Wednesday, 9 January 2013

WOYWW 188 - First of the New Year for me

Hello Friends

Well today is Wednesday and in crafting blog circles that means WOYWW or What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, or show us your desk and I will show you mine.  Here is mine....


Fairly tidy but I was finishing a card off late last night for a friend.  I am not showing you as it is a blogging friend and I want her to receive it before seeing it on here.  You can see I have had a bit of a move around and that big wooden box has moved to the centre and has been cleared out a bit.  My tools bag has been moved about 6' closer to me, i.e. not up the end of the room where I cannot reach, and my twirly ink applicator stand has moved to my left as I am contemplating buying another layer.  You can also see in front of my wooden box a gorgeous calendar which my lovely friend made and I have rung all the birthdays for the month in order that I know when I need to make one for instead of a last minute card!

Can I show you a tip?  If you pop to Aldi and buy one of these tins of cookies, you not only get some nice cookies but......

...look what you can get in the tin afterwards.....



By my calculation, at a squeeze, you can get 42 Distress Inks in there!  Woo Hoo!  No more trying to find any more Cadburys Fingers tins and they all go in one tin though it does make it heavy.  Don't laugh, but yes all those ink pads are in alphabetical order as I get frustrated if they are not in order!

Thanks for calling by.  Don't forget to link up with the Ravishing Julia to join in the mayhem err I mean fun of WOYWW!  Dancing tonight so will see ya later!  And if not today, then later in the week.

Gotta dash as my girls want feeding and letting out!

Hugs

Hettie

37 comments:

lisa said...

I like your style, Sam. Eat biscuits to store DI's. How brilliant that they fit in like that. I've filled the shelf mine are on so will be looking for more storage... biscuit anyone.
Your desk is looking very organised with everything to hand and I love that pretty mug.
Have a look for my paints when you pop over to mine so that I can finish your vase. I've tidied them up and now can't find them.. grrrrr!! Good job you're patient.
Have a great day and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #59

Julia Dunnit said...

Ravishing. OMG I nearly spat coffee over you! I LOVE the tin..but Aldi doesn't feature anywhere near me...will have to do some investigating..it's might be worth the journey! I laughed to read that you're 'contmeplating' buying another layer for the stand..., just go ahead and do it...you will at some stage anyway!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah dont think our Aldi has these but dont have that many DI - though must admit am running out of room in my ink-pad drawer, as all pads are in one drawer. But love the tin Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #6

Laurart said...

Love that tin! I could happily eat some biscuits ;o) Happy WOYWW Laura#55 xxxxx

Helen said...

What a great tin... and great for storage, never mind the original contents! Happy days... Helen 7

Annie said...

Love your tin but not seen then in our Aldis. Glad to see I'm not the only one who likes things in order [Jo says it's my OCD! ].
Hugs,
A x #41
ps don't forget to check out the bargains in the Jan sale over in our blog shop...
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

But . . . but . . . am spluttering here . . . aren't you supposed to keep your ink pads FLAT????? Won't all the ink leak out or end up at one side?????

Pretty clear desk anyway and it's good to have a sort out and switch round.

Happy WOYWW my friend.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Kate said...

Happy New year Hettie and great use of that pretty tin.

** Kate **

-- said...

How lovely and organized! Is that a storage area under your craft mat? I have to start looking for some good, clear storage boxes for my stuff, because I seem to not use the stuff I can't see...

Happy Wednesday!
/Zildara #85

JoZart said...

Ohh OOOOhh I love tins and I especially love that one... thanks for the heads up! It's a must have and I hope they've some left here in my local one. Desk is looking good too with a nice clear space to start on!
Love Jo x

Twiglet said...

Great tin and a brilliant excuse to eat biscuits!! x Jo

Karen said...

At least they're easier to find, even if you can't lift it LOL!!! Happy WOYWW! Karen 93 x

Shazsilverwolf said...

I saw those in Aldi, aren't they great? Ah, the sacrifices we crafters have to make to satisfy our storage needs (as well as our biccy ones, ) :)Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #73 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hee hee I love how the crafter in us always finds a way to store our things in the least obvious place. Cookie tins are good! Take care Zo xx 43

butlersabroad said...

