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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Time for a tidy up....

I don't like housework,
 but I do like to try and keep my work areas tidy.
*which isn't easy when you have as many different projects on the go as I tend to*
So this month I am investing in "storage".
Plastic boxes are great, but not inspiring in noticeable areas like table tops.
This is when mdf flat pack comes into it's own.
 I know have a lovely clear sewing table
 with storage to match my home decor :D

The unit is from Stamps Away and went together in 5 minutes...
yes it was that easy, just a spot or two of pva glue on the crate edges
to hold them in place while I painted them. 
 One coat of matt emulsion covered the mdf easily.

Now to decorate the draw fronts...
my fav Graphic 45 papers and distress inks...

 to create basic panels. 
I like "aged" so I scuffed all paper edges before inking.
*make-up blender sponges are brilliant for inking*

I didn't glue anything in place until I had all my pieces ready
and used scraps of the same papers to test ideas out 
before making final marks.

The stitching is done with my Joanna Sheen Haberdashery stamps.

Now to add some interest.
I wanted something slightly raised...
 and settled on these "inchies" I made years ago.
 One for each draw, mounted on coordinating card stock,
accompanied by toppers from my Graphic 45 paper pad.
 *trying out arrangements before gluing*
 Simple, tidy...and I still get to stroke my fav papers :D

Coming soon...
Ribbon storage unit!!!!

Enjoy XXX


  1. Such a lovely idea. I'm in need of storage. And a declutter too.

  2. Yeah I think I will need storage units in the future! Looks great!

  3. You crafty demon, you. Love how the organizing process is an art project in itself.

  4. Love, Love, Love!!! Looks amazing Gina!