Some quick shots. OK, a lot of shots…. I “zoned” the areas in hopes of being able to still find things. So, My Gelli Plate stuff – in the 15% still to do, some better organization needed:
Sorry it’s still a bit dark in my office but I have GOT to spend the morning on WOYWW comments so I figured I’d better snap it now so I could post and get to that! I thought I would have to move the ribbons, as the bookshelf in on top of another piece of an old desk (see the curve of it?) to extend the width of the desk and make it stable, and that means the door, when open, is right against the side of the bookshelf. BUT if I shifted all the hanging strips (free from the grocery store!) that hold all the ribbon baggies hung from binder clips to the right, the door opens fully just fine. RESULT!
Next is STAMPING STUFF.
There is still a little work to be done here – nothing major, just re-filing stamps I pulled out to use. All the books and mags are OUTSIDE of my office, except Craft Stamper, there on the bottom shelf.
Next, scrapbooking papers and embellishments
Papers and cardstock at the top, in that sideways bookshelf, letter stickers, embellie boxes (still needs re-organization) and some other bits and bobs.
Then, die-cutting stuff
And all my boxes of tiny bits and things like glitter, Stickles, AIs, etc. It works and is housed in otherwise unusable space (behind the other door) so no reason to change it.
The bottom is things like coin envelopes, cards made and card blanks. Needs a tidy up and I think best with an additional shelf, if I can find one!
My computer/printer station – shifted to the left to clear more actual working desk space….
and then on my desk: The little pile of stuff for the last few Advent Tags for DD, a pile of Gelli prints and bubble wrap that needs a home, as well as my two plates that need cleaning and storing.
There is also my ancient Macbook – it’s the only way I can watch Kate Crane’s DVDs in my office. They won’t work on my desktop, but this old, old laptop plays any DVD I throw at it so I keep it hanging around.
Two last bits – a pile of stuff I will sell, a couple of stamp sets and a trio of Cricut carts.
Might have to give them away as I suspect the market for them is not strong!
And finally a very sad story. I posted about wanting to make a scarf to match a hat I bought for DD for Christmas. Well, in my frenzy of tidying I’ve “lost” it. Oh, I am sure it is here SOMEWHERE but I have ransacked the place looking for it and cannot find it anywhere. It’s possibly someplace like in with the laundry, or where my yarn is, when I was trying to match the colours. Also, DD saw the scarf pattern I picked and isn’t keen, so with those two things in mind I went looking for a slouchy hat pattern on the net. If I don’t find the darn thing in time, at least I’ll have a back up. I looked at 20 patterns, none of them fit the yarn I had or looked exactly as I wanted. A lot of them seem to use super thick or Aran weight yarn and what I have is DK. So the very last thing is a pattern I wrote up, combining elements of three or four other ones. I want to do a colour change stitch pattern, like you do in knitting (is it Intarsia? I think so!) but crochet, so it’ll be interesting to see if it works, and if she likes it!
The instructions are pretty much just a guide – I know what I am doing so I don’t need every detail spelled out, which is why it is so short LOL! I’ll maybe write it up proper and post it and a photo if I manage to finish it.