Gosh - I haven't posted for WOYWW for months - sorry Julia.
This, in part, is due to not being terribly well, and not being an efficient blogger either - plus also letting Wednesdays creep up on me and go again before I get chance to notice what's happened - but that's true of the other days in the week ; the weeks, and even the months.
However, I've written a few posts today so it seems I'm on a roll.... so why not do one more.
A couple of weeks ago - OH and I had a trip to IKEA to see if there was something that would clear up some of the things in my craft room/conservatory that were hanging about without a place to live. All available shelves and cupboards were full to bursting - so it needed something else - another solution to try and sort it out - or get rid of some stash - which of course, I'm not going to do!!!
We went and found the perfect solution so spent over £250 getting just 3 sets of drawers to do the job.
So that OH wouldn't (and couldn't) procrastinate - I set to supervising the boys to empty the cupboard where a lot of the stuff was already stored. Everything out of the cupboard ended up on the floor and the sofa - here's what it looked like:
My mess even spilled over to the kitchen...
Here are a few of the improvement shots after a long weekend of tidying up:
Anyway, the improvements continue. The printer is a laser one that I bought back in Feb/Mar. I hadn't had it out of the box until we finished the change over. I bought a laser printer to work with the Foil-It machine I bought at the same time - which is still in the cello wrapping. One day...
At the end of the drawers, OH fixed 3 spice racks from IKEA - these were about £3 each. All the jars I already had. New stash of buttons bought at the Doncaster show all sorted into the cute little spice jars and perfect to have behind me - at the swish of the chair...
The Cinch fits perfectly on top of the new drawers at the end, ensuring most of my large tools are kept together and in one place.
Right, here is the desk area after OH has put additional rails up for my punches. Below the punches is the storage for my Spellbinder dies and other dies. Everything at hand - however, I've found it better to stand up when I'm using the Cuttlebug - I usually take it to the kitchen table or a counter top as that it just the right height.
A better view of my growing collection of EK Success punches.
Here is my lovely carousel which I don't think I'd be able to do without now. It holds so much stuff!!!.
Hope you've enjoyed the little adventure around my craft room! Its not looking quite so tidy at this moment in time... Ive been making my DT card for next month for Get Funky - where I will actually be hosting and setting the challenge - that kicks off on the Funky Fifteenth, so please come back to have a look at what the theme is to see if you can join in!
I'm going to join in with WOYWW this week, although technically - the pics are from when we did the change of furniture - well, thats the Royal 'we' as OH did it. The bits and bobs I managed to do took me out for 2 days - I was in pain and slept for the best part of 2 days...
hold on - I've just taken a pic of my desk - not brill as its 1.55am, but its the best I can do considering... This post is on the laptop while I took the pic and added this little bit on - quite surreal isn't it?
There might be a few things of interest on there tonight - particularly the cookie on top of my cup - I put it there to soften the while Belgium chocolate... hmmm. The main bits on the glass mat (thats not suppose to scratch, but is scratched to the nines) is my project for FH so unfortunately I had to cover it up... you don't mind, do you?
Thanks for looking - please go and join Julia at Stamping Ground for Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday. It will be good joining in again cos I've not done it for months (Hi Julia if you read this)! Also hi to all my old friends who I met through WOYWW - there are some very special people and friendships found and formed here...
Paula x x x x