Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A tidy WOYWW!!

Yes, it’s Wednesday again so it must be time to show you all my desk!! Well, after last week’s horror I was determined to show you a rather more tidy desk this time around, in addition to which I have lots of incentive cos I have to clear the room sufficiently so that the fold up bed can actually be unfolded as the girls from the family are gathering for a spa weekend!!

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As you can see – a relatively tidy desk that shows you that I was inspired by one of the other WOYWWers last week and remembered that I had some freestanding box shelves up in the attic so I fetched that down as soon as possible and filled ‘em up!  I also (FINALLY) got my hands on of those massive tape dispenser thingies (thanks to Kaz I got this cheaper than usual as she alerted me to the fact the website was having a sale!

Anyway…..if I swing the camera around behind me you can see the rather humungous shelving system that my Dad built for me (thanks Dad!)  While it was originally intended for books (my first love I have to admit) as you can see from the original photo over here on my other blog – it is gradually being taken over by my craft stuff.  (ha ha – I have just reread that original post and I am quite shocked at how bare and empty my desk is – what did I do before I began crafting!!!!)

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It is a bit annoying to have to keep getting up from my desk if I need a stamp, but then I do the same when I go over to the filing cabinet for paper, or the paper cutter on top of said filing cabinet, or perhaps I have to stand to use my BigShot, so I am not actually sitting down ALL the time.  Are you guys the same – do you find that you keep popping up and down to cut, emboss, etc etc?

Ooh by the way, don’t forget that you can see all shapes and sizes of desks over at the Stamping Ground – do join us – there are more and more desks to peer at every week!

15 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Great photos Sam..your desk is a model in tidy - is that a box being covered by something yummy and scalloped? LOVE the shelves..and yep, I get up to cut and compute and find paper. Otherwise I'd probably be welded to the spot!

Wipso said...

The getting up and down while crafting is what I call a work out :-)
Love your shelves. Clever dad eh? :-)
A x

Handmade with Love said...

Hi Sam, how weird is this, I was just reading through your blog when I saw that you had left a comment on mine! Love the shelves and your desk is very tidy! The bottles of glitter for the stand sound fantastic, I am going to put them out now! Have a great week. Tracey x

Spyder said...

Oh Sam I love all your shelves and you are very TIDY

((Lyn))

Ikki said...

Great desk space and your shelving is unbelieveable fanastic - no wonder you don't have to spill over to the kitchen! You have some serious stock stacked away here. I too get up and cross the room for a bit of this or that, but since I reorganized not quite so much. On the down side, this will mean less exercise; possibily more weight. So keep walking girl! ikki

Twiglet said...

Ooh all that lovely stuff to play with and all so neat and tidy!

Linby said...

what a transformation! love that shelving you have - for books or craft as I am the same.
I also got the ATG - 3m must wonder what is happening!
The title of my dissertation is "can customer centricity work in the public sector" and yes I think it can! Good luck with your MsC
Linbyx

Spyder said...

Me again!! Cups? Yes, I usually stick my paint brush in the teacup / coffee cup rather that the water jar and I spy Harry Potter!! My HP books are in the living room.
(Lyn).

Pam said...

Very tidy Sam I recognise that box!! Hugs Pam x

Paula Gale said...

what a transformation from the before pic... And you're totally right about the craft stuff taking over. Oh well, at least its not shoes or handbags....

Paula x x x

butlersabroad said...

Yay! Obviously miracles are alive and well in your neck of the woods! Now you have to mess it all up and make something! love the shelving, very effective.

Hugs
Brenda

Ms. Jen said...

I wish my desk were that clean. I'm workin off a card table that I set in front of my chair in the living room (the only space currently available!) So I have to slide it out every time I have to get up to get something. Oh and brace yourself for when the legs fold in - YIKES! Then I have a small shelf almost within reaching distance, if only my fingers were just a little longer!! Oh well, it is simply that I love to create and will do whatever I have to in order to make it happen. Don't we all. Thanks for the before and after, I'm inspired just don't know where to go! Have a great day! And a wonderful Spa weekend

Carmen said...

I don't know what I'm more green with envy at, how lovely and light it is in your room, your pen collection, the shelving unit (drool) or your big tape thingy.

Yes I'm an up, down, up, down crafter too.

Nicole said...

my desk is high, so i stand.
i like your bookcase

Kathy said...

ooooooooohhhh your shelves look fantastic, I want them!
Love the little cubbies on your desk, how very useful they look