Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WOYWW#137

Good morning peeps
Wednesday desk reveal time again; can you believe it!? Well, I was searching for something and made such a mess I ended up having a bit of a tidy just so I could think straight. I had to shove all my "secret" projects out of the way so as I was staring at the bare desk and had just a few moments spare I whipped out this journal and had a VERY quick little play.
Otherwise a very boring desk for this week.
 My wife was going to dispose of this cd stand so I removed it and it now houses my dies....
 This a detail from the page, Dreamweaver stencil, crackle paste and red acrylic paint, not sure whether I'll use it on this page in the end though.
 Then I decided to start using these jars I did ages ago so decanted my Stampendous Frantage mica fragments into 4 of them, gluing samples onto the label for reference and writing the details on the back., two more house little bulldog clips and there's two left to fill which I'm sure will not take long! They look pretty cool there I think, much nicer than the original plastic pots.
 Then, because I've moved my dies over I had space on this shelf so moved my books of Tim Holtz stamps over as well as the books that I made to house my embossing folders. They now fill the shelf below my A4 box files that house my other stamps so now all my stamps are together. Just need to finish labelling those new files now.
So there you have my space this week, looking a bit organised and neat though I can assure you it never lasts!
Have a fun day and I'll see you over at Julia's place for a quick natter (If I have time; I'll be honest there are so many now I can't get round to you all so I have to do a bit of a lucky dip!)

51 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a massive change. Lots going on and I can tell you are very pleased with the way it turned out. Great job at organizing, too. Happy WOYWW from #1.

jude said...

Wow what fab peek over your desk and storage.Loving the storage solutions looks so neat tidy and organised.When i get time i need to take leaf outta your book and organize..
Have creative week hugs judex14

Tuire Flemming said...

You really are a good organizer! That cd stand is great to these kind of stuff - the right size.
Have a happy WOYWW!
Tuire #25

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

You brought a smile to my face..Organizing it is about all we do to keep our crafting sane. Stack it here, move it there, some days the floor is the best bet, then you walk on tippy toes..
Love the great effect you have going with the Dreamweaver stencil. Thanks for sharing some great ideas and Enjoy WOYWW

sandra de said...

Your desk is never boring ... your storage solutions are great.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

great organisation.. can you come and do mine now please?
Happy woyww day
Jennie #5

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Cor, I LOVE that Celtic Cross!! I'm very interested in Celtic patterns generally and have quite a few books on the subject, but that is a real corker! :D
Hugs, LLJ #43
PS No worries re bunting..as and when!!

Joanne said...

An orgainized man eh? you are a national treasure being so rare!!LOL Your space is amazing and so 'workable'. I tidied mine a year ago and am still looking for stuff......x

JoZart said...

Wow... it must be tidy up week! Everything is standing to attention there but at least you've still something creative to share too. I make no bets on how long it will stay like that but know that mine has to remain neat so I can use the butane torch for my jewellery. Don't want any fire risk with all the paper etc.
JoZarty x

Annie said...

Looks like you've been having a good sort out and move round....hope you can still find all you need :-)
A x

Chrizette said...

Wow, what a orginazed place you have! Luckily (?) I have too little to be worried about orginazing yet. Thank you for visiting me today :)
Celestial Things

okienurse said...

You have been busy! I love having all my ducks in a row so to speak so putting all the dies, stamps, etc in a grouping is awesome. Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #33

BetteK said...

I want your workspace!!!! Debbie #85

Sarah said...

All looks really great in the studio sir! I need you to sort my stash out too! Great texture on the cross... Thanks for sharing with WOYWW? today! Sarah at 4.

Judie aka Craftymess said...

Wow you have been busy havnt you lol, its all looking very tidy and i have to say im impressed for a "man" lol, great blog

thanks for the snoop

hugs
judie xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Fabulous desk, love the journal and the die storage!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi neil, it's always great to see what you're up to! I love how you organized your stamps! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Trish Latimer said...

Great idea to put the sample on top of the jars!!! Sounds way too organized for me!!
Trish x #52

Neet said...

Like the journal page you showed us, I never think of using a die on mine but will in future - cheers! Thanks for the idea of die storage - I have been wondering what to use and now I can utilise the spare cd storage we have.
Hugs, Neet #11

Elizabeth said...

Hi Neil, enjoyed reading your post as usual, even when there's nothing on your desk you've plenty to show us. Enjoyed the poster ... it helps to talk to ourselves occasionally :) Have a great week. Elizabeth #99

Beckyt said...

So organised very jealous it must be so easy to find everything you are looking for. Thanks for sharing. :)Becky #45

The Crafty Elf said...

Very neat and organized Neil - WOW! A place for everything and everything in it's place. Nice! I tried to leave a comment last week, you were one of many that I wasn't able to - I'm sorry! Thanks for the visit today!

