Tuesday, September 11, 2012

All Work Desk and No Play--WOYWW

New organizer tray--still in the package!
 I've devoted the last couple of weekends to housecleaning and reorganizing my craft stock. *Big sigh.* As we know, cleaning and reorganizing means we ARE NOT MAKING ANYTHING! *Big sigh and sniff.* However, all this reorganizing spilled into other areas, including cleaning out the DVR list of programs, and I stumbled upon my Knitting Daily programs (shown only once a week on PBS) and discovered the butterfly scarf pattern, and got really excited--just what I need, another project--and could not keep my fingers away from my super soft spa yarn and knitting needles.
This scarf is going quickly--is ridiculously easy but looks like it would be complicated--and I really want to find some gorgeous, thick bohemian yarns to make this in as well. I'm too excited. Calm down, Sandy, or you'll end up with a dodgy ticker!
I have some new goodies from Michaels on my worktable--they featured a 50 percent off coupon this past Sunday...I could not resist a little trip! New watercolors, good watercolor paper, linen aida, crochet flowers, and a fun new stamp. Closeups are below.
I love these multi-sided stamp cubes.
But some of my finest work is the organization of my scrapbook tubs. I broke out the label machine so that now I can find my 12X12 paper pads...miscellaneous scraps....punches....etc.
Working in a small area means I can't just spread out all the time--so I'm getting much better at organizing and labeling. In the meantime...speaking of storage problems...my sweet hubby was out in the garage working on my new craft shelves! It won't be long now. Happy WOYWW everyone! Join the blog party here. Crafty big hugs to you all!

I'm just dreamin' of all the supplies that are going to fit on these shelves...fabrics...books....projects...paints....bead trays...papers...zzzzz


  1. Lots of great things happening at your woyww. The stamp cube is gorgeous, looking forward to seeing it in your projects.
    Sandra @23

  2. That stamp cube is a work of art in itself!!!
    Your new shelves are shaping up...bet you will be so happy to have them finished.

  3. Love the stamp cube and what will go into the new shelves
    Krisha #50

  4. ah Sandy can see you are getting terribly excited in more ways than one the shelves are enough to send any crafty person into a frenzy for a start bu do love your knitting you rediscovered too! Love the stamp cube too, new to me, and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

  5. I'm just the same sometimes, I see a new idea and I'm off. Have to start making it straight away. I do have to tell myself that one job needs to be finished before another starts!!
    Those shelves are rather gorgeous - not surprised you're already plotting what's going to go where :D
    Hugs, LLJ ~73 xx

  6. What a lovely Hubby - Hope you have the pleasure of filling them up soon Sandy! I always find tidying leads to new crafting projects with goodies you have long since forgotten! Your knitted butterfly looks fab. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 5

  7. Like the unit hubby has made... I have a better half that males me things...he made my craft desk... ribbon holder.. the list goes on... enjoy filling the shelves.. am sure it wont take long... if there is space a shopping trip will remedy it..
    Happy WOYWW
    CLaire #113

  8. That unit your hubby is working on is going to be wonderful. The big cabinet in my picture today was built by my son-in-law at my husband's direction. Someone gave my husband the doors and he envisioned the finished product! And I love mine. You will be able to store so much on it!
    Glenda 108

  9. Are those sparkly watercolors? I have a set of those on my desk now too :) Have fun with your projects this week! Take a break from cleaning!

    Katie 40

  10. No play for Sandy Leigh, that's a sad little poem . . . but you have some wonderful toys there, so soon you'll be back to it!

    Happy WOYWW!
    :)trisha, #144

  11. That shelf is going to be fantastic. Love the scarf and all the other bits you are doing. Lovely new stash too.
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #48

  12. Cleaning out all your things means finding stuff you forgot about which means adding more projects to the list. LOL. How nice of hubby to make the new shelf for you....have fun filling it up. :-) Brigita #134

  13. Isn't it horrible when you get that cleaning and straightening bug, it just throws all the craft out the window and well the fun to have along the way. Those shelves look like they will be welcome in your craft space, just not happening fast enough for you ha. I am so envious that you can shop at Michaels we dont have them here in
    Australia boo hoo.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza #88

  14. How lucky you are to have a handy husband! Mine is useless.

    Take care
    Jakix #110

  15. Love your art bin storage! I knew last week was a clean up week it seems to be going around!Tamika #162

  16. Lookin good :) Love having a peek into the spaces of fellow crafter's! If you happen to peek in on my blog, be sure to wear a hard hat! LOL!