Wednesday, 6 July 2011

WOYWW 109

Silly me, I cleared a lot of bits and pieces away yesterday afternoon so the 'work area' of my desk is visible again! It was driving me crazy not being able to find anything....ever had a super fast drying blob of glue from a hot-gun in place and not been able to find either the flower you want to stick down or your tweezers? Don't answer that one - I just know I'm not alone :) You would have been really proud of the mess :) But, the baskets remain lurking to the right hand side:


Plus piles of paper work to sort out. As always, the basket at the back (green one) is stuffed full of new stamps etc. yet to be used. However, showing that I'm not totally disorganised, here's how I store my little pots of Twinkling H2O's:




Yup, it's another Really Useful Box with one of those wonderful divided plastic tray inserts. As they're solid cakes of paint in those cute little pots, it's fine to store them on their sides and so easy to see what's what. And, there's space on top for storing a paint mixing palette, brushes, my travel set of ordinary water colours plus a Mini Mister. For ages I used brushes to moisten the H2O's but finally a light bulb went on and the answer is to spritz with a small spray of water then leave it for a minute or two before diving in to begin painting - perfect!

This has been a great week for surprises - a couple of packages of wonderful stash arrived from Dee (aka Peggy). Dee doesn't have a blog as yet but it's only a matter of time I hope and I'll happily set one up for her - although I know she's a bit of an IT whizz anyhow. She sent loads of gorgeous embellies, stamped backgrounds, raffia, flowers, charms and goodness knows what. It never ceases to amaze me just how kind crafty folk are when it comes to sharing - what a fabulous bunch you are! Watch this space tomorrow to see what I made using some of the goodies :) I think this post is already a bit long and you all have some hopping around to do.

So, sit back, get comfy and hop over to Julia's to see what everyone else's desk is like today. Have fun!

Di
x

21 comments:

Tammy said...

Thanks for the lovely comment to show my desk, Finally took the plunge. Happy Crafting

Wipso said...

Love that really useful box organiser and all the gorgeous rainbow of colours you have in it :-)
A x

jude said...

Gosh so many pots of twinkling h20's do love your storage for them ,nice to be able to visibly see what you have...lots..lol
Have creative wednesday
hugs judex15

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great pic of your desk Di. Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sarn x

Cardarian said...

Hi Di!

I had a good snoop around your desk and there is quite a few things I really like! I wish I had a pink ATG - I bought one before the pink ones came out so I am now stuck with the yellow one! I do love it though - can't imagine crafting without it! Will be back to see what you make with that new stash!
Lots of hugs
Cardarian

Doone said...

lovely display of H2o's my OCD would kick in and I'd have to do them in the colour wheel...

dx

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, I'm now suffering serious Twinkling H2O envy - what a gorgeous collection and love your storage. I like your idea of keeping a basket with your new, and yet to be used, stamps in full view, must look at making room for one :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #72

Di said...

Never thought about colour wheel Doone - Now there's a thought!

jackid said...

I love your idea of storing you H20's this way great idea I just habve mine thrown in a box with my cosmic shimmers and mica powders so have to hunt for a colour I want still I don't have many yet so still time for it to grow lol
Jacki xx

Neet said...

Love your storage for the H2o's - mine are in drawers but i leave the Fab to use aren't they?
Well done on receiving two surprises - look forward to seeing what you do with the things. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You could organise those little pots in so many different ways!! I find that storage really satisfying somehow - colour, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!! xx

fairyrocks said...

Hey, I have those little cake paints, I love them. Great storage idea. I heard you had a poppy on your desk...check out the link below my WOYWW post. PS today there are 4. Keep smiling and creating

Bernie said...

Don't you just love it when you find the PERFECT way to store your stash. That looks wonderful.
Hugs
Bernie

Franka Benjaminsen said...

H2O's. Never work with it, but they look great in your box.
Have a crafty wednesday.
xFranka

angelfish said...

Ooh I have serious H2O envy too! They look so lovely stored like that:) Thankyou so much for the gorgeous card you sent, sorry I didn't say so before. It's been one of those weeks!

Sandra said...

Wow Di, do you use all those pots? they look great in your box:) Sandra H

Di said...

Hi Sandra
Nope, I haven't used all of the pots as yet but am going to be using them much more so perhaps some of them won't feel as neglected :) Di x

okienurse said...

Love the Twinkling H20 storage. I have it in a box with refills and alcohol ink and crackle paints and I never can find the colors I want. I am going to look around and see if I can find one of these boxes! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Di wow what an awesome array of H2O's I really am trying not to turn green, a tidy desk too! love your card above this post.. ..thanks for popping over and running late sorry! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

lisa said...

I'm so late getting round this week it's almost time for another WOYWW!!
I'm so envious of your lovely organised H20's. I love these little pots of goodness but don't have nearly as many as you!!
Thanks for your lovely comments.
hugs Lisax

butlersabroad said...

H2O's are something I've never tried before but they look so inviting all lined up like that in the box. Nice to see all your new stamps on display. My husband would take one look at my new and used stash and take the credit card away, lol! Running very late this week.

Hugs
Brenda