Monday, 28 July 2008

Been having a sort out

Now I know I've showed pics of my little craft room before but that was when I had to share my room with some very large bunk beds. YAY!!!!!!! they've finally gone. A friend of Leighs collected them on Friday as she has twins and an older daughter. So I made a quick dash to Ikea and bought another desk and smaller Expedit unit and have spent the last couple of nights sorting through my stash. This smaller unit is where I keep all my scrummy stash, dcwv, K & CO, Melissa Francis, Cosmo Cricket...well you get the idea. The smaller boxes (which were previously Molton Brown boxes, see pics below) I covered with some gift wrapping paper from Tesco's and that's where I keep all my unmounted stamps i.e Sugar Nellies, Magnolias, Sweet Ebony's, Kerryjo's etc. You should be able to click on the pics for a better look, if you want to. The shelves on the wall house all my ribbons, hanging from the shelves, I keep my Cuttlebug embossing folders and rubbons. The small chest of drawers is where I keep all my wood mounted stamps, ink pads, envelopes and embellies.
The larger Expedit unit houses just about everything from embossing boards, magazines, 6 x 6 paper pads, chipboard alphabet, but most of all some of the gorgeous cards sent my lovely blogging buddies are on display.
Small drawers are where I keep some of my 12 x 12 papers.
These are those Molton Brown boxes I mentioned above, before they were covered. I've had these for yonks, waiting to be used.
Just added some wrapping paper and labels and put them in the unit shown above to house all my unmounted stamps.
Well sorry to have bored the pants off you all, it's just that I've been waiting sooooooo long for those bunks beds to go and now to have the room to myself, at long last. I've still got lots of organising to do, but I'm getting there slowly. Thanks for looking at my pics. Hope you are all keeping well. Take care, love & best wishes to you all xx vicki xx

25 comments:

Julie said...

how very well organised you are, I love your altered boxes, very pretty

Crafty Caroline said...

What a beautiful craft room so neat and tidy. I love it you are very lucky I have to make do with the kitchen table.

nessy said...

wow!!! you lucky lucky girl ~it is beautiful~ so neat and tidy ~and so well thought out!!
thanks for sharing vicki!!
vanessa xx

Manda said...

Oh wow, it's blooming lovely. (Gosh that took every ounce of resolve not to spit those words out....soooooo jealous!) You're a very cruel woman Vicki, very cruel!!! This makes my little craft room look like Harry Potters bedroom! Humpf! Mand xxx

NattyK said...

What a gorgeous craft room, I am so jealous and it is so tidy too, wow. x

Jilli said...

Vicki, I'm totally jealous and have now lost the will to live after seeing your fab craft room. I have to share my space with everyone...I craft on the dining table! I thought once Fae left and Ellie moved into her room I could have that as a craft room, but my DD decided otherwise, turning it into her treatment room! I do have big ideas for our shed though that I'm not prepared to share at the moment, but until then I'm off to mop up my tears lol! Speak later Jilli xox

NATALIE said...

your craft room looks so fab and girly =)
Of course I dont mind you popping by, its good to have fresh eyes on my creations! lol
Your blog looks really nice so I shall definately pop back =)
happy crafting!
xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Vicki, wow what a stunning room. I'm hoping to organise my space very soon and you have inspired me. Lots of love, Denise x

Vicky said...

Thanks for sharing your room. It has given me some ideas for my own. We are moving house in 4 weeks and I have managed to bag myself my very own craft room! I am now planning what I need to furnish my room with for maximum effect and practicality for storing my ever expanding craft stash!
Hugs, Vicky x

Sharon said...

Oh wow Vicki I am sooooo jealous. I have a craft space in the loft which I share with the suitcases, grown out of clothes & anything else the rest of the family can squat up there lol!! I'll be dreaming of an organised space tonight lol!!
Sharon :-)x

Jill said...

wow Vicki gorgeous room so light with the 2 windows. love your Molton Brown boxes they look fab all decorated Jill x

Han said...

how gorgeous it is fab i love it xx

pickle said...

Hi Vicki,
I'm lovin your craft room.
Is it always that tidy????
Your altered boxes are fab!
Kerry x

Shelly said...

What a nice place to craft! I love what you've done with the boxes, it all looks so neat! Great natural light too! :o)

kerry said...

Can I come & play in your craft room?.....pleeeease?!......hehe
What a fab room Vicki, so light airy, tidy, organised.....I want one. I get to use a corner of the dining table & all my cratfly goods are kept in two boxes in the corner of the room, but I'm not jealous....honest......lol!
Kerry xxx

Sue said...

What a lovely craft room! I'm still trying to decide how to organise my small bedroom which currently is an"office" into a craft area as well (rather than using the dining room table). And what a brilliant idea for the Molton Brown boxes - I'm kicking myself 'cos I threw mine away- good reason to buy some more though eh? When's the next TSV?

Stacey said...

Its such a beautiful room, I am lime green with envy! Gorgeous. Love the boxes too, you've done a great job on them ~x~

Michelle said...

Well you haven't bored me Vicki, I am very nosey when it comes to people's craft rooms! Your room is gorgeous! I love the Paperlicious Oasis on the wall (of course!) and the colours are beautiful. Love all the white furniture and everything is so pretty!! Love the altered boxes and great idea for stamps. Everything looks so tidy and organised ... and so so pretty!! Thanks for sharing xx

Lynsey said...

Wow you are so organised! I think I need to reorganise my craft room!
Lynsey :)

Jamie Martin said...

Wow, this is way to neat and clean, is it always like this? Now I have to go and clean my craft room :(

Sheila said...

what a beautiful craft room. i'm soooo envious! my stuff is piled around my bedroom and is a complete and utter disaster area :'( i'm going to poost some shameful pics of mine on my blog this weekend. it's probably best not to look...!

all your gorgeous cards aswell : )

jo said...

Looks fab Vicki!!!!

juliejules said...

Fantastic and so much room, mine is teeny tiny!! Can I ask, are your white tables from Ikea, I have just been looking for some cheapish tables for when I do my Stampin Up parties at my house as I dont want my good table ruining!! WOuld be great if you could mail me to let me know, julie.kettlewell@ntlworld.com
THanks
x

Carolina said...

You've done an amazing job with your room - love the wall treatment and how everything has a place. Thanks for sharing pics of your creative space!

Zoe said...

Wow, what a great craft room you have, you lucky thing! I have to share my craft space with my chest freezer and tumble dryer! I'm in the corner of my utility room! its bigger than it sounds though, lol. I think I'm outgrowing it though as I dont seem to have enough storage or worktop space anymore. My husband did offer me a 3mx3m shed in the garden which we've now converted into our summer house, but I dont like the idea of going outside in the winter months. brrr