A Warm Welcome to all my visitors.
Thank you for taking the time to come and look at my blog, I really appreciate it. Please leave me a comment, even just to say Hi, It means I can come and visit you, and find new friends!
All my designs are original, so copyrighted to me. If they have been inspired by someone else, I have credited them in the info. Please feel free to use my designs, I just ask that you provide a link back to my blog, Thanks.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
A bit of organisation
I don't usually organise like this, I'll be honest, but I did realise how much time I was wasting, looking for stuff. And also how much stuff I was accumulating, simply because I wasn't using up scraps/couldn't find the right colour/forgot I even had!
So while I was moving into this room, I designated one of the drawers directly behind my desk to card scraps, having got ruthless and threw out the bits that really were too small to do anything with. I also figured if it was that close to hand, it would get used.
First off, I just put all the scraps into the drawer, then realised that didn't really gain that much- I'd still have to root about for what colour I wanted. Then I remembered some plastic document storage wallets I had (Poundland, I think), and put one of those in the drawer. Too tall! I couldn't shut the drawer.And it was absolutely crammed, especially when I put the white & cream scraps in. So back out it came, and I cut the bottom off it, put it back in and labelled up each division with a colour. I put the white & cream in the part of the drawer at the front. So now its all easy to get at, and I'm using them up, instead of keep getting out a fresh piece because I can't find the one I wanted. I did the same thing with brayered/sponged pieces too. Sorted them into three bags- brayered, sponged/sprayed and scraps of all of them.
And I'm making myself keep it this way- put scraps back etc- which for me is hard- I'm a naturally ' push the pile to one side' type of tidier, but the bonus is that I'm not hunting for stuff anymore,and I actually have a fairly good idea of what I have & where it is. I've also been labelling all my drawers, so maybe I've found a system that will work for me, instead of against me, for once.
So far, so good, and a lot of scraps are being used up in the cards over the last few days.