Wednesday, 14 September 2011


I had a bit of an epiphany this week and it has made things much easier in my crafting space, (and given me another lesson for LSNED).  At the crop I go to, we have half a table each and then a chair at right angles to the chair we sit on.  The intention is that we put our utensil bag on this chair and it keeps the tables clearer.

At home though I keep my bag on the right hand corner of the table as you may have seen if you have visited me before.  But I am short and I can't actually see into it.  *Lightbulb moment*   I have a "guest" chair on the other side of the table (used to be for my friend and is now hardly used but needs to stay in case L crafts with me).  I have now moved that round so that it sits at my right hand side like it does at the crop.  I can see into it without standing up, I don't stab myself on my compass, and I have more space on my table.  Win win!  I can't believe I didn't think of this before but I was probably too busy making a mess :-)

This week I am working on another ballet themed layout with very similar colours and papers as the 8 photo extravaganza in the previous post.  It will be separated in the album by more ballet layouts but with very different papers so that there is variety but I had these to hand and they just work so well for this theme.

This layout also uses some of the same MME papers but hopefully looks quite different and appears in a totally different album as it was from Christmas last year.

I discovered at this Christmas party that B has a particular fondness for Wotsits and balloons!  I made some more music paper embellishments with the gorgeous MME brads.

The title lettering on the banner is from the MME die-cuts and "Party" is Woodware chipboard spritzed with grapefruit Radiant Rain glimmer mists.  These look SO much better IRL!

Feel free to check out other craft spaces in their various messy states over at Julia's blog, you'll be glad you did.

Bye for now xx


  1. What a great idea - anything for a bit of space...that's a really sweet and pretty LO - the MME pieces and papers look perfect with these darling pictures.
    Thanks for sharing today! Sarah (at 2)

  2. Love the LO and your spotty cloth is fab!

  3. I'm loving what you're doing with these papers!
    Alison xx

  4. I do like that party girl layout and your desk looks so much more spacious.

    ** Kate **

  5. Oh what a lovely LO on your desk. Gorgeous.
    Happy WOYWW. Sandy #1

  6. Sweet Page and great news that you have found a way to make your scrap space work better for you! x

  7. That's a sweet LO - so pretty. I love all the different embellishments, the flowers and bunting are just perfect. :) xx

  8. lol!! i use all the chairs around the table.....probably because the table is so full lol! very pretty layout, gorgeous papers and great bunting!

  9. What a great idea, thanks for the tip, something as simple as a chair can make life easier :) and aawww what a fabulous layout, she's a girl after my own heart with her love of wotsits lol

  10. This looks like a fun post to join in shame I found it now.. will leave my space as it ir right now and take a pic in am and join in.. Whos the lead, Julia? Watch this space its pretty messy right now...
    Love the chair idea I havent room for that but you will see tomorrow. Is there an image link to join in? x

  11. Just a quick visit this week due to illness but hope to do better next week ... thanks for sharing your desk, great idea, and I love those polka-dots, I hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #121

  12. Oh that LO is just lovely. All of it. And hand journalled too - love it. As for the epiphany - made me laugh, it's a brillo idea and I'm so glad you no longer stab yourself with the compass - honestly, we do put up with things!!

  13. Any way to get back some space is a good idea. Very pretty LO, love those papers and sweet photos.

    Brenda 88

  14. Love the polka-dot worktop!

    The page is so pretty, the word 'girl' on the banner is really fun too! x

  15. Sorry I am so late getting by this week but I wanted to pop by and visit your blog to say hello and to see what you are up to! Didn't have the time to post(except about newest Doswell addition) or craft the past two weeks due to being in Virginia visiting with the son's family to see the newest granddaughter born. Definitely a fun time none the less. Hope you have a great week. Vickie aka okienurse


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