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22 July 2014

Craft Room Sprucing


Well, the summer holidays are finally here.  Phew, I can breathe a sigh of relief at last.  Well, sort of.  The holidays do bring another challenge all of their own of course but a change is as good as a rest and at least there's no rush to get up and out the door in the mornings.

I managed to get one last fun task into the last school week though.  Only about a ten minute job but one of those that makes such a difference.

I got some goodies from the lovely people at dotcomgiftshop the other day you see.  Some cute ribbons and knick knacks and these really pretty little jars, aren't they cute?



But possibly best of all, they sent some absolutely divine little shelves which would be just perfect for the craft room I thought.  I have a small bit of wall space left you see and I'd been wondering about putting a little something there to fill it.  I seem to have so many bits and pieces crammed on the shelves of my crafty space that anything that can ease the strain is immediately welcome.

So, I set about fixing them to the wall.  Always a scary proposition to see me wondering about with a hammer in my hand and I don't have a great track record with these sorts of jobs.  But, the DIY Gods must have been smiling on me that day because I managed it without too much difficulty and I even got them hanging pretty straight too.  Woo hoo!




It took me twice as long to arrange some bits and pieces inside it in a way that pleased me of course, but now I have, aren't they cute?  Just perfect for all those small bits that haven't got anywhere else to go.  I love how the ribbon spools look all lined up in a row and I'm so glad I decided to empty out my jar of washi tapes and put them on these shelves.  So much easier to see what I've got now and so much easier to get to it too.  I'll be using them a lot more now I'm sure.  I also can't wait to try out the fabric tape that they sent me too, I hadn't seen that before, it does look very pretty though.

The jars were a little too large for the shelves so I'm sitting them on my sewing desk for now, but that's fine because I'm happy to have them nicely out in the open where I can see them.  I decided on storing buttons and beads for the time being but the labels on the front can be written on in chalk and then updated whenever you like.  Perfect for a changeable soul like myself.  

I may even have to get some more of these, they'd work well in the kitchen too.  I love them so much and they came in different sizes and colours I seem to remember...



Links:  Small Ceramic Jar (Red)Small Ceramic Jar (Pink)


Links:  Sweetheart Mini Shelves, Pink Ribbon on a spool, Blue/White ribbon on spool, Red Gingham ribbon, Flowery Fabric Tape, Flower Pin Wheel

So, all in all I think it was ten minutes well spent in sprucing up my crafty spot.  Thank you dotcomgift shop, storage that is pretty and practical, it just doesn't get better than that does it?




S x





This is not a sponsored post and does not use affiliate links.
I did receive some of the items shown free of charge.

20 comments:

  1. Very pretty as well as functional Sandra, and didn't you do well with the hammer :) Your lovely little bits and pieces deserve to be on show! xoJoy

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  2. I love the little shelf, I've been looking for a little extra storage area for ages. I keep all my ribbons in tins and they are starting to pile up now!

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  3. How nice! I bet it was fun opening up that package and finding all those goodies. Love the shelf. I've never seen one of those pin wheels before, but it's really cute! Happy crafting...
    www.scottys-place.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi again Joy! Sorry for the double emails, I’m catching up again! Thanks so much for your lovely comment though, so glad you like the shelves and yes, thank goodness I didn’t destroy something in the process!! :)

    Sandra x

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  5. I know exactly what you mean, these little collections do tend to grow when you’re not looking|! ;)

    Sandra x

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  6. Thanks so much, yes it was a little like getting a birthday gift when it wasn’t my birthday - gotta love days like that! ;)

    Sandra x

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  7. Such a pretty display of crafty goodness!

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  8. beautiful-- what a lovely place to craft!

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  9. You're a wee Jill-of-All-Trades, you are Missus! Well done on the shelf fitting.Everything looks so pretty. x

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  10. super cute shelves, Sandra! You are making a lovely place to work in :-)

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  11. Very pretty!!!! Love the little shelf!!! Have a fab and happy week!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  12. Can I have your craft room? It all looks so pretty!

    http://thetangledknitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. It all looks fabulous, and I particularly like the little tins, I have a thing about tins.

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  14. Gorgeous shelves, they look perfect in your sewing room. Lovely things on the shelves too! xx

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  15. Ooo, a lovely sewing room addition. And those jars!

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