As the Bad Fairy of Procrastination has come for a visit (short one, I hope) I thought I'd tidy my desk.
I know, I know.... things must be bad!
That done, it seemed only right to mark the occasion with a photograph - a nice big one so you can click on it and have a closer look my new shelf-thingummyjig at the back.
It's actually an expanding 3 tier shelf meant to go in your kitchen cupboard so you can see the tins at the back. I saw it in the Lakeland catalogue and thought it would work for my bottles and tubs of brads etc. My new desk is much deeper than my old one and tbh I can't even reach the back without standing up, so although it takes up about 210mm at the back of the desk I think this will work pretty well for me - as you can see there's still loads of working space in front.
Here's a close up
It's taking a lot longer to find the sort of boxes and baskets that work in the units than I'd thought, but bit by bit it's getting there. I'd really like to disguise all the bitty bits and make the cubes look tidy but as you can see, there's a way to go yet. Plus I keep moving the drawer and cupboard units around as I change my mind about where I need them to be - once I've finally decided they'll be fixed in properly so I need to make sure I'm happy before the hammer or screwdriver comes out
A little bit of customising has gone on with the shelf inserts. IKEA only sell inserts that divide the space into four sections, to be made up like this
I really wanted to have some shelves so we bought some of them and built them. I started to fill them but really they weren't much good for my stuff and when I mentioned it to hubby he pulled them apart and used some of the pieces to make a much better format and the perfect size for some baskets we found at a local garden centre
The latest purchase has been 4 brightly coloured file boxes and a bigger storage box. At the moment they are a "work in progress" as I'm not sure whether to use them for my paltry collection of stamps/paint/embossing stuff that I've put in them to start with, or whether they'd be better for all those bits of chipboard and ephemera that hasn't made it back into the study yet. Maybe I should just go back to Smiths and buy some more of them.
Well, that's how things are looking at them moment. I really should be crafting today but as I said, the BFoP is in residence and no "I can make ....." ideas are getting through.
So I thought I'd show my latest note block (I've just used up all the pages in my old one), made with some lovely Funky Hand papers
papers from the following Funky Hand download collections: Rainbow Stripey Stripes, Rainbow Polka Dots and Salt and Pepper, Letters are also from the Salt and pepper download.
Pink Seam binding, pink wired flower,
black wired flower all from Creative Treasures
Other "flat" flowers in pink, grey and black from stash
Coiled roses made from scraps of the same papers,
Glossy Accents and Glamour Dust on letters,
If one of the BFoP's cohorts is living with you just now, maybe a trip around the WWOWOYWW (Wonderful World Of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) might provide some inspiration. It all starts with a visit to Julia's Stamping Ground and is a great way of seeing what crafters from all over he world are making (or not!) today
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