Well the whole thing started with this mess...
I tell you, I get so tired of my desk piling up! And I know it's because there are several little things I do almost every day. I write in my planner and other booklets in my Midori notebook. I cross-stitch on a large dollhouse I'm working on (a little bit a day goes a long way). I knit on something. Sometimes I watercolor. I doodle in an art journal. And I get out my list book because I'm always making a list. So then, I thought of a solution to this madness and mess.
And here's what happened after that...
Tada! It's What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday magic. And all of those things I realized that I work on the most, I primarily work on at my craft desk, but sometimes I take them around the house. So I decided to pull out my Orla Kiely bag. I love Orla Kiely bags--she makes purses, makeup bags and even diaper bags. Ooh...here's my secret...although I said goodbye to my diaper bag era many moons ago, I bought an Orla Kiely diaper bag to be my craft bag! No kidding. Don't tell on me. It has oodles of pockets inside and out. Everything is so sturdy, great zipper pulls, and think of all the things you can use that diaper changing pad for! Plus, it's all waterproof and made to be wiped down, and we all know craft supplies can make a bag messy.
I picked this one up at Target for around $35 (yes, in the baby aisle). It has a cute print, and it is a really huge bag. I could travel with this too and it would fit all my planners, scrapping, and crafting supplies. Since I'm not traveling anytime soon though, I unloaded my desktop and loaded up this bag. It sits on the side of my craft desk now, I can find everything I'm currently working on, and I can move it around the house when I want to camp out and craft in another room. It would be great to take to a crop if you have a lot to pack, or to a friend's house. I just can't get over all the pockets. I just picked up some new washi tape at Michaels and it's going on a big ring I'm hooking on the side by the embroidery floss. I still have other cute tote bags I love, but this is the workhorse for now that's keeping my desk a little more organized.
Happy Wednesday lovelies.
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch