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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Friday, 15 October 2010

My desk!!!!

This is my temporary home, trapped in a corridor shaped area, between the dismantled double bed and the wall, while my craft room is being demolished and put back together again.  the airing cupboard with the hot water tank has now gone, which is the good news.  The bad news is that, as in most rooms in our  house, the plaster is only being held on the wall by the wallpaper.  That all has to come off and be replaced before things can start to get back to normal.  So we need to wait for the plasterer to be free to come back.  Meanwhile, my very kind husband has slotted most of my stash in its cupboards into this tiny space.  I have just enough room to sit on my swivel chair, and turn round with extreme care.  My computer is useable but I cannot find room to set up my Silhouette, or even get to the Sissix, but, I can still craft, which is good.  I cannot wait to get back to my new room, which should have treble the working space, now the airing cupboard has gone, and room to spread my cupboards, with shelves on the wall for discs and files etc, hooks for my reels of tape, my ruler and my two heat guns.  Bliss!!!

I have just finished my latest batch of samples, so I need to spend a concentrated session getting to grips with the rest of the birthday cards I need to do for this year, do a few more Christmas cards (having found the box with my Christmas stash in).  Then I want to sort out all my stamps.  I have some totally unused because I could not find them when needed, so an index is needed with a much better system of storage for them.

Indexing is also needed on the computer to enable me to find the actual file I need for a given project.  All my prerecorded bought discs are copied and stored on the external hard drive for ease of use.  My problem is with the mountain of other files accumulated over the years - photos, decoupage sheets (some mine, some bought or downloaded from others), parchment designs etc.  The trick is to sort them properly without losing them.  What fun!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you have an awesome hubby for moving all those things, and I'm sure you'll find a way to work around your confined space. I can only imagine the gals who craft in a closet saying how much room you have (grin). Happy belated WOYWW from number 2 on the list.

Neet said...

Good luck with all that plastering. Thanks for showing us your workspace - hope you soon get a larger area to craft in. #142

Christine said...

Sounds like a big job but exciting, lovely to look forward to a new craft room :-) Christine #14

Janetlynne said...

....just remember little space is better than no space at all!! Thank you for sharing Janetlynne (84)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hope the plasterer comes soooon! I feel for you in that cramped space! Patsy from

akilli melek said...

Maggie I stamp all my stamps (when i get them) on A4 sheets and keep them in ring binders. That way I know what I have, and you can note which box you are storing it in for later reference. Hope your new craft room gets plastered soon. caroline #36

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

It sounds like you've got a bit job on your hands but the end result will be worth it. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)

Julia Dunnit said...

Treble the space? Oh my, totally worth the crush for now! And this would be a good time to attack the indexing then! (Yawns in empathy!!)