Making A " She Shed "

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  1. Lilly Smith

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    I know the term "Man Cave" is quite popular among the men. I am in the process of starting my own "She Shed"! I have a 10x15 insulated shed with a electric run to it and a window air unit. I thought this would be a GREAT place to do some crafting, woodworking, scrap-booking, etc. I have already set up my table with lights above it, a few shelves to hold my crafting supplies and an area for cutting, sanding and painting wood. I would like to start out with a few easy projects to sell at our annual "town wide yard sale" at the end of August. Any suggestions?
     
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    What a great idea Lilly.

    I just got a little gift from my brother's friend the other day. It is so cute. It is a square carved wooden candle holder and can be used with a tea light or larger candle. It has bears carved in the wood. He brought it from his mothers cottage. There is openings around the bears so you can see the flame. If you don't think a tea light is safe (like I feel), I am going to look for a candle in a "canadian gift shop" with souvenirs and see if I can find a candle shaped like a bear.

    I googled and I found this. Mine is similar but square.

    Hey this looks like it is made from bark, that is a great idea too. Just circle it around and carve your design.

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    Allison, such a CUTE idea! I just may be able to do this! This is why I LOVE using these forums! Everyone has such creative ideas! Thanks and if I get it completed I'll post a picture!!
     
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    Lilly...I love the whole idea of having a "She Shed" in your home. Wish I had thought of it while I still owned a home...but I only have an apartment/suite in a house now...and it is very small.

    Allison...I have a couple of tea light holders and have never had a problem using the tea lights in them. Maybe you could use a small dish or tinfoil under the tea light...:)
     
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    I have been having a ball looking on line for craft ideas! Some of the cutest things are there! I really like the projects with the old pallets! So many neat things you can do with them! I am really into the primitive or country rustic look for sure! Hopefully I'll get started on something in the near future. Any other ideas will be GREATLY appreciated!!
     
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    Lucy I was just thinking of it being wood (or bark) might be more flammable. I don't know though.
    Lilly Please do piccies. I would love to see your work.
    Val Those snowmen are really nice. I will make some of those for Christmas.
     
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    @Val White Thank you SO much for the cute idea with the socks! I'm gonna give them a try for sure! @Allison Schuck , you are right.....all the ideas so far are really cute! Yes, I will post some pics when I get all set up and start my projects! Thanks!!
     
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    Oh, I adore this thread. Lilly, a "She Shed" is a perfect idea. I, too, look forward to pictures! I must admit that I tend to spread clutter around when I am in the midst of a craft project. Allison, What a nice gift you received from your brothers friend. I wish you luck on finding the perfect candle. Val, you get the gold star of the day! I just love your find of those cute little sock people and bookmarked your link, thanks! Plenty of time to get some done before the holidays arrive.
     
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    Just stopping in to see how the SheShed is coming along.....Allison
     
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    I really like the snowman and woman made from white socks. I think I will give that a try.
     
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    Well, I am back to this thread! Now, I really am thinking of setting up a "she shed" of my own. I found so many ideas for shelving. Maybe you could set something like this up in your apartment, Lucy with just a few shelves.

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    I'm not sure exactly what type of crafts you'll be doing, but the shed in my backyard has a part that was designed to be a fish cleaning station, and it has a nice large sink. The pipes going to the shed have broken over the years, but if I were to make a she shed, it would definitely have at least a small sink and electric kettle. I tend to immerse myself in my crafts for hours, so snacks and a kettle would be mandatory. I'm just now seeing this thread, but I'll be back, since I love the idea of a she shed, and am looking forward to seeing your pics and hearing about the progress you're making.
     
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    Diane, I am with you on the convenience of having a sink available. I am quite the messy crafter. I am not much of a tea drinker, but having beverages and snacks readily available is always a plus. I, too, am looking forward to some pictures of the she shed because I could benefit from one!

    Anyone want to see what kind of messes that I can get myself into?
    Well, here is a glimpse.

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    How did I create such a tangled ball of yarn? I would like to blame it on my cats, but it is all my undoing. I wanted to freshen up the scent of some yarn that had been stored away with some bounce. I threw a bunch of balls into the dryer and it came out like this...
     
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    Haha, are you sure there aren't a few kitties lurking inside that ball?
     
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    I know, right! Well, they did have a blast with their new toy ball in the house. At first, I thought I would try to untangle the mess. After a few hours, I came to the conclusion this was way too time consuming. Needless to say, ended up just cutting out the colors of yarn needed for a project from this huge mess. Lesson learned!

    Here is one of my craft projects from this big ball of yarn.

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    Always use pantie hose to wash and dry yarn: something I learned the hard way LOL
     
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    I had a house and, a gazebo that was supposed to be my my "She Shed"
    Son decided that was his place to smoke his pipe. Husband turned it into his storage shed.
    I moved out and bought "ME" a 14x65 mobile home. Filled my little home with my antiques, lace curtains, fux fur throws & rugs and of course butterfly's & fairies.
    My friend came over and said: "I love it, it's just so,so.. Mary
    So I finally got my "She Shed"
     
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    Thank you fro this helpful suggestion. Next time, I will be sure to use this tick of the trade!

    Are you saying you purchaser a mobile home and placed in on your property to use specifically as a s she shed? What an original idea! I can imagine what fun you had decorating your new "home". Also, a nice place to do craft projects! I can just imagine what a whimsical place it is with lace curtains,fairies, and butterflies.
     
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    No Dear; at the age of 75, I decided I had enough of both husband (in front of TV) and son (playing computer games) put the house up for sale and bought into a nice little mobile home park.
    I have a large lot with mature peach, plum and 2 Lemon trees. There is more than enough room for 12 earth boxes full of veggies. I've got four water features, (fountains & birdbaths) I am still working on my fairy garden, so much fun.
    When I figure out how I will post pictures LOL
     
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    Mary, sounds like you are happy with your new life. Not only do you have your own "she shed", but have a nice plot of land. I have had a plum trees in the past, but never peach and lemon trees. Sounds wonderful! I bet you cook a lot with your fruit and 12 earth boxes of vegetables. Yum!

    I am looking forward to seeing some of your works in progress because fairy gardens are super cool and imaginative! I admit, I am a bird watcher, so like my bird baths, but never had a water fountain. I hope to have one someday. If I find one out in public, I often sit and listen to the water flow. It is so relaxing.

    If you need help or have questions about posting images, you can start a thread. There are many people here that will gladly help!
     
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    I love this Mason Jar Sewing Kit!! It is so useful and looks like a breeze to make. I am definitly going to plan on making some of these for friends and family members for Christmas. I am on Social Security and have a very small income so this is something I can purchase the "ingredients" a little at a time so I have enough come the Holiday Season.
     
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    I guess that I just scatter my craft-making throughout the house, and not in any special room. Mostly, I just have my yarn for knintting and crocheting, which I keep in the back room where the computer is at, and I bring it out as needed into the front room where I do the actual knitting at.

    Once upon a time, my she-shed would have been the horsebarn, and it was packed full of all kinds of horse tack, and other related "horsey stuff"; but now we live in town, and the horses are only a memory from the past.
    My gardening tools live in the shed out back, where Bobby also has his workshop, although he also works on some projects in the house.
    I think that our whole place is more or less a "we-shed" rather than a special place where only one of us goes.
     
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