Anyone who knows me and my enthusiasm for scrapbooking and general papercrafting AND the socializing aspect of the two, also knows how I envisioned a place where I could socialize with any and everyone in my general proximity and have a BLAST! I've tried to achieve this at my house and have been pleased BUT the bummer comes when I have to put up and clean up all of the tools, tables, chairs, etc. You know, the clean up AFTER the party. It IS the absolute WORST and has been a huge road block in me hosting events in my home.
Well, a tiny door opened and I pushed my way through. I FOUND a GREAT place to HOST events only 10 minutes from my house!!! And it is absolutely PERFECT. It is a DAYLIGHT basement apartment in a single family home owned by one of my friends. It has a driveway that circles around the front of the house, ending at a sidewalk leading to one of the doors of this daylight basement apartment.
You may be thinking "basement???? Cold, damp, mildewy? And she is excited about that?????" Guess again - the key to this is FULL DAYLIGHT basement. Meaning no different than coming in the front or back door of YOUR OWN HOME! It is very cool, clean and just PERFECT for that studio away from home. If it were not used for MY purpose - as a studio for crafting - it would consist of an eat in kitchen, living room, bedroom, full bath with shower, and a "family room" with a large walkin closet.
For MY purpose, I have converted the living room to the main crafting room; the kitchen remains a kitchen BUT I use the area closest to the "crafting room" as a cutting station and demo area for my dear friend Dalene's Sizzix Eclips. Of course the bathroom is PERFECT as it is and the bedroom is used as an office and computer room where crafters can surf the internet, print pictures on the photo quality printer or the photo printer.
What does it look like? Well, you'll just have to wait a little while until I get my camera in position to upload the pictures!!! Stay tuned - you'll LOVE the "ME Time" Studio just like we do!
Be on the lookout for a few pictures from the Grand Opening of "ME Time" Studio! Thank you to my extra special friends who made the day a GREAT success! Dalene, Judy, Shaune, Monique, Candy, Keya and Sonya - you are the VERY best!