About Me and my Craft Shed

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Born in London, but been living in Leicestershire since 1988.

I have been a Showaddywaddy fan since I first saw them on New Faces in 1973, and have finally started being able to get to their concerts since December 2012, although can only get to those in the Midlands area.

I have been a crafter since I was a child, and do many varied crafts.  At present I am working on a Scrapbook documenting Showaddywaddy from their start to the present - 2013 being their 40th year.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

How the Craft Shed came into being

Like most crafter's my stash started in the living room, which was fine for a while, and then in Summer 2008 I realised that in no way was the living room big enough for 2 things my craft stash and living in - especially with 2 dogs and 5 cats. It was starting to look like a scud missile had been let loose in there, despite me constantly re-arranging it all.

So off to the garden and empty the smallest shed - I didn't dare take the big one, I wish I had now, but still it can't be helped. Once it was empty, it was then the process of cleaning it, filling in all the joints and any holes so that mice and other things couldn't get in. This having been achieved, I then set about insulation - Winters here are never very good, it would be a miracle if they were. Once the insulation was in place, I then was lucky enough to be gifted some hardboard via a local Freecycle Group, this was then pinned in place, so I have nice smooth walls - these will be painted in the Spring of 2009, as by the time it was all in place it was far too cold to paint.

The ceiling has been covered with some of the metallic insulation bubble foil, which helps to reflect the light from the Halogen spot lights. The door is also insulated with the same metallic insulation bubble foil. I have some vinyl floor tiles that are also going to be put down in Spring 2009, I want to make sure everything is dry before I stick them down.

Early December saw us having to replace the roofing felt after a stormy night wreaked havoc with what had been on there, and had caused a slight ingress of water.
I purchased a small Halogen heater and this heats the shed up very nicely, so the damp was soon cleared up and dried out from the inside with the heater. Once this was done, the big move could begin.