, this is it FINALLY!!!

 A frame hanging on the wall takes up no space at all and i just added sheets of peg board with little hinges and in between i added board that i glued magnetic sheeting to so i could add the dies that cant be hung.
 for the ones that i could hang i just used swag pins as they dont protrude, as you can see there are loads you can store on this solution and i have also spaced them so that i can keep adding to it, he he.
 hope someone finds this solution useful

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Magnolia projects that went to Sweden

I honestly dont recall whether all of these projects were published in the last Magnolia Magazine that i was featured in, but decided since all the work i put into these projects i will just share.
I warn you here, this post is picture heavy!!

 this cube spins on the stand to reveal a different image on each side of the cube, invented by moi, he he

 a little birdcage featuring our favourite little Magnolia's and tons of butterflies

 this hot air balloon i saw somewhere and for the life of me cant remember where i got the inspiration from, if i remember will come back and add the link
 and then just a few sweet baby cards with the little shoes to match that you could put a pair of socks or something small inside of.

 thats enough for now, will share more as i either make or find that i havent shared yet

Altered clock

I know that you probably been thinking i have fallen off the face of the earth, but alas i am still here.
I made this altered clock some time back for Magnolia Sweden and just never got round to sharing it, so since i been thinking of sharing more of my scrapbooking project on my scrapping blog i decided to pop in and share this little project too.

So this was the clock when i started out, it was a real piece of drek, once i painted it and shabbied it up with a little class i am really pleased with how it turned out, sadly it went to Sweden for a new home, but is till got the pictures, so am pleased to share them with you here.
will share more when i find more time and stop chasing my tail