Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Yes it's Wednesday again and time to show our desks in all their glory - well not a lot glorious about mine today!! If you visited last week you might remember I was bringing my crafting downstairs so that I could get another bed (well sofa chair) in the bedroom for when my eldest son and family visit. I didn't realise how hard it would be and how much stuff I had. But it was good to sort it out, I now have clean corners in two rooms :-) and I do think it will be better when completed. I am still needing to find room for some punches, ribbons and my clear stamps. Still working on a solution. I am hoping to go to NEC to craft show and want to look at some storage - so at the moment most things have a temporary home. I don't need the dining room for everyday as I am lucky enough to have a table in kitchen as well but want to be able to make dining room look good when entertaining. So watch this space!!!

Anyway my 'desk' - it was a Washstand that was damaged and the centre replaced with leather. My other desk is waiting to be sold!!!

Below is the floor to ceiling oak bookcase that was in the house when we moved in. It was full of books. There are another two shelves you can't see and I have left some old books that I inherited on their. I have sorted through the others soe went to charity, some going back to my sons and the others have been redistributed around the house :-) You can see there is a pile of stuff waiting to find a new home.

My dining table- looking a lot clearer since this photo this morning.

Another bookcase ( I have a lot of books!!! ) All my card and paper on here at moment but want a storage for paper that will look like a piece of furniture as well.

Since taking this my bigshot (in the bag) is on top of smaller bookcase and bag put away, and the plastic bag of knitted items for Africa is in a cupboard and I have sorted the bags out.

Well hope you've enjoyed seeing what I've been up to craftwise. Managed to make a small card and have been knitting. My sewing stuff and yarn is all upstairs - all tidy. Well I'm off to link up in a minute with Julia and then to visit as many as I can. Want to join in then click on WOYWW button at end of my blog.
Will be back tomorrow to tell you about my weekend in Wales. Anne x


  1. Oh you have been busy moving and sorting, its looking all wonderfully organised. Sandy :) #54

  2. You have been busy!! A good lot of sorting out has been carried out there - d'you fancy coming down to mine and doing the same here?? LOL I've run out of time... :D
    Hugs, LLJ 56 xx

  3. Oh this clearing and sorting is a long job isn't it? I seem to have been doing mine for weeks! You look to be getting on fine. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner @ 76)

  4. I'm very impressed with all your organizational activities! I need to do that in my "office aka hoard" room. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Fab workspace, happy woyww, jenx

  6. It all looks so neat and well organised! x Jo

  7. Great space! Love the bags too, I'm a fan of bags even though I never really carry my stamping/scrapping stuff anywhere!
    Angie #114

  8. It's all looking good so far. Lucky you inheriting books in your house! We love your Bigshot bag BTW.

    The bears x

  9. Good luck with the hunt for your craft storage.
    A x #62

  10. Hi Anne,

    Wow -- very well organized!!! I'm quite impressed. Well done. I'm going to go through my stash during the Christmas break.

    Thanks for visiting me already!!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #18

  11. Pity you had to give up your space and relocate, family does come first. It looks like you have it all under control, it looks good from here.

    Eliza 110

  12. Moving and re-organizing are big tasks...but so nice when they're through!

    Look at all that fun stuff you have to play with!

  13. Great tidy-up. Having a bit of a tidy too- seems to take forever though. Really Useful boxes are the greatest storage idea ever, I think- check them out!Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #96

  14. Great to have the chance to sort and re-organise into a new space... Good luck with the search for storage - I hope to get to the NEC too! Belated happy WOYWW...
    Alison x

  15. That sounds like a huge project you've got going, not easy to downsize, clear out and sort out all at the same time! My ink jars are old pasta jars with cork lids, they look great but the ink I want is always at the bottom!!!

    Brenda 3

    PS. Bread rolls in the slow cooker:

    12 fl oz warm water
    3/4 tablespoon yeast
    3/4 tablespoon sea salt
    24oz - 28oz bread flour
    melted butter

    Stir together water, yeast and salt in a mixing bowl, add flour, the dough is quite sticky. Leave to prove until double in size. Punch down and shape into 6 - 8 rolls. Grease and line a large slow cooker with baking paper, add the rolls and bake on high with the lid on for 1 - 1 1/2 hrs, depending on your slow cooker. These are soft rolls. To brown, brush with a little melted butter or oil and brown for a couple of minutes under the grill!

  16. You look as though you have been very busy there with your organising. Good Luck with your hunt for new storage solutions. I think storage is always a problem for all crafters, we never have enough do we??
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #84

  17. WoW! you are tidy there but with lots going on. Lovely workspace!
    Thanks for popping in on me and YES! It was a great time at the WOYWW get together....
    Jo x

  18. AWESOME! Sounds like you are getting it all organized and put away. I thought when my DH went away for a business trip I would have time to get stuff done but I keep dealing with folks trying to keep me unlonely! Love them all but can't get done what I need to! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Glad you stopped by my blog! Vickie #71

  19. sorry if this is the second post but my cat jumped up on the keyboard and the message disappeared! Just wanted to say it looks like you have been really busy getting everything organized! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Glad you stopped by my blog! Vickie #71

  20. Impressive, Anne!!! You inspire me to have a go at another book culling of my bookshelves...after my youngest daughter's wedding November 10th :) xx from Gracie

  21. Well done Anne! I think the scariest part of moving the craft stuff to another room is the realisation how much you have...been there, and it was over two years ago, so nowi dread to think!


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