Thursday, 16 September 2010

Had A Tidy-Up

I came to the conclusion that so many others have reached before me... if you can't see it, you won't use it!  Speaking of craft items, of course. So, I decided to sort out my crafting items that were hidden away in drawers and cupboards... all those things that I use and then just shove back anywhere that they'll fit and then not find them again for six months! I don't have a dedicated craft space as such - so I am slowly but surely taking over the dining room (goodness knows where I'll be sitting the hordes of guests for Christmas dinner this year! *lol*), but using a room and making it a total mess are two entirely different things apparently (so my Hubby has informed me), and so I really had to do some serious sorting out. I used an old shelf for my inks and micas, glimmers and powders... adding my ribbons and books I cut pages out of to make flowers, and sorting out my photographs into a folder and oddments of printed paper also in a folder and placing these on a shelf (stuffing them into a space, more like!). My albums are stacked on top along with Rufus the cuddly toy dog who is still waiting for me to decorate his little kennel. The storage boxes were sorted out a while ago and mainly contain punches, stickers and stamps, as well as flowers and bling. I have way too many flowers... the shoe boxes at the bottom of the shelves are full of foilage and flowers, one drawer is so stuffed I can barely open it, and then there's that vase full of riotious colour - leftovers from bouquets and purchases that I thought I couldn't do without :). I do have a cupboard converted from an emersion heater storage space, as well as a sideboard that are full of tools, glues, tapes, pens, pencils, paints, Christmas embellies, plain 12x12 papers and probably a ton more stuff I can't even remember! This doesn't even begin to include my patterned papers collection... I really do need a craft room!

5 comments:

Laura said...

Looking good! I totally share your sentiment that if you can't see it, you won't use it! I started with a cupboard and eventually took over a room. What else could I do? lol. ;-D

Sian said...

You are so right - a lot of my stuff is in bags and it would be much better out somewhere I could see it. You've done a great job here.

Sandra said...

to be honest, I enjoy the sorting out as much as the crafting LOL. Well done, it looks great.

Karen said...

Now I would say what use is a dining room that is only used occasionally? A craft room is much more useful!

KateB said...

thanks for popping by and leaving love; I do the same thing @ friends blogs...it keeps the circle of love and RAKs going. AND, that's how you keep finding new friends! ps-u def need a dedicated space...