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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Guess what I got for Christmas?

Lots of lovely pressies!  But this is my all time fave from the hubster...




Yep, a brand new light box!  Instead of the fabric folded one I currently have that took me 5 minutes to set up each time with the lighting, all I need to do now is switch the light on!  Here it is all lit up....



And here is my set up with the tripod for those super steady shots...



And this was a complete surprise to me too!  Steve doesn't like me spending so much (or even any!!) money on crafting so I was gobsmacked that he bought this expensive bit of kit for me - you gotta love him!

I also promised [some months back] to show you piccies of my newly decorated craft room.  Well, here they are!

Before - all stripped down and ready for decorating!

After - work area (it's actually an 8 seater dining table!)
After - shelving system with sliding doors
After - more storage


Of course every bit of surface is now covered and every shelf filled with crafting goodies!  I'll take more photos soon (or even a video) soon to show how I use my space and store my stash.

TTFN!




33 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Lucky you!!

Cheers
Dr Sonia

Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, you's a lucky girl! I've never got to grips with my fabric one, perhaps I need to drop huge hints, lol. Craft room looks amazing hun - will look forward to the next pics - you could get my space in one frame :0D Hugs Sxx

Doreen said...

Oooh what a gorgeous bit of kit and love your craft space.xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh he is a star!! You lucky thing .. the room looks fabulous too.. please let us see now its full of stuff lol.
I did hint re a daylight lamp... but the are all deaf in my house ... so i bought one myself yesterday!
Lisa x

Dilyana said...

What a wonderful gift! Looking forward to seeing your future cards photographed in it :-) I've been thinking about getting myself a light box for quite a while now but suprisingly, even during winter, I still have enough natural light :-)

Have a great New Year's Eve celebration, Mary J :-)

canadian_liner said...

Thanks for the photos. Very jealous of your storage space! Lovely gift from the hubster (LOVE that term...). Maybe you can get him involved as your official photographer.

C2 said...

Could you share the brand of your light box? I can't seem to find anything like that on the internet. Great craft space, BTW.

Sue - bearhouse said...

That much have been such a lovely surprise, how thoughtful!
I like the look of your craft space too!
Hugs Sue

Gaelle Guimezanes said...

Hmmm that looks too neat and tidy to me... Can you show us a picture "in crafting time"? That would be so much more lively...
Your installation for the pictures, with the new light box and the tripod seems reaaly great... Do you know I take pictures of my cards with my phone's camera ? (no tripod, but I do have a fabric lightbox)

Vicky said...

Oooh Mary I NEED one of those..lol..and you must let us know how you get on with the light box...and I'm loving your crafty space too hun...

hope you had a lovely Christmas sweetie...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Stamps and Paper said...

What a fabulous gift Mary and what great crafting space you have

Anne

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! You lucky girl!

Beverly said...

That is awesome! I've had my cloth one several years and every year say "this year, I am going to actually use it!" @@

Sue said...

Aww what a lovely surprise for you Mary! your new light box looks fab! I've got one of the fabric ones but it is a pain getting it out and yet it takes up quite a lot of room if you leave it out!! this looks quite compact and just the job! :-)
I love your crafting room… I bet it looks fab with all your stuff set up!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xxx

Crafteezee said...

Fabulous Mary. I did look at it before Christmas. Will be interested to see the results of your photographs. Room looks fab, lucky you and Hubster is good, kitting all your room out.
Hugs Tracy x

Boxofcolours said...

Ooh I'd love to know what you think of the new light box - great room too Mary
Hugs
Jane

Christine L said...

Oooh Mary... what a thoughtful hubbie! Come on now, we need to know who makes that fab bit of kit... I can't find it on the web either!

And wowwww to that gorgeous craft room... hope you're keeping it tidy!!

Hugs
Christine x

Kim x said...

Craft room looks fab Mary, but I bet it's not as tidy as this now lol.
You must let me know where your wonderful Hubby got the light box from. I really need to invest in one this year, taking pictures has been such a pain and most of the time I finish a card late in the evening so I can't take piccies till the next day in daylight.
Have a great New Year.
hugs Kimx

Creations by Shirl said...

You are surely spoiled by him! LOL!
Great crafting area - you are one lucky girl.....

Chrissy said...

What a man eh!...my lot dont do crafting goodies either..but I was still spoilt.Love your craft romm Mary J will really look forward to seeing your stash stashed away in there..A very Happy New Year 2013..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Donna Mosley said...

WOW! Mary, love your new pressie, can't wait to see the pics of your new craft room too. :o)

Donna x

Kathleen said...

Craft room looks fab, plenty of storage space. Great pressie too, I presume you put the cards inside but then I don't really know how these work, can you tell I haven't got one!
Your cards are always very well presented on blogger and I have never ever seen a poor photo of your cards so with this fabulous item, they will look even more stunning.
Kath x

heidy said...

Awesome gift MaryJ!!
And what a great space I'have a little corner in the living room lol!!
XXX Heidy

Michelle said...

That is such an awesome Christmas present Mary!! Your room is looking fantastic, so much space. Can't wait to see the pics of it filled with your fantastic stash.

Happy New Year!

Michelle :o)

Anita said...

Awesome gift and such a sweet hubby! Your craft room looks lovely too. Really like the soft color you painted the walls - so pretty.

Amanda R said...

This looks great Mary, I have never seen one with a hard shell like that. Good job Steve! Always enjoy seeing other peoples craft rooms too so will look forward to more photos.

Ria said...

Hmm Mary are you sure Steve and Erwin aren't brothers as Erwin think it is a waste of money as well to spend on crafty goods but things like this GADGETS ohhh those are good to buy ;) hahahahhahahaa Love this one I have something like your older one but I don't like it always ;) or should I say it doesn't love me always hahahahha

love your room!!! hugs Ria

Sally said...

Ooohhhh lucky you Mary, we new he was a good hubbie ;)
You must share some of the craft room as it is now....I will try and get some of mine done too and maybe use some of my stash again....lol.
Big hugs Sally xx

coops said...

wow your lightbox looks fantastic mary and your craft room is HUGE :D

xx coops xx

Lisa M said...

Oh sweet wonderful light in a craft room!!! You'll have to write and tell me what that's like. :) Love the light box and your set up. Looks terrific Mary. See, I told you you'd been good all year and Santa wouldn't disappoint. :D
hugs!
Lisa xx

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Lucky you Mary for getting such a present from Santa Steve! Guess you must have been a very good girl :-P

Your craft room... I'm so giddy about it. Can't wait to see the final embellished room.

Maria Therese said...

Wow this looks amazing!! do you have a link to where to buy it??

Craftilicious said...

wow - what a FAB gift!
Tx

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