09 August 2011

Pics to share of my new Craft Table...

Hello dear bloggy friends... well, it's the end of the long weekend for me and it went by so quickly (unfortunately)... and here I am, not having made 1 card the whole weekend, but I haven't been sitting idle.  Let me share a few pics with you all...

Here's a pic of my old Craft Corner, which is part of my huge bedroom...  As you can see, nothing very exciting.  My desk was so full that I hardly had space to craft... how on earth did I manage for so long?  And notice the laptop perched on top of a those plastic drawers... NOT ideal I tell you!! Well, I got rid of the chair and the desk and designed my own craft table and chest of drawers which a carpenter made for me...


Here's the new Craft Table and Chest of Drawers.... Note, the Laptop has a permanent place to stand and I still have plenty of space to craft.

Don't you just LOVE it!  Well, I DO!!!  Am sitting here right now, typing this post and it is fabulous having so much space to work on.  However, it has taken me the whole flippin' afternoon to clear out and pack my new drawers... I even have some empty ones which need filling... I can just hear my friend Sandra saying "I can feel a shopping spree coming on Sharon" !!!  No Sandra, I'll just have to make do with what I have... hehehe

Now that you've seen the desk and all the wonderful drawers, I bet you'd like to see what's inside and of course on top, so here goes...


I wanted the chest of drawers the height of kitchen units, so that I can stand and do my embossing without having to bend my back.  It's the perfect height for me.  Here's a pic of my cuttlebug, with a few soft and furry friends to keep me company.  I'll show you what's inside the baskets...

This basket holds my CB plates, stamp cleaner, embossing plates and nesties... nice to have them on hand, don't have to dig for them elsewhere.

The other basket holds my completed cards, which you've seen on my blog... they're for SALE.  If anyone is interested, email me privately.

In the top drawer of my chest of drawers, I have some ribbons/lace, flowers and my MS punches... how on earth did I accumulate so many?  Now that they're not hidden away, I'm amazed at how many I have (for me that is).

As you can see, I colour code my flowers and ribbons.  I place all the same colours in plastic bags, which makes it easier for me to find.  It also helps to see when your stock is running low of a certain type and colour of flower or ribbon/lace.

This drawer holds all the christmassy coloured ribbon and odds and ends... a few stamps and more punches.

And now for my Paper Cupboard which is on the left hand side of my craft table...

I have 2 stacked paper stands on top of each other... the top is for my plain cardstock and the bottom for my patterned paper, which still needs to be sorted by the way, but that's a job for the weekend.

Apologies for the quality of the pics, but I'm sure you get the picture... Thanks for sharing my new furniture with me.  As you can imagine, I'm a very happy bunny right now, just wish I could have another day or 2 to sit a craft.

Earlier this evening, I "met", via skype, 2 very dear blogfriends, Lins and Celia from Belgium. Celia is currentnly on vacation in Poland.  Isn't this technology amazing?  Unreal how it brings the world into your own home and your home into theirs.  Enjoyed the chat girls and look forward to catching up with you again some evening.

Thanks for popping by, I really appreciate the visits and of course your comments. They make my day.  Wishing you all a super crafting week, hugs Sharon x

28 comments:

Moz said...

Wow Shaz, your new crafting space is awesome. It sure makes one want to get going when you are so organised.
Enjoy many happy crafting hours and my luv to Shazi Hun!
Hugz
Moz

Rose Petal said...

Oh Sharon, how wonderful and very organised you are now. Look at all that oprdered stock you have, BUT, we just cant have empty spaces in drawers, now can we Sharon, thats just not on, hehehe.
I love your new furniture my friend, and I look forward to all the fantastic creations that are going to come from that area. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxxx

jackid said...

Sharon it looks lovely I am so jealous lol I bet you are wondering now where you managed to keep all your stuff before. I would have to agree with Sandra though a shopping spree would be needed to fill those empty draws lol enjoy it
Jacki xx

jimlynn said...

I'd be happy too!!!! This is great!
Lynn

Gabbi said...

This is so great sharon. You are going to love all that room now. And i see your new adopted bunny right there with you. So darling. Enjoy!

