So I stood in the middle of my craft room and was trying to decide what was next to show you. I think over some time I am going to just totally run out of things to show you - I guess I'll have to do some re-organizing and buy more huh?
But then I decided that I should show you the bottom shelf on one of my back shelves - The right shelf...
And then some are just hand written on with a black paint marker. I probably couldn't find the label maker in my mess when I did these. Before my real "Craft Room" I really was a total mess! LOL (Again.. I'll show inside of these boxes later - promise!)
As I said, these are items I just can't live without.. but I really don't use that often. And honestly when I do open these up I ALWAYS find new/old things that have been in my stash forever, the days of working scrapbook pages. I now look at these items with a different eye (oops eye pun there!) But seriously with a vision of card making and crafting and not just a page in an album. So things are all new and exciting when I creek open these old boxes and I find great treasures!
So now I wanted to show another personal item in my space that makes me happy to have out and see every day. This was a gift from my Dad on one of our Sunday outings we took with him. After Hubby and I married, years ago, we would go on these day trips with my Dad. Most of the time it was focused on going to a country restaurant (Dad was a big dude, and Good Food and eating is something we always enjoyed doing to spend time with him) But on these trips we also loved going into shops - antique/gift shops. Once trip we found these fabulous Paper Mache Cats.
He looked JUST LIKE one of our cats. "Tuffer" I fell totally in love with it. But honestly - he was a bit pricey, especially for newlyweds! I purchased a little one, and was happy with it. But then out came Dad with "Tuffer" - and handed it to me. I was thrilled. The real "Tuffer" has long left us, and this guy has had a pretty hard life over the past 20+ years - The past cats have knocked him around quite a bit. Hubby has re-attached his head more than once, as well as his tail. But even with the boo-boo's I still totally adore him. He looks over my space.. and just makes me happy! We lost Dad to cancer in 2000 - and I miss him terribly but seeing things like this make me remember the day, the fun and my Dad and I smile -