Thursday, 28 February 2013

Fast Forward.....

Well, here we are again, at the end of another month. This year we seem to be going in fast forward mode. I wouldn't mind a freeze frame for a while.  But once we get into March then we know that spring is truly on it's way, no matter what the weather. We've had some dull and dreary weather, and no doubt we'll have some more. But at least the gardens are once more bursting into life. I did manage to get out into the back garden and get all my trays, pots and other gardening paraphenalia sorted ready for the new growing season, and this weekend I will be seed sowing, in doors of course!
We have several large empty pots and this weekend we'll be taking a trip to the local nursery which is just a couple of miles from home, and treating ourselves to some glorious spring flowering plants. ( I've got my eye on some gorgeous plants.
 Anyway, this last month I've been sorting, cleaning and clearing. My little craft room had been done from top to toe. Eventually it will be decorated and have vinyl floor covering put in, but that will be later this year, once the living room has been decorated. It's still looking much better though, here's a glimpse of my little creative space.... you can see, it'd very small, but I now have everything to hand but neatly stored away. The Ikea shelving unit was perfect for the space. The top holds my Slice, Big Shot, and my A4 printer. The other unit,, which I was given, hold my A3 printer and paper file, and underneath is stored all my paper, card etc. .... ..... ...the shelves above hold my Sizzix dies on one side and my paints on the other... .... ....behind the door is the over stairs storage space. This hold boxes of fabrics, lace, ribbons and threads. There's also boxes of stamps too. .... ...that end of my big desk, which Mick built in holds my paper projects files. Yes, they're old " Ground Force" ring binders. They are going to get a makeover with some fabric. So too, is the Ikea small wooden file. This holds ink pads and embossing powders. ( I've only had it two years, but this is the year it will be repainted! Yes, there are two empty milk cartons on my desk, these have many uses, especially if you cut them up! .... ....I have my Ott Lite and ipod on this side of my desk, with Norman ready and waiting! ........ ....under my desk sits both my sewing machines and my embellisher. I will move these into the spare bedroom once I've reorganised that too. Also under here are my boxes of stamps. There's still plenty of leg room. So all in all I'm very pleased how my small room is now organised. All I've got to do now is keep it tidy. (I can hear laughing in my head!!!) If your'e wondering what I'm going to do with the empty milk cartons, then all will be revealed on my craft blog, in the next post.