I did it, all my beads/spacers are sorted and tidied away in their boxes and boy does it feel good having them all nice and tidy. Is that sad? I can't help liking things organised. It's another big job done............ then I looked at my craft room, how the heck did it get to look like that? I normally put my card back into the draws or boxes and even hang up all my tapes, tweezers etc when I am done for the day and yet all across BOTH of my desks there were papers, scissors, empty packages etc. Then I looked below my desks and realised my organisation of recent times is as messed up as me!! Well that had to change so Saturday evening and Sunday before the family came for dinner I started to clear up and reorganise. But it is far from over, I think the finished job is a long way off.
Anyway, here's a couple of pics of the mess.......
You can see that I have done some of my shelves already in the first picture (I forgot to take pics until I had already started).
The coloured boxes are my collections of stamps
The pink one in the middle is my Spellbinders and other dies sorted into plastic cd wallets - it's now so easy to find my dies and they store away easily and safely, so I am a happy chicky.
At the bottom, at the back of my desk you can see my newest purchase: the little floral boxes. I spotted these in Wilkinson on Saturday reduced to just £2 and I couldn't resist them. I am going to organise all my flowers using these (new order coming from WOC, oh yea!)
On the right you can see all my drawers: drawers for lace, drawers for brads, buttons, pins, drawers for images ready to colour and drawers for metal embellishments etc, the list goes on.
You can even see my recycling box of paper under my righthand desk, another bit of laziness from me lately. It so needs shredding but I put it off time and time again 'cos my shredder is so s...l...o...w! (well, that's my excuse and I am sticking to it).
My wonderful Grand Calibre looks so unloved sat there under the desk, but please don't think that,
it only goes under there on the floor when I have
all my beading equipment out. I am so afraid
of popping a bead and it jumping into the
mechanism and then my beloved machine
giving up the ghost -what would I do then!?
Now some pics of the reorganisation:-
I cut out some large heavyweight card bobbins and wound my reeled ribbons onto them and then used foamboard to divide up a 12x12 deep drawer to keep them in order. Not bad aye!? I am proud of this one and keep opening the drawer just to have a look... :¬)
(Just need to buy some new ribbons as I realised while doing this that I have only 3 wide ribbons; so next months spending has to be on ribbons!)
Well, that got me going so I thought lets do a bit more and so I started sorting the card drawers (it is not perfect yet but I am getting there).
On the left is a wardrobe I had off my daughter that I use it to store my boxes for other crafts, including candles, painting, etc and also you can see my sons remote controlled buggy at the bottom (it's too good to throw away).
Well that's it for now. A disorganised craftroom and a bit of a disorganised post. I am sorry it's so bitty but I hope you have enjoyed a little tour of my mess. When I have progressed with the reorganisation and tidying I will post some more photos for you to see the improvement.
I will end with my quote for the week:
Imagination is the first step in creation whether in words or trifles.
The mental pattern always precedes the material form
(William W. Atkinson)
Have a good day and a great week. Thank you so much for popping by and supporting me.
Hugs Linda xx