Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW - First time in ages

Hello All

Well it is the first time in ages that I have posted on WOYWW, those that haven't see it before it is where we all get to be really nosey and see others craft areas and storage ideas that we can pinch use. It was started by the lovely Jules and if you click the link it will take you to see all the other craft areas.

Ok so what is on my desk today, not a lot lol, been having a clear up as have visitors and wanted to be able to show them the room, I am not opening any cupboards though ;). Bit of paper piecing happening with some snippets left over from a previous card and this will even make my first christmas card if I get myself into gear.



I have recently sorted my copic storage, I saw a Really useful box with eggcrate on Jane's blog and thought oh that looks perfect. By the way check out Jane's colouring skills, my oh my to be that talented. I was in Florida at the time so sent hubbie to the DIY store (Lowes and Home Depot) and he managed to get a huge sheet for $12. I went on-line and found the 18L box which I thought looked a bit deeper and the site had the internal measurements of the box so hubbie was able to cut the eggcrate to fit the suitcase and know it would still be big enough for the box. When we got home it was a simple job to purchase the box, cut and silicon glue the eggcrate and voila one set of copic storage. Now I am not judging here but this particular simple job took 4 months lol. And before you all blame hubbie that is how long it took me to get the box lol. I used small dots that I coloured and numbered on the ciao. I have seen around blogland where they leave holes for the colours they don't have, I tried it but kept putting them back in the wrong holes and confusing myself. They are set out like the copic colour chart though and can be easily moved. The only drawback I have come across is that my eggcrate is quite tight in spots and the sketch sometimes get stuck and end up loosing their lids so I have to fish them out with tweezers, this is quite fun though. But honestly this is the best storage I have ever had, transportable and easy to see what colours go at a glance and I can't see me changing from it. I found that leaving the handles on the box also gives it a handy resting spot.


Finally I wanted to show you the fabulous panda that one of my buddies Tanya made for me, I saw this on her docrafts gallery and thought oh I love him and at the next playday she gave him to me and I thought I might cry, such a kind and generous gift.


Hope you enjoyed my whistlestop tour of my crafty space.

28 comments:

Cards by Alison said...

Amanda your crafty space looks fab mine is not so organised. Alison xxx

kay said...

hi amanda,about time i saw your desk,its fabby like i knew it would be.love your copic storage and agree tanmo's panda is so cute.
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #51

trisha too said...

That panda is a cutie for sure!

:)trisha
#139

Hazel said...

Very tidy workspace (I understand the tidy up with visitors coming) - I bet you can't wait to get things out of the cupboards and get crafting again - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super space and fab pen storage, love how we crafter's come up with different ideas for storage! Cute panda too. Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

Wishcraft said...

Ooh love your pen storage, what a great idea :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Neet said...

Lovely Panda and what a fabulous box for your pens.
Thanks for visiting me and for showing us your creative space - Hugs, Neet xx #1 (and for putting your number)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I had absolutely no idea what you were talking about at first!! Eggcrate?? What?? But when you revealed all, ahhh, it was obvious - and what a great way of storing your pens! You can see at a glance where the colour you need is. When I was a kid, I always kept my pencils in colour order in the box, bit OCD, huh?!
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Great organisation there! I nearly started a Christmas card yesterday too but then the moment passed and I didnt! Thanks for visiting me.

Di said...

Brilliant storage for those pens! I went and bought a custom made thingy for my PMs - but you did so well here! Good to see you on WOYWW Amanda - have a lovely day! Di xx

Claire said...

oooh! i have copic envy!! and what a brilliant storage solution! lovely to see your work space - and thank you for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment :)

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love the pen storage but I can imagine loosing the bottom lids.

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Your space is so beautiful and organized! I adore your little panda gift (my daughter would call it a 'big eyed creature'). It is so sweet!

Thank you for stopping over to my blog for WOYWW and thank you for your kind comment!

Happy crafting!
Nadia 171

Catie Cuddles said...

Love the panda ... And jealous of your tidy workspace.

Sheena said...

Your desk is so tidy! Great storage for the copics though, it's hard to find the right thing for you and the "proper" things are so expensive!

Enjoy your wee panda - he's a cutie!

Happy WOYWW!
Sheena #166
xxx

StampinCarol said...

I really like your Copic storage box! WOW! And your desk is so neatly arranged! I see some IKEA products there! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Carol #159

Darnell J Knauss said...

I have not succumbed to buying Copics yet, but I love your storage idea and am bookmarking it for when I need it! TFS!

Becky said...

I love how tidy and organized your space is! Lovely Copic storage and adorable Panda, so sweet of her to send that to you :)

Lisa said...

I really need to sort out some proper storage for my copics, that box looks fab, thanks for sharing

Lisa #112
xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, you certainly know how to work at storage!! brilliant result, you must be really pleased. And that just contributes to that overall organised look that your space has. I see you've invested in a new Krylon pen....yum, no regrets here with any of mine!

toni said...

Brilliant storage idea we have the Relly Useful boxes in the UK but I' not seen the 'egg crate'? Stuff before. Your work are is lovely and orderly thanks for visiting me happy crafting x

karen said...

Your crafty space is so neat and organized! And the Copic storage is fantastic! And portable too!
Good for you for using snippets to make a card AND a it will be a Christmas card as well!
Super cute Panda!!
Thanks for visiting me earlier!
xoxo Karen

Amy E said...

Wow...your space is so neat and tidy! I strive for mine to be like that, but I usually fail miserably! I love the copic storage!! I have't seen anything like that before!

I finally posted pics od what was hidden under the towel on my desk if you're still interested!

Amy E. #4
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Annette said...

Amanda i'm so disappointed it's almost as tidy as Kays :O)
Nice to see your work space that copic holder looks fab in real life, as does that cute panda
xx

2pDesigns said...

Thank you for visiting my blog :)

I wish my space as as tidy as yours

Janet (2pDesigns #155)

JoZart said...

Super way to store your pens.... imagination abounds.
Thanks for popping in on me... catching up now I'm back from hols...
JoZarty x

Lisa-Jane said...

Great storage and isn't that little panda cute! Happy Belated WOYWW #45

Kezzy said...

Such a cute gift so sweet, love the storage idea. Forget the visitors and get messy, you never know they may want to join in lol. I'm super late this week :-) happy woyww :-) Kezzy x