Wednesday, 2 March 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? 91

It's been a funny old week - I seriously think my litle car must be in love with someone at our local dealership - three trips there this past week, plus an overnight stay! I think she's all better now, so fingers crossed.

This is what we've been up to here - Mr Fixit doing the drilling and myself directing operations and then me playing. My craft room is very small compared to many, so I keep lots of stuff neatly tidied away in Really Useful Boxes behind sliding doors. But, I found that staring at a blank piece of wall to one side of my corner desk was uninspirational to say the least. Mr Fixit wasn't happy about my original idea of shelving - and in any case I couldn't reach it without kneeling on the desk if it went too far along (that's how little space I had to play with). This is the solution - and I'm so easily pleased that I just love the compromise :)



I had such fun digging my favourite and most used bits out of their boxes. Martha Stewart punches of course plus other punches. Then a little selection of wooden stamps - these are the ones I'm using a bit right now and I'll ring the changes for example at Christmas time (probably should be starting on Christmas cards now really!?) and a few bottle of glimmer and shimmer mist. The bottom shelf was originally going to hold all of my Stickles bottles (got a load of Tim Holtz Distress ones this week and they're gorgeous). When Mr Fixit saw them he remarked that it looked a bit like a spice rack though so they have been relocated apart from a couple of plain glittery ones. I had to laugh though 'cos this IS a spice rack in any case :)) Bought from eBay here and really well made - just great for anyone with limited space or even a spare piece of wall in amongst lots of other display shelving. So hopefully no fears about the wall falling down which keeps Mr Fixit happy - plus I have something more inspiring than a blank wall to look at.

Right, I'm off for a good old nose at what everyone else is up to - join me at Julia's here to see what's going on :)

Di
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23 comments:

  1. Hi Di

    I love your new shelving. Much better for inspiration than a blank wall! My Mr Fixit wasn't happy when I wanted stamp shelves put up . . . but he disappeared into the garage for a few days and emerged triumphant! Will have to show them on WOYWW next week!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  2. Wow - the more I see of your craft room, the greener my eyes go - and they're blue so that's no mean feat....LOL!!!! Have fun! Karen x

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  3. Hi Di . . . sorry you had trouble trying to follow my blog (so I can't get away with not uploading my stamp shelves next week! LOL!) . . . I've added a FOLLOWERS widget to the left hand side of my blog now! HTH
    Hugs, Sandra

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  4. That new shelving looks fab and lots of gorgeous crafty bits on it too.
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Karen #68

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  5. Like the look of this but as I share my space with my ES have to bow to his desire NOT to have stuff on the walls! Great idea though.
    x Tricia (79)

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  6. Fantastic spice rack for your favourite things, glad to see that includes lots of Penny Blacks!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 98

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  7. A great little spice rack!! Well done.
    Don't forget to pop over to our shop and put your name down in the next gift draw.
    http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
    Hugs,

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  8. Love the new storage shelves :-)
    A x

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  9. Love your new storage, I really should get myself something like that. Thank you for popping over to my blog and taking a peek, just been looking at some of your fab creations, they are all really lovelly :)

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  10. I just love everyones storage ideas! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW.

    Hugs, Marjo #5

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  11. Hi Di - gosh if I had known there was someone else interested I would have definitely shared - as I ended up doing two days as someone had to return to Leeds! Next time something like this comes up its your turn x

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  12. Love the shelf what a great idea. Your poor car....hope it's fixed for you.

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  13. Di brilliant way to use space and brighten up your craft room would love some shelving myself..going to think seriously about re-organising I think!
    thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in in Oz.x

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  14. What a fab Idea for storage Diane, it’s perfect for your stamps and things and as you say, better than looking at a blank wall.

    Thanks for sharing your space this week.
    Sue
    x

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  15. I like your new shelving. I like having most used stuff close at hand. Thanks for sharing Vickie #49

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  16. I find out that a craftroom is never big enough. I start with a small one, now I have a bigger one but... still too small. But the cards I find on your blog are so sweet and precisely. Wonderful. Franka

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  17. Great storage idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Super storage, I too am in need of a wall unit as it's so much nicer to see what you have, rather then trying to remember and then fishing it out!
    Stay Inky
    Hugs Minxy #11

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  19. Love your shelving- TFS, Shaz#125

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  20. Oh you're so right - that is inspiring. Now you have to be really disciplined and makes ure the stamps are always proper clean - or the wall will be stamped !

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  21. What a great idea to use a spice rack.
    Happy belated WOYWW

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