Wednesday 23 February 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? 90

Crumbs - these Wednesdays come round quickly!

Firstly a little peek at my slightly OCD storage - it's nice to be able to hide all the Really Useful Boxes as I don't have the luxury of lots of beautiful open shelves with fancy baskets and colourful containers. I had to make the most of what space I knew would be available so opted for this set-up. I'm with Wipso in that I have to be organised otherwise it all becomes a jumble and not so easy to pick/mix/match whatever I might need. So I do 'generally but not always' try to clear stuff away from my desk once I've finished using it.

Without standing on my desk and pressing my back right against the wall it's hard to get much of the row of three floor to ceiling sliding doors in :) When they are all closed it does look very neat and tidy.

This is the left hand side door slid open with my 'can't be without this' trolley (bought from Costco). I've had it for years right back from when I first took over the dining room table for crafting, as a 'prolonged interim measure', so it just had to stay when this room was built - a faithful friend :) The shelves were built just at the correct height so that it can be wheeled in and out if needs be. There will be much weeping and wailing if it ever collapses under the weight of all the card etc. in those drawers! Maybe it's time for a sift through to redistribute some of the stuff...ha, that's the spare space I'm just gonna gloat about already spoken for :(

This is part of the middle section - with some blank spaces as am currently doing a little bit of re-organising. No doubt they'll be full again once I've finished though...........see previous paragraph! The grey expanding folders contain peeloffs and rub-ons (yup, all categorised). I don't use peeloffs that much now but am loathe to get rid of them 'just in case'. The very top shelves - out of vision but right across the whole lot - are much too high to reach when you're vertically challenged like me but very useful for storing things I'm happy enough to use only now and again.
And this is what's actually 'on my workdesk' right now:

I seem to be happiest wielding a pair of scissors and recently sent for the La Pashe Build-a-blossom set. This is an azalea I'm partway through making. I suspect that these flowers will look their best just left to make their own statement on a very simple embossed background maybe?

I'm off for my weekly nosey at what everyone else is up to! To join in go to Julia's here!

Thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments last week - I'm pretty sure I replied to them all. Much appreciated ladies xx


  1. Hi Di
    i like my stuff behind doors cause i cant be bothered to dust loads of shelves!! need to re oragnise mine some how,gorgeous flowers,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(18)

  2. Wow wow wow!!!! My eyes are just turning a lovely shade of green here! Anyway back to my little picnic table to be inspired! :-)))

  3. Great storage solution, and I'm another one who generally prefers to be tidy than untidy, at least in the craft room anyway!!

    Brenda 103

  4. Fab storage solution! I too love those RUB's but mine are not as organisied as yours, although I wish they were!!
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Karen #91

  5. Hello Di, your storage is brilliant and the sliding doors are great. I'm afraid I've only got the open shelves which are fine but it would be nice to slide a door over them now and again :) The flower you're making looks lovely - I look forward to seeing how you use it. Elizabeth x #114

  6. Oh Di your storage is to die for. I love it. All those really useful boxes :-) :-) You are right in that I would be in my element storing all my stash in there. Thanks for sharing it all today. It's lovely to be able to imagine just where you make all your wonderful cards :-)
    A x

  7. I bet those flowers will look fab - don't forget to show us!!

  8. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. I am really impressed with your organization. Love when storage matches and is all labeled so you can find things. My system is such a mish mash I could really do with a bit of OCD.

  9. Hi Di,

    Wow! I'm inspired to start getting organized!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog Hope that you enjoyed touring my artwork.

    Have a great day,

  10. Hi again,

    I'm your newest follower!

  11. Yes, lovely cupboards ... a girl after my own heart for tidying between projects ... very pretty paper and so disciplined to keep it simple ...Shirl #106

  12. Be still my heart...such wonderful organization! Love it! And you really should enter your lovely House Mouse card below into the House Mouse and Friends Monday is gorgeous!

  13. I love those Really Useful boxes - I think they are probably better for paper anyway rather than open shelves where the dust gathers (well, it does in our house with two dogs and lots of new and old plaster work on the go). I know what you mean about the peeloffs. I also have a lot which I rarely use these days, but just occasionally if time is short, I just grab one. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

  14. Oh wow love your storage and all so neat and tidy thats my sort of space - love the flowers you are working on ~ thanks for sharing ~ Nicky no.4 ~ running late this week lol

  15. love your storage space. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting by this week but life happens. Vickie #148

  16. heheee...better late than never!! I was sooo sure I popped in...Love your cupboard and it's full of my favourite useful boxes! Must get some more. Just seen the finished card with the flower, it's lovely! Happy Sunday and Late WOYWW


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