Honi said...

Fantastic! Everything nice and organised, love your baskets!

jenny said...

Love your new craft area Sharon.....it's fabulous!! Enjoy :)
I am on Skype too...we will have to have a chat sometime soon :)

Jenny xx

Lins said...

Hi sweetie,

I so enjoyed chatting with the 3 of us this evening and admire your new craft desk. Lore was amazed when I showed her on the globe where you live.
We made the world a little bit smaller this evening, from Belgium to South Africa and Poland, wowie.

Big hugs,

Lins xxx

Linda said...

Wow Sharon you were a busy bee!!!! Everything looks so great!!!! So organized and chic too!!!!!I just received your card and oh boy what a beauty she is!!!!! I have her on my fireplace mantle!!!!! She fits in beautifully !!!!!Thanks again you are so kind and I hope you receive my little card soon!!!!! Sure takes a long time!!!!!!

Hugs Linda

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Wow Sharon! I love your new set up. Very nice to have everything so well organized. Cudos to you!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Rene' Sharp said...

Wow, wow wow my Friend. What a gorgeous desk and chest of drawers, absolutely amazing. So pleased you are happy with it!!! Enjoy, you so deserve it xx

Anja said...

Wat een verandering zeg.
Vind de onderste kast wel heel erg leuk met je papier erin.

Lieve gr Anja

Liza said...

Your new set up looks fabulous Sharon, happy crafting.

Liza x

Tertia said...

Great new craft table Sharon. I am so envious of all that organisation - if you are ever in Jhb and get bored, HEEEELP! LOL
You should show off your desk at WOYWW http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hi there - welcome to WOYWW. Be warned, it's addictive :D I love your organisation of your ribbons and stuff, you can see instantly what and where stuff is. Brilliant:)

Have a good week xx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh loving the space! How beautifully organised. Kim

Gloria said...

Love your new workspace. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Harris said...

Wow, Sharon, that looks fabulous! I wish you many happy crafting hours at your new desk. Hugs xxx

celia said...

Hey Sharon, je scrapruimte is erg veranderd in de positieve zin....wat is die kast voor je papier "cool".
Ik vond het ook heel erg gezellig om met je te chatten....moet je er wel op wijzen dat ik eigenlijk net zoals Lins in Belgiƫ woon!
Hopelijk horen we elkaar snel weer!!!!Veel liefs en groeten vanuit Polen! XX

Julia Dunnit said...

Welcome to WOYWW - and waht a great start..fab working space and oh my - so very organised. Love the way you say 'some' ribbon - then show us a lifetime's worth! Hope you enjoy every minute at your new desk.

Airing cupboard stamping said...

It all looks wonderful. You are so organised!!!! The drawers just look beautiful in all of the pastel colours.

laura #59

Catherine said...

What a fantastic crafting space you have now Sharon ! You must enjoy your crafting even more now ! I am like you and I like everything to be organised... It's so much easier to find what you are looking for ! Hugs and love from Catherine

chilli pip said...

Wow Sharon you are so organised. That is such a beautiful layout.
What have you done with that gorgeous chair in the "before" pics.
Hope you have many happy hours of crafting in your new Craft Castle

otomys said...

Your new working space is super Sharon! The paper cupboard is to die for. Enjoy all the new things.
Amelia X

okienurse said...

Congrats on the new crafting space. I love the new desk and chest of drawers! You have everything so well organized it will be simple to find what you need quickly. Love the widget for Breaking Dawn! Can't wait...its killing me. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Gail Grant said...

Hi Sharon Your craft space looks terrific. I'm sure you are over the moon working in it and are spending even more happy hours crafting! Enjoy.
Luv
GAIL

Yogi said...

thanks for the glimpses. It's so nice when you can love your work space. It makes creating so much nicer. and you finally get to use those things you forgot about and it feels brand new... Have a great day.

JoZart said...

Your craft space is so stylish and well organised and the contents of those gorgeous drawers are super. I really hope you have fun there and produce some wonderful craftwork.
Good luck,JoZarty x
Thanks for a late WOYWW snoop.