extreme home makeover

Love that show but since Ty won’t be visiting my house we’re DIY it all the way …..

I went to Ikea yesterday to buy a guestbed for the guestroom that is being made by my DH as I write this. HUGE thanks to my friend Martine for coming along and helping me lug this heavyweight home !

I can never leave IKEA without buying some other bits’nbobs and these pillows screamed take me with you so I did 🙂
Front Back

They made me smile and they will totally fit into our new colorscheme (light browns, blues, pinks, greens) I’m working on this year (yes year because changing our interior isn’t done in a week I’m afraid to say) but slowly we are getting there and everytime I add something it looks better and better. Cannot wait till the new couch and curtains as that will make the biggest change.

Blogreaders have been asking about my knee and it is healing pretty good actually, I can take little sprints when I need to rush, and I don’t seem to have any pain. I cannot lean on my knee or go through the knees and stay like that bcause the tension is too big but other than that the knee is doing well. My back on the other hand :S … how is it that physio’s always seem to find another project to work on ….
My moulder is still giving me lots of pain but I have no time to go to the dentist again so I will deal with that next week.

Because I am having a bit or a rough time, just a lot of things on my plate right DH is being so sweet for me. He won a special preview to a chick flick and gave them to me, I took my mom as she could use a night out too and we went to see Definately, Maybe. Great film to go see with a good friend, I can definately recommend it ! Thanks babe !

Looking forward to this weeken, Scrap-a-licious weekend. WOW getting everything organised this week and it’s actually going better than I thought. I am (i confess I need this every now and then) taking some natural relaxatives or else I’d be the wicked witch and we don’t want to go there ….. I’ve bought some extra fab products that we will be sharing in the weekend and if we have any left we’ll be showing them in our webshop after the weekend. And I’m making such cute little bags of goodies to sell, I’ve got the vintage ones done and I’m now going on to the pastels and brights.

I’m so looking forward to meeting a lot of blogfriends IRL this weekend CU all there !

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THE Scrapstudio

(sorry can’t seem to get everything outlined the way I want …)
Well we worked very hard friday to get 2 cupboards out, 1 in and then moving all the scrapstuff from the cupboards (my mom and auntie came over for some extra muscle power).
Yesterday I got all the shelves sorted in heights that work and got most things where I wanted, still have to sort a few things out.
But I’m getting there and since I promised here are some pic’s of the current state. I hope to get an idea for a little corner that is bare and as I do need some more shelving or bags or maybe one of those old fashion hanging fruit baskets (it’s 1.40 high and 38 cm wide so if you have idea’s ….).

My Shop :

Still need to tidy up the sale dept.:

Details :

My storage unit on wheels for workshops (unfortunately it doesn’t fit under the cupboard ….):

My corner (notice the bare area that needs to be utilized on the right):

These jars make me happy !

My books:

My unfinished projects and my own (small) papercollection:

Need one more shelve so this looks better :

My Desk:


Above my desk (these buckets and stampholder will be hung under the window):



Under my desk (needs to be sorted ):

I’ve moved

My scrap stuff including the shop into our old shed now converted into a scrap studio…. I will share some before & after photo’s soon !

But somehow it’s not fitting, and I’m amazed at how much stuff I’ve accumulated in the hallway & the living room ( I haven’t even been to the attic yet…..) over the last 3 years …..

Conclusion of DH … you have too much scrapstuff of you’re own, get rid of it … Just use something from the shop when you want to scrap ….. Well he’s posted (March 1st) about how we have a problem about parting with our stuff so you can imagine how I’ve been sorting …. Thing is you see, there are a lot of things I’ve collected in the beginning like a lot of slide mounts, weird scrabble letters, a huge box of ribbon I rarely look in and the list goes on (no jolee’s though LOL) as I see a scrapitem in everything !

So I guess some raks are in order … You may have noticed I’ve added a map so I’d love to figure out who is visiting me from far far away so leave me a message stating where you’re from and you could win a RAK.

And if you have someone you would like me to send a rak to (inspired by Elsie 😉 …) a beginner or someone who could use a little kindness, then leave me a message too !

And of course for all the dutchies that are visiting, let me know where you live and how you found my blog and you’re in the race for a RAK.

Oh and if anyone can help me find some cute dolls like these for my scraproom (2nd hand is fine, pink is my fave color LOL but seriously see the cutie left in the back ? adorable!! ) I’ll send you a superfab RAK with some shop stuff ! I found a cute santa clause one on Queensday !