To my mind, the only reason to take a walk is for the off-chance a neighbor will leave their drapes open and I can get a peek inside. I stalk homes on Zillow so I can browse through the decorating decisions of thousands of real people selling their homes. Basically, I am a shameless voyeur. So what better karma than to have a really great magazine contact me about sharing a peek into MY most personal space- my craft room. After a few panicked calls to friends for decorating help, a few last minute dashes to thrift stores, my room is ready for it's close-up.
The best thing about the photoshoot (besides the obvious- having a deadline that forced me to straighten up the usual chaos) was the photographer who was sent to photograph my room. Whitby of Whitby Photography a) had a fun name and b) was not a crafter. It was like she had landed on my very colorful, very crafty little planet and she was amazed. By the time she left for the day, she was talking about craft projects she wanted to try. Poor thing. Crafting is contagious and I am the Typhoid Mary of crafting. She should have worn a hazmat suit but I always have fun infecting a newbie crafter.
This issue will be available for purchase in just a few short weeks. I can't wait to see which corners of my space made the cut! You can read more about it on the Creating Keepsakes blog and on the Paper Crafts Connections blog. As we get closer to the publication date, remind me to post the horrifying before photos.