It is time to 'show and tell' again as Julia Hosts another Wednesday crafting party over at her Stamping Ground.
Usually you see my desk looking pretty clear and tidy but this week you can have a peek at what it really looks like when I am working on a project.
To the left you can see how many of my new 'Really useful' boxes I have open at any one time. It is great to have them all right alongside me so I can reach what I want without even leaving my seat!
To the right there is a muddle of ink pads, sponges, dies, glue sticks etc. The lovely wooden port box holds my permanent markers. I think I was going to 'alter' that at one point, and maybe pretty it up a bit, but it didn't get done and it works fine as it is!. The big box at the back is full of sticky ribbons, paper lace and die-cut borders, and the white machine beside it is my eBosser, though as you can see from the photo above, I still tend to use my old cuttlebug in preference to it.
Then in the centre of those two is the little space I am actually working in. I am making a run of simple Easter cards to be sent with a round-robin family news letter that didn't get written in time to go with Christmas cards. (I am full of good intentions!). I am using a recently purchased set of Just-rite stamps with their matching spellbinder dies. I am very pleased with a set of three lace borders that match some of my basic edgebility dies. You can see these, along with some other border dies, held by a magnetic sheet stuck to a piece of brown cardboard. They are all too long for my current die folder, and they were in danger of getting bent, so I mocked up this holder for them, but I have ordered another die folder, (mine is full anyway) that takes A4 magnetic sheets so I will be able to put these, and other larger frame dies, in there. I am still waiting for that to arrive though. You can also just see my first completed card at the back, and two others that are WIPs. I shall then change my colour scheme and make a few more.
For those who left kind comments about my little babies last week, I am pleased to say they are both doing well. Yesterday little Toby joined his sister in eating some solid food from a dish and they are both lapping milk, though I still top them up with a bottle at bed-time, to ensure everyone gets a good night's sleep. They have been no trouble at all, but Suzie has cut her first teeth, so I guess it won't be long before they are awake more during the day and chewing everything in sight. I'll try not to let them distract me too much, and I will visit as many of you as I can.