Friday, 14 June 2013

I Just Want To Share...

If you craft, no matter what kind of crafting you do, I am sure you know the feeling of always trying to think up new storage solutions.  I know I certainly seem to sink under the accumulation of stuff on my work table but if I clear the table and put it all away, then I waste half the day trying to find it all again.
So today I have been playing and now I have a lovely tidy work area and all my "use all the time" items are in easy reach.

So here is my nice clean work space

The little jars you can just about see on the window ledge are these

and they contain my assortment of card candy which i love and use a lot.  The little jars were from Ikea and were only £2 for a set of four - so not expensive.  The little blue spray bottle was a lucky find last summer.  I first saw it in the garden centre at Denby pottery but as I had spent up on plants I didnt have enough money left.  Imagine my joy when the following week I found the identical thing in the local £1 shop.

Next as we no longer need the veggie rack in the kitchen that has come into use as a craft rack

My craft bag on the top shelve used to stand on my table but it was so full I couldn't find anything in it, now its all need and tidy.

The other things that are now removed from my craft bag are in my new craft station

I made the craft station using the tubes from the centre of wrapping paper rolls, a sheet of A4 card and some pictures cut from old craft magazines.  The pretty boarders came free in a card mag, and the little pin cushion was a gift from a friend some years ago.  The only cost was for the decopatch glue (which I already had anyway).  I am really thrilled with the result, so now I can keep my craft table all neat and clutter free - well thats the theory so far lol.  Most of the card, paper, toppers and embellishments are on the Billy bookcase at the side anyway so they are not hard to pull out and put back.  I glued the tubes together but I havent fixed them to the A4 bottom piece - I left them so that I could decide if it needed any more bits adding first but as it stands quite secure I will probably never get round to a permenant solution.

The other bit of crafting I did this morning was on a cheap ornament I bought in Dunelm.  A few stamps and a bit of bling and here it is.

and here it is on my kitchen window sill.

Sorry there was no stitching to show today, that will be on Monday or Tuesday as usual. It's just been so long since my work table area looked tidy I was all excited and had to share lol (its maybe my age but it doesn't take a lot to excite me these days.

Take care and see you again in a few days

May your frogs stay in their ponds.


Colette said...

Clever girl, everything looks great Helen, and so tidy lol xxx
Love Colly

Julie said...

Lots of lovely things will be happening in your tidy space now, looking forward to seeing them.

Andrea said...

I love seeing a crafty space, boxes and jars of 'things' excite me! I've never been to an Ikea shop, it's on my 'to do' list one day. :)

Christine said...

Your craft area looks great!

Sally said...

Love your craft area!