Friday, 27 February 2009

Storage for the 'Artful Life ' ;-)



When you lead the artful life, there's no doubt about it...you need storage!! And lots of it!

Which is why, when we paid a visit to Homebase, yesterday, to look at Bathroom tiles...do you think we came home with bathroom tiles? LOL!

Here's what happened when we returned home with our 'bathroom tiles'..;-)


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All to be revealed in a bit...!

Meanwhile, as I was saying...storage is of utmost importance when you are a crafter!

Do you have a favourite piece of storage,big or small?
If so,what is it?
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This is a 'Store 'n Spin' which has been one of my fave pieces of storage which I bought a couple of years ago...loads of pockets inside and out and as the name suggests, it spins around easily.


You can't have enough of these boxes...however many I acquire , I seem to fill them!




I'm not a lover of things plastic but I needed 26 containers for my chipboard letters and so Lakeland obliged...

I wouldn't be without this which I bought last year... a must!


And then there are baskets..and more baskets..






Wire baskets...







BTW ..They have plenty of these in Newton Abbot Homebase...



Craft bags...




And this little trug...meant for the garden but no way is it going there!



Obviously, the more shelves the better!


And I have not even started on the tins!

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And here are the 'bathroom tiles'..!!

Filled with ribbons..for the mo!...

Which seem to sit quite nicely underneath my work table!!

Finally... Thank you for all of your ideas for my giveaway, here:

http://salssnippets.blogspot.com/2009/02/hats-paper-bags-brainsand-giveaway.html

I put all of your names into a pot and drew out a winner ...

It's...LissyLou!

So please email me and let me know your address !

Hope everyone has a fun weekend!!;-)

19 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sal - I am absolutely speechless at your storage arrangements - I bet you can find anything you want in a very short time. You even make your storage look exciting in the photographs - and I still see a preponderance of pink (could that be a good name for one of your creations?)

Menopausal musing said...

oooooh! What a lovely stash of "stuff", if His Nibs ever moans at me again, I will show him your post.......... Lovely. x

thriftymrs said...

Oooh lovely tiles. I wish I had room for something like that, it looks really useful. I don't have as much crafty stuff to store as you, but what I do have is stored in vintage trunks, suitcases and inside my old school desk.

thriftymrs said...

Oooh lovely tiles. I wish I had room for something like that, it looks really useful. I don't have as much crafty stuff to store as you, but what I do have is stored in vintage trunks, suitcases and inside my old school desk.

Simone said...

Lovely 'tiles'. I can't believe how much craft stuff you have Sal! You must have a pen and a pair of scissors for every task you do!!!

LissyLou said...

oh my goodness, i'm so excited!! hee hee i've gone into a fit of giggles!! Thank you so much, my first giveaway win!! xx

LissyLou said...

oh my goodness, i'm so excited!! hee hee i've gone into a fit of giggles!! Thank you so much, my first giveaway win!! xx

LissyLou said...

Now i've calmed down abit, i've read your post!! Great storage, i'd love to rummage through all those bits!! x

summerfete said...

If I didnt know better I'd say you were a school teacher!!

Clare

Can you come and tidy me now??

Country Cottage Chic said...

Wow Sal! I have to admit that you even out do me with stuff!

cocoa and blankets said...

oh my goodness Sal..I cant believe how many crafty goodies you have...I am speechless...gosh...all those lovely boxes ...I would have a field day playing in there...love H

Josie-Mary said...

Now that's a lot of craft things.. I'll make sure my OH never complains again!!!
We've closed one of the queen street doors now but we shouldn't due to H&S. Radio link goes in on Monday so things are looking up :) x

LissyLou said...

Thanks for sending that message for me, i can finally see her blog! x

Shabby Chick said...

Well done Lissylou!

Sal, I have packed a bag and I'll be there in two hours! My craft stuff is "stored" in four drawers in two different places plus shoved into a Tesco bag in the hall. I just have no space for it and every time I want to make anything (which can really only be when the girls are asleep) I have to get it all out, use the dining table and then put it all back somewhere... anywhere! No wonder I haven't done anything for two days ;)

Mel xxx

Sal said...

I know exactly what you mean,Mel.
I have only had a craft room for two years.Before that, I shunted boxes around from room to room,depending on which child was away at Uni. And often it was just stacked in the hall. Now I am lucky enough to have a room...and I'm am forever grateful ;-)

Bobbie Lynn said...

You have neat stuff! I would never go out, only to go buy more stuff. : ) It seems that everything has its place. Have a great weekend too.

This Vintage Life... said...

Hi Sal,
Thanks for emailing me. I turned my comments back on but somehow the ' members only'box was checked too. Don't know how that happened! Thanks, I'm well, hope you are too. I see you're keeping busy as usual!
Deb x

Rosesposes said...

All I can say is wow that storage you certainly have lots of bits and bobs, all looks lovely and looks colourfull
can you send me your email as I am making my blog private,it will only be visible to me
x Dom
if you want that is!

French Knots said...

What great organisation, I bet you know where everything is. For better storage I need an extension!!