Ann B said...

Well boring is one thing your desk never is, always lots to see and admire, like the journal pages. Wish I had done mine as loose leaf now - maybe the next one.
Ann b
#41

Enfys said...

Great peek Neil, your space looks very organised, nice!
hugs
Enfys

Doone said...

I wish i could put stuff away - but I can't so there it is...

yours is looking very organised though,

dx

505whimsygirl said...

Every time I visit your desk I just drool. The cd case is perfect for the dies - good save! The celtic cross is amazing. Thanks for telling us how you got that effect.

Nice organization!! I'm trying......

Kay
WOYWW #117 (yep, triple digits this week!)

MaggieC said...

What a good idea for the storage of your dies. I might have to look at that one. With them stored in a big box I never remember what I have got. Good storage and good labelling may be the answer. Thank you for your visit earlier and your kind comments. Maggie #70

Yours Artfully said...

Oh my, you are soooo organised and your desk is far from boring!

Lin

Kim Dellow said...

Err Boring? I don't think so! Far from it, looks fab and I love the projects and your amazing storage! Thanks for all the piccies! Kim #81

Li'l Pidge said...

Wow, that's some serious organisational skills being displayed there! Folders for embossing plates, binders for stamps!!! I am going to have to trawl through your blog to see if I can spot them and work out how I can organise my stuff (chucking stamps loose in a big ol' drawer is starting to drive me crazy!!).

Kyla #39

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

And who said boys can't organise. We might have to send you on a tour to sort us all out. Can't believe your wife wanted to throw out the cd store, well reclaimed :)

Lisa-Jane said...

Everyone is reorganizing this week - its that time of year I guess. Thanks for sharing.

Debs said...

oh please come and sort out my stash and get me organised! Loving your work :-)

karen said...

Your desk is never boring, there is always yummy supplies and stash in view! I love the way you have put samples for your jars so you know exactly what is there!
Thanks for visiting earlier!
xoxo Karen

Angie said...

Your area is always fascinating ...and I LOVE your jars.

voodoo vixen said...

Wow Neil, you have made those jars look fabulous.. so much nicer to have them altered and used!! I also think you have way too many TH stamps... but that is pure jealousy talking!! I can't wait to get back home to Scotland and re-purpose all those CD racks that are hanging around... ;)

Cardarian said...

You are a very tidy man - your wife must be very happy! Love the jars and the cross! Can you please come and help me make some order in my craft room??? :-)
Hugs,
Cardarian

Di said...

Excuse me Neil - you have waaaaay to much stash for one person, I have serious envy!! Thanks for hopping by yesterday! Di xx

pat said...

You have got everything pretty organized. My desk never stays clean very long. Good luck.

Brenda B said...

Careful there Neil, looks like you've been bit by the organizing bug! Can't believe your wife would consider throwing something out without checking with you first to see if you could use it! Love that cross too, very Celtic in it's inspiration.

Hugs
Brenda 104

Katie said...

Very nice! I love those jars :) You have some clever storage solutions!

Katie (112)

Twiglet said...

Everyone is busy organising their space this week!! I am having a rest from making little frocks - I have been making children's dressing up outfits for a friend instead!! Have a good week. x Jo

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love seeing how you organized things. Everything in its place and even like you said it won't last the important part is that is has a space to go back to!!! I loved the visit to your desk. You were right to rescue that CD rack.

Mrs A. said...

Like your reuse of the cd cupboard. I began a massive tidy up and now wish I hadn't started. All I've snag to achieve is more mess.! mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow cannot quite believe all your space in the place which your derogatively refer to as the garden shed 0 definitely more studio - you are impeccable in your attention to detail in things and love the use of the cd stand for your dies - actually have been going to do the same for my unmounted stamps, in DVD cases in categories. However that will be one day to come as I have heaps more things to do before then - craft room for a start .. thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! love, Shaz in Oz. x #67

Robin Panzer Art said...

Well you've been getting so organized! I love the "don't interrupt sign" I definitely need one of those! Happy WOYWW #23 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Lou said...

Love the CD cupboard, your creative space is amazing, also love your stamp storage too, everyone having a sort out lately Have a great week Lou x

Katie said...

I love the storage!

Happy WOYWW (on Monday!)
Katie #16

Lavinia said...

Hello Neil! Lovely organized stamp shelves, very nice & neat! Great projects you have been making of late, love the new journal!
Lavinia
x

The Crafty Chick said...

So when you're done organising your desk, just zap across the Thames and come do mine for me would ya!!!!
I'll pay you in rubber stash - we can work something out!!!
Cheers

Leandra

scrappymo! said...

What a great lot of fabulous organizing. Thanks for sharing it with us.