Wednesday 9 October 2013

WOYWW 227 and It's Been a While!!!

I have been having a bit of a busy couple of weeks and I haven't posted for a while so what better way to catch up with you all than a spot of WOYWW desk hopping.  If you don't know what that means then you really should follow this link (when you have read my post of course ;-)  There you will find Julia who has all the magic links to craft desks all over the world ready for you to explore.  I recommend a cup of coffee and a cookie or three!!!

So what is on my desk this week????

Here is a new photo album I treated myself too and it is already full!!! Next to it are some remnants left over from a big sort out I am having and they are waiting for my next task to be undertaken which is to take down and wash all my Ikea jars which are looking like they are ready for Halloween they are that dusty!!!  So all these little brads will find new homes in sparkly clean jars......soon ish!!!

The album is waiting to find a home too as it is already full!  I had a pile of layouts waiting to be put away and most of them were quite bulky with embellishments so I am loving these new ring binder albums as I they self level and you don't need to undo posts and add spacers!  Here is a layout I made with some pretty MME papers - I am going to put Black and White Photos on the pages and then embellish some more.  I wanted to try out combining a 12 x 12 layout with Project Life style pages and I like the result.  You can have a pretty and arty layout featuring one great photo and then do all your journalling and add lots of other photos on the accompanying page.

My hubby has been busy putting up a few extra bits of storage for me so I have been happily sorting through and rearranging my possessions!!!  Here is a before shot.......

One extra CD rack and a rearrangement of my little a fair bit of tidying and sorting......

I even have some empty space!!!!!  I am going to sort out the CD rack that runs up the side and that is that area sorted.  You can see I even have room to display some of my projects.

Next up Ivan added a rail to the back of my door and a few curtain clips later and..........

I always forget to look through my many packets of stickers and embellishments when I am working on a project and now I have the perfect place to make them easy to sort through when looking for a matching pretty or two!  I like the way this works a lot so I am thinking of adding another bar below to make even more room for storage.

Another before shot........

I felt that this area where I store my most used items could do with another shelf and so one handyman later........

The extra shelf means I now have room for that growing collection of Distress Paints and Distress Stains..........

....Oh and my Distress Glitters......I am not sure Ivan realised he was making room for more shopping...........:-) !!

That's it from me except to say I have lots of plans for Halloween project videos and Christmas Project Workshops coming soon - another reason why I have been so busy.  I will post about them over the coming days so please pop back to see what has kept me away from my blog.

Looking forward to a little desk hopping and catching up with you all today.  Happy WOYWW to you and thank you for popping by X


  1. love your craft space, so organised, especially like your distress ink storage and all the colours clearly marked, thanks for sharing Donna #48

  2. We love the new album, and your new storage looks like it was much needed. You have a great craft room

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  4. I love how you decorated your organizer on your desk! Tims 102 class is taught like the 101 class,

    Hugs. Robin#34

    Thank you for your visit

  5. Do you rent him out!!! I love the storage you've achieved, looks so organised. Hugs. Pam#37

  6. I love your space so much! What lovely colours and what a super handyman to help you organize your storage so beautifully! It looks just perfect! Thank you so much for the visit. You are always welcome at Magpieheaven! Julie Ann xx #38

  7. Wow, I love your new storage, it's fab!!! I bet you had the best time sorting and rearranging your stash...that's the sort of thing I love doing!! Everything looks properly in its satisfying :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

  8. Hi Helen
    your storage looks like it is very much sorted and I love some of the solutions you have used.
    That photo album is lovely and the pages that you have decorated are wonderful
    Happy WOYWW and wishing you a great week
    Ria #50

  9. How nice of Hubby to put up shelves for you. You are wonderfully organized! You will love having the eyelets in jars and maybe you will use them! LOL
    Thanks for the peek. :)
    Sharon #110

  10. Anonymous21:51

    oh haha I was just commenting on the previous blog about how I should glue a strip on all 4 sides of my distress ink next time instead of only 2 sides, and here is a great example! You've sure been busy organizing! I had to laugh about your comment if Ivan realized he made room for more it is soo true. And empty space isn't really empty. It's reserved allready for new goodies... Also a great idea of that curtain rod to hang things on!
    Debbie #53

  11. What a fabulous space you have Helen. Would you like to come organise my many bits n bobs. I struggle all the time in finding something I know I have but can't for the life of me remember where it's hidden, lol. I like your door storage idea too. One I can share with my friend who has a door she can utilise in such a way.
    Looking forward to your new makes.
    Mo xx

  12. Wow, loving your additional storage your hubby made you! Now that I have tried that glitter, I am seriously in love! Love your organizer on your desk! I am taking Tims class this week, but after all the videos it is time for bed so I only made 3 tags so far. This will be a busy weekend trying catch up! Enjoy the week! Winnie #76

  13. Love all the new storage space you have - the room really does look fabulous! Great work too on display for us - I am sure the b&w photos will look really good on those pages (I love b&w photos)
    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, neet 35 xx

  14. What an amazing creative space you have and thanks for the tour. Love the new album too.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 3

  15. Your space is looking wonderful and do they ever realize when they add another shelf we are just going to fill it up lol .. K mine did when I asked him so he refused LOL but that's ok I try to keep it in check hugs Nikki 39

  16. Oh, I LOVE seeing your beautiful, feminine and ORGANIZED space! It must be a pleasure to create in there. Thanks for sharing, xo

  17. Hi Helen,

    How great to have new storage -- and empty space to fill up!! I've been organizing too and I know I have some stamps that are MIA and I'm wondering how that will fit into my organization......

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (19)


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