Wednesday, 21 April 2010

What's on your workdesk Wednesday

Well here I am for my second WOYWW! Work desk is a little tidier this week. I've included in the picture the chair at the side which holds lots of essentials, many of them stored in a very Really Useful Box plastic holder, intended as an insert for a 9L box. It may not be pretty, but it was very reasonable and holds a lot of stuff. At the back of the table is a test template for a stepper card that I made last week. The brown parcel tape is there for clearing up paper dust from the cutting mat and from my Bigshot cutting plates.

When having a sort out at the weekend, I found some card page sketches that I'd printed out last year, I'm hoping to find time to have a browse through those for inspiration in the next few days.
Here's a picture of my main craft storage - I got the Ikea Expedit last year and it really did help to tidy up my stash! It is behind where I sit, so really easy to access what I need. The scrappy shelves at the left are normally hidden by the door. They hold work in progress and tools when the table is cleared, as well as foils for kits.

41 comments:

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

gorgeous stash, those shelves are on my wish list!

hugs mandyxx

Julia Dunnit said...

All you need is a chair on wheels and you need never get up again! Great view of your stash. I know what you mean about the RUBS, I resist buying them because they aren't pretty particulalry, but end up with them because of their utility, and I feel railroaded!! Silly, huh!

Lothian Crafts said...

What a nice tidy desk.

joey said...

Hiya

isnt Ikea just fabulous for storage!!!

Joey.x

Paula Gale said...

hail IKEA... think everyone has something from IKEA - great storage- and don't you need it!!!

thank for sharing.

Paula x x x

Wipso said...

Love all your storage. I've just invested in some RUBs and wow they are really brilliant. I can now see whats inside and can find the fabrics I'm looking for without having to search :-)
A x

Linda Elbourne said...

I can't type ... I am tooooo busy drooling over your stash ... I want to come play ... I could bring my own chair ... with wheels and everything :0)

Helen said...

I love those shelves, just fab. What a lot they hold!

Chrissie said...

I keep seeing stuff from Ikea and feel that I may have to grasp the nettle and pay them a visit. Your shelves look fabulous.
I like the tip about cleaning CB plates with parcel tape. The one which have been used for cutting get loads of tiny scraps in the crevices. I must try that one!
Thanks.
Chrissie

Rosie said...

The shelves look great with all those yummy pretty boxes! Loved your purple craft mat too - wish I could find a nice big PINK one!

Cardarian said...

Your shelves would be in my home if I had any room for them but my craft room is sooo small :-( ! Very tidy you are!

Mummylade said...

have to love ikea =)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I would say those shelves make your art space look like a shot out of a magazine. Spectacular. We don't have an IKEA within 1000 miles of where I live, so kudos for the storage solution. Love the chair extension.

Have a fun filled WOYWW.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The Ikea storage is great, I have one half the size above my desk. When I used to work on my kitchen table (I still do for sewing projects)I would use at least 2 chairs for holding stuff and maybe even 3!
Anne xx

Ikki said...

You have some serious stash on these shelves. I suggest we all come round and have a better look. ikki

Kaz said...

You can't beat a bit of Expedit can you? I'vve got the smaller version myself. Lovely look at your tidy shelves - bet the boxes aren't so neat inside if you're anything like me!! x

Dawn said...

I am going to start showing hubby all these desks and then he will know I really don'thave enough crafty stuff lol every one had so much stuff and storage I look like a begginer (only about 3 yrs of stash) lol

Love Dawn xx

butlersabroad said...

I swear to god between Ikea and Martha Stewart I'm surprised us crafters have any money left over for stash buying!! Love all those boxes on the Expedit unit.

Hugs
Brenda

Angie said...

The tape thingy is a great idea ...why didn't I think of that lol. All your stash looks so inviting sitting on those shelves ....and tidt too.

Linby said...

Love the Ikea storage, wish I had room for that.
Linbyx

Pam said...

I have the same ikea shelving but oh has only relinquished 4 slots to me for craft stash (at the moment). Hugs pam

Penni said...

Very organised !!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Jane said...

Ikea is the best......I'd love to come for a nose around that big unit!lol

voodoo vixen said...

Snap... I have the Ikea Expedit also, but in white in my scrap room in Scotland... boy do I miss it!! Love your cards, they are lovely!!

Spyder said...

ohohyour step car card is lovely, Quirky Crafts has a 'male theme trains planes and auto's' challenge going on right now!! Love those usefull boxes, I need one of what you have!! and what a lovely shelving thingy!! I want one ofthem too!
(Lyn)

The Inky Minx said...

I also have my eye on that same ikea storage unit.. it's top of my wish list! Now if i could just coaxe the OH to take me i'll be laughing lol

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fantastic storage and loads of lovely stash!!xx

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Loving the Expedit, unfortunately my walls are too sloping to take one ... will just have to move.

Hugs
Kay

Julie said...

Oh I love the expedit range too and have a small four cube unit going in my new space!! Would love this little beauty though!! Juliexx

Handmade with Love said...

Really love your ikea shelves, I so could do with some storage like that! Tracey x

Deanne said...

i love love love that shelving but couldnt fit it in my tiny space so had to go with the trofast storage system instead :( but it still works lol

would love to route through your goodies though lol x

Shirley Davis said...

Hi Gill - you are a lady after my own heart - tidy AND that purple WRMK craft mat. But, small confession, I have never been to IKEA and I live in an IKEA city! Really fazed at the thought of getting all the way around on my scooter and being fatigued for months afterwards! I'll succumb to temptation one day.

Rach said...

oooo love your craft storage.. lots of delish stash.x

Debra said...

I love your storage. I just want to get in there and explore!

Cathy said...

I love those shelves!
thanks for visiting my workdesk
Regards, Cathy

flutterbycrafter said...

I also use chairs to stack things up, we never seem to have enough space, although yours looks fantastic.

Kate said...

Like the way your storage boxes are all so pretty.

** Kate **

Shirley Davis said...

Oh Gill, one look at those Expedits and I'm a gonner...the thought of those shelves with the table thing sticking out...nah, it would get in the way of the wall heater so can't do that! Nice while it lasted...will spend cash on craft goodies as usual!

Kathy said...

What a lot of lovely stash!
We're doing our study up soon and hubby says we can replace all the tatty Homebase shelves I use for my stash at the moment with those Expedit ones - but I'm still not looking forward to the upheaval :-0

Cher~ said...

I love IKEA and all their storage ideas.

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous workspace and shelving