I have two work areas to show you this week for Julia's WOYWW 178. Firstly my downstairs space which is at the far end of the kitchen/dining room - I'm lucky enough to have a whole range of units to accomodate a large amount of my crafting stash. This is where I set up my sewing machine which finally came out of the box yesterday. It still hasn't been used yet as I don't have any proper cottons for it, should be rectified tomorrow. On the left of the sewing machine is the second block for April (yes I'm way behind with these) Craftsy BOM course. To the right is the Stitcheree SAL, I've managed to put another bit of candy cane border in while sat out in the conservatory for an hour this afternoon - bad light stopped played plus I thought it was almost time for DH to be home only to realise it's the one clock in the house which obviously hasn't been put back. So it will be another hour before he comes home!
My upstairs workspace has been completely covered with just some of the boxes that my retired SU stamp sets were in. I decided as they are now retired and I no longer have to have them in sets for demonstration purposes I would put them into 12 x 12 plastic boxes. Each box will have a theme, so far I have managed to accomodate the Christmas, sentiments and male orientated stamps - this has used up all seven of the boxes that I purchased at the craft show in Exeter last month. Thanks to Darnell of djkardkreations blog for the inspiration - go check out her playhouse it's fantastic - one very organised lady and workspace.
Think I will be needing quite a few more of these before the job is complete as you will see in the next photo as there are still loads more to sort out which I think will come under floral, nature and numerous other catagories. It's amazing just how many stamps I have acquired and this is only the SU ones. I still have loads of other manufacturers that I have to sort out as well. I did make a start on the Unity stamps on Monday but didn't get that far with them - another mammoth task which is going to require quite a few more of the plastic cases that the new SU stamps come in. Again they will be sorted out into different themes. I think I've scared myself with the amount of stamps that I have got and just how many haven't even seen a speck of ink on them as of yet.
I feel I should keep the plastic trays that the stamps were in but am unsure of how I can utilise them - any polite suggestions?