Thursday, 28 April 2016

Craft Corner Revamp

Who knew getting a desk delivered could be such a palaver!  After several courier issues and returned parcels, I finally received my desk this week.  It was a welcome distraction from having a stinking cold for my birthday (and having to wait in for a courier who didn't turn up all day!)

It didn't take me long to assemble and rearrange my corner :)

Let's ignore how dusty my wheel is!  The drawers are perfect for housing all my interchangeable needle cases on one side and the other side is pencil cases and stationary.  My laptop fits perfectly in the middle, leaving me a clear desk top for knitting, journalling or other crafting.  I'm hoping it'll be useful for photographs too.

The basket's underneath house my Wollmeise stash and new-to-the-stash yarns (all my stash is rather unattractively housed in individual grip seal bags but at least that way they are safe from cats and moths!) as well as my meagre fibre stash, spindles and niddy noddies.

My currently in use handmade fauxdori's and Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter  have a bit of pride of place - plus I'm hoping that having such easy access to them will encourage me to get back to using them much more.  My pen pot does not match at all lol but houses my most regularly used pens - mainly Stabilo Point 88's.  My fountain pens are stashed away in the drawers and my Staedlter stash and Faber Castell pencil stash have their own drawer in my Expedit - the rest of which houses rather excessive amounts of yarn that is really needs more room or to be destashed!

Apparently I should point out that this is just my knitting, spinning and drawing/journalling stash.  My sewing stash including my machine and overlocker, all my cross stitch and rather large stamping and paper crafting (all sadly now very neglected) stash are on shelving in the garage - taking up supposed precious space in DH's workshop/office hehe!

So, hopefully I can grab a few more productive hours now I have a much more usable space!  The rest of this week has been far from productive though - apart from waiting in for what feels like endless couriers and having yet another cold to match the miserable weather - I have managed to reseal the bath (again, another palaver with the first lot of silicone sealant being off and unusable - which I found out in Sunday afternoon once all the shops were shut!) and do a lot of therapeutic baking!

I got a lovely gift from Carla for my birthday - special chocolate that was kept hidden from the children and some amazing Lime Rainbow yarn from Mothy and the Squid.

Knitting wise I'm still working on my Aisling Shawl border as well as my Avalance sweater (for mindless knitting - unlike the Aisling which is a mixture of cables and lace that I cannot memorise!)   I'm hoping to finish the Aisling in the next couple of weeks if I can plan in more knitting - no excuses now I have my own space but sadly it hasn't given me oodles more time!

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