Oct 8, 2012

Pretty Plate Decor

It's a beautiful & sunny, yet moderately cool, fall day here in northern Indiana today. As my deadline for my first craft show of the season quickly approaches, I'm in overload to get as many things done for this show as I possibly can, while also preparing to go camping at a festival in the southern part of the state, so I'm losing 3 days of creating time there. Only to be hitting the ground running when we get back from that to prepare for our trip to Disney World. Losing NINE days (minimum) there. That will leave me with one week to finish up any lose ends on the crafts, work on my inventory list and pack everything up for the show. Stress? No stress.....PANIC!!!

My house is a total wreck right now and could very well be a prime candidate for hoarding therapy. Seriously. I would simply die if anyone who knew me came to my door right now. 

Not only is my house a hoarding mess, we're in the process of installing new windows (finally!) that are leaving some areas of open stud walls, raw drywall, spray foam & incomplete electrical boxes, etc. Oh, and no curtains in the meantime on ANY of the windows in my house. Thanks goodness we live in the middle of the woods or all that wouldn't be happening - BUT deer season starts real soon. yikes!

Enough about all that.

I have had a Cricut Expression machine for a number of years now and for the most part, I really like the machine. I have to admit that it has increased my creativity 10x, in spite of it's short comings. I couldn't imagine creating without some type of cutting machine of it's kind anymore. I wish I had a Silhouette machine so that I actually could be even more creative, but that's a ways off. I wish they'd offer me one to try out and get my honest opinion of.

Over the past few years, I have picked up quite the collection of plates to decorate and sell as home decor. (notice, I didn't say hoard)  I have more plates to decorate than I actually have in my cabinet to use!

I picked up a very pretty plate rack before I even had a Cricut, because I just knew I could figure out a way to sell it someday. It's only taken me about 6 or 7 years to get that accomplished and I get to use up 3 of those plates! YAY!!!

I literally had no decent place to hang this in my home to take pictures, so I had to settle for laying it down on a shutter door that's on my family room floor & I'm also working on it too, so the plates look a little wonky. Ya know? I think it actually looks pretty good on that shutter door (section). I'm using the shutter door to hang things on at the craft show, so I will see if this will stay upright to display the plates like this. Sometimes I think if it weren't for serendipity, I'd be a terrible crafter. LOL! I like to think of it as God's hands guiding me in a direction I couldn't see on my own. 

Now I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that I won't be bringing this back home from the show. 

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Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Good luck! They look great. And I like you dream of being offered one of those silhouettes. ;)

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Tracy said...

These are so pretty. Those plates are gorgeous on their own, but you made them even more gorgeous. Love the colour of the plates with the white jumping off them.

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