Monday, April 16, 2012

As Seen - work space

I am really pleased with myself today. I have worked hard and managed to really bring order and space to my craft conservatory. I can see the floor, I don't have to step over things to get to what I need. I have all stash put in sensible places away in drawer but accessible the storage drawer unit I bought yesterday does take all my papers and card stock though the off cuts I've had to put in the other drawers, but these are now out in the conservatory where I do all my crafting so I don't have to keep going backwards and forwards.

I even managed to tidy up the lounge though I still need to dust and hoover in there.

This evening I did the layout that has been sitting on my desk all day waiting to be put together. It is another of the w/e challenges from Shimelle Put it in a pocket.
I was glad to use up these two papers as they have been in my stash for so long I'm not very good at using such busy patterns and the colours are not really my choice but they seemed to be perfect for our colourful apparel and the photos have a natural dark frame which helps them to stand out from the papers.

Green Buttons Retreat 2011
the pocket contains a few more photos and names of the retreaters plus details of the venue
It would actually meet another of the challenges to use two contrasting pattered papers but as I seldom do pockets but often use two papers I thought I'd use it for this one.

Today I am grateful for the energy to keep going, several times I felt like stopping but I didn't.


Jimjams said...

WOW - your hard work has really paid off - would you like to come and tackle my space?????

Lizzie said...

Looks very impressive, Mary - now you just have to keep it tidy! I like the new drawers you bought for your papers - really nice. Perhaps I should try something like that - mine are all in cardboard pizza boxes, cluttering up the shelves!
How nice to have a proper crafting space. It's good to have it separated from the living rooms, so you can make a little bit of a mess, but not worry about it, when people come to see you.
Love the combination of stripes and floral on your scrap page; and buttons again - how appropriate!

Sian said...

Great work! the green buttons on the page about the Green Buttons :)

Jen said...

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog - your visits are appreciated even though I have not had the time to be online myself properly to repay the visits recently. Your craft space is looking fantastically organised - well done on all the obvious hard work!

Cynthia said...

Those photos are so cute!! Love the pocket and the layout!

Debbie P said...

Love the photos! What a great idea to add more photos in the pocket!

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye