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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

My craft room 'before'

Good morning!

Things are quite exciting here - I'm currently having my craft room totally sorted, yay!

My little room (box bedroom size) was home to my crafting and my books, with bookcases covering 50% of the wall space and crafting crammed in at the window end.  As many of you know I spend 90% of my day upstairs as that's where the bathroom and my bedroom and craft/office are.  Due to my problems I stay up there to avoid having to use the stairs more than I have to.

Anyway as crafting takes over, like it does, my room has become cramped, overloaded and difficult for me to get to things I need as well as not being able to move my super duper chair around easily ( I have a custom made office-type chair that has been made to suit the shape of my back and it can be adjusted so many ways to mould to and support my hips, back and it also propels me forwards when I need to get up) so I decided it was time to call in the troops to get it sorted.

Troops equal Keagan and my mum and dad. Over the last few days they have, under my supervision, removed 90% of the stuff from my room, carried bookcases downstairs along with the books (I'm having a reading corner in my back room now) and have moved furniture around to make room for a new desk to go next to the one I have already to make a working space the width of the room. The result means I shall be able to move my chair around, access all of my inks etc with knocking stuff flying and have 2 areas to work both at the right height for me in my chair. 

So the 'before' photos - 

As you can see it's all a bit of a mess. And apart from the window desk it's all getting dark too, with so much stuff piled high. What with the dark evenings coming in, I'm really finding it difficult to craft without my Ottlite.  

So I shall be sharing the 'after' pictures tomorrow for WOYWW, so fingers crossed it's all finished. Mum is coming again this afternoon to finish off the last bits but it's already looking fab. 

So see you tomorrow I hope!
Take care Zo xx


Suzanne said...

Really looking forward to seeing the pics tomorrow. XX

Elizabeth said...

Looking forward to seeing the 'after' photos tomorrow, Zo. By the sounds of it, your troops are magnificent :) Elizabeth xx

Helen said...

can't wait to see the "afters" tomorrow! Helen.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Look forward to see the transformation Zoe,
Kevin xx

Sarah said...

Looking forward to seeing the 'After' pictures tomorrow.

Sarah x

Ann B said...

Well done Keagan and Mum and Dad - looks like you are going to have a fab new space and I can't wait to see the 'after' photos tomorrow.
Ann B

Vicky said...

Oooh I cannot wait to see the finished room hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Kirsty.a said...

Oooh exciting. Good luck with that

Sarah said...

Wow, how exciting!! Look forwards to tomorrow's installment!! x

Emma said...

Really looking forward to the after pics but to be honest...if you think your craft room is bad, would you like to come and visit mine?!?!?! LOL!!

Don't overdo it and take care...plenty of rests in between all that tidying up!
Look after yourself lovely and hope you're enjoying the footy!