The only problem with that tin is that I'd have to eat all the biscuits in it before I could use it and I REALLY don't need to be doing that right now!! Lovely tidy desk, for you that is!! Can't believe it'll stay like that though, or least I hope not!

Hugs
Brenda 94

Ann B said...

Can see I need a trip to Aldi, not for the biscuits, of course not, me. eat biscuits, how could you think that. No purely for artistic reasons.
How long before the tidy desk is no more - 10 minutes if it were mine.

Have a good week.
Ann B
#51

Tertia said...

You are very organised. That biscuit tin is a great idea.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #17

Karen McAlpine said...

Cookies and Tim!! How fun is that!?? Great re-purpose of the cookie tin. Have a great day!
Karen 119

Lori said...

Ok, I NEED that tin. I was just at Aldie over the weekend and don't remember seeing it. Will have to go again and see if I missed it. Hoping it is not just a regional item. Love it!!

I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #81

toni said...

Hi Sam, happy new year! Great looking desk, been trying to work out what is in the jar on the left . That biscuit tin is a great find. Must get to Aldi quick smart x

My name is Cindy said...

Good call on the DI storage - don't you just love it when something works out. Happy WOYWW Cindy #54

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh....off to Aldi I go (I dont own 42 DI...must buy some more then!!).

Have sent you an email...!


Thanks for visiting my desk already

kyla #18

Glenda said...

Great space and I love the way you are storing your ink pads!
Glenda #78

fairy thoughts said...

you are looking very organised.. I am quite envious. great tin, looks like a win win purchase to me.
thanks for sharing
janet #23

sandee said...

I LOVE the suit case tin, it's so cute, yes, it would have to repurposed! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Ria Gall said...

Hi
This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.
Ria

butterfly said...

Genius tip-off on the biscuit tin, thank you! I'm in the process of altering a similar one, but not deep enough for DIs I think... and anyway I plan to use it for finished tags that I want to transport.

I've been after a twirly blending tool thingy for a while - so you'd definitely recommend it then, if you're going for the second layer?! Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#99

cyndee starr said...

what a great tin, and you are so organized.

Apryl said...

That tin is really cute, love how you up cycled it!

Happy WOYWW!

Apryl #9

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The perfect tin for those ink pads, with enough spare space so that you can buy more...what's not to like?? I can see Julia finding out where our nearest Aldi is so she can get the tin!
LLJ 38 xxx

Queenie Jeannie said...

A fellow OCD crafter!!! OF COURSE it's alphabetized! *wink* Looking good!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #60

Erika said...

Hettie great desk and loving that tin for your distress inks....I predict a mad dash to Aldi in store!
Hugs and thanks for sharing, Erika. 97

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a cool tin. I haven't seen anything like that in my part of the States. But I was always told to keep my inkpads upside down except for the new-fangled SU! ones that are upside down inside the rightsideup casing, if you know what I mean.

Of course, I LOVE that they are alphabetical!! Have a great week, Sam, if I don't see you before!
Darnell #30

April Story said...

What a great idea. Eat the cookies (yum) and you get a cute storage area for your distress inks. It's a win win. :-) April #136

Cardarian said...

Hi Sam!
The cookies box is a great idea - also love the box - soo TH style! You are such a busy bee - when do you have time to do all this crafting ??? Books, and twinchies and other projects - really amazing - I feel like I am the slowest crafter in the world! It takes me ages to make one thing!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Morti said...

Hi Sam!

Happy New Year (somewhat belatedly!) - can you believe how late I am in getting to you - nothing quite like the eleventh hour, eh?

Love the tin, though my waistline does NOT like it so much, but I have to say I wouldn't use it for DI's - I love my RUB divider far too much!

Catch you tomorrow....

Tamika said...

I feel good that I am not the odd one who saves tins and things. I started a re-purposing project with a Walkers Biscuit tin I just haven't gotten around to posting the before and after. I used mine for wooden stamps.