Wednesday, 28 April 2010

What's on your workdesk Wednesday

So here we are at Wednesday again! I thought I'd start off this week with a picture of my nesties storage. I have each set on a strip of magnetic sheet, all of which fit into a plastic peel off storage box. Not very elegant, but very functional - the box doesn't take up much space so can be kept close at hand and it's quick and easy to flip through to find the dies I need.

My desk is a work desk as well as a craft desk - this week there is work going on as I'm putting together some rub on foil kits - cutting strips of foil to size, then assembling them into selection packs.
Thank you for all the kind comments last week! I do indeed have a wheeled chair - partly because I broke one of the dining room chairs by standing on it and haven't got round to fixing it yet - ahem! Oh and I've never been to Ikea either... I cottoned on to the Expedit after seeing other crafters talk about theirs and ordered it online. Delivery was quite dear (around £30), but overall cost was still reasonable, I thought it was a small price to pay to avoid driving to my nearest Ikea and faffing about with huge boxes. Putting it together was very straightforward too, you just need enough floor space to take the unit lying down. I did most of it on my own - just needed help with the final corner and lifting it upright.

If you're curious about WOYWW, more details of what it is about and how to join in are on Julia's Stamping Ground blog.

41 comments:

Wipso said...

Fab idea for Nesties storage.
A x

Leanne said...

Now, I have been wondering how to store my nesties - this is a fabulous idea!! Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day!

Leanne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Althou8gh I don't have any of the nesties, I love the storage solution. It is brilliant. Glad to hear you got a new chair and it was easy to assemble. That's what I like to hear.

Have a happy WOYWW and hope you don't have to work on that foil too hard or too long.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohhh nesties, they are on my wish list. Love the messy dask, Have a lovely Wednesday Hazelxox

Dawn said...

Love yr nestie storage!

Love Dawn xx

Sue said...

Hi
your nessite idea is brill, ive got mine in little bags at the mo, have good day, sue,x

LadyBug said...

well done you for building your Expedit shelves yourself. I love mine and so wish i had the room for another one or three. :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, you have patience - I would find that foil too clingy and thin for my tolerance levels! Lucky people like me can buy it pre cut from people like you then!
See, your nesties storage idea is popular and without us sharing our desks, we'd never have known..thanks!

Helen said...

That's me out then with a unit - certainly haven't got enough floor space to lay it out before assembling, (much laughter!!!)

Lothian Crafts said...

A very busy desk today. Thats the best way to store the dies on the magnetic sheets.

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

arent you a busy bee! love your nestie storage, have a wonderful wednesday, hugs mandyxx

Esme said...

Love the nestie storage idea!!

Esme xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Loving the storage ... am now off to investigate Expedit ... see if I can't buy me some storage too :0)

Chrissie said...

I have my Nesties in CD cases, if there's only one set in a box, I have put in some magnetic strip,but I'm afraid I've crammed 2 or 3 sets into some boxes, so a magnetic strip is useless in those.
Yours, I have to say, look fabulous!
Chrissie

Cath said...

Ready cut foil! I will have to investigate more;)

Jan said...

Great storage and glad you got a new chair :)

Pam said...

Great nestie storage. Hugs Pamx

kayc said...

Good idea for your nesties. Thanks for visiting my place. Have a good week. Kathleen x

Tracy Evans said...

Great idea for the Nesties storage. This is why i love browsing at other desks, for all the fab ideas. Have a good evening. Tracy x x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lots of Nesties :) Love the foil
Anne x

Spyder said...

I keep my nesties in an old CD case also on a strip of magnet, I'd hate to lose them!! (Only go two sets)My Daughter loves Ikea but it scared the live out of me! On line shopping sound insanely better!
(Lyn)

Jane said...

What a great idea for storing your nesties!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Great storage for Nesties, I'm struggling with mine at the moment.

xx

Penni said...

Fabulous nestie storage.

Hugs
Penni
X

flutterbycrafter said...

Great idea for storing the nesties. Love your desk.

flutterbycrafter said...

Great idea for storing the nesties. Love your desk.

joey said...

Hiya

fantastic nestie storage! thanks for sharing

Joey.x

Debra said...

Great idea for storage.

Angie said...

You look as though you have been busy sorting your kits ..but still very organized.

Julie said...

Must get me some of these magnetic sheets - such a great idea for nesties! Juliex

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You know I have no idea what nesties are! I am learning a lot from bloghopping WOYWW!

Ikki said...

My, you look very busy, BUT organised. I agree you do need your Nesties close - I store mine on magnetic mats inside CD boxes. ikki x

craftytrog said...

Fab storage idea, thanks for sharing! xx

Handmade with Love said...

Love the nestie storage and want to see whatthat little image is on your desk, is it a monster or an alien or something? Have a great week! Tracey xx

Bettythebaglady said...

Hi Ms Foil. You are right it is kitchen worktop. Underneath is some budget IKEA stuff which has been cut down to the right height and I use those stacking boxes with lids they sell to keep the stuff I use most as close as poss.I store some nesties in cd cases with some magnetic stuff in although I have added a few more since then which I keep in their packs.Love that project with the toppers.Hugs BettyXXX

Bettythebaglady said...

Just realised-I try to keep a note on the nesties storage of how many there should be in each box due to serious memory problems then make sure I return them-they are so tiny some of them it's easy for me to lose themLove Betty

Sue from Oregon said...

you have some very interesting stuff on your desk. I might have to link up your nestie storage too!

Kathy said...

I like your nesties storage idea - what sort of magnetic stuff are you using? I bought some for the same purpose, and tbh it's rubbish - the dies just fall right off.
Your desk looks so busy today

scrapcat 1 said...

thats a busy space you have there
Sorry I'm a bit late but I will get to everyone eventually.

Tracy

Patrice said...

I store my nesties similarly, although use a clear cd case with a magnetic strip inside. Enjoyed peeking, thanks.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, great WOYWW, love the nestie storage. I love your desk, lots of things ongoing, mine was just tidy last week, lol! Thanks for the great comments you left me, hug Heidi xx