Wednesday, 2 February 2011

WOYWW: The Knuckling Down Edition

After a week enjoying the bright lights and many temptations of Edinburgh, it's time to knuckle back down to work, or rather that form of enjoyment that now counts as work!  And it being Wednesday, and more particularly, What's On Your Workspace Wednesday, it's time for show and tell.  If you'd like to blog hop to more crafty desks you'll find them linked via Desk Mistress Julia Dunnit at the button to the left.

So, onto the delights of disorganisation that are my working areas...  First up, the hall cupboard.  This was going to be painted and sold until I discovered its capacious capabilities.  The top row has stamps, ribbons and more stamps; embellies, glue, cutting boards and sundry unknown items are on the second shelf, with tracing and other papers plus books on the third and fourth shelves. 


On top of the cupboard are my new storage tins from Lakeland (a splendid £1.99 for the tall ones and 99p for the small ones in the sale).    To give you an idea of size, the small one takes ten stickles and other assorted sparkly bottles without complaint.  (And yes, for the eagle eyed amongst you, the one that was marked "glitz" has shed a "z" somewhere...)  Much easier to find things now I am no longer awash in seas of chipboard and sundry small iffit. 


Then there's my occupation of a spare kitchen worktop for things messy.  Some of you may have noticed that things haven't moved on a great deal since December, but I promise to address my slothful ways and crack on with making some more decoupaged items. 


 I have another craft fair booked this month (my second - weeeee!), so the trundle drawers will be out again.  Need to have a sort through them first; there's a limit to how much glue even I need for a day out.


This is my big box full of 12x12 papers.  I really need to find somewhere more permanent to store them, but I've not yet found something suitable.  I'll be investigating all the WOYWW desks searching for ideas...

Happy Wednesday to you all - looking forward to seeing what you've been doing this week!

Bernie

36 comments:

  1. Good morning, jealous of your storage cupboard, I'd love a big space. Very crfty desk I think busy but organised and some intresting things on there. Thanks for sharing ~ Andria (42).

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  2. feel like a trip to lakeland now - great storage, great workspace, happy woyww, thank you for sharing (#9)

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  3. such tidyness, i wish i could be this tidy !! it will never ever happen to me

    thanks for the snoop
    hugs
    judie 58

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  4. The Lakeland storage boxes are a really fantastic find. I like the way you have organised your workspace, very impressive.

    Please tell me more about your 'du Maurier' inspired desk!!

    Sue xx

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  5. Thanks, Bernie, for popping by and will be back love the top of your blog! would love a cuppa and look through your stash!
    Love Shaz in oz.x

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  6. Hi Bernie,
    You do Decoupage? Now you tel me. I will be picking your brains shortly as I have a small(mini size) sewing desk I want to cover. No doubt you can entice me off to a supplier that does all the best papers!!!!!
    Hugs Mrs A. #82.

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  7. Isn't it nice when you "find" a cupboard with lots of space for your art supplies? Thanks for the peek.

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  8. WOW love those tins ...thanks for the great tour

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  9. What a great cupboard for storing your craft items in and I love the new tins, they are fab!
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Karen #88

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  10. I love that little palette- ideal for crafting.

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  11. Hi Bernie, the Lakeland storage is fab - I had to look twice, did it really look like books on a shelf! Yes, it does. Peeked at your previous post so thanks for all those lovely photos taken on your trip to Edinburgh even though they did make me (sigh) homesick. My DH has promised more than one trip over this year by way of consellation for being an ex-pat here in Ayr. Elizabeth x #96

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  12. what a nice space! thanks for sharing ;)

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  13. Great storage solutions Bernie and love those tins, took me a while to work out what they were!

    Hugs
    Brenda 91

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  14. Howdy and happy WOYWW,
    Nice desk! Neat tins - great find. Thanks for sharing.

    Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2.

    Peace,
    LuLu
    http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2011/02/woyww-2211-laminatin-heaven-inside.html

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  15. Awesome storage solutions! I love all the clear boxes to save thing in. I may look into some of those over here. I love Edinburgh! Been there several times and always stayed in a different area. Nice people there! Thanks for sharing
    Vickie #80

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  16. Your desk is looking very tidy today! I like all your storage solutions. Thanks for stopping by my desk. Happy WOYWW! #15

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  17. I'm convinced that having things organized makes for a happier crafter and that's what I'm striving toward because I can have fun up to a certain point with my mess and then the grumbles come because I can't find something or I'm tripping over something else. Have fun with your lovely orderliness!
    *smile*
    And thanks for visiting!
    #26

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  18. Storing paper is my big problem too! Good luck!

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  19. I think that practical, functional storage is so difficult to get right!
    Looks like you're doing just great!
    Chrissie #22

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  20. so great when you find an organizing solution in something you already have or to find things like so cheap.

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  21. Excellent use of the hall cupboard. Good storage ideas too.
    Ros @ 86

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  22. Fascinating Bernie - love the tins. Don't make promises about moving on and getting a grip - perleeeease....it just makes me feel I should too!

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  23. Hi Bernie, isn't it great when you can give something a new lease of life - like your cupboard which is ideal for those essential crafting goodies!

    I'm not WOYWWing at the moment, too busy OWOHhing instead - lol.
    Good luck with your next craft fair - do tell us all about it after the event xx

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  24. Love your cupboard great storage place and those tins for lakeland what a bargin ~ thanks for sharing Nicky 12

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  25. Love the wonderful storage. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo lucky #1.

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  26. Hi Bernie.... Thanks door your kind comments about the zentangles.... I am totally hooked.... Was poorly rthismweek so missed WOYWW but I expect this will feature next week!!! LOVE your cupboard and how neat are you!!!!
    Frankie
    Xx

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  27. i am always trying to find ways to organize. WOYWW is a good place to get ideas, isn't it?

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  28. What great storage boxes/cubbies...(it's late, my brain is checking out!! LOL!)
    Star 125

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  29. Ooo, those storage tins are brill!

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  30. I love the tins. I hope you do well at the craft fair.

    Terry #16

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  31. Wow... it is certainly looking very organised this week. Love the tins. I am late getting around again! Happy {LATE} WOYWW!

    Susan xxox #13
    http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

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  32. I was just coming to larf at you for posting early and then realised I am actually late coming to comment! Oops. My bad!

    *prepares to slink off shamefaced*

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  33. *chortles in a rather shamefaced way*

    Bless you for thinking I was early, Carmen...I wish!

    I have been a very bad blogger this week, hence the appearance of two WOYWW posts in sequence. Dunno why, but I've just not found anything I thought was worth saying (plus ca change, some might say...).

    Hopefully I'll have more to blog this week, as I'm getting ready for my second fair. Off for some WOYWW blog hopping!

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  34. I love your storage tins...I want some :)

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