29 Sep 2010

WOYWW

Hello again WOYWW'ers! Sorry for the long absence, I've just been inundated with work nonsense so haven't been able to play. But I'm off work this week, having a well deserved holiday (well I think it's well deserved!) If you want to see what this is all about, then hop over to Julia's place where it all started, and have a look at the lovely desks on show.

I know its a bit of a mess, which is explained below, but there are some cards on the front, all made up last night using a Craftwork Cards kit that I got a Stamperama in Stevenage in Feb, and haven't been able to work out until now. The picture frame by the right-hand monitor is from Ikea, just right for making myself a desk calendar for work for next year. And yes, for those that make the picture bigger, there are some screws on my desk, again to be explained below. 

So, what have I been doing to make so much mess? Well I've been spending some of my limited time making plans for some improvements to the craft room, which includes an Expedit!! Thanks should go to Ikea, who very generously decided to lower the price of the units just in time. We poodled off on Monday to pick up the shelves, a couple of cupboard inserts and some boxes to go with some that I already had, but can't remember where they came from. OH suffered himself to help me put them together and Tuesday they were put up, along with the leftover CD rack above the desk, which now holds the handmade storage boxes previously mentioned. I must apologise for the slightly wonky picture, but the unit that holds the paper and dolls house is opposite the Expedit and so I don't have a lot of room to get the unit in frame. But its here, and its mine and its so organised!  (for those interested, the silver boxes are the pre-owned ones) 


However, this is a picture of all the bits behind it which still don't have a home, and the offending unit which blocks pictures of the new toy. No matter how many times I try to organise, there are still bits and pieces that can't be classified and don't have a proper home. So they must live on the floor until I can think of a place, or use them.


Enjoy your Wednesday, I'm going to have a proper wallow around everyone's desk whilst spending a whole day of crafty goodness! Hooray for holidays!!! 


Love Elliefantasy xxx





22 comments:

Wipso said...

Love your new unit. Where would we all be without Ikea? :-)
A x

Twiglet said...

The black and white storage is fab - will be so useful and looks great!

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous storage ... I have storage envy big time!

Katie said...

Wonderful storage! I love how you have a black and white theme! Enjoy your break :)

Katie (83)

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely new unit, waas just saying to a friend i need to Ikea, everyone says how fab it is, feel like im missing out, plus could do with reshuffle in me craftromm!have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Tracy Evans said...

Don't you just love holidays for some ME time. Love your new storage, I have storage envy. Have a good day, Tracy Evans (18).

cauliflower cupcake said...

That is well organised - such great storage - thanks for sharing.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca #61

Helen said...

Love those shelf units! I could do with one (or more!)

sasa said...

This looks like a really fab space - enjoy all that strage, it is like golddust! thanks for the peek,


Sarah (Sasa 27)

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

oooooooh you have a twirly thing, what a clever idea - I would have to give it several twirls before I could do anything though ;)

joey said...

Oh look at the dolls house its gorgeous :O) fantastic storage. Joey.x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Great storage, love the black & white, I could do with all of it, lol! hugs Heidi (#32) xx

Chrissie said...

I keep thinking about Expedit... but can't make myself make the move, in case it's not as handy as what I have at the moment!
Your stuff looks great.
Chrissie

voodoo vixen said...

You can't beat an Expedit for organising things and you done a lovely job with all the matching boxes. I am drooling over the dolls house though... it looks lovely!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wish I was close to an IKEA. They make awesome storage that seems to work well for crafters. Love that new unit. There is always a bit of minutia that we have no idea how to classify and find proper homes for. Even neat freaks have that problem (speaking from experience here). Happy WOYWW from #1.

oneoff said...

Loving the Ikea unit and the boxes; that looks great for housing all the treasures and the black and white is really crisp.

madebyKarla said...

Great storage! Hey, I bet the pieces that live on the floor are the most accesible and the ones you never forget you have! cool, doll house! thanks for your visit!

Susan Allan said...

Your new storage will hold plenty and looks smart. Love the doll's house too and the twirly thing holding papers.. very useful!
Sue xx 15

The Taming of the Glue said...

The new storage is fab..could do with getting some myself. Pam (12)

Ohhh Snap said...

What a great unit! I just found a couple of card kits I bought last year and need to finish up. I find making kits up can really recharge my creative battery. Oh that dollohouse looks like a real treasure! TFS!

#2

Candace said...

great crating space & storage

Hugs Candace #86

nerllybird said...

The units look great, and I really like that divided shelf above your desk - also Ikea, I believe?
helen (16)