Big change at Twinkie Chan HQ!

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My craft room is moving!

Manda is moving in with me next weekend, so this past weekend, she and my mom helped me to start moving the craft room from my 2nd bedroom into the DINING ROOM. My dining table is now in the corner of my living room, and at first I thought it was really weird, but it’s kind of cute and I’m starting to like it.

I am going to lose  a closet and one of my work tables in this process, but I think it is always nice to have an opportunity to take stock of what you have and what you need and really pare it down if possible. We already took some big trips to Goodwill, and I already sold a lot of yarn online. In the interest of time (since I’m still on tight deadline for my book, too), I started to Goodwill a lot of usable craft supplies instead of posting it online for sale, because photographing, shipping and packing everything also takes up quite a bit of my time, which I don’t have a lot of right now!

I’ve been taking some (shoddy) video for YouTube of the moving process. I would have loved to have done a  time lapse, but since other people have been involved, I didn’t really want to futz with cameras or computers. I kinda just wanted to get it done while I had the help!

My goal is to have everything out of the old craft room and into the new craft room by FRIDAY, since Manda’s stuff will be coming in on Saturday. Wish us luck! And new adventures! We actually lived together for a few years about a decade ago. We are trying to make goals for eating better, cooking more, and exercising together more often. But first: the move! More photos and videos on that very soon!

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19 Responses to Big change at Twinkie Chan HQ!

  1. claire says:

    Exciting times!
    I hope you’ll be really happy xxxx

  2. Moya says:

    I hope all is going well and that you are happy!

    • TwinkieChan says:

      Aw thanks, Moya. I feel like I’m in a transition period in all aspects of life, but also feel very loved and supported by friends and family and you guys! 🙂

  3. carrie says:

    Ha, the only thing I could think of while reading this is sending a San Francisco friend of mine to his local goodwills shopping for me lol.

  4. cookieLu1999 says:

    How hard to have to relocate a work space like a craft room. How nice of you to have your friend move in with you! I hope you get comfortable in your new space speedy quick! Cheers. for the book-in-progress! I look forward to its release, yay!

  5. Selina says:

    Good luck with the move!! I know it’ll be awesome for you guys. <3

  6. Fiona says:

    Change is always a little scary but I think it’s awesome you have your best friend amidst it all literally! A duo with a goal list of positive change too – look forward for new space updates, I’m sure it will look lovely 🙂 🙂

    • TwinkieChan says:

      Thanks, Fee! I think for the moment I can’t spend too much time on beautification… but maybe after the book is done, I can focus on it more! 😛

  7. Sarah says:

    exciting new times ahead!
    You and Manda have a bff friendship I’m envious of so I imagine it’s going to be a great new chapter in your life! Xo

    (See how I referenced chapter? Now go work on your book <3 )

  8. mia olthof says:

    Good luck with the in-house-move! And as for cooking: Jamie Oliver’s ‘Jamie in 30 minutes’ is a good start, followed by Raymond Blanc’s’Kitchen Secrets’ and for sweets I swear by Nigella Lawson’s ‘How to be a domestic godess’ of which you are already the crochet kind! Have fun!

    • TwinkieChan says:

      Thanks for the cookbook suggestions, Mia! I was totally going to reach out at some point and ask for everybody’s favorites!

  9. Mitzi says:

    There is actually a craft consignment store in Alameda, if you are ever in the area, and want to give your items a new home for fellow crafters. It’s called the ReCrafting Co (http://www.therecraftingco.com/about/). I take my crafting items there to be loved by someone else.

  10. Betty ;) says:

    Can’t wait to see the new craft room.!

    I post gently used items on yerdle.

    Use this to get $35 credit. http://yerdle.com/i/betty-lee. It’s a money free shopping place, all you pay for is shipping. They are a start up SF company and I love using yerdle!

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