Craft Shed

I’m Thinking about getting a Shed.

Are you running out of space in your house? Did the pandemic of 2020 cause to start working from home? Do you want a space of your own to escape every day life? Then maybe a shed is just what you need.

I currently live in a 1500 square foot house that is 3 bedrooms 2 baths. I have a husband, 2 children, and a dog. The 3rd bedroom was meant to be probably an office of some sort. We moved into our house 6 years ago this January. It is a great starter home. Flash forward 6 years later and 2 kids later we are running out of room. So my next thought is why don’t we try to find a bigger home?

Reasons we don’t think its the right time to move: We aren’t exactly sure where we want to end up, our kids are still young, and the market is booming in our area. When I say it is booming it is a sellers market. The guy who lives next door sold his house in 1 day, had 10 offers and sold $10,000 above asking price!! My husband and I looked at 25 houses before finding our current house and that is a lot of pressure! I don’t want to be rushed into finding our dream home so for right now I think we will just stay where we are until we are ready.

So for my next thought, a She Shed/craft shed. It will create space in my home, eliminate clutter, and countless fights I have with my toddlers. (I can only hope!)

Here a few places to get your inspiration and start researching if a shed is right for you:

I recommend going out in your local community and actually going inside a few sheds. Some companies have websites where you can design your own, but its better to go and look in person to get an idea of the space. Take your measuring tape with you and consider what furniture you might put in it.

Finally, the last thing to think about: What is your budget?

Do you want to pay cash or finance it? See what the companies interest rate is first and then see if your bank offers something better! Mine did. Am I going to stay in my current house for awhile? Do I have enough money to hire a licensed contractor to finish it for me? Can I move it if I buy a new house? These are all things to consider about when making this decision.

I hope this helps get you started when thinking about buying a shed.

~Abigail Jean

shallow focus photo of paint brushes
Crafting Tips

I really want to start crafting!

I don’t have time to craft…….

Are you a working mom who wants to start crafting? Are you thinking “Yeah right I don’t have time for that!” Then keep reading! If you want to do something bad enough, then you CAN find the time. I am fortunate enough to have a full time job as a teacher assistant so I have a few hours after work before my children come home and I have breaks through out the year.

Tips to finding the time to craft as a new mom or veteran mom:

  1. When your children are napping or after they go to bed.
  2. Work out a me time for yourself with your significant other (taking turns is important!)
  3. If you are single, then rely on that friend who has been asking to help out.
  4. Have your kids go to a family members house every once in awhile to allow you time to craft.

I don’t have the money to craft…….

Think again. It does take time to accumulate all the things you need, but there are a lot of great places to find things for cheap.

  1. Dollar tree
  2. Facebook Marketplace
  3. Yard sales
  4. Things people are getting rid of
  5. Dumpsters (yes I have literally chased someone down for a wood pallet)
  6. Don’t throw away anything!

How to get started……

Need some inspiration visit some of these websites or take a class in your local community.

  1. Pinterest
  2. YouTube
  4. A&R Workshop

I hope this helps you get started! If you have any questions or concerns, then please don’t hesitate to ask!

~Abigail Jean

About Me

All About About Me

My table set up at Dewey’s Pop up shop in Salisbury, NC December 2020

First off, thank you so much for stopping by. I have always loved crafting my entire life. Just in the past few years creating has taken on a life of its own. In 2017, I started making Christmas gifts for my family, and then I got a Cricut for Christmas that year and I was hooked! I make a lot of T-shirts, decals, water bottles, wood signs, and paper party favors. I am excited to announce that I just purchased a new Shed that will be arriving in January 2021! I will be blogging and documenting the whole process. Stay tuned!

Now for me! I am a mom of 2 beautiful children! Ella Rose who is 3 and Hunter Ellis who is 1. My husband and I live in NC. We have a chi poodle dog Rebel who is 12. I am a Teacher Assistant by day and a creator by night. I don’t get much free time, but when I do I like making videos, working out, travel, and love seeking out local venues! Please read more about how I get it all done in my Crafting blog!

My Loves:

My family, my husband, my children, Western Carolina University, UNC basketball, Harry Potter, crafts, my Cricut, making t-shirts, making labels, organizing, Pinterest, Alpha Chi Omega, Farmhouse décor, upcycling old junk, chalkboard paint, watching friends, 90s country music, and a whole bunch of other things.