Tra la la! Look at my lovely neat and tidy desk! Am I the neatest desk in all of WOYWW-ville? Well you'll have to go and see Julia to find out.
Of course it doesn't look like that NOW but it did, for a while. This morning I am having a deep tissue massage on the instruction of my physioterrorist so I had to take this pic yesterday (which is actually earlier on today because I am actually writing this Tuesday night.. and... oh gawd, I'm confused!) Anyway... That pile on the left corner is my Christmas Journal which has had to grind to a halt while I await my photos but at least I cleared up and can now do something else. The basket on the right is the "something else", a few odds and sods that need finishing up and some DT work for the next challenge at S J Crafts (current one still open).
Just in the background there behind the tea, you can see where I keep my scrapbook papers. Next to the radiator. Now some people tell me its fine, others tell me MOVE THEM IMMEDIATELY so I am going for "move them fairly soon just in case". Except that as we all know, the wonderful Expedit system from Ikea (which sits behind me) doesn't house any of the well known holders. So I am making my own.
1) Take one ex-craft delivery pizza box and pull off one end. Secure all other sides.
2) Mix a teeny amount of paint with lots of PVA glue. PVA is not like white paint and it will not dilute your colour much. (I made an error here and put too much paint in and I need to re-paint the box because I wanted a lighter shade).
3) Get the children to rip up an old book. Yes the children. I am far too anal and cannot do "random" in the way it needs to be done for this. Just paint the paper on like papier mache. Get the children to stick it on too and then you get a better "random".
You can see that the pink is far too dark here but this was just a test. I will be going over the top edge with the paper mix to get a nice finish but this box hasn't been cut yet hence the funny angle. I hope to do a couple with music print paper too.
And just for fun, while I had the camera out, I thought I would share a pic of my drawers - oo er. The top drawer contains photos, printer stuff and repositionable adhesive for putting stuff through the printer. Below that is my draw of punches...
And below that is my drawer of dies (and a random ex-recipe box that needs "altering", forgot about that...)
So come on, show us your drawers! Because sharing is caring.
Bye for now