Where Bloggers Create 2012...it ain't pretty but it's organized!
Sooo I decided to jump on the bandwagon with everyone else and join the party this year...MASSIVE groan! When I made the decision I was feelin' all puffed up and rarin' to go...I think Dawn over at Feathered Nest got me all amped into thinkin' I could get my two rooms lookin' like sumthin' the rest of y'all have...GAWD what a massive mistake THAT was!
I've been pushin' myself weekly through physical therapy to recover from rotator cuff surgery...things have been goin' peachy until this week...hit a snag with the freakin' two pound weights...holy crappola batman! My left arm feels like it's been ripped out of it's socket! ROFLOL So draggin' out bits and bobs to "pretty up" my rooms like everyone else just wasn't in the cards. THEN my dang dog decided to sleep in the small of my back last night...result? I'm gimpin' around like Gabby Hayes!!!! I kid you not folks! If it weren't for walls, banisters, and furniture to clasp onto I'd be flat on my keister! Yet with all of that goin' on I STILL picked up my camera and plowed on, spending around two and a half hours snapping photos of just how wonderfully organized I am...or anal retentive to those who know me well. Happy with the results, I snapped open the film card slot to find it EMPTY!!!
Yeah...you read it right...no film! So I dragged my behinder downstairs...18 steps...groaning the entire way and commenced to shoving two packages of coconut snoballs into my jaws before I could tramp back up those 18 steps to get the following shots. They're not the best...I didn't have a lot of time...the freakin' battery died on me. Soooo if it's "pretty" you want to see, well, head over to Dawn's blog...her entry is LOADED with cha cha snaps!!! Me? I'm into sorting, sifting, boxing etc. and then draggin' out my label maker. I'm the only one I know who buys label maker tape by the ream!
|Left hand side of my desktop...LOVE the counterspace!|
|yeah...that's one honkin' big monitor isn't it? ROFLOL|
|Gotta have my printers! And yes, I have to check out what Napoleon Dynamite says daily!!|
|I like to store my "daily grab and use" tools in depression glass pieces...they're pretty hardy containers!|
|In this tall cabinet I store needlework and lacemaking supplies on the upper shelves. The plastic stacked bins are "kitted up" scrapbooking projects that are ready to go whenever I get to them!|
|This cabinet stores all my collection of ink pads...sorted according to brand and type...naturally!|
|Lacemaking books and assorted "tear sheet" binders|
|Necessary tools for paperwork that I wouldn't dream of adding to the clutter on my desktop.|
|My "punch drawer" to hold my favorite punches. I also have a pull out work surface and a specially designed drawer to house 12 x 12 hanging files for paper scraps...it's PRIMO!!|
|A few items I actually crafted myself...the bird on the box created at a Gilded Life event...the felted crown on the left at the last Paper Cowgirls' event.|
|Charlottes and buttons...can there ever be enough???|
|My "comfy" chair...still searching for the perfect side table! A bit of Feathered Nest's artwork on the door, a sweet bit of glittered petite ballet shoes made with Lisa McIllvain...and some of my own ribbonwork.|
|A ribbon gallette...I love making these little things!|
|My beadwork cabinet|
|I use beads for LOTS of things...to spangle lacemaking bobbins, enhance embroidery and ribbonry, work into paper creations and now toss into the mixed media game...the uses are endless!|
|Just a little sumthin' I created...hearts with Vicki Stevenson and a resin piece with Leslie Venable.|
|These plastic storage drawers house paper collections along with coordinating embellishments. The central drawers without white labeled fronts hold unfinished projects...yes...I'm groaning!!!|
|The easiest way I know of to store ribbon...try it...EVERYONE has an old hall tree for pity's sake!!!!|
|Self-explanatory...the white boxes house needlework threads and silk ribbons...all labeled of course!|
|Center drawers house scrapbooking supplies...lower shelves: scrapbooking and artwork supplies.|
|Another work surface with scrapbooking tools. Cabinet and drawers house art as well as office supplies.|
And that covers my two rooms gang...like I said, it ain't pretty...but it's organized...well...until I tear into it when workin' on a project...then it looks like a disaster! But then y'all know what's that's like don't ya??!!?
just me...takin' my gimpy self down those 18 steps for some coffee!...jan