Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WOYWW 141

It's Wednesday again and time for another WOYWW - what's on your workdesk Wednesday 141.

I've been spending some time recently sorting and re-organising my craft stuff (I always seem to be doing this).

At the beginning of the year one of my crafting resolutions was to put inserts into cards and bag and label them every week rather than leave the job till it piles up. What usually happens is that I make cards, put them aside and then suddenly realise that I need to put inserts in and label and bag them ... and it's such a chore to do loads all at once.

I've always kept some ready folded general inserts in a box which helps because they are easily accessible, but Christmas inserts were in boxes laid flat, so it was a real chore to get them out, hence the cards piling up without getting done. And I always kept all my cello bags of various sizes in one box and had to rummage through them whenever I needed them.

So I spent some time folding Christmas inserts and also making labelled dividers. I had lots of cello bags already labelled - I've now sorted them and they are all divided in their categories so that it will be easier to find what I want.

I hoping that all this is going to help me keep on top of finishing off the cards and having them completely bagged and ready - we'll see.

So here is the general picture (you'll see a few new crafty bits on the left hand side - a girl's gotta have some treats!):





And when I'm not using them they can go back into the cupboard:


I've recently sorted and tidied this cupboard - my next job is to label everything properly.


Once I've linked this I'm off to have a nosey at other workdesks and see what everyone's up to.

A big THANK YOU to all those who visit and leave comments - much appreciated.

58 comments:

  1. Oooh how wonderfully organised, Hazel! It delights my heart to see it all!! And don't you just love Really Useful Boxes? I've just started collecting them and they are awesome.

    Thanks for stopping by my workdesk this week. Glad you like my butterfies and Valentine card. I am not so well again today, after a few quite good days when I could get some creative stuff done, so resting and hoping for better tomorrow!

    Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #35

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  2. Well Hazel, you are certainly in my eyes, the tidy star of the week!!! How very organised all those indexed boxes are so well done! When you run out of anything to do please get around here quick as you like and start on mine!
    JoZarty x

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  3. Very tidy!! I love useful boxes I buy them whenthey are in sales, they are just the bee's knees and better! I need to do some sorting out too! Have a very Crafty Week,
    Happy WOyWw

    (Lyn) #15

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  4. It all looks so lovely and organised so I'm sure it will make your chore so much easier - unless of course you don't want to take them out of their lovely boxes and mess the place up!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Sheena
    xxx

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  5. I love to see everything all wonderful and organized! It looks like you have a wonderful space to create in!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Katie #21

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  6. WOW! Wonderful bit of organising there! Kim

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  7. Wow! How organised are you - and you do inserts as well. Afraid all the fun for me is in making the art work then I lose patience so hardly ever do an insert.
    Ann B
    #57

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  8. Well done with the organising. A place for everything is the main thing and I haven't quite achieved that. You've given me some great ideas, and thanks for visiting too.
    Ros. (71)

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  9. I love to see organisation like that - it just saves time knowing where all your bits and pieces are! You definitely get the Tidy Blogger award for this week!
    Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

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  10. Wow! Hats off to you Hazel! You are on top of things! Great job on your organizing! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  11. wow - such a beautiful work area, all those papers, the storage boxes, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing,# 52

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  12. WOW! your are Organised.... What a great place to work!!
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind words!!

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  13. Woooow, you are so super organised!!! You are my ultimate here! This has definitely got to go on my Pinboard!!!! TFS! Happy WOYWW, hugs Joanna

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  14. When I look at your pictures I think you're perfect organized. I think it works better when everything has the right place, so you can find the things you need. Love all the stamps on your first picture. Thanks for visiting me and hope you have a crafty week. Bye, Franka

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  15. Well it looks like the OCD fairy has taken you over this week, that is some serious organisation . . respect. Love your stamp shelves, I think I have said that before.
    janet #60

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  16. I so need to do this! You did a great job!!!

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  17. Hi Hazel wow you are so organised your cupboard looks fab and love how organised your bags and inserts
    Anne-marie x

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  18. O my word Hazel FABULOUS!! you are so organised, do you live near me you can always pop round for coffee and sort out my space!! Fab I love it when things are tidy, but mine never is, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

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  19. wow, you are so organized! love your stamps collections, great stuff, thank you for visit!

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  20. Wow how organised are you lol, I have been sorting my stamps and ribbons out but I'm afraid stamping took over a bit so alot of them are in a pile on the floor in the corner, shall have to take inspiration from you and start again lol. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy x

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your workspace looks wonderful. You can organize mine anytime! *lol* I'm trying to put papers away in a timely manner (invoice copies, receipts, etc.). So far so good - but we shall see. I usually have a pile of them and it's a pain to enter everything all at once. :)

    Have a great evening!

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  22. Now this is what you call organized!!!!!
    sandy

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  23. You are very organized, which is great! I have my drawers and containers labeled too. :) Linda #111

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  24. OOOhh very organised! Just my cuppa tea! I love your stamps all lined up on the shelf! Thank you for visiting my little blog and leaving a comment, sorry you couldn't comment on the post itself, I think its because its a page not a post as such?? Comments on the most recent post work just as well for me so thank you! Now following your wonderful blog. Sian WOYW no 140

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  25. OOOhh very organised! Just my cuppa tea! I love your stamps all lined up on the shelf! Thank you for visiting my little blog and leaving a comment, sorry you couldn't comment on the post itself, I think its because its a page not a post as such?? Comments on the most recent post work just as well for me so thank you! Now following your wonderful blog. Sian WOYW no 140

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  26. Wow ..what organization...and I so agree about sudenly finding you need to put inserts in. I dont make many cards but at Xmas I feel it when i go to write one and I have nothing there.

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  27. WOW, how tidy and organised your cupboard is! I always leave the inserts til the last minute! (I'm very disorganised.) And yes, the William Morris book is lovely! Happy WOYWW!

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  28. Wooow, Hazel! And I thought *I* was organized. Your space is fantastic.

    Thanks for visiting me, too. :)

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  29. Oh my goodness, I'm in love with all of your storage!

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  30. Wonderfully organised and i adore all your cupboard full of storage boxes, I want to come and rummage through them! Hope you have a lovely week Lou x

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  31. Wow..you are really organized...you have a great space to play:)

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  32. Wonderful organization and WOW you have a lot of supplies!! Happy WOYWW Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  33. Wow! You are the queen of organization! I also love that black cabinet with all of those pull drawers.

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  34. Oh Hazel...I need to rub elbows with you and get organized too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Omgosh, love your organization system! Your craft area looks wonderful! I always seem to be constantly reorganizing as well. It can be such a chore sometimes, but I have to admit I also just enjoy fiddling thru my supplies :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, can't wait to see your desk next week!

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  36. Wow fantastic organization. Would you like to come to my scrapbook room and help me?!!

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  37. Oh wow, you are one organized crafter! You would shudder to see my space, lol! I couldn't find a particular stamp last week for a few days. It doesn't look like tat would happen here. Well done you!
    xoxo Karen

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  38. You are super organised. I have 2 of those cupboards and mine look nothing like yours. Time to tidy and maybe a peek next week
    Have a fun day and thanks for stopping by.
    Carol
    The Queen of Mess

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  39. Wow Hazel, I'm impressed! If ever you need a change of scenery, my stuff is in desperate need of a sort out and label, especially my beads. I bought loads of storage boxes ready to do the job and never have the time to get round to it :( One day :)

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  40. Wow! How organised are you!!!! I don't even manage to build a store of completed cards up, I never seem to be able to get ahead of making for individual occasions! But if I ever do... I will remember your storage idea :o) x

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  41. Oh crumbs - now I really know why I can't reveal the real mess in my craft room!! Have a good week. x Jo

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  42. thanks for coming by my desk yesterday - you are so organised, it is stunning, my desk must look like hell to you...

    dx

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  43. WOW! Love how organised you are. :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Maggie
    #152

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  44. nicely organized and neat. I have stacks of cards labeled and inserts done and bagged and put neatly away... but for the past year or so, I've neglected that chore and have cards all over the place. Need to get to it too. Thanks for the peek, and for the comment on my blog. I'm #170

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  45. My oh my, you are very organized in that cupboard...I just love it.

    All that work you have done, will pay off when you just need to grab a card and rush out the door.

    What do you mean when you say "inserts"? is it a whole other sheet of folded paper with the greeting for the inside? Or maybe a printed or stamped greeting that has been diecut into a fancy shape?... or...

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  46. Very tidy, neat and organised

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  47. Hi there Hazel, ah do love your organisation cant copy that! great job! TFS and happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x thanks for popping over too.

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  48. Oh wow, I'm so impressed at how organised you are, look at all those pretty boxes!!!
    Can you come and sort me out...pleeeeese!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #133

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  49. I thought I was organised until I saw this, wow, Hazel, you're super sorted! Take care, thanks for sharing & hope you enjoy this week's WOYWW. Zo xx 86

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  50. Beautifully organised ... such a pleasure to look at too. Like Zo, I thought I was organised but clearly I have a way to go. Fortunately, I do not have pre-prepared inserts to sort out ... I tackle the insides of cards as I go ... so that's one job sorted right away :)) Elizabeth x #114

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  51. Good grief, what a love of cards and what a lot of lovely tidy boxes! Well done.

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  52. Oh my goodness what a lovely and organised workspace!

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  53. Seriously, you have a knack for organizing! Much impressed. :)

    Have a lovely crafty weekend!

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  54. I am totally jealous of all your stash! Lucky girl! Happy belated WOYWW :) My desk is in such a state that I NEED to orginaze it a bit tomorrow :)

    Celestial Things

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  55. What a great, organized work space, I can tell you have been working hard. Just think how great it will feel to have just what you need at your fingertips. You've inspired me to get going on my messy space. Thanks for visitng my blog. Barb #112

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  56. So neat and tidy. You put the rest of us to shame. Like your idea of labelling the inserts so that you know what selection of cards you have. Hugs mrs a.

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  57. Ooh - loads of RUBs - I'm drooling! You're uber-organised!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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