Posted tagged ‘drawers’

when hollywood came a-callin’

December 20, 2011

I have given a couple of teasers about a project of mine being on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and after months and months of “it’s top secret, i can’t talk about it!” the show has aired and I can talk about it all i want.  Here, take 2 of these and call me in the a.m.

the call came on a Friday night at the very end of July. “can you make something like a picture of yours i found on flickr, but nothing like what’s in the picture?”  i’m pretty sure this is the picture the field producer was talking about:

with 7 drawers and big enough to put ornaments and trinkets in and Ty will tell the family every day….. and i didn’t hear anything else, cuz i heard Ty….Ty…. Ty…. *swoon*.  And in my house, what Ty wants, Ty gets, so i yesyesyes’d that lady and when i hung up the phone i just had no idea where to begin.  it was Friday night at 8:30. she had to have 2 of these “things”, whatever they were going to be in her hands in Ohio by Wednesday afternoon, they were filming on Thursday.  Throw in a few other things:  i had to work 8 hours at the scrapbook store.  I had to drop my children off at my parents’ an hour away on Saturday because on Sunday, we had tickets to see Craig Ferguson in Boston.  Boston is at LEAST a day trip from where we live.  There was no time for this.  but it’s for Tyyyyyyyy….

my husband and i stood in my craft room, looking at the various projects that we might alter to make what we needed, and my eyes came to rest on some IKEA boxes that i used for storage.  they’re awesome boxes, i wish i had 12 more sets… but conveniently enough, i had 2.  I arranged on the kitchen counter my vision:

 so make it like this, but with this, and without this. and you know, better.

hunny planned a trip to home depot for 6a.m. the next day.  and while i was at work, he dragged out his saws and other stuff and made just what i asked for.

great!  now do it again!

Christy, my trusty minion and pal was with me through the decorative design and cutting and pasting.  and the trip to craig ferguson.  what a weekend.  Sunday before we left for Boston, we cut lots and lots of pieces.

 

monday, we were dilerious and pretty shouty (what else is new?), and we saw that hey, we were actually going to pull this together.

so many pieces….

it’s august in my diningroom Christmas sweatshop.  Yes, that’s a kissing ball made by a 4 year old last Christmas hanging from my light fixture.  it’s like Christmas all the time in my house.

and here we are, just about done:

They were shipped on Monday afternoon, one was “lost” in the mail for a day and caused me to age 12 years, and they all got where they needed to be for filming.  ABC is a little touchy about showing the actual folks from the show, so you’ll have to trust me, that’s Ty.  he’s all up in our drawers.  Yes, i’m gonna use that joke for as long as i can ride this out.

more next time.

 

it’s that time again…

October 26, 2009

 

i’m gearing up for the holidays, making a few christmas items.  it seems so early, but the past couple of years i’ve felt so far behind.  it seems like i’ve gotten a bunch of larger special requests, too, so i’ve gotta do what i can when i can.  happy halloween! =D

sleepless…

November 4, 2008

i was up at 4:59 a.m. today.  got a lot on my mind, a lot on my plate.  it’s a school-day for beanie, gotta go vote, need a shower curtain, blah, blah, blah…  so far in the past 30 minutes i’ve cut numbers for an advent calendar and packaged some adorable snowman mini envelopes.  if and when the sun ever comes up, i’ll add them to my flickr 365

looking at my 365’s, it would appear as though i have been slacking.  but let me assure you, i have been more than hard at work.  there are just no pics to prove it… yet… i put the finishing touches on this guy last night – made a cute label for its plastic storage cover, and when i’m through here, i’ll put it in the shop!advent calendar - craft 365 - day   this next one won’t make it to the shop, it was a special request by a friendcraft 365 - day …though i can tell you that if you’re looking to get some great views on flickr of a craft, muffin tin advent calendars are the way to go.  they’re my most searched for pics on flickr!

more crafty-goodness to come, once the sun comes